Virtual Electric Power Board (EPB)

June 11, 2019

The goal of this collaborative research, with ORNL (who is the overall project lead) and the Electric Power Board (EPB) of Chattanooga, is to create calibrated virtual models of buildings within a utility’s service area to enable advanced grid modeling research (AGMR) integration with utility business systems. This will be...


An Innovative Computational Platform for Robust and Optimal Operation of Renewable Energy Cities

Nov. 24, 2018

As international sustainability goals and U.S. sustainability initiatives increase, sustainable energy applications are evolving from the conventional single building to the entire city. A 100% renewable energy city (REC) will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in this progression. The energy system of a REC will integrate many subsystems including renewable...

Miami beach - resilience city pilot

CRISP Type 1/Collaborative Research: A Human-Centered Computational Framework for Urban and Community Design of Resilient Coastal Cities

The goal of this research is to create new paradigms for the resilient design of urban communities, and uniquely tailored toward the design of coastal cities, thus contributing to NSF's science and engineering mission. By bringing together an interdisciplinary set of collaborators from engineering, architecture, and social sciences, this research...

Miami beach

Veritas News "College of Engineering, School of Architecture receive NSF grant to study resiliency of coastal cities"

Oct. 5, 2016

University of Miami Veritas News reported our new grant to study resiliency of coastal cities as part of the CRISP project.


National Science Foundation News Release 16-119 "NSF awards $22.7 million to strengthen nation's infrastructure"

Oct. 5, 2016

National Science Foundation released our new grant for the CRISP project. This project aims to strengthen the nation's critical infrastructures with a holistic numerical framework.

Smart and connected communities

BIGDATA: Collaborative Research: IA: Big Data Analytics for Optimized Planning of Smart, Sustainable, and Connected Communities

The goal of this project is to develop a new planning framework for smart, connected and sustainable communities that allows meeting such zero energy, zero outage, and zero congestions goals by optimally deciding on how, when, and where to deploy or upgrade a community's infrastructure. By bringing together interdisciplinary domain...


National Science Foundation Award Announcement "A human-centered computational framework for urban and community design of resilient coastal cities"

Aug. 29, 2016

The National Science Foundation awarded our new research grant "CRISP Type 1/Collaborative Research: A Human-Centered Computational Framework for Urban and Community Design of Resilient Coastal Cities".

Zenciti concept figure

Design “ZenCiti” Smart City in the Yucatán

The SBS lab is working with School of Architecture, Center of Computaitional Science to create ZenCiti, a “smart city” expected to revolutionize the IT world with its integration of technology into everyday life. The project will be built next to the Yucatán Science and Technology Park (YSTP). The SBS Lab...