Smart, connected communities

The concept of smart and connected communities is inspiring new ideas in the Wayne State University College of Engineering. Unprecedented levels of connectivity will result in a deeper integration of information, communication and technology across numerous foundational areas such as transportation, energy and sustainability, industrial automation, advanced manufacturing, health care, and public safety.

A 2020 study indicated that the size of the global smart cities market is expected to grow to $820.7 billion by 2025. With that in mind, Wayne State faculty members are rethinking engineering research and education to bring people, things and data together into the next generation of technology. They are experts in key elements of connectivity, including sensing, computing and networking, control and robotics, smart transportation, connected health, security, and data science.

The university's proficiency in the connectivity domain makes it well positioned to collaborate with industry and government as faculty and students work on solutions to deliver convenience, safety and efficiency in a more connected world.