Working with industry is an important part of engineering research.
Liye Sun, an international industry doctorate student from China is in the Centre for Autonomous Systems, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology. The aim of her research project is to build a unified view of critical pipes by integrating heterogeneous noisy sensor data.
"The failure of critical pipes has become a global issue and it represents a major challenge for water authorities as it results in very high critical, social and environmental costs. The main goal is to produce advanced techniques and technologies to accurately predict the remaining life of bread pipes and against pipe bursts".
Sun is working on a project "Advanced Condition Assessment and Failure Prediction Technologies for Optimal Management of Critical Pipes" with Sydney Water Corporation. The project is a collaboration between a number of industries, international and research partners that aim to address the problems in critical pipes.
"It provides students with learning opportunities off campus and demonstrates to us how our research work is relevant to our future career".
Sun was presented a National Graduate Student Award during her Master of Engineering Degree in China, says UTS’s strong industry links influenced her decision to study her PhD at UTS.
"UTS provides researchers with practice-based, industry-engaged education which will really have a big impact on the world. And UTS’s strong industry links will help us to develop skills, gain valuable experience and make contacts to boost our career opportunities".