The University of Sheffield

Elizabeth Cross

Lizzy Cross is a Professor in the Dynamics Research Group at the University of Sheffield. Before starting her lectureship in 2012, she completed a Bachelors in Mathematics (1st class), and Masters and PhD in Mechanical Engineering.
She currently holds an EPRSC Innovation Fellowship on the development of grey-box models for assessing the health of structures in operation (grey-box models combine physics-based models with machine learning technology). Lizzy is a co-director of the Laboratory for Verification and Validation, a state-of-the-art dynamic testing facility
Lizzy’s main research interests span the fields of structural health monitoring (SHM), machine learning and nonlinear system identification. Most of her research projects focus on the analysis of large datasets from monitored structures, where she employs data-driven algorithms to extract useful information.
For SHM, these efforts attempt to address the problem of confounding influences - where benign changes in the measurements of structural parameters caused by the environment mask the detectability of damage.