Background

In October 2017, RSSB launched a £500,000 call for research for feasibility studies to identify data driven solutions to key network performance challenges.

On this page you can find information about the research competition and watch footage from the information day. Further information about the initiative can be found on SPARK

For any questions, please email: researchcompetitions@rssb.co.uk

Information day

October 2017

Welcome and Introductions

Luisa Moisio, R&D Programme Director, RSSB and RRUKA Industry Co-chair
Stuart Hillmansen, Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham and RRUKA Academic Co-chair

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Putting network performance into context

Dan Mann, Head of Train Service Delivery, Rail Delivery Group

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Current state of play

Stephen Draper, Performance Analysis Manager, Network Rail

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The ‘Data Sandbox’

Richard Raine, Performance Analyst, Network Rail
Andy Gosney, Head of Delivery – Data Management, Network Rail
Billy Denyer, Head of Analysis and Research, Rail Delivery Group
Robin Foreshew, Director of Business Development, Nexala
Rebecca Hackett, Commercial and Legal Manager, Transport System Catapult

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Coffee break, networking and poster exhibition

Data and Performance: how do they fit in the Rail Technical Strategy Capability Delivery Plan?

Karl Butler-Garnham, Network Rail and Work Package Owner RTS Capability Delivery Plan

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‘Challenge owner’ elevator pitches & Academic elevator pitches

Challenge Owner speakers:

Dom Medway, Network Rail
James Brown, Angel Trains
Tim Jones, TfL Rail/CrossRail
Steve Longmore, Cross Country
Gregg Evans, Arriva Trains Wales
Keith Palmer, Greater Anglia
Kris Tucknott, South Western Railway
Josh Brown & Andy McLarnon, Arriva Rail London
George Mackintosh, Southeastern
Gosia Walas, Great Western Railway

Academic elevator pitches:

Aidan Slingsby, City University of London
Derek Monsuur, Loughborough University
Yingjie Yang, De Montfort University
Wenjia Wang, University of East Anglia
John Armstrong, University of Southampton
John Howroyd, Goldsmiths University
Marc Goerigk, Lancaster University

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Lunch

Case studies

Nick Bec, Senior Consultant, Arup
Tim Jones, Performance Manager, TfL Rail / CrossRail
Julian Stow, Assistant Director, Institute of Railway Research, University of Huddersfield
Christopher Muth, Consultant, Zero.One.Data, DB Systel

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Academic elevator pitches (continued)

Suvodeep Mazumdar, Sheffield Hallam University
Yanguo Jing, Coventry University
Sotiris Moschoyiannis & Ying Wang, University of Surrey
Daniel Hörcher, Imperial College London
Mohamed Zaki, University of Cambridge
Babakalli Alkali, Glasgow Caledonian University
Liangxiu Han, Manchester Metropolitan University

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Funding and next steps

Luisa Moisio, R&D Programme Director, RSSB and RRUKA Industry Co-chair

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Q&A panel

Moderator: Stuart Hillmansen, Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham and RRUKA Academic Co-chair

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Call for Research



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Presentations

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Resources

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Posters

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Other R&I Competitions

Click here to find out more about other RSSB R&I Competitions.