Human-Infrastructure Interfaces (HII)

To date, new technologies collecting data of the built environment are cheaper, more accurate, diverse, and accessible than ever before. However, the use and implementation of the new tools available to structural engineers to assess, inspect, or inform actions and performance about their built environment and its interaction with humans have been very limited.  Some examples include the cases of decision-makers, owners of infrastructure, policy makers, occupants, and inspectors of infrastructure. They are often not taken into account when developing new technologies to better inform humans about the structural response or their condition. By empowering human-machine interfaces in the context of the built environment and fostering human involvement and participation (human-in-the-loop), we will explore specifically how the collection of data, their analysis, and their interpretation can inform human decisions. Submit to our journal here.