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Dr Kay Rogage

Senior Lecturer

Department: Computer and Information Sciences

I am a Research Fellow in Digital Living. An active member of Northumbria’s BIM Academy Research Team, my work spans across the disciplines of computer science and the built environment with a focus on enabling the interoperability of building models and tools to overcome the technical barriers around data exchange in the built environment. My work also focuses on the automatic augmentation of Building Information Model (BIM) data using Machine Learning techniques.

My previous roles have included Research Associate at Newcastle University and for Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Enterprises developing a number of software products for the National Building Specification (NBS). I have also worked in a number of new digital media organisations such as TH_NK developing solutions for a range of digital formats. As a lecturer at Northumbria’s Computer Information Sciences Department, I apply my research and knowledge to both undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes.

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Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Colliding epistemologies, productive tensions and usable pasts in the generation of heritage-led immersive experiences, Swords, J., Nally, C., Rogage, K., Watson, R., Charlton, J., Kirk, D. 1 Feb 2021, In: International Journal of Heritage Studies
  • Digitally-Enabled Design Management, Tallet, E., Gledson, B., Rogage, K., Thompson, A., Wiggett, D. 22 May 2021, Handbook of Research on Driving Transformational Change in the Digital Built Environment, Hershey, PA, IGI Global
  • Evolving Deep Architecture Generation with Residual Connections for Image Classification Using Particle Swarm Optimization, Lawrence, T., Zhang, L., Rogage, K., Lim, C. 28 Nov 2021, In: Sensors
  • Measuring and benchmarking the productivity of excavators in infrastructure projects: A deep neural network approach, Kassem, M., Mahamedi, E., Rogage, K., Duffy, K., Huntingdon, J. 1 Apr 2021, In: Automation in Construction
  • Memoryscapes: Designing Situated Narratives of Place through Heritage Collections, Rogage, K., Kirk, D., Charlton, J., Nally, C., Swords, J., Watson, R. 3 Jul 2021, In: International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction
  • Data transfer between digital models of built assets and their operation & maintenance systems, Rogage, K., Greenwood, D. 13 Oct 2020, In: Journal of Information Technology in Construction
  • Assessing Building Performance in Residential Buildings using BIM and Sensor Data, Rogage, K., Clear, A., Alwan, Z., Lawrence, T., Kelly, G. 24 Sep 2019, In: International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation
  • Domestic Widgets: Leveraging Household Creativity in Co-Creating Data Physicalisations, Verweij, D., Kirk, D., Rogage, K., Durrant, A. 18 Mar 2019, Fourth Biennial Research Through Design Conference
  • Measuring and Improving the Productivity of Construction's Site Equipment Fleet: An Integrated IoT and BIM System, Kassem, M., Rogage, K., Huntingdon, J., Kelly, G., Durojaye, G., Arena, N., Lund, T., Clarke, T. 18 Sep 2019, 36th CIB W78 2019 Conference
  • A case study investigation of industry templates and information quality methodologies for the definition and assessment of asset information requirements, Rogage, K., Watson, R. 15 May 2018, Journées de l'Enseignement de la Maquette Numérique et du BIM en France - 4ème édition

Current and Recent Projects

Professional Activity

PGR Supervision

  • Tom Lawrence Evolutionary and Handcrafted Efficient and Accurate Deep Neural Networks for Image Classification Start Date: 28/01/2021
  • Megan Doherty Designing and Evaluating BIM Futures for public consultation in urban planning Start Date: 01/10/2018


  • Computing Science PhD December 27 2013
  • Media Studies MA September 01 2007
  • Computing Science BSc June 20 2001
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2016

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