Andrew Smyth

Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Professor

Andrew Smyth is a professor of civil engineering and engineering mechanics at Columbia Engineering. He specializes in structural health monitoring, using sensor information to determine the condition of critical infrastructure. Smyth has been involved with the sensor instrumentation and vibration analysis and remote monitoring of a large number of iconic long-span bridges and landmark buildings and museums. His research interests include the development of data fusion and system identification algorithms to derive maximum information from large heterogeneous sensor networks monitoring dynamical systems, nonlinear system dynamical modeling and simulation, and natural hazards risk assessment. He is an NSF CAREER award recipient and 2008 ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize recipient. In 2007 he was a Visiting Researcher at the Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chausées, Paris. He is an Assoc. Editor of the ASCE Jo. of Engineering Mechanics and has served on the Editorial Board of the Int. Jo. of Structural Control and Monitoring, and in 2011 was elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute. Prof. Smyth received his Sc.B. and A.B. degrees at Brown University in 1992 in Civil Engineering and Architectural Studies respectively. He received his M.S. in Civil Engineering at Rice in 1994, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering (1997) and his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (1998) at the University of Southern California.

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