Exeter International Women in Engineering Celebrations: Cristina Corti 4th prize

Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences held its fourth International Women in Engineering Day celebration on 19th June 2020. This event aims to encourage, support and promote early-career female researchers, including postgraduates, PhD students, research assistants, postdocs, research fellows and newly-appointed lecturers across the College’s Science and Engineering disciplines. This year’s event took place via Microsoft Teams and for the first time was opened up to undergraduate students to widen participation.

We are proud to report that WISE Cohort 5 student Cristina Corti was awarded 4th prize in the presentation competition. Cristina’s talk was entitled “Point Clouds – How can we use them to quantify coastal cliff erosion?” and focused on how we can use LiDAR point cloud data to extract key metrics of cliff erosion, by using a clustering algorithm to segment the clouds.

The competition judges commended the high quality of presentations and the inspiring discussions arising from them.