Contact Halid Abu-Bakar
Halid is an award winning strategic designer with a rich background in data-driven visual communication and design thinking. Halid holds a degree in Multimedia Technology and Design, a master's in Digital Visual Effects and another master's in Design Strategy and Leadership. Having worked in different design capacities on several award winning projects for over 15 years across both the private and public sectors, Halid's strengths include multidisciplinary research and data-driven methodologies including machine learning to tackle complex problems.
Halid is also an active collaborator with the Milton Keynes Council Power Project initiative to tackle a plethora of environmental and sustainability issues. Halid has collaborated with many institutions to run design sprint events and hackathons, most recently with the European Centre for Participatory Media on the subject of water sustainability. A keen proponent of circular economy and design for sustainability, Halid was shortlisted for the RSA student’s award on circular design in 2018
Primary supervisor: Professor Leon Williams
Secondary supervisor: Professor Stephen Hallett
Halid's research uses machine learning and big data analytics to characterise the significant differences in household water consumption patterns underpinning demand peaks. Peak demand management forms the core of water demand side management and the accurate detection and characterisation of consumption patterns can provide a reliable framework for improving demand forecasting and targeted feedback.
Currently, Halid is doing a PhD in Data-Driven Innovation and Design. The aim of the research is to develop a new approach for classifying households into clusters according to the temporal water consumption patterns underpinning their peak demand.
Opportunity Peterborough; Peterborough City Council; Promise 2050; Anglian Water
Articles In Journals
- Abu-Bakar H, Williams L & Hallett SH (2021) An empirical water consumer segmentation and the characterisation of consumption patterns underpinning demand peaks, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 174 (November) Article No. 105792.
- Abu-Bakar H, Williams L & Hallett SH (2021) A review of household water demand management and consumption measurement, Journal of Cleaner Production, Available online 8 January 2021, Article No. 125872.
- Abu-Bakar H, Williams L, Hallett & SH (2021) Quantifying the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on household water consumption patterns in England, npj Clean Water, 4 (1) Article No. 13.