Sustainable and Intelligent Civil Infrastructure Systems Laboratory - SICIS Lab is broadly focused on developing simulation models and quantitative tools to understand human impacts, evaluate risks, and assess environmental and social impacts during various life cycle phases of buildings and civil infrastructure systems. The research team uses analytics, simulation (high level architecture, agent based modeling, system dynamics), financial engineering principles and theories from social sciences to achieve the research objectives.

More information about SICIS is in this video.


Latest News
  • August 2020: SICIS receives funding from NSF for project entitled "FW-HTF-P: Redesigning the Future of Construction Work by Replicating the Master-Apprentice Model in Human-Robot Worker Teams". More information here award
  • August 2020: Prof. Menassa selected to serve as a Governor on the ASCE Construction Institute Board of Governors link
  • July 2020: Ci-Jyun Liang's entitled "Teaching robots to perform quasi-repetitive construction tasks through human demonstration" has been accepted for publication in Automation in Construction
  • June 2020: Prof. Menassa was interviewed by TechBrief. Read more about it here interview
  • June 2020: Popular Mechanics highlighted our HEAT work in this article
  • June 2020: NSF Research News highlighted our HEAT work in this article
  • June 2020: 7th Space highlighted our HEAT work in this article
  • June 2020: TechXplore highlighted our HEAT work in this article
  • June 2020: Science Daily highlighted our HEAT work in this article
  • June 2020: Michigan Engineering News Center highlighted our HEAT work in this article
  • May 2020: SICIS research was highlighted in American Scientist article
  • April 2020: SICIS paper entitled "HEAT: Human Embodied Autonomous Thermostat" has been accepted for publication in Building and Environment.
  • February 2020: SICIS collaborative work on optimizing comfort for nurses in high stress environments is highlighted in this video.