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Global Challenges Initiative

The Cambridge Strategic Research Initiative for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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Dr Ajith Kumar Parlikad

Systems engineering; Asset management; Asset maintenance; Asset information and decision-making; Institute for Manufacturing (IfM); Department of Engineering; School of Technology

Ajit Kumar ParlikadDr Ajith Kumar Parlikad is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Engineering and the Research Group Leader of the Asset Management Group, Institute for Manufacturing, Department of Engineering. He is also the Director of the Manufacturing Engineering Tripos course and a member of the Cambridge Big Data Strategic Research Initiative

Ajith’s research interests are on engineering asset management and maintenance, with a particular focus on how asset information can be used to improve asset performance through effective decision-making. Other research areas include decision-making under uncertainty, value of information and information quality management.

Ajith’s expertise on the maintenance of urban infrastructure and can impact the lives of the world’s poorest 3 billion people.


The Global Challenges Initiative is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.


Find out about open funding opportunities, pre-call announcements, responsive calls, studentships and awards relevant to the global challenges agenda.

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