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Current and Recent Research Projects

  • REGNET: A Distributed Information Management Framework for Environmental Laws
    Sponsor: Information Technology Research Program, National Science Foundation
    Investigators:
            Professor Kincho H. Law, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
            Professor Gio Wiederhold, Department of Computer Science
            Professor Barton Thompson, Law School
            Professor Jim Leckie, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    This project, in collaboration with researchers in computer science and law school, investigates the development of an information management framework for environmental regulations.

  • REGBASE: A Distributed Information Infrastructure for Regulation Management and Compliance Checking
    Sponsor: Digital Government Program, National Science Foundation
    Investigators:
            Professor Kincho H. Law, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
            Professor Gio Wiederhold , Department of Computer Science
            Dr. Charles Han, Consulting Assistant Professor, Autodesk, Inc. (formerly,
            Post-Doctoral Fellow)
    This project, in collaboration with researcher in computer science, investigates the development of an information management framework for ADA regulations and guidelines.  In addition, simulation and performance analysis for disabled access, utilizing motion planning techniques, are investigated.

  • Building Design Services in a Distributed Object Environment
    Sponsor: ITSSís Internet2 Program, Stanford University
    Investigators:
            Professor Kincho H. Law, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
            Dr. Charles S. Han, Consulting Assistant Professor, Autodesk, Inc. (formerly,
            Post-Doctoral Fellow)
    This project attempts to investigate the benefits of the emerging fast speed internet (Internet2) and its impact in distributed network simulation.

  • Process Specification and Simulation Access Languages
    Sponsor: National Institute of Standards and Technology
    Investigators:
            Professor Kincho H. Law, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    This project investigates the use of PSL (Process Specification Language) as an exchange standard for process specification and SIMQL (Simulation Query Language) for the simulation of workflow processes.

  • Internet-Enabled Simulation of Earthquake Liquefaction Response on Parallel Computers
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation
    Investigators:
            Professor Ahmed Elgamal, University of California, San Diego
            Professor Kincho H. Law, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 
            Dr. Jun Peng, Research Associate, Department of Civil and Environmental  
            Engineering
    This project, in collaboration with researchers at University of California, San Diego, aims to develop a finite element program for simulating earthquake liquefaction response. The simulation program will be run on state-of-the-art high performance computers and accessible via the Internet.

  • Internet-Enabled Framework for Collaborative Development of Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis Program
    Sponsor: Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center
    Investigator:
            Professor Kincho H. Law, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 
            Dr. Jun Peng, Research Associate, Department of Civil and Environmental
            Engineering
    This project, in collaboration with researchers at University of California at Berkeley, is to develop an internet-based collaborative framework for the development of structural analysis program. The framework is designed to support collaborative software development by researchers at PEER, a consortium of over 10 universities in the west coast.

  • A Wireless Modular Health Monitoring System for Civil Infrastructure
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation
    Investigators:
            Professor Kincho H. Law, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
            Professor Anne S. Kiremidjian, Department of Civil and Environmental
            Engineering
            Professor Tom W. Kenny, Department of Mechanical Engineering 
            Dr. Ed. Carryer, Consulting Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
    This project, in collaboration with researchers at mechanical and electrical engineering, is to develop a wireless micro-machined electrical mechanical device for vibration testing and structural health monitoring applications.

  • Active Mediation Technology for Autonomous Engineering Web Services
    Investigators:
            Professor Kincho H. Law, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
            Professor Gio Wiederhold, Department of Computer Science
    This project develops an infrastructure for the composition of distributed, autonomous engineering web services. 

  • A Wireless Modular Health Monitoring System for Civil Infrastructure
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation
    Investigators:
            Professor Anne S. Kiremidjian, Department of Civil and Environmental 
            Engineering
            Professor Tom W. Kenny, Department of Mechanical Engineering
            Professor Kincho H. Law, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
            Professor Tom Lee, Department of Electrical Engineering
    This project, in collaboration with researchers at mechanical and electrical engineering, is to develop a wireless micro-machined electrical mechanical device for vibration testing and structural health monitoring applications.

  • Internet Business and Intelligent Infrastructure
    Sponsor: Nihon Unisys
    Investigators:
            Professor Hans Bjornsson , Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
            Professor Kincho H. Law, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    This project focuses on business strategies for engineering internet commerce and wireless and internet-based technology and infrastructure to support engineering applications. 




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