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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: ​434-924-7208

James W. Lark, III

Asst. Professor, Academic General Faculty, Teaching Track, Applied Mathematics (primary appointment), Engineering Systems and Environment (joint appointment), Systems and Information Engineering (joint appointment)

Research Areas
  • Computational Statistics and Simulation/Statistical Modeling
  • Risk and Decision Analysis
  • Optimization Models and Methods
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Phone: 434-982-2742

Garrick Louis

Associate Professor, Engineering Systems and Environment (primary appointment), Science, Technology, and Society (courtesy appointment)

Research Areas
  • Sustainability and Human Needs
  • Engineering and Social Justice
  • Equity in Access to Infrastructure Services
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