We explore the role of statistics for Big Data analysis arising from the emerging field of Data-Centric Engineering. Using examples related to sensor-instrumented bridges, we highlight a number of issues and challenges. These are broadly categorised as relating to uncertainty, latent-structure modelling, and the synthesis of statistical models and abstract physical models.
Lau, F.D.H., Adams, N.M., Girolami, M.A., Butler, L.J. and Elshafie, M.Z., 2018. The role of statistics in data-centric engineering. Statistics & Probability Letters, 136, pp.58-62.