School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Craig Robson

Research Associate

Background

Introduction

Employed as a research assistant since January 2015 within the Geomatics department of the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at Newcastle University. I completed a PhD in 2017 entitled 'Robustness of Hierarchical Spatial Critical Infrastructure Networks' which was focused on the resilience of critical spatial infrastructures to geographic hazards. This proceeded graduating from the GIS (Geographic Information Science) degree within the department in the summer of 2011.

My current work is funded by ITRC-MISTRAL where I am developing the underpinning tools for a household scale infrastructure analysis platform, and are solely repsonsible the database architecture which will facilitate this. Prior to this, I was employed on the associated ITRC project where I was involved in the development of a set of dissemination tools, and continue to maintain these, for the first national systems-of-systems infrastructure analysis framework, now employed by the national infrastructure commission.


Qualifications

PhD. Robustness of Hierarchical Spatial Critical Infrastructure Networks, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne (2017)

BSc Hons Geographic Information Science - 1st class with Hons. - University of Newcastle Upon Tyne (2011)


Awards

GISRUK 2015 best paper - Robson C, Barr SL, James P, Ford A. “Spatially modelling dependent infrastructure networks”. In: GISRUK. 2015, Leeds, UK.


Research

Current

ITRC-MISTRAL

My current research focuses on the development of a national infrastructure database to support system-of-systems analysis for critical infrastructure. Using new technologies such as federated databases and graph databases, this will provided the platform for household level analysis of the demand on current and future infrastructure networks.

ITRC

Development of visualisation tools and under pinning database for a national scale infrastructure systems-of-systems framework and analysis tool for the ITRC project. Work continues to maintain this supporting its continued use both within and outside of academia, including by the National Infrastructure Commission for informing government level decisions on infrastructure investment.

Other

Network visualisation methods for displaying the effects of hazards on spatial networks in real-time.


Previous

PhD

Title: The robustness of hierarchical critical spatial infrastructure networks. (Awarded 2017)

Publications