Dr. Jennifer Rice
Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering UF
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Jennifer Rice is an Assistant Professor in the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure at the University of Florida (UF). She heads the Smart Infrastructure Management Laboratory and is the deputy director of the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure Experimental Facility at UF. Dr. Rice takes a multidisciplinary research approach to addressing the challenges of vulnerable and aging infrastructure through the development and application of novel sensor systems and decision support tools. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Florida Department of Transportation. Dr. Rice received the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award to study the impact of severe storms on coastal bridges and develop cyberinfrastructure tools for the observation of extreme events. Dr. Rice received her B.S. degree from Texas Tech University and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.