Smart Systems and Cities

Creating the next generation of information technology.

Imagine a wireless wonderland where smart homes communicate digitally with a smart grid that distributes the right amount of power exactly when and where it’s needed. Or gridlock-free city streets where traffic lights are controlled by real-time data. 

We’re leveraging the power of the Internet of Things and advanced sensor technology to make homes, manufacturing plants, energy and transportation infrastructure, and even entire cities more efficient, more responsive and more resilient. 

Centers and institutes that conduct research in Smart Systems and Cities

Faculty who conduct research in Smart Systems and Cities

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M. Cenk Cavusoglu

Nord Professor of Engineering
Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering
Director, Medical Robotics and Computer Integrated Surgery Laboratory

Develops next-generation medical robotic systems for surgery and image-guided interventions

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Robert Gao

Department Chair, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Cady Staley Professor of Engineering
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Develops multi-physics sensing and stochastic modeling methods for improving observability in dynamical systems

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YeongAe Heo

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Promotes the resilience of structural systems and communities against natural and man-made hazards

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Ming-Chun Huang

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering
Faculty Director, Mobile Health Laboratory (mHealth@CWRU)
Faculty Director, Sensing and Interaction Laboratory (SAIL@CWRU)

Mobile Health (mHealth) Technologies, Wearable and Edge Computing, Internet of Medical Things

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Mehmet Koyuturk

Professor, Computer and Data Sciences Department

Develops algorithms for transforming "big" biological data into systems biology knowledge

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Pan Li

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering

Investigates big data computing and analytics, security and privacy, and their applications in complex systems and networks

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Yue Li

Leonard Case, Jr. Professorship in Engineering
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Designs and improves resilient buildings and infrastructure

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Wei Lin

Fellow of IEEE and JSPS
Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering

Creates modeling, estimations and advanced control techniques for smart grid and power systems

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Kenneth Loparo

Arthur L. Parker Professor
Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering
Co-Director, Internet of Things Collaborative (IOTC)

Develop real-time data analytics and control algorithms for industrial, energy and physiological systems

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Behnam Malakooti

Fellow of IEEE, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, & Ins. of Industrial & Systems Engineers
Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering

Designs & develops models for industrial, operations, production/manufacturing systems, asymmetric risk analysis & predictions, decision making/behaviour types, artificial neural networks, interactive models, and multiple objective optimization.

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Chris Papachristou

Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering

Designs and develops hardware and software for embedded systems and IoT devices

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Michael Pollino

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Faculty Director, Vanderhoof Infrastructure Research and Education Facility

Examines performance of structural systems and components subjected to loading and develops design approaches for resilience and sustainability

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Soumya Ray

Associate Professor, Computer and Data Sciences Department

Develops and analyzes algorithms for intelligent adaptive systems

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Daniel Saab

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering

Models and simulates digital systems, and verifies integrated circuit designs

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Bill Yu

Frank H. Neff Professor
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advances geosystems, infrastructure and geotechnical engineering with expertise in smart and multifunctional materials and multi-scale multiphysics processes

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Xiangwu Zeng

Department Chair, Civil Engineering
Frank H. Neff Professor

Develops geotechnical solutions for earthquake design, space exploration, wind turbines and vibration attenuation