Dr Diana Segura-Velandia

PhD, MEng

  • Lecturer in ICT for Manufacturing


Diana Segura is a Lecturer in ICT Manufacturing in the Wolfson School at Loughborough University. Dr Segura holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Los Andes, and a PhD from Loughborough University. 


  • PUR Technology-Centre of Excellence Doctoral Scholarship, Wolfson School, Loughborough University, 2002. 

Current research interests

Diana's interests span the fields of artificial intelligence, decision making, materials, sensors and modelling & simulation. She wants to encourage the manufacturing sector to open up to AI to share best practices from other sectors, to research ways to tackle concerns (security, ethics) and to engage workers into the process. She is enthusiastic about this effort and she is looking forward to working with everyone who is seeking to advance digital intelligence in the way that AI can have a transformative impact and making sure it benefits everyone. 

Grants and contracts

  • 2018. Co-investigator in Embedded Integrated Intelligent Systems for Manufacturing. EPSRC Grant EP/P027482/1. Award £1.6m 
  • 2003- 2007. Research Co-investigator in Adaptive Informatics for Intelligent Manufacturing (AI2M). EPSRC Grant EP/K014137/1. Award £1.9m  


Current teaching responsibilities 

  • WSA602/604 - Manufacturing Processes 
  • WSB02 - Applied Sports Technology 2. Reverse Engineering Project. CAD/ CAM  
  • WSA700 - Measurement Principles. Metrology Fundamentals  
  • WSD606 - Additive Manufacturing. 3D Scanning and Reverse Engineering  
  • WSB502 - Manufacturing Design  
  • WSA502 - Applied Sports Technology 1. C Programming 

Current administrative responsibilities

  • Connected Curriculum Lead  
  • REC Working Group  
  • WS EDI Committee 
  • School open day duties, personal tutoring and tutor of placement students 


External collaborators

  • IBM
  • HSSMI Ltd
  • The MTC
  • S2S Ltd
  • Nottingham University
  • Hitex Ltd 

External roles/positions

  • EPSRC College Member