Quarterly Webinar Series


2022 Series

June 2022

Intelligent Human-Infrastructure Interfaces for Inspectors and Decision-makers

Present:  June 21, 2022, 10:00AM-11:00 AM Central Standard Time (US and Canada)
Speaker: Dr. Fernando Moreu, University of New Mexico



This seminar challenges the traditional conversation about digital twins and machine learning, by proposing a different paradigm for smart cities transformation centered in new human-infrastructure interfaces. This discussion explores the area of human decisions and cognition of the built environment enabling transformations of human interacting with structures in a new environment. To date, new technologies collecting data of the built environment are cheaper, more accurate, diverse, and more accessible than ever before. However, the use and implementation of these new technologies to structural engineers to assess, inspect, or inform actions have been very limited.  Decision-makers, owners of infrastructure, policy makers, occupants, and inspectors of infrastructure are often not considered when developing new technologies to inform structural responses or condition. By empowering human-machine interfaces and fostering human involvement and participation (human-in-the-loop), this seminar will present specific practical implementations about how the collection of data, their analysis, and their interpretation can inform (and transform) human decisions. Specific applications include the connection of Augmented Reality with Wireless Sensors Networks, AI, ML, Structural Dynamics, and Inspections.


Dr. Fernando Moreu, PE is an Assistant Professor in structural engineering at the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) at the University of New Mexico (UNM) at Albuquerque, NM.  He holds courtesy appointments in the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science at UNM. He is the founder and director of the Smart Management of Infrastructure Laboratory (SMILab) at UNM. His industry experience includes ESCA Consultants, Inc. for over ten years, with experience in the design and construction of over thirty bridges in seven states in the US. His research interests include structural dynamics, structural health monitoring, wireless smart sensor networks, augmented reality, unmanned aerial systems, human-machine interfaces, and aerospace structures design, monitoring, and reusability.  He received his MS and PhD degrees in structural engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2005 and 2015, respectively.)


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