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Laing O'Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology



Vladimir Vilde joined the Laing O'Rourke Centre in 2019 to conduct research funded by the Centre for Digital Built Britain. He will be researching novel solutions for infrastructure monitoring using digital twin and computer vision techniques. Primarily based in Division F, as part of the signal processing group with Professor Joan Lasenby, he will focus on more robust point cloud and image processing for more information and automatic 3D reconstruction.

Prior to Cambridge, he completed a Msc in physics at the University of Namur (Belgium) where he started to work on a low-cost optical system for the monitoring of precious manuscripts. He then pursued a doctoral degree at University College London in material science for art conservation. During this time, he developed more accessible imaging methodologies for the monitoring of painting collections managed by English Heritage, as well as working on more comprehensive monitoring and data analysis of environmental conditions in historical houses.

Aside from academic activities, he started a research group to develop digital 3D replication of lost heritage sites and objects. During his PhD, he realised the lack of accessible and efficient technologies to manage art collections and started an entrepreneurial venture to solve this problem, currently part of the accelerator program at The Entrepreneurship Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School.

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Vladimir Vilde

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