PDEng Data Science

Mariya Yurchenko

Airport runways are subjected to tremendous loads by arriving and departing aircrafts. Pavement degradation may lead to serious damage. The intention of my project was to build a model for predictive maintenance, based on the number of airplanes that use a specific runway at Schiphol and on pavement inspection data. The project was initiated by Heijmans, a major construction company in the Netherlands. Heijmans gave me every freedom to execute the project and find the best directions. 

After I got my master’s diploma, I wanted to use my knowledge for something concrete. The PDEng program really focuses on bridging the gap between academic knowledge and industrial challenges. TU/e and Eindhoven offer an international environment where highly qualified engineers are in demand. In the future, I would like a career in data science. It is a field that drives innovations.