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Sybil Derrible, PhD

Associate Professor

Civil, Materials, and Environmental Engineering


Building & Room:

2071 ERF


842 West Taylor Street, MC 246, Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 996-2429


My main goal is to develop new planning and design practices for more intelligent, integrated and distributed urban infrastructure systems. Whether it is the water/wastewater system, the electricity grid, the building stock, or the transportation system, all are part of a nexus of co-dependent and ubiquitous elements of infrastructure that is vital to our cities. This network aspect of urban infrastructure is paramount and may hold the key for a more sustainable and resilient future.

Research interests include:
• Sustainable and Resilient Urban Infrastructure Planning
• Transport, Water, Electricity, Building Energy Modeling
• Complexity Science
• Infrastructure Network Design
• Network Science
• Machine Learning
• Agent-Based Modeling

Selected Publications

For a complete list of published and submitted paper, please visit the publication page of CSUN.


Ph.D., Civil Engineering
University of Toronto

D.E.S.O., Industrial Engineering
Ecole Centrale of Lyon

M.Eng., Mechanical Engineering
Imperial College London