With an interest in machine learning and automating data augmentation Kay has worked on a number of research projects developing solutions to enable the interoperability of building models and tools to overcome the technical barriers around data exchange in the built environment. Having worked in both academia and industry Kay applies her computer science background to the built environment. Kay has previously worked at both Newcastle University and for Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Enterprises developing a number of software products for the National Building Specification (NBS). Kay has also worked in a number of new digital media organisations developing solutions for a range of digital formats. As a lecturer at Northumbria’s Computer Information Sciences Department Kay applies her research and knowledge to both undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes.