CE News & Spotlights

January 16, 2022

Research team awarded grant for sharing data from unoccupied aerial systems

The research team of Jinha Jung, Purdue University and Zhou Zhang, University of Wisconsin-Madison have been awarded a grant from the U.S. National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative (AG2PI) to advance research in sharing data using public cloud services from unoccupied aerial systems.
January 7, 2022

Tim Gunn recognized by ENR for SLU hospital project

Tim Gunn (BSCE '91), Vice President of Construction for Alberici Constructors, Inc., along with the SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital campus renewal project team, has been recognized by Engineering News-Record with the Health Care Award of Merit for their innovative approach to modular design and off-site construction.
December 15, 2021

Jinha Jung collaborates on research project to combat citrus greening

Jinha Jung, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, is collaborating in a multistate, interdisciplinary research team working to advance new, environmentally friendly and commercially viable control strategies for citrus greening. The four-year project is part of an $11 million suite of grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
December 13, 2021

Mondal, Ukkusuri receive best paper award at NeurIPS 2021

Dr. Washim Uddin Mondal, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Lyles School of Civil Engineering, along with Satish Ukkusuri, Reilly Professor of Civil Engineering, received the best paper award in the Cooperative AI workshop at the 2021 Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) for their paper, "On the Approximation of Cooperative Heterogeneous Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning (MARL) using Mean Field Control (MFC)."
December 7, 2021

Can predictive modeling mitigate infrastructure failure?

Can computer modeling and simulation be used to predict and mitigate infrastructure failure? CE‘s Arun Prakash pairs these tools with “digital twins” that constantly update the structure’s condition to detect structural damage and evaluate performance.
December 7, 2021

The forensics of infrastructure failure

Via Medium, CE‘s Robert J. Frosch discusses infrastructure failures and the need for regular forensic investigations to help prevent such tragedies as the June 2021 Surfside condominium collapse.
December 1, 2021

Nadia Gkritza discusses wireless-charging road technology in NYT article

Nadia Gkritza, Professor of Civil Engineering and Agricultural and Biological Engineering, discusses work being done at ASPIRE Research Center to develop the world's first contactless wireless-charging concrete pavement highway segment in this New York Times article (subscription required).
November 29, 2021

James Lambrechts receives BSCES Honorary Member, College Educator Awards

Wentworth Institute of Technology Civil Engineering Professor and Lyles School of Civil Engineering alumnus James Lambrechts (MSCE 1976) was honored earlier this year by the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section (BSCES) of the American Society of Civil Engineers with two recognitions of distinction: the BSCES Honorary Member Award and the BSCES College Educator Award.
November 18, 2021

Geomatics Engineering Seminars

Marianne Caldwell, Director of Geoinformatics at The Polis Center at IUPUI, will present the next geomatics seminar on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 1:30pm in HAMP 2118.
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