Smart Systems and Cities

Creating the next generation of information technology.

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

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Changyong (Chase) Cao

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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

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M. Cenk Cavusoglu

Nord Professor of Engineering
Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering
Director, Medical Robotics and Computer Integrated Surgery Laboratory

Develops next-generation medical robotic systems for surgery and image-guided interventions

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Robert Gao

Department Chair, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Cady Staley Professor of Engineering
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Develops multi-physics sensing and stochastic modeling methods for improving observability in dynamical systems

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Mehmet Koyutürk

Andrew R. Jennings Professor of Computing Sciences
Professor, Computer and Data Sciences Department

Develops algorithms for transforming "big" biological data into systems biology knowledge

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Pan Li

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering

Investigates big data computing and analytics, security and privacy, and their applications in complex systems and networks

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Yue Li

Leonard Case, Jr. Professorship in Engineering
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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. 

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Wei Lin

Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering

Researches nonlinear control, time-delay systems, adaptive control, stochastic stability/control with applications to renewable energy, power systems and smart grid.

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Kenneth Loparo

Arthur L. Parker Professor
Professor Emeritus, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering
Co-Director, Internet of Things Collaborative (IOTC)

Develop real-time data analytics and control algorithms for industrial, energy and physiological systems

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Behnam Malakooti

Fellow of IEEE, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, & Ins. of Industrial & Systems Engineers
Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering

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.

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Chris Papachristou

Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering

Designs and develops hardware and software for embedded systems and IoT devices

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Michael Pollino

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Faculty Director, Vanderhoof Infrastructure Research and Education Facility

Examines performance of structural systems and components subjected to loading and develops design approaches for resilience and sustainability

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Soumya Ray

Associate Professor, Computer and Data Sciences Department

Develops and analyzes algorithms for intelligent adaptive systems

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Daniel Saab

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering

Models and simulates digital systems, and verifies integrated circuit designs

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Bill Yu

Department Chair, Civil Engineering
Opal J. and Richard A. Vanderhoof Professorship
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Multiscale multiphysics processes in geosystems and infrastructure, interdisciplinary innovations in intelligent infrastructure technologies towards resilience and sustainability.

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Xiangwu Zeng

Department Chair, Civil Engineering
Frank H. Neff Professor

Develops geotechnical solutions for earthquake design, space exploration, wind turbines and vibration attenuation