ARISE Research Team (2022-2027)

Adaptive and Resilient Infrastructures Driven by Social Equity, NSF EPSCoR RII Track-1 #2148878

Project Overview

Project Leaders

  • Belinda Sturm (she), Professor, ARISE Director, Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering, University of Kansas
  • Bala Natarajan (he), Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Kansas State University
  • Elaina Sutley (she), Associate Professor, Associate Dean of Diversity School of Engineering, Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering, University of Kansas

Theme Leaders

  • George Amariucai (he), Associate Professor, Computer Science, Kansas State University
  • Visvakumar Aravinthan (he), Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Wichita State University
  • HM Abdul Aziz (he), Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, Kansas State University
  • Jason Bergtold (he), Professor, Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University
  • Justin Hutchison (he), Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering, University of Kansas
  • Rachel Krause (she), Associate Professor, Public Affairs & Administration, University of Kansas
  • Tim Pleskac (he), Professor, Psychology, University of Kansas
  • Derek Reed (he), Professor, Applied Behavioral Science, University of Kansas
  • Xiaoheng Wang (she), Assistant Professor, Public Affairs, Wichita State University
  • Jomella Watson-Thompson (she), Associate Professor, Director, Center of Community Health and Development, University of Kansas

Team Members

  • Hongsheng He (he), Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Wichita State University
  • Jude Kastens (he), Associate Research Professor, Kansas Applied Remote Sensing, University of Kansas
  • Teresa MacDonald (she), Associate Director of Informal Science Education, Natural History Museum, University of Kansas
  • Joel Mendez (he), Assistant Professor, Public Affairs & Administration, University of Kansas
  • Anil Pahwa (he), University Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Kansas State University
  • Edward Peltier (he), Associate Chair and Professor of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering, University of Kansas
  • Sergio Salinas Monroy (he), Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Wichita State University
  • Lior Shamir (he), Associate Professor, Computer Science, Kansas State University
  • Vaishali Sharda (she), Assistant Professor, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Kansas State University