Bill S-R

Bill is studying civil systems and water management. Originally from Rhode Island, Bill previously worked in construction management for the Rhode Island DOT and as a hull structures engineer on naval submarines for General Dynamics Electric Boat. He observed that projects often experience setbacks without comprehensive stakeholder engagement and mutual understanding of design principles.  This experience sparked an interest in inter-disciplinary collaboration and working across the different “silos” encountered in large engineering organizations.

His academic interests focus on the emergent dynamics of systems as they relate to the ultimate performance, sustainability, and resilience of infrastructure systems. He is currently pursuing his PhD under the supervision of Dr. Ross Corotis and Dr. Cristina Torres-Machi studying hurricane evacuations and improved methods of assesing uncertainty. Outside of school, Bill places an emphasis on community engagement through volunteerism and participation in various sports groups, notably ultimate frisbee, basketball, and trail running.