GC2 Smart Infrastructure

GC2 Smart Infrastructure

SIF200 Grand Challenge Research Investment Phase 2: Digital Technology Smart Infrastructure

Project Manager: Fred Epstein and Jon Goodall

Approved: Fall 2023

Project Dates: 1/1/2024 – 12/31/2026

Total Funding: $5,000,000

Executive Summary

Smart infrastructure includes the use of technology (e.g., sensors, predictive models, mobile computing, data science, etc.) to better manage and operate civil infrastructure systems (roads, bridges, water systems, etc.). This project will build on prior SIF investments in smart infrastructure and the Link Lab to specifically target external, center-scale funding opportunities. The team will partner with stakeholder organizations including the Virginia Department of Transportation, The City of Norfolk, Virginia, and the Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation to advance smart infrastructure research and outreach for addressing societal challenges including climate resilience. The project team will be centered in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and within the Link Lab, in particular. The team will partner with other faculty from across UVA through seed grants to advance research in smart infrastructure and further establish UVA as a leader in this research space.

Current Status: Award in Progress