Engineering and Builder

Engineering and Builder


The Engineering and Builder pillar brings the engineering, technological, and application dimensions to the concept of HAI. It aims at proposing operational methodology and architecture, from smart sensing and predictive diagnostics to robust and scalable control, for critical and complex system-of-systems. It also aims at implementing inputs from the other pillars, complementing them with physics knowledge and advanced modelling and simulation tools. The pillar will imply a multi-disciplinary consortium with complementary expertise between French (domain expertise with physics-based modelling & twinning) and Singaporean (technological expertise with AI engineering & smart cities) members. The disruptive engineering developments, implementations, and integrations performed in this pillar will permit to reach the project final objectives in terms of relevant and reliable technologies that are fully integrated and validated on representative proofs-of-concept and real-life systems.

Work Packages in Engineering and Builder 

We organized this pillar into two Work Packages, along different actions involving technological developments, operational implementation, as well as engineering applications:

  • Physics-based models & AI in WP8 “Augmented Hybrid Engineering”, in charge of the practical development of hybrid AI with an operational methodology for data assimilation, simulation-based prediction, and control on real-life engineering systems.
  • Integration & Validation in WP9 “Descartes Builder”, in charge of the design of the numerical platform gathering all research developments, and of the validation of performance of the hybrid AI strategy (by means of the numerical platform) on selected demonstrators.

This research is supported by the National Research Foundation, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore under its Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE) programme.

CREATE is an international collaboratory housing research centres set up by top universities. At CREATE, researchers from diverse disciplines and backgrounds work closely together to perform cutting-edge research in strategic areas of interest, for translation into practical applications leading to positive economic and societal outcomes for Singapore. The interdisciplinary research centres at CREATE focus on four areas of interdisciplinary thematic areas of research, namely human systems, energy systems, environmental systems and urban systems. More information on the CREATE programme can be obtained from

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