Byron Mason is Senior Lecturer in Advanced Propulsion at Loughborough University. His research interests are in the area of engine controls, test methodology development and system identification. He is particularly interested in achieving an integrated approach to engine calibration and controls for optimum system dynamic performance and has been working towards online dynamic calibration and associated methodology for a number of years. He is keen to make use of High Performance Computing and Machine Learning including Cognitive Intelligence to achieve improvements to product and process.
Byron has a First Class bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bradford, UK. After this he completed his PhD on the topic of advanced simulation and test methodology applied for use on Automotive Powertrains for controls development and validation, sponsored by EPSRC and Ford Motor Company. Whilst completing his PhD he was appointed a Lecturer in Automotive Engineering at the University of Bradford and spent time working as an Analyst for Ford in the area of Simulation Technology. In 2015 he was appointed Senior Lecturer in Advanced Propulsion at the University of Loughborough.
He works closely with a number of industrial partners focussing on applications based research and has a healthy appreciation of real data and the reality of commercial environments.