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Kevin Heaslip named Director of Information Systems Lab

The Hume Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Kevin Heaslip, who has recently been named Interim Director of the Hume Center Information Systems Lab, based in the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington. Dr. Heaslip is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and serves as the resilience lead for the National Capital Region. His Read more…

Flint water quality improves, but safety measures still needed

The Flint, Michigan, water system is healing. Lead levels appear to have fallen below actionable limits, according to the most recent testing by Virginia Tech researchers. In addition, no alarming Legionella bacteria were found in water heaters of random homeowners. And testing has also eliminated concerns about contamination from disinfection byproducts in the water. But the Read more…

Susan Hotle joins faculty in Transportation

Susan Hotle received her bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and Ph.D. in civil engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her dissertation focused on airline demand and applications of clickstream information in estimating online user behavior. Upon obtaining her doctorate, Hotle served as the Operations Research Analyst for the Office of Performance Analysis with GRA, Incorporated Read more…

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