Sybil Jean Derrible

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    College: Engineering Department: Civil and Materials Engineering
    Secondary Department: Computer Science
    Title: Professor
    Office: 2071 ERF Phone: 312 996 2429
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    The mission of the Complex and Sustainable Urban Networks (CSUN) Lab is to advance scientific knowledge and create software for the design of livable, sustainable, and resilient cities. Towards this mission, we look at the planning, design, and modeling of infrastructure, including transport, water / wastewater, electricity, gas, solid waste, and telecommunication.

    At CSUN, we pursue both qualitative and quantitative research. Qualitative research includes the development and deployment of surveys. Quantitative research includes geographic information systems (GIS), machine learning, text mining, and network science among others.

    In the past, we have had undergraduate students model urban systems, develop surveys, measure flows of energy and resources at The Plant (in Chicago), 3D scan and print objects, develop online software - some of these works even produced scientific articles.

    Generally, we are flexible on the topic being researched, but we only accept passionate students who are determined to build a better world that is livable, sustainable, and resilient.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 5

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Any skills as long as it comes with passion.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Expectations vary based on student.

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