People in Complex Systems

Master of Science in Civil Systems, CEE
Area of Interest: Smart Cities

Cities, buildings, campuses, transportation, energy, or water networks are examples of complex systems built for people. New ubiquitous computing technologies like apps, learning thermostats, GPS, tweets, Facebook, or check-ins are creating avenues for engagement between the citizen and the infrastructure. When all of this interaction is well designed, one realizes a dynamic wherein the systems learn more about the citizen, and the citizen gets more out of the infrastructure. This emphasis offered by the Systems program is focused on the models, computing technologies, and theories empowering engineers designing the relationship between citizen and infrastructure.

Sample Curriculum

  • CE 264 Behavior Modeling
  • CE 290I Internet Based Systems
  • CE 2XX Data Analytics for Smart Cities
  • At least 1 of the remaining 4 Systems core courses
  • 1 Survey methods course such as Public Health 219D Social and Behavioral Health Research: Introduction to Survey Methods
  • 1 Econometrics course such as Mathematical Methods for Agricultural and Resource Economists
  • 2 courses in Psychology or Behavioral Economics

The above curriculum can be adapted to fit particular interests and career goals with approval by your Graduate Academic Adviser.

Area of interest adviser: Prof Joan Walker,