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Professor David Brown

Professor of Industrial Systems



I joined Portsmouth in 1998, having previously worked in industry as the Managing Director of automation and diagnostics company, Technical Director within Cambridge Electronic Industries and a lecturer at the University of Southampton.

I set up and am now Director of the Institute of Industrial Research, undertaking a number of concurrent RKT projects. Over the past two years the Institute team has attracted nearly £2,000,000 in funding from commercial research partners. 

Research Interests

I direct teams in the following areas of research and knowledge transfer:

  • Data Analysis (identifying patterns of behaviour in data (fault diagnostics and prognostics))
  • Traffic Analysis and Resource Management
  • Intelligent Robotics
  • Image Processing
  • Monitoring Systems and Ambient Intelligence

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