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Welcome to Swarming-system Modeling & Analysis Research Team (SMART).

Dr. Mengqi Hu, an Assistant Professor from the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, is the director of SMART. Before joined the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2015, Dr. Hu has worked as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Mississippi State University from 2012 to 2015.

The mission of SMART is to make complex systems (e.g., engineered swarming systems) smarter and more efficient using advanced modeling and analytics approaches. Our application area includes but not limited to Sustainable and Resilient Building/Microgrid Clusters, UAV Swarms, Energy-Water Nexus, and Healthcare Informatics.