Towards the sensing factory: Analytics for Cyber Physical Production Systems and new service provision

Home institution: Surrey Business School, University of Surrey

Placement host: Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield

Start: 15 January 2019

End:  23 February 2019


Dr Christopher Turner is a Lecturer in Business Analytics at the Surrey Business School, University of Surrey. Dr Turner’s research interests include manufacturing simulation, mixed reality data visualisation utilising mixed reality technologies (such as Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)), manufacturing informatics, business analytics, business process management, and business process optimization. With his involvement in the successful completion of several UK research council funded projects, with subjects ranging from business process optimization to the simulation of product-service systems, he is experienced in the management of commercially focused applied research.

Dr Turner has recently been engaged in the Innovate UK funded project ‘Towards Zero Prototyping of Factory Layouts and Operations Using Novel Gaming and Immersive Technologies’, a project with the aim to integrate Discrete Event Simulation (DES) with Virtual Reality gaming devices such as Kinect and Oculus. He has also been involved in the AUTONOM project (Integrated through-life support for high-value systems) working with industry partners, such as Network Rail, in the area of automated intelligent maintenance systems. He has published more than 70 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings. Dr Turner is also a member of the IEEE task force on process mining.