Intelligent Infrastructure for Human-Centered Communities

Intelligent Infrastructure for Human-Centered Communities

Our team is focused on bringing visionary humanists and technologists together to create the framework for infrastructure innovation and the reinvention of community.

Intelligent Infrastructure for Human-Centered Communities, Destination Areas, Virginia Tech

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Faculty Recruitment

Over the next five years, Virginia Tech is strategically investing in hiring innovative and collaborative faculty to advance its vision to grow beyond boundaries as a premier 21st-century global land-grant institution through our Destination Areas initiative. 

Intelligent Infrastructure for Human-Centered Communities is looking for new faculty to join our team. 

Faculty working together in this area are committed to transdisciplinary solutions that exist along the interdependencies between humans, community, and infrastructure with the ultimate goal of improving quality of life around the globe. 

Work in this area also embraces equity in the human condition by seeking the equitable distribution and availability of physical safety and well-being, psychological well-being, respect for human dignity, and access to crucial material and social resources throughout the world’s diverse communities. This area further incorporates transdisciplinary approaches to addressing critical scientific materials challenges related to health, energy, environment, and resilient infrastructure as well as policymaking and policy analysis, collaborating at the intersection of scientific evidence, governance, and analyses to translate scholarship into practice.  

Themes: Energy, Robotics & Autonomous Vehicle Systems, Smart Design & Construction, Ubiquitous Mobility

 

Stakeholder Committee

  • Tracy McElroy
    Program Manager
  • Kathryn Albright
    Architecture + Design, College of Architecture and Urban Studies
  • Myra Blanco
    Policy and Outreach, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
  • Richard Blythe
    Architecture + Design, College of Architecture and Urban Studies
  • Dushan Boroyevich
    Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Margaret Cowell
    Public and International Affairs, College of Agriculture and Urban Studies
  • Tom Dingus
    Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
  • Sam Easterling
    Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Azim Eskandarian
    Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Joseph Gabbard
    Industrial and Systems Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Jesus de la Garza
    Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Kevin Heaslip
    Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Randy Heflin
    Physics, College of Science
  • Daniel Hindman
    Sustainable Biomaterials, College of Natural Resources and Environment
  • Madhav Marathe
    Computer Science, Biocomplexity Institute
  • Andrew McCoy
    Building Construction, College of Architecture and Urban Studies
  • Hunter Pittman
    Architecture + Design, College of Architecture and Urban Studies
  • Julia Ross
    Chemical Engineering and Engineering Education, College of Engineering
  • Pablo Tarazaga
    Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Joe Wheeler
    Architecture + Design, College of Architecture and Urban Studies