R. Andrew Swartz
- Dillman 201I
- Associate Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
- Affiliated Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
- PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Michigan
- MS, Electrical Engineering: Systems, University of Michigan
- MS, Civil Engineering, University of Michigan
- BS, Civil Engineering, Michigan Technological University
My research interests are driven by the practice of embedded and autonomous interrogation of data collected remotely for the management and protection of both civil infrastructure assets and their occupants. Sustainable management of civil infrastructure systems requires not only the collection of relevant data, but also a means of conditioning and interpreting these data such that they can be of use for making decisions regarding both performance and structural health. Novel sensor designs with embedded data processing power offer the advantage of autonomous operation. My research interests lie in the application computationally efficient and robust embedded algorithms for monitoring and protection of civil infrastructure assets such as buildings, bridges, pipelines, wind turbines, roadways, and railroads. My work draws upon a diverse range of fields including structural dynamics, performance monitoring, structural health monitoring, structural control, load estimation, system identification, embedded algorithms, signal processing, embedded system design, computer science, and wireless sensor technologies.
- Application computationally efficient and robust embedded algorithms for monitoring and protection of civil infrastructure assets such as buildings, bridges, pipelines, wind turbines, roadways, and railroads.
Dr. Swartz teaches on topics of steel design, structural timber design, continuous-system modeling, and advanced structural analysis.