Visitors from Johnson C Smith University to CCHT

Fourteen students (and four faculty members) in CRC’s JCSU Summer Research Program visited our Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering. The students shared presentations about their research projects, and then learned about computing- and resilience-related opportunities at NC State. This program is supported by the DHS Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence.

Dr. Dietrich poses with JCSU students and faculty outside of Mann Hall.

The JCSU students shared three presentations about summer research on topics like traffic contraflow, disease outbreaks, and tornado characteristics, and on methods including fuzzy inference systems and data mining. About 30 students and faculty from NC State attended the presentations, noted the connections with their ongoing research, and asked questions about how the summer projects can be continued into the future.

JCSU students present research about data mining to understand infectious disease outbreaks.

Then three NC State faculty members shared presentations about their research, ranging from agent-based models of environmental systems, to computer vision techniques to inform construction, to predictive models for coastal flooding. There was a lot of student engagement, especially because most of the NC State research was presented by graduate students, who also interacted informally with the visitors during their visit.

Dr. Kevin Han shares his research about computer vision techniques to inform construction.