Sybil Jean Derrible

    Email Address: derrible@uic.edu
    College: Engineering Department: Civil and Materials Engineering
    Secondary Department: Computer Science
    Title: Associate Professor
    Office: 2071 ERF Phone: 312 996 2429
    Webpage: https://csun.uic.edu/
    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 smart, sustainable, and resilient cities. Towards this mission, we look at the planning, design, and modeling of all urban infrastructure systems, including water / wastewater system, the electricity grid, the telecommunication system, the building stock, or the transportation system.

    At CSUN, we particularly like to pursue innovative work that might include latest computational techniques such as machine learning, text mining, network science, and geographic information systems (GIS) - which students do not have to know before joining CSUN, but they may learn it depending on the project.

    In the past, we have had undergraduate students model urban systems (using industry software), 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 smart, 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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