Smart Cities

Enabling communities to improve built infrastructure and resources through cyber technologies.


Infrastructure that is all around us supports every aspect of the modern human experience, providing the means of transportation, communications, water and sanitation, stormwater management, and the distribution of goods and commerce. Today, these physical systems are connected to the internet and to each other, creating hugely complex cyber-physical networks that require expertise in both systems science and large-scale infrastructure domains to make them work safely, effectively and cost-efficiently.

Localities must rethink how they manage these assets and invest in an arsenal of tools barely imagined a few decades ago — drones, sensors that send data and adjust systems to changing conditions in real time, and artificial intelligence, to name a few. Working across disciplines in hydroinformatics, safety and cyber security, occupant behavior and building energy consumption, internet-connected buildings, logistics, risk management and transportation optimization, our researchers are at the forefront of developing the technologies that make cities (and towns and rural communities) smarter, in turn helping smart cities make life better for everyone.

ESE Faculty in Smart Cities

Negin Alemazkoor

Negin Alemazkoor


Assistant Professor

Laura Barnes

Laura Barnes


Associate Professor

Madhur Behl

Madhur Behl


Assistant Professor

Mehdi Boukhechba

Mehdi Boukhechba


Assistant Professor, Academic General Faculty, Research Track

Olsson Hall 113B

Phone: 434-247-8168
mob3f@virginia.edu
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T. Donna Chen

T. Donna Chen


Assistant Professor

Olsson Hall 101G

Phone: 434-982-2951
tdc9c@virginia.edu
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Teresa B. Culver

Teresa B. Culver


Associate Professor

Afsaneh Doryab

Afsaneh Doryab


Assistant Professor, Systems and Information Engineering

Olsson 255 (Link Lab)

Phone: 434-243-5823
ad4ks@virginia.edu
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Lu Feng

Lu Feng


Assistant Professor

Olsson Hall, Room 271

Phone: 434-982-2388
lf9u@virginia.edu
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Jose Pantaleon Gomez III

Jose Pantaleon Gomez III


Lecturer

Jonathan L. Goodall

Jonathan L. Goodall


Professor, Engineering Systems and Environment

Devin K. Harris

Devin K. Harris


Professor

Arsalan Heydarian

Arsalan Heydarian


Assistant Professor

Leidy Klotz

Leidy Klotz


Copenhaver Associate Professor

Olsson Hall 111B

Phone: 434-982-5389
lk6me@virginia.edu
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James H. Lambert

James H. Lambert


Professor of Engineering Systems & Environment

Olsson Hall 112A

Phone: 434-982-2072
jhl6d@virginia.edu
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Osman E. Ozbulut

Osman E. Ozbulut


Associate Professor

Thornton Hall D217

Phone: 434-924-7230
oeo5c@virginia.edu
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B. Brian Park

B. Brian Park


Professor

Marek-Jerzy Pindera

Marek-Jerzy Pindera


Professor of Applied Mechanics

Thornton Hall D214

Phone: 434-924-1040
mp3g@virginia.edu
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Michael D. Porter

Michael D. Porter


Associate Professor

Olsson Hall 102F

Phone: 434-243-3173
mdp2u@virginia.edu
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William T. Scherer

William T. Scherer


Professor

Olsson Hall 101C

Phone: 434-982-2069
wts@virginia.edu
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Majid Shafiee-Jood

Majid Shafiee-Jood


Assistant Professor, Academic General Faculty, Research Track

Brian L. Smith, PE

Brian L. Smith, PE


Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Professor of Engineering Systems and Environment