Outstanding Knowledge Transfer Partnership completed

The final report of a 3-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between the Manchester-based software company Sabisu and members of the School of Mathematics and the School of Computer Science has been reviewed and graded as 'Outstanding' by a panel of independent assessors.

This is a photograph from the award poster

The academics Stefan Guettel, Nick Higham, and Jonathan Shapiro, together with the KTP associate Tim Butters, have developed novel data assimilation algorithms for the Sabisu platform. One aspect of the project was to automatically identify abnormal behaviour ​and failures ​ in the operation of industrial plants.

A subproject of the KTP, concerned with improving the efficiency of industrial alarm systems, has recently been awarded a Better World Award of the university. The newly developed SEION software package is already in wide industrial use and has been demonstrated to ​​ reduce the average load per plant operator by up to 12%, meaning that valuable time is freed for the operators to monitor and address safety-critical alarms.

Following the successful completion of the KTP, Tim Butters is now the Head of Research and Development at Sabisu.

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