Hajjar and Padir’s Collaborative Work Highlighted at CRDR Workshop
CEE Chair and CDM Smith Professor Jerome Hajjar and ECE Associate Professor Taskin Padir are collaborating on a research project for post-disaster assessment of critical infrastructure such as bridges using small unmanned aircraft systems. Their latest research results were presented at the “Using Drones to Detect Damage to Bridges Workshop” organized by the Center for Regional Disaster Resilience in Seattle, WA. Northeastern team’s research was also featured by King5 News. The project has been funded by Northeastern’s Global Resilience Institute and the Department of Homeland Security National Infrastructure Protection Plan Security and Resilience Challenge program. Within the scope of this project, Northeastern COE team collaborates with the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region, MassDOT, UASDevelopment, Inc. and MassRobotics.