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Dr Philip Woodall

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+44 (0) 1223 338178

Institute for Manufacturing
Department of Engineering
17 Charles Babbage Road
United Kingdom


Dr Philip Woodall is a senior research scientist at the University of Cambridge specialising in industrial data management. He has extensive experience working with international public and private organisations from various sectors, including transport, utilities, defence, public sector, manufacturing, and aerospace, to improve their data management and data quality practices. He has published numerous academic articles in leading international journals and conferences, and advises the UK government and leading businesses on data management issues.

Research interests

Big data in manufacturingIndustrial data managementData qualityManufacturing information systemsIndustrial information systemsTotal information risk management

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