Dr. David Birch

Role: Research Associate

Email: david.birch@imperial.ac.uk



Dr David Birch received a PhD in Computer Science from Imperial College London entitled “Computationally Unifying Urban Masterplanning” whilst working with the Software Performance Optimisation Group at Imperial College London. This work, sponsored by the EPSRC and engineering consultancy Arup, aimed to bridge the computational gap between the architectural and engineering communities. It involved developing  “HierSynth” a computational platform for the automated analysis of architectural designs using industry models. The platform enabled significant improvements in the design process when applied to a live project by enabling rapid design space and scenario exploration.

From February 2013 David joined the Discovery Sciences Group and Imperial’s Digital City Exchange project to explore the computational demands of the smart city. David’s research explores creating platforms for composing sensor data, city statistics, analytics and predictive models to create novel insights, services and business models. David has a MSci degree in Joint Mathematics and Computing from Imperial College London.


Conference Papers

Concinnity: A Digital City Exchange Platform

Digital Economy Conference 2013, University of Salford (2013)

Computationally Unifying Urban Masterplanning

david bir Paul H. J. Kelly, Tony Field, and Alvise Simondetti., and David Birch.
ACM Computing Frontiers (2013) (2013)

Multidisciplinary Engineering Models: Methodology and Case Study in Spreadsheet Analytics

David Birch, Helen Liang, Paul H J Kelly, Glen Mullineux, Tony Field, Joan Ko, Alvise Simondetti , and David Birch.
European Spreadsheet Risks Interest Group (EuSpRIG) 2013 conference (2013) (2013)