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 can be seen in the video:
http://www.engin.umich.edu/college/about/news/stories/2017/march/comfort-driven-data-carol-menassa


Latest News
  • August 2018: SICIS receives funding from NSF for project entitled "Non-Intrusive Interpretation and Improvement of Multi-Occupancy Human Thermal Comfort through Analysis of Facial Infrared Thermography".
  • July 2018: Da Li's paper entitled "Non-Intrusive Interpretation of Human Thermal Comfort through Analysis of Facial Infrared Thermography" has been accepted for publication in Energy and Buildings.
  • May 2018: Albert Thomas's paper entitled "A Systems Simulation Framework to Realize Net-Zero Building Energy Retrofits" has been accepted for publication in Sustainable Cities and Society.
  • April 2018: Prof. Menassa receives the 2018 CEEFA Faculty Award.
  • March 2018: Bharadwaj Mantha has successfully defended his PhD dissertation. Congratulations Dr. Mantha!
  • March 2018: Bharadwaj Mantha's paper entitled "Robotic Data Collection and Simulation for Evaluation of Building Retrofit Performance" has been accepted for publication in Automation in Construction.