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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: 434-243-3173

Michael D. Porter

Associate Professor

Research Areas
  • Event Prediction and Forecasting: point processes, Hawkes models, self-exciting models, kernel density estimation, spatial statistics, time series, predictive analytics, machine learning.
  • Pattern and Event Detection: anomaly and hotspot detection, dynamic network analysis, clustering, data mining, NMF.
  • Data Linkage: crime linkage, statistical forensics, record linkage, road conflation, clustering, Bayesian modeling.
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Phone: 434-924-2813

Jennifer Lobo

Courtesy Appointment in the Department of Engineering Systems and Environment, Associate Professor - Department of Public Health Sciences

Research Areas
  • Decision analysis
  • Markov decision processes
  • Markov models
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