Members News – new PhD Students in DIAL
James Heaton joined DIAL in October 2016 as a PhD Student.
He studied Architecture and design technology in Australia before continuing and completing his studies in Denmark at VIA University.
After completing his studies, James moved to China and worked for an architectural firm, helping with the implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and after one year he then moved to the UK and started working for Crossrail as a BIM Manager, focusing on the use of data within asset management.
Adrià Salvador Palau joined DIAL in October 2016 as a PhD Student.
Adrià (Barcelona, 1990) holds a BSc in Theoretical Physics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and an MSc in Physics from the University of Bergen (Norway). He has always focused on practical applications of mathematical models. During his Bachelor Thesis at the UAB, he explored randomness and stochastic processes, specifically regarding noise driven oscillators linked to electric capacitors. During his Master thesis he designed an optimization method for a new microscopy tool: a neutral helium atom microscope. Adrià’s research focuses on optimization and modelling of systems, usually governed by some degree of randomness.