Richard Parkinson

Balfour Beatty
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Richard is the author of "From Data to diagnosis: point condition monitoring through machine learning"
Richard Parkinson works as a condition monitoring engineer at Omnicom Balfour Beatty. He specialises in applying data analysis and machine learning to predict and prevent failures in point machines and level crossings. Over the last year he has worked in a team that has produced a state of the art system to guide and assist efficient and effective maintenance.
Previously, Richard worked at Eversholt Rail. While there he carried out a study of Automated Visual Inspection Systems, exploring their potential and financial viability.
Richard studied General Engineering at Cambridge University specialising in electronics, control system and signal processing. He enjoys playing the organ in his spare time and for his masters modelled organ pipe transients using Linear Gaussian Models.