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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: 434-924-8271

Haiying Shen

Associate Professor, Computer Science, Associate Professor, Engineering Systems and Environment, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering (By Courtesy)

Research Areas
  • Distributed Systems and Networks
  • Cloud/Edge Computing
  • Distributed Machine Learning
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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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Phone: 434-243-1250

Lindsay Ivey-Burden

Assistant Professor, Academic General Faculty, Teaching Track, Managing Director, MATS UTC

Research Areas
  • Risk and Decision Analysis
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Structures and Mechanics (Sustainable Infrastructure Systems)
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