Jin Zhu

Assistant Professor

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Jin Zhu is an Assistant Professor with the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. Prior to joining UConn, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University and before that she received her PhD in Civil Engineering and a Master in Public Administration at Florida International University. Her current research portfolio includes the complex systems engineering and management; system-of-systems integration; resilience quantification and simulation in infrastructure systems; and resilient communities. Her work on performance assessment of complex construction projects as system-of-systems has received the Best Paper Award from 2015 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, and 2nd Place Best Poster Award from 2016 ASCE Construction Research Congress. Dr. Zhu is the director of Resilient Interdependent Systems Engineering (RISE) Lab at UConn. The RISE Lab focuses on research that advances knowledge, methods, and data within and across diverse disciplines including civil engineering, complex systems science, network and graph theory, decision theory, organizational theory, and computer science.


Systems Engineering Focus

Key Active Research Projects:

    • Resilience modeling of infrastructure system-of-systems
    • Future-proof transportation infrastructure
    • Risk and uncertainty management in complex capital projects


Future Directions:

    • Disaster resilience of socio-technical systems
    • Smart cities

Key Skills/Capabilities:

  • System Design & Optimization
  • System-of-Systems Engineering
  • Agent-based Modeling and Simulation
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Dynamic Network Analysis


Google Scholar Profile:

Jin Zhu


Contact Information
Mailing Address261 Glenbrook Road Unit 3037
Office LocationCAST 327