Smart Systems and Cities
Imagine a wireless wonderland where smart homes communicate digitally with a smart grid that distributes the right amount of power exactly when and where it’s needed. Or gridlock-free city streets where traffic lights are controlled by real-time data.
We’re leveraging the power of the Internet of Things and advanced sensor technology to make homes, manufacturing plants, energy and transportation infrastructure, and even entire cities more efficient, more responsive and more resilient.
Centers and institutes that conduct research in Smart Systems and Cities
Faculty who conduct research in Smart Systems and Cities
Study the mechanics, designs, and manufacturing of smart multifunctional materials, soft robotics, soft electronics, and self-powered sensing systems.
Laboratory for Soft Machines & Electronics (SME Lab) www.CaoGroup.org
Develops next-generation medical robotic systems for surgery and image-guided interventions
Develops multi-physics sensing and stochastic modeling methods for improving observability in dynamical systems
Develops algorithms for transforming "big" biological data into systems biology knowledge
Investigates big data computing and analytics, security and privacy, and their applications in complex systems and networks
Designs and improves resilient buildings and infrastructure
New! Immediate positions for post-doc and Ph.D. students in the following areas: Probabilistic analysis, structural and systems reliability, multi-hazard assessment and mitigation, risk-informed decision making, optimization, vulnerability modeling, resilience quantification, resilient and sustainable civil infrastructure systems, earthquake engineering, wind engineering, impact of climate change and adaptation strategies. Those interested should email Dr. Li a cover letter stating qualifications, relevant experience and research interests, CV, and transcripts.
Researches nonlinear control, time-delay systems, adaptive control, stochastic stability/control with applications to renewable energy, power systems and smart grid.
Develop real-time data analytics and control algorithms for industrial, energy and physiological systems
Designs & develops models for industrial, operations, production/manufacturing systems, asymmetric risk analysis & predictions, decision making/behaviour types, artificial neural networks, interactive models, and multiple objective optimization.
Designs and develops hardware and software for embedded systems and IoT devices
Examines performance of structural systems and components subjected to loading and develops design approaches for resilience and sustainability
Develops and analyzes algorithms for intelligent adaptive systems
Models and simulates digital systems, and verifies integrated circuit designs
Multiscale multiphysics processes in geosystems and infrastructure, interdisciplinary innovations in intelligent infrastructure technologies towards resilience and sustainability.
Develops geotechnical solutions for earthquake design, space exploration, wind turbines and vibration attenuation