Seminar on Smart Infrastructure/Buildings
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 09:00 - 10:00

This seminar features two professors:
-Dr. Burcu Akinci is a Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and co-director of Pennsylvania Smarter Infrastructure Incubator at Carnegie Mellon University.
-Mario Berges is an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.

Cities need high quality and well-functioning infrastructure systems, such as transportation systems, building network, and water and wastewater systems, to provide the needed
services and increase the quality of life of their citizens. Yet, many cities in the world face the problem of aging and failing infrastructure systems. Rapid growth of urban population
together with increased stresses caused by the environment, such as climate changes, further challenges the operation and maintenance of the existing infrastructure systems. Concurrently, recent advances in sensing and communication are allowing us to peer into urban phenomena and infrastructure in a dramatically different way, though there are significant technical challenges that remain unsolved to ensure that these solutions are cost-effective and scalable.

CCSB G.0208
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Kelvin Cheu