Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems
THE INSTITUTE FOR CIVIL INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS (ICIS) was established in 1998 with initial funding from the National Science Foundation. The Institute engages in research, education, and outreach in infrastructure, including energy, transportation, water, communication and environmental protection, in the context of the quality of life in urban areas. Agencies that have funded current and recent research include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (through university centers at NYU, USC, and Dartmouth), the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Transportation Region 2 University Transportation Research Center, the NYS Department of Transportation, and the Fund for Public Health in NY. Institute researchers have also engaged in research impacts of global climate change on public infrastructure.