Dr Rick Lupton is a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath. His work focuses on understanding dynamic systems, ranging in scale from the behavior of wind turbine blades to global production and consumption of steel, using modelling, data analysis, Bayesian inference and data visualization. He is an investigator on the £5.2m program grant “UK FIRES: locating Resource Efficiency at the heart of Future UK Industrial Strategy”, where he is leading work to transparently integrate disparate data on resource use using semantic technologies. Uncertainty is a key part of his work – as a means to communicate confidence in results, and as a tool to identify knowledge gaps and reconcile conflicting data sources. He is a member of the Industrial Ecology Open Science working group and the author of several open-source software tools aiming to support transparent and reproducible analysis of resource use and emissions.