Intelligent Infrastructure Engineering

by Kate Tindall | August 31, 2017 4:08 pm

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Recent technological advances are enabling civil infrastructure systems with intelligent capabilities to adapt to dynamically changing environments. For example, concepts of machine learning combined with sensors and actuators can allow a system to learn from an environment and take actions to optimize its response.

Future engineers must be equipped with capabilities to design such systems to provide society with more efficient infrastructures. This requires a highly multi-disciplinary approach (e.g., control theory, artificial intelligence, sensing systems, optimization theory, asset management, etc.). The Intelligent Infrastructure Engineering program offers such training opportunity to students desiring to pursue this non-traditional path. Typical students will be Ph.D. candidates conducting multi-disciplinary research that addresses the intelligent infrastructure challenge.

Research Faculty

Alice Alipour[2]
Assistant Professor
  • Resilience quantification methods for infrastructure systems under extreme events
  • Multi-hazard design and assessment criteria for structures
  • Reliability assessment of deteriorating infrastructure components
James (Jim) Alleman[3]
Professor
  • Wastewater and residuals treatment systems
  • Wastewater nitrogen removal via nitrification and denitrification systems
  • Cement manufacture carbon release, capture and conversion
  • Cement manufacture mercury release, capture and removal
Kristen Cetin[4]
Assistant Professor
  • Energy efficiency of residential and commercial buildings
  • Smart grid-enabled technologies to improve building performance
  • HVAC performance and fault detection and diagnostics (FDD)
  • Big data analytics, data-driven modeling, and inverse modeling of buildings
Halil Ceylan[5]
Professor
  • Design of Portland cement concrete and asphalt cement concrete
  • Pavement analysis and design
  • “Iowa State’s Ceylan awarded FAA grant on ice- and snow-free pavements”[6]
In Ho Cho[7]
Assistant Professor
  • Big Data-Oriented Engineering and Science
  • High Performance Computing/Parallel Computing Algorithms
  • Parallel Multi-Scale Finite Element Analysis
  • Earthquake Engineering
Simon Laflamme[8]
Associate Professor
  • Structural control
  • Structural health monitoring
  • “Iowa State’s Laflamme, MIT professor co-author structural engineering textbook”[9]
  • “Iowa State’s Laflamme to innovate structural cladding”[10]
  • “Skin-like technology helps detect fractures in bridges”[11]
Anuj Sharma[12]
Associate Professor
  • Efficiency and safety of transportation
  • “Anuj Sharma: Direct impact through civil engineering”[13]
Omar Smadi[14]
Associate Professor
  • Transportation asset management
  • Transportation safety
  • “Smadi brings national partnerships, teaching passion to Iowa State transportation engineering”[15]

Civil Engineering Courses

Financial Aid/Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Degrees Offered (Find the program you would like to apply for)

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://www.ccee.iastate.edu/files/2017/08/IIE-Page-Header.jpg
  2. Alice Alipour: https://www.ccee.iastate.edu/facultystaff/?user_page=alipour
  3. James (Jim) Alleman: https://www.ccee.iastate.edu/facultystaff/?user_page=jea
  4. Kristen Cetin: https://www.ccee.iastate.edu/facultystaff/?user_page=kcetin
  5. Halil Ceylan: https://www.ccee.iastate.edu/facultystaff/?user_page=hceylan
  6. “Iowa State’s Ceylan awarded FAA grant on ice- and snow-free pavements”: http://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2013/09/30/iowa-states-ceylan-awarded-faa-grant-on-ice-and-snow-free-pavements
  7. In Ho Cho: https://www.ccee.iastate.edu/facultystaff/?user_page=icho
  8. Simon Laflamme: https://www.ccee.iastate.edu/facultystaff/?user_page=laflamme
  9. “Iowa State’s Laflamme, MIT professor co-author structural engineering textbook”: http://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2014/07/11/iowa-states-laflamme-mit-professor-co-author-structural-engineering-textbook
  10. “Iowa State’s Laflamme to innovate structural cladding”: http://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2015/04/20/iowa-states-laflamme-to-innovate-structural-cladding/
  11. “Skin-like technology helps detect fractures in bridges”: http://www.inside.iastate.edu/article/2016/05/05/skin
  12. Anuj Sharma: https://www.ccee.iastate.edu/facultystaff/?user_page=anujs
  13. “Anuj Sharma: Direct impact through civil engineering”: http://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2014/09/10/anuj-sharma-direct-impact-through-civil-engineering/
  14. Omar Smadi: https://www.ccee.iastate.edu/facultystaff/?user_page=smadi
  15. “Smadi brings national partnerships, teaching passion to Iowa State transportation engineering”: http://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2014/09/04/smadi-brings-national-partnerships-teaching-passion-to-iowa-state-transportation-engineering/
  16. Graduate: http://catalog.iastate.edu/collegeofengineering/civilengineering/#courseinventory
  17. Undergraduate: http://catalog.iastate.edu/collegeofengineering/civilengineering/#courseinventory
  18. Graduate Assistantships: http://www.grad-college.iastate.edu/common/finance/assistantships.php
  19. Other forms of financial aid: http://www.grad-college.iastate.edu/common/finance/

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