Kenichi Soga is the Chancellor’s Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley and was Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Cambridge before joining UC Berkeley in 2016.
Design, construction, maintenance and upgrading of civil engineering infrastructure requires fresh thinking to minimize use of materials, energy and labor. This can be achieved by understanding the performance of the infrastructure, both during its construction and throughout its design life, through innovative monitoring. Advances in sensor systems offer intriguing possibilities to radically alter methods of condition assessment and monitoring of infrastructure. This talk will focus on the future of infrastructure; the rich information obtained from embedded sensors within infrastructure will act as a catalyst for new design, construction, operation and maintenance processes for integrated infrastructure systems linked directly with user behavior patterns. New generation sensor technologies offer intriguing possibilities that can alter the paradigms underlying existing methods of condition assessment and monitoring. The talk will introduce several case studies of applying technologies for monitoring the conditions of civil infrastructure and discuss how engineering decisions can made from the new sets of data.
Free and open to the public. Register online by Monday for a free lunch at UC Berkeley. The CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar Series is a weekly dialogue highlighting leading voices on societal-scale research issues. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12pm Pacific time and is hosted live at Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus.
Live broadcast https://www.youtube.com/user/citrisuc/live
Ask questions live on Twitter: #CITRISRE. All talks may be viewed on our YouTube channel.
Live webcasting of each CITRIS Research Exchange seminar is available at these CITRIS campuses:
CITRIS @ Davis: 1065 Kemper Hall, College of Engineering, UC Davis
CITRIS @ Merced: Science & Engineering II, Room 302, UC Merced
CITRIS @ Santa Cruz: Room 595B, Engineering 2 Building, Baskin School of Engineering, UC Santa Cruz
The Resilience Seminar Series is free and open to the public and sponsored by CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS), The Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology(TRUST) and FORCES (Foundations Of Resilient CybEr-physical Systems).