Leading and collaborating

Faculty

Leadership Team

of the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE)

Lauren Gardner​

Alton and Sandra Cleveland Professor In Civil and Systems Engineering
CSSE Director
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Dr. Lauren Gardner is the Alton and Sandra Cleveland Professor in the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. She leads interdisciplinary research efforts on the topic of bio-secure mobility, which utilizes network optimization and mathematical modeling to improve our understanding of disease spreading patterns and risk as a function of transportation systems, land use, climate and population demographics. She is also a member of the Infectious Disease Dynamics (IDD) Group in Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Prior to joining JHU she was a faculty member at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney. She is a leading member of the Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI), and Visiting Scientist at Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), serving as the transport lead on the DiNeMo Project. [Google Scholar]

Research Interests

  • Bio-secure mobility
  • Transport systems
  • Infectious disease modeling
  • Network analysis

Kimia Ghobadi

John C. Malone Assistant Professor of Civil and systems Engineering
CSSE Associate Director
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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]

Research Interests

  • Inverse optimization
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Multi-objective optimization
  • Online and heuristic algorithms
  • Robust optimization
  • Healthcare Operations
  • Medical Decision-making
  • Public Health

Faculty Members

of the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE)

Takeru Igusa

Professor of Civil and systems Engineering
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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]

Research Interests

  • 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
  • Acoustics

Gregory Falco

Assistant Professor of Civil and Systems Engineering
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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…]

Affiliate Faculty

Somnath Ghosh

Michael G. Callas Chair Professor of Civil and systems Engineering

Lori Graham-Brady

Department Chair Professor of Civil AND SYSTEMS Engineering

James K. Guest

Associate Professor of Civil AND SYSTEMS Engineering

Benjamin Schafer

Professor of Civil AND SYSTEMS Engineering

Michael D. Shields

Assistant Professor of Civil AND SYSTEMS Engineering

Sauleh Siddiqui

Associate Professor Environmental Science American University