FUTURe CITy Initiative

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UCF Transportation Researchers at TRB 100th Annual Meeting

November 16th, 2020|Comments Off on UCF Transportation Researchers at TRB 100th Annual Meeting

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) today announced the TRB 100th Annual Meeting (TRBAM), originally scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., will be conducted as [...]

UCF is Ranked Among Top 5 in Nation for Transportation Science and Technology

July 19th, 2020|Comments Off on UCF is Ranked Among Top 5 in Nation for Transportation Science and Technology

ShanghaiRankings placed the engineering programs at UCF above Georgia Tech, Purdue, Arizona State, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of Florida. UCF was recently ranked [...]

UCF Transportation Researchers at TRB 99th Annual Meeting

November 20th, 2019|Comments Off on UCF Transportation Researchers at TRB 99th Annual Meeting

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 99th Annual Meeting will be held January 12–16, 2020, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, [...]

The FUTURe CITy initiative at UCF is a group of researchers who have a vision to synergistically explore the wide-ranging technological advances towards better serving urban residents. The initiative is unique due to its interdisciplinary composition, strong team of reputed experts, access to rapid economic and population growth, and nexus of world-class simulation, space technology and tourism industries co-located in the Central Florida region. This initiative will provide a blue print to urban policy makers to optimally allocate limited resources while meeting sustainability and resilience goals and promoting social justice, equity, and fairness.

The FUTURe CITy initiative is led by the Chair of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering Department of UCF and draws on the strengths of several divisions within the department: structures, transportation, environment and water resources management.

Areas of Interests

  • Smart Transportation: Autonomous and Connected Vehicles (V2V, V2I), Integrated Arterial Traffic Management, Sustainable Planning and Ridesharing
  • Smart Infrastructure Systems: Smart Buildings, Structural Health Monitoring, Building Information Modeling
  • Smart Disaster Management: Hurricane and flood prediction, Monitoring and evacuation management, Geohazards risk assessment and mitigation
  • Smart Inter-disciplinary Techniques: Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Internet of Things, Cyber Security, Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality
  • Smart Water and Waste Management: Drinking water purification, Water recycling and landfills
  • Smart Health: Air pollution monitoring and healthy urban communities
  • Smart Tourism: Urban Tourism and/or Destination Planning and Development for Smart City Residents and Visitors
  • Smart Policies: Decision Modeling of Interacting Physical and Social Infrastructure Network, Big Data Analytics and Visualization for Future City Operations.
  •  Smart Geotechnics: Smart geo-sensing, Smart geomaterials, Resilient and sustainable geosystems

FUTURe CITy – Seminar Series

Archived Events

November 16, 2018
THEA CV pilot: Overview, Status, Challenges, and Lessons Learned


November 28, 2018
Salinity in the lower St. Johns River: What is it and what drives it?

November 7, 2018
How does vegetation-generated turbulence affect sediment transport?

October 26, 2018
Multi-hazard Risk Assessment in Coastal Regions

October 17, 2018
Semi-diurnal Internal Tidal Processes in the Santa Maria Basin

September 28, 2018
Assessment of the safety benefits of connected and automated vehicle technologies

September 12, 2018
Membrane Processes for Removing Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC)

March 28, 2018
Membrane-Based Processes for Removing Emerging Contaminants of Concern from Surface Waters

February 22, 2018
Connectivity in river deltas: Observations, modeling, and implications to coastal resilience

February 7, 2018
Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, and Water Resources Management in South Florida: Implications, Challenges, and Adaptation

February 2, 2018
Preparing Los Angeles for the Automated Vehicle Future

November 30, 2017
Dynamic clustering, congestion propagation and perimeter control in large-scale urban networks

November 29, 2017
Sea-level rise and storm surge, relationship status: complicated!

November 17, 2017
Big Data and its impact on the Design, Construction, and Operations of Smart Buildings and Smart Infrastructure Systems.

October 25, 2017
Are mangroves as tough as a seawall? Flow-vegetation interaction in a living shoreline restoration

October 13, 2017
Big Data Analytics for Connected Vehicles and Smart Cities

September 28, 2017
Smart Orlando: The City Beautiful of the Future

September 27, 2017
321,605,012 Reasons to Research Drinking Water

August 30, 2017
Hurricane Storm Surge Modeling: Prediction, Risk Analysis, and Uncertainty