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Mission & Vision



The mission of the Sikand Center for Sustainable and Intelligent Infrastructure (Sikand SITI-Center), housed within Cal State LA’s College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology, is to support the advancement of multidisciplinary research, education, and professional development with a focus on Urban Sustainability and its components.



The Sikand SITI-Center will be an incubator for successful sustainability solutions while facilitating the advancement of faculty, students, and affiliated members.


What We Focus On

Urban sustainability and its components include transportation infrastructure, water resources and hydrology, urban structures and earthquake resiliency, environment, geotechnics, smart mobility, and connected vehicles, energy and vehicle electrification, construction management, and advances in technology related to sustainability such as artificial intelligence and data science. In particular, we focus on issues of interest to urban Southern California.


Research Services

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• Faculty Mini-Grants 

• Agency Research Collaboration

• Grant Proposal Writing Workshops 

• Supporting and Facilitating Faculty Research 

• Enhancing Multidisciplinary Faculty Research


Training & Education

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• Webinars

• Guest Lecture Series

• Certificate Programs

• Workforce Development

• Industry Training Workshops

• Sustainability Student Fellowships


Professional Development

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• Student Design Projects

• Annual Urban Sustainability Symposium

• Urban Sustainability Certification for Industry Partners

• Agreements with Local Agencies Including City, County, Universities and Colleges


How We Do


Research Areas

• Artificial Intelligence Big Data Analytics

• Construction Management & Earthquake Resilience

• Electric, Hydrogen & Hybrid Vehicles

• Environmental & Geotechnics

• Smart Cities & Connected Vehicles

• Transportation Infrastructure

• Water Resources & Hydrology