The Structures and Artificial Intelligence Lab (SAIL) at the University of Houston invites applications from highly motivated students for graduate research in the broad area of artificial intelligence applications in structural engineering. Research will be highly interdisciplinary, at the intersection of civil engineering, computer science and robotics.
Research topics of interest include but are not limited to:
Deep learning and computer vision for condition assessment
Structural health monitoring and system identification
Cyber-modeling and digital twins/Physics-based modeling
Path planning for inspections
Robotic inspections of civil infrastructure
Augmented and virtual reality for inspections
Built environment analytics and smart cities
Disaster risk assessment
Machine learning for structural engineering
Application statements should directly address the applicant’s programming experience (may include links to reports or github repositories if any). Prior research experience in the aforementioned or similar topics, or any relevant research in structural engineering should be articulated. Admission is highly competitive, successful PhD applicants will receive full tuition support and stipend for the duration of their study through research and teaching assistantships. Multiple openings exist as early as Fall 2020 and into Spring/Fall 2021.
Applicants may refer to the admissions page for latest information on deadlines. https://www.egr.uh.edu/academics/graduate-programs-policies/admissions
Applications may be submitted at http://www.cive.uh.edu/admissions/civil-engineering/application-forms. For further inquiries, please send a cover letter expressing your interest (detailing relevant experience and career objectives), and a CV (including GPA, test scores and with subject "Prospective Graduate Student") to Prof. Vedhus Hoskere (vhoskere
For more information about our graduate programs, please refer to https://www.egr.uh.edu/academics/graduate-programs
About UH: The University of Houston is located in a picturesque 667 acre campus a few minutes from downtown Houston with over 45,000 students. The Cullen College of Engineering is ranked #38 for public engineering programs in the US according to US News 2021 rankings. The CEE program at the University of Houston is home to 22 tenured or tenure-track faculty members with over 270 undergraduates, and 130 graduate students. Houston is the fourth largest city in the U.S. and the "energy capital of the world". The city of Houston is home to the world’s largest medical center, NASA, the Port of Houston and the second-most Fortune 500 headquarters of all major U.S. cities. The greater Houston area offers state-of-the-art recreational facilities, world-class arts and cultural activities, excellent schools, and affordable housing.