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The IISL hosted the 2nd Midwest Smart Structures Colloquium at Purdue University on September 30 - October 2. The group was pleased to welcome Dr. Chung-Bang Yun as the Keynote Speaker. In addition to learning from his lecture, participants from the IISL and SSTL shared their research in seminar sessions and socialized at various group activities.

Several members of the IISL were recognized for the quality of their presentations, as listed below.

Daniel Gomez - First Place
Chul Min Yeum - Third Place
Amin Maghareh - Honorable Mention
Francisco Pena - Honorable Mention
Christian Silva - Honorable Mention
Alana Wilbee - Honorable Mention

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Ghazi Binarandi was invited to give a talk at the Institution of Civil Engineers Technical Meeting on Thursday, 29 September 2016. His talk was entitled Novel Sensing Technologies in Civil Engineering and focused on developments in sensing, data acquisition, and data processing that can be applied to enrich the field of structural health monitoring. Ghazi is a recent Masters graduate of the IISL.

5 October 2016

The 2016 Asia-Pacific-Euro Summer School on Smart Structures Technology is a three-week programme of coursework, lectures, laboratory exercises and non-academic activities, where participants learn about smart structures technologies and their application. This year, the APESS was held at Cambridge University from June 24th-July 13th, 2016. 

Alana Wilbee and Ghazi Binarandi had the opportunity to travel to the U.K. to participate in the summer school. Alana’s team won the SHM competition held as part of the summer school. Ghazi served as the leader of his team. 

Prof. Shirley Dyke was invited to lecture at the summer school. Her talk was entitled: Real-time Hybrid Simulation: Design and Execution, given on Friday, 1st July 2016 

15 July 2016

The International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction was held from June 27-30, 2016. Hosted by the Cambridge Center for Smart Infrastructure and Construction, the conference brought together researchers from the fields of asset management, resilient infrastructure planning, and structural health monitoring to discuss the value of smart infrastructure to society.

At this conference, Prof. Shirley Dyke presented the paper, Big Visual Data Analytics for Damage Classification in Civil Engineering. Alana Wilbee presented a poster on the paper, Quantifying Recovery for Structures Incorporating Control. Both papers were published in the proceedings of the ICSIC.

The 12th International Workshop on Advanced Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology (12ANCRiSST) was held in conjunction with the ICSIC. Presenters reported their advances in the fields of structural control, structural health monitoring, and smart materials for sensors and actuators. At the workshop, Ghazi Binarandi presented his work on the Development of a Neural Network Wireless Correction Function.

30 June 2016

Chul Min Yeum (PhD Candidate) and Professor Shirley J Dyke have been awarded the 2015 Hojjat Adeli Award for Innovation in Computing.  This award is in recognition for the manuscript authored by them and entitled Vision based Automated Crack Detection for Bridge Inspection published in the top-ranked journal Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering in May 2015. 

See: DOI: 10.1111/mice.12141

2 May 2016

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The Intelligent Infrastructure Systems Laboratory works to bring technological advances to infrastructure design and implementation. Headed by Dr. Shirley J. Dyke, the lab joins the fields of Mechanical and Civil Engineering for the betterment of our building systems. Our projects range widely through the interconnections of these two fields. One of the primary focuses of the group is the development of the Real Time Hybrid Simulation technique, which couples physical and numerical systems to produce a full structural experiment. Several students also study structural control techniques, particularly methods incorporating base isolation devices and magneto-rheological dampers. Vision based monitoring strategies are also a focus of the group, as students develop and improve methods to detect and report structural damage.

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