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Wicked problems? Bring them on.

As the home to UVA's recognized undergraduate and graduate degree programs in civil and systems engineering, we are a leader in the study of human and socio-technical systems. Our faculty and students create innovations that will help address society’s most wicked problems, which are often emergent, large scale, and complex in areas ranging from public health to smart cities to environmental resilience. In a rapidly changing world, we believe that a better future is possible for all by training the leaders of tomorrow in a collaborative academic environment that encourages excellence in the classroom and laboratory.

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Phone: 434-982-2072

James H. Lambert, F.IEEE, F.ASCE, F.SRA, D.WRE, P.E., Ph.D.

Director, Center for Risk Management of Engineering Systems, Director, UVA Site of the NSF Center for Hardware and Embedded Systems Security & Trust, Professor of Engineering Systems & Environment; Program in Systems Engineering, Program in Civil Engineering, Member, Link Lab, Faculty Advisor, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, Member, Technical Advisory Council, Commonwealth Center for Advanced Logistics Systems, Adjunct Professor of Engineering Operations Management, University of Southern Denmark

Research Areas
  • Risk Management
  • Smart Buildings/Cities
  • Human Machine Interface
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Phone: 434-924-6352​

Reid Bailey

Associate Professor, Technology Leaders Program, Founding Director, UVA in Argentina and UVA in Sweden, Director, International Residential College, Principal

Research Areas
  • Engineering Design Education
  • Interdisciplinary Design Teamwork
  • Industrial Ecology
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