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Intelligent Human-Infrastructure Interfaces for Inspectors and Decision-Makers


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Webinar Date

21 Jun 2022, 10:00 am


This seminar challenges the traditional conversation about digital twins and machine learning, by proposing a different paradigm for smart cities transformation centered in new human-infrastructure interfaces. This discussion explores the area of human decisions and cognition of the built environment enabling transformations of human interacting with structures in a new environment. To date, new technologies collecting data of the built environment are cheaper, more accurate, diverse, and more accessible than ever before. However, the use and implementation of these new technologies to structural engineers to assess, inspect, or inform actions have been very limited. Decision-makers, owners of infrastructure, policy makers, occupants, and inspectors of infrastructure are often not considered when developing new technologies to inform structural responses or condition. By empowering human-machine interfaces and fostering human involvement and participation (human-in-the-loop), this seminar will present specific practical implementations about how the collection of data, their analysis, and their interpretation can inform (and transform) human decisions. Specific applications include the connection of Augmented Reality with Wireless Sensors Networks, AI, ML, Structural Dynamics, and Inspections.


Dr. Fernando Moreu, PE is an Assistant Professor in structural engineering at the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) at the University of New Mexico (UNM) at Albuquerque, NM. He holds courtesy appointments in the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science at UNM. He is the founder and director of the Smart Management of Infrastructure Laboratory (SMILab) at UNM. His industry experience includes ESCA Consultants, Inc. for over ten years, with experience in the design and construction of over thirty bridges in seven states in the US. His research interests include structural dynamics, structural health monitoring, wireless smart sensor networks, augmented reality, unmanned aerial systems, human-machine interfaces, and aerospace structures design, monitoring, and reusability. He received his MS and PhD degrees in structural engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2005 and 2015, respectively.)


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

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INSPIRE - University Transportation Center


This project was partially funded by the INSPIRE University Transportation Center (UTC). Financial support for INSPIRE UTC projects is provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (USDOT/OST-R) under Grant No. 69A3551747126 through INSPIRE University Transportation Center at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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