UTTRI associated faculty receive Engineering Dean’s Spark Professorships

Congratulations to  four UTTRI associated faculty within the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering who have been awarded Dean’s Spark Professorships (DSP).  All twelve recipients of the DSP are within the first four years of their appointment. They will each receive an annual grant for three years.

head shots of (L-R) Professors Merve Bodur, Daniel Posen, Scott Sanner, and Shoshanna Saxe

(L-R) Professors Merve Bodur, Daniel Posen, Scott Sanner, and Shoshanna Saxe

Merve Bodur (MIE) — Conducting theoretical and applied operations research on discrete and stochastic optimization to provide valuable planning, scheduling and operational tools for high-level decision makers.

Daniel Posen (CivMin) — Improving city-wide greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) accounting and mitigation by enabling cities to evaluate the most effective GHG strategies.

Scott Sanner (MIE, CompSci) — Developing automated data analytics tools to create smarter cities through improved power grid security, traffic flow, HVAC and healthcare systems.

Shoshanna Saxe (CivMin) — Implementing new, bottom-up city-scale assessment to develop a detailed understanding of the material flows and associated greenhouse gas emissions of urban infrastructure.

More on the DSPs at UofT Engineering News.