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Toward Smart Civil Infrastructure Systems

The Civil Engineering Department is excited to welcome Dr. Ruwen Qin and Susu Xu to our faculty as they help us initiate a new area of academic research focusing on Smart Civil Infrastructure Systems. We invite you to learn more about them below, and to visit their faculty profiles for further information on their professional background and research activities.


Dr. Ruwen Qin, Associate Professor

Dr. Ruwen  Dr. Qin Research

I am Ruwen Qin, originally from China. I joined Stony Brook University after working at Missouri University of Science and Technology for twelve years. At Stony Brook, I will contribute to research and teaching in cyber-physical systems and smart connected systems. My research focuses on creating data analytics methods, artificial intelligence algorithms, and optimization models, which aim to improve the design, operation, and management of infrastructure systems, and to assist workers and users in these systems. I will teach a new course on Data Analytics for Civil Infrastructure Systems in the coming spring semester. I am thrilled to be part of our vigorously growing Department of Civil Engineering.


Dr. Susu Xu, Assistant Professor

Dr. Susu       Dr. Xu Research

Hello, I’m Susu Xu. I received my Ph.D. in Advanced Infrastructure Systems and M.S. in Machine Learning from Carnegie Mellon University. I’ve been working for Qualcomm AI Research as a Machine Learning Researcher and a Postdoc Researcher at Stanford University. My research focuses on collaboratively integrating crowdsensing, physics-informed machine learning, and incentive mechanisms for enabling self-adaptive urban infrastructure systems and improving the efficiency, reliability, and sustainability of cities. I’m very excited to be part of Stony Brook University. I’m looking forward to working closely with the talented faculty and students to advance the development of Smart Cities and Cyber-Physical Systems.