Leading and collaborating
Lauren Gardner is the Alton and Sandra Cleveland Professor in the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering at Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering and holds a joint appointment In the Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a specialist in modeling infectious disease risk, including COVID-19, measles, dengue, Zika, Avian influenza, and other emerging infectious diseases. Her work focuses holistically on virus diffusion as a function of climate, land use, human behavior, mobility and other contributing risk factors. She is also the creator of the interactive web-based dashboard being used by public health authorities, researchers, and the general public around the globe to track the outbreak of the novel coronavirus that spread worldwide beginning in January 2020. [Google Scholar]
- Infectious Disease Modeling,
- Data-driven epidemic planning and decision making
- Network modeling, system design, and optimization
Kimia Ghobadi is a John C. Malone Assistant Professor of Civil and Systems Engineering and Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare at the Whiting School of Engineering. Prior to that, she was a postdoctoral fellow at MIT Sloan School of Management, and received her PhD in Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. She obtained her Bachelor in Mathematics at Sharif University and her Masters’ in Mathematics and Computational Engineering and Science at McMaster University. Kimia is a recipient of INFORMS Judith Liebman award and Canada’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s graduate and postdoctoral scholarships. [Google Scholar]
- Inverse optimization
- Mathematical Modeling
- Healthcare Operations
- Medical Decision-making
- Public Health
Tak Igusa is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering where he has been a faculty member since 1999. While his initial research was focused on systems analysis of civil and mechanical structures, during the past 10 years he has pursued collaborations throughout Johns Hopkins to explore wider applications of systems methods. [Google Scholar]
- System Dynamic Modeling
- Agent Based Modeling
- Modeling Frameworks for Predicting the Onset of Chronic Disorders
- Systems Modeling of the Causes of Obesity and Non-communicable Diseases
- Community Resilience
- Structural Dynamics
Gregory Falco is an assistant research professor in the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering. In fall 2021, Falco will become an assistant professor in that department and in the Institute for Assured Autonomy (IAA), a joint Whiting School of Engineering and Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory research institute. He is also a member of the Center for Systems Science and Engineering.
Falco is a cyber civil engineer who designs, builds, and investigates critical infrastructure’s digital layer. For a decade, he has been at the forefront of smart city design, development, and deployment in industry and academia. His research uncovers the security, safety, and trust risks of AI-enabled mission systems. Falco invents and holds patents for security and resilience-enabling technology for terrestrial and space autonomous and control systems. He applies his research to the energy, space, public safety, transportation, and insurance sectors. [more…]
Gonzalo Pita is an associate research scientist and Director of the MSE in Systems Engineering program in the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering, where he has been since 2008 in different capacities. He leads multidisciplinary research on the quantification of natural disaster risk and vulnerability modeling, among other topics. Since 2013, Gonzalo has also served as a senior specialist at the World Bank, where he leads projects in natural hazards risk assessment, design and implementation of asset management systems, and design of natural disaster mitigation public policy.
- Natural catastrophe risk simulation
- Structural vulnerability modeling
- System dynamics
- Impacts of climate change
- Risk-based asset management systems
- Modeling of natural hazards (hurricanes, earthquakes, floods).
- Development of building inventory with remote sensing.
- Quantification of hazards’ impact on national budgeting processes
- Analysis and design of disaster risk financing policies
Uzi (Yury) Dvorkin is an associate research professor in the departments of Civil and System Engineering and Electrical Computer and Engineering and a member of the Ralph S. O’Connor Sustainable Energy Institute.
Using multi-disciplinary methods in engineering, operations research, economics, and policy analysis, Dvorkin develops models and algorithms to assist society in accommodating challenges posed by emerging smart grid technologies, such as intermittent power generation, demand response, storage, smart appliances, and cyber-infrastructure. His research is funded by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Transportation, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, Electric Power Research Institute, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Previously, Dvorkin was an assistant professor and Goddard Junior Faculty Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, with an affiliated appointment at NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress. [more…]
Michael G. Callas Chair Professor of Civil and systems Engineering
Department Chair Professor of Civil AND SYSTEMS Engineering
James K. Guest
Associate Professor of Civil AND SYSTEMS Engineering
Professor of Civil AND SYSTEMS Engineering
Michael D. Shields
Assistant Professor of Civil AND SYSTEMS Engineering