Professor Nick Wright

Nick Wright


Professor, Newcastle University and Turing Fellow

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Nick Wright is an Engineering Professor at Newcastle University where he undertakes research in the use of digital technology applied to unusual environments. He has worked extensively with projects aimed at the marine, aerospace, space and manufacturing sectors in collaboration with many major companies. He has particular interests in the use of embedded AI and data science deployed in circumstances where cloud services are not available. Prior to joining Newcastle University, he undertook PhD studies at Edinburgh University

Research interests

Nick Wright is developing AI systems for use in unusual environments where cloud services are not easily accessed - this includes both factories and extreme environment (such as the deep ocean, the artic or space). Current projects include the use of real time image analysis in manufacturing for inspection of products, cetacean species identification, deep ocean surveying and low-cost environmental monitoring.