Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation, Imperial College London; Royal Academy of Engineering / Laing O’Rourke Professor in Systems Integration; Presenter, UKCRIC Systems Engineering Leadership Programme
Jennifer Whyte is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London. Her research is on systems integration, digital engineering and production systems linked to the construction and built environment sectors. She is Director of the Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation and is the Laing O’Rourke/Royal Academy of Engineering Professor of Systems Integration. In the 20 years since her PhD at Loughborough University, Jennifer has held many research grants, published high-impact research papers, authored a book, and led multidisciplinary research teams. She was Shimizu Visiting Professor at Stanford in 2015.
Jennifer is a member of the Transforming Construction Advisory Group and also a co-investigator on the Transforming Construction Network Plus. She also leads research on data-driven design in the Alan Turing Institute/Lloyds Register Foundation Data Centric Engineering Programme; and co-curates the World Economic Forum Engineering and Construction Transformation Map. She is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and a member of the EPSRC Engineering Strategic Advisory Team (SAT), and the Digital Framework Task Group (DFTG). Until recently, she was a member of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Industry Safety Steering Group.