Energy-efficient Mobility Systems

Educational Mission

The Center’s educational mission is to foster inter-disciplinary training to solve real-world challenges posed by modern cities. Our research areas are grounded in the disciplines covered by MSc/PhD programs in
Civil Systems and Transportation.


Undergraduate Entry-level Course

Design and operation of smart, efficient, and resilient cities has come to require data science skills. This course teaches you to leverage data generated within transportation systems, power grids, communication networks, via crowd-sensing, and remote sensing technologies to build demand- and supply- side urban services based on data analytics.


Example Graduate Curriculum

The below example of the 1 year MSc curriculum includes a required number of core
Systems courses and a selection of domain courses in urban planning, transportation and energy relevant to Smarter Cities research. It can be adapted to particular interests and career goals with an approval of your Graduate Academic Advisor. Your selection of courses have to comply with Departmental requirements.

CE 290I – Civil Systems: Control and Information Management
CE263N – Scalable Spatial Analytics
CRP 255 – Urban Planning Applications of Geographic Information Systems
CE251/CE252 – Operation of Transportation Facilities/Systems Analysis in Transportation

CE 271 – Sensors and Signal Interpretation
CE 264 – Behavioral Modeling for Engineering, Planning, and Policy Analysis
CE 291 – Control and Optimization of Distributed Parameters Systems
CE 295/ER 254 – Energy Systems and Control/Electric Power Systems

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