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Heba Bevan

Heba Bevan

PhD student in the the Centre for Smart Infrastructure in Construction (CSIC),

Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge


Biography:

Heba Yacoub Bevan graduated in electronics and computer engineering (Hons.) in 2005. During her study she worked at ARM Ltd. Cambridge as a student engineer in the Trace and Targeting group. While supervised by Professor Andy Tyrrell she achieved First in her final project which was in artificial intelligence studying robotics visualisation. After graduation Heba was hired as a CPU engineer by ARM Ltd. By the end of 2005 she moved to the California Bay Area to work for ARM Inc. Sunnyvale as a Technical Sales Engineer, advising and consulting some of the largest semiconductor/electronics companies on the selection of CPUs. In 2009 Heba went back to academic research and joined Rice University as a research programmer. Here she worked with Professor Keith Cooper, Dr. Tim Harvey and Dr. Linda Torczon on one of the biggest DARPA projects at the time PACE Project.

In 2011 Heba started her PhD at Jesus College, Cambridge. Heba's research involves designing an electronic system that gathers structural change data caused by events such as leaks, cracks, temperature, pressure and impacts. The system will feed the data through the wireless sensor network, allowing problems to be identified as they develop and a targeted approach to structural maintenance efforts in tunnels.

She is supervised by Professor Kenichi Soga.

Keywords

  • designing wireless monitiring systems to gather structural change data caused by events such as leaks, cracks, temperature, pressure and impacts
  • engineering
  • transport systems, particularly tunnels