Dr. Bridge (formerly Rice)

Education

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, July 2009
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

M.S., Civil Engineering, May 2005
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

B.S., Civil Engineering, May 2003
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Graduated Magna cum Laude

Research Interests

• Structural health monitoring
• Smart sensor networks
• Resilient coastal infrastructure
• Structural dynamics and random vibration
• Full-scale bridge monitoring
• Wind turbine condition monitoring
• Distributed computing
• Data quality and signal processing

Professional Experience

Deputy Director, Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) Experimental Facility Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment, (April 2017 - Present)
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (August 2011 – Present)
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (August 2009 – July 2011)
Graduate Research Assistant, Smart Structures Technology Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL (September 2005 – July 2009)
Visiting Researcher, Bridge and Structure Laboratory, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan (March 2007 – June 2007)
Graduate Research Assistant, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL (January 2004 – October 2005)
Research Assistant, Wind Science and Engineering Research Center, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (March 2001 – August 2001)

Teaching Experience

Advanced Structural Analysis (CES 6106), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Structural Dynamics (CES 6108), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Mechanics of Engineering Structures (CES 3102), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Structural Analysis (CE 3440), Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Introduction to Structural Analysis (CEE 360), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Synergistic Activities

Member, University of Florida Transportation Institute, Internal Steering Committee (Infrastructure & Materials)
U.S. Delegate, NEES/E-Defense Collaborative Earthquake Research Program 10th Planning Meeting (Rebooting US-Japan Joint Research on Earthquake Engineering) Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, (December 2013)
Secretary, 4th Workshop on China-USA Collaboration for Disaster Evolution/Resilience of Civil Infrastructure and Urban Environment (Monitoring Working Group), University of Nevada, Reno (August 2013)
Member, NEESComm Data Curation Subcommittee (February 2013 – Present)
Lecturer, NSF-funded Asia Pacific Summer School for Smart Structures Technology, IISc. Bangalore (July 2012)
U.S. Delegate & Secretary, 3rd Workshop on China-U.S. Collaboration for Disaster Evolution/Resilience of Civil Infrastructure and Urban Environment (August 2012)
Vice Chair, ASCE/SEI Young Professionals Committee (2011 – 2015)
Panelist, How the Future of Structural Engineering Sees the Future of Structural Engineering, ASCE/SEI Structures Congress (April 2011)
Instructor, Science: It's a Girl Thing Camp, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (June 2010)
U.S. Delegate, U.S.-India Workshop: Innovative Materials and Structural Systems for Resilient and Sustainability Built Infrastructure, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India (December 2009)
Graduate Affairs Committee, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL (August 2008 – August 2009)

Honors and Affiliations

• University of Florida Term Professorship, 2017 – 2020
• University of Florida Excellence Award for Assistant Professors, 2015
• NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, 2015 - 2020
• NSF ENHANCE Fellow, 2013 - Present
• ASCE Outstanding Reviewer, Journal of Bridge Engineering, 2011
• Vodafone Fellowship Recipient, 2006-2008
• CEE Alumni Teaching Fellow, 2007-2008
• Chi Epsilon
• Tau Beta Pi, Texas Beta Chapter
• Phi Kappa Phi
• American Society of Civil Engineers

Journal Publications

*Note name change from Rice to Bridge in August 2017

  1. Rice, J.A., LaFave, J.M., Foutch, D.A., and Abdullah, A.B.M. (2017), “Passive vibration mitigation for highway sign trusses susceptible to wind-induced vibrations,” ASCE J. Performance of Constructed Facilities (in press).

  2. Mathur, R., Rice, J.A., Chapman, J. and Swift, A. (2016). “Economic Analysis of Lidar-Based Proactively Controlled Wind Turbines,” Renewable Energy, 103:156-170. (link)

  3. Abdullah, A.B.M., Rice, J.A. and Hamilton, H.R, Consolazio, G.R. (2016). "An investigation on stressing and breakage response of a prestressing strand using an efficient finite element model," Engineering Structures, 123:213-224. (link)

  4. Guan, S., Rice, J.A., Li, C., Li, Y. and Wang, G. (2016). “Structural Displacement Measurements using DC Coupled Radar with Active Transponder,” Structural Control and Health Monitoring. (link)

  5. Abdullah, A.B.M., Rice, J.A. and Hamilton, H.R, Consolazio, G.R. (2016). "Experimental and Numerical Evaluation of Unbonded Post-tensioning Tendons Subjected to Wire Breaks," ASCE J. Bridge Engineering. (link)

  6. Abdullah, A.B.M, Rice, J.A., Bhatia, R., Brenkus, N. and Hamilton, H.R. (2016). “A thermal analysis of flexible filler injection for unbonded post-tensioning tendons,” Construction & Building Materials, 126:599-608. (link)

  7. Abdullah, A.B.M., Rice, J.A., Brenkus, N. and Hamilton, H.R. (2016). "Full-scale experimental investigation of wire breakage detection in deviated multi-strand tendon systems," J. Civil Structural Health Monitoring. (link)

  8. Guan, S., Rice, J.A., Li, C., Li, Y. and Wang, G. (2015). "Dynamic and Static Structural Displacement Measurement Using Backscattering DC Coupled Radar," Smart Structures and Systems. 16(3): 521-535. (link)

  9. Agdas, D., Rice, J.A., Martinez, J. and Lasa, I. (2015). "Comparison of Visual Inspection and Structural-Health Monitoring as Bridge Condition Assessment Methods," ASCE J. Performance of Constructed Facilities. (link)

  10. Abdullah, A.B.M., Rice, J.A. and Hamilton, H.R., (2015). “A strain-based wire breakage identification algorithm for unbonded PT tendons,” Smart Structures and Systems, 16(4):415-433. (link)

  11. Abdullah, A.B.M., Rice, J.A. and Hamilton, H.R., (2014). “Wire Breakage Detection Using Relative Strain Variation in Unbonded Post-tensioning Anchors, J. Bridge Engineering, 20(1). (link)

  12. C. Gu, W. Xu, G. Wang, T. Inoue, J. Rice, L. Ran, and C. Li, (2014). “Noncontact Large-Scale Displacement Tracking: Doppler Radar for Water Level Gauging,” IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, 24(12):899-901. (link)

  13. Guan, S., Rice, J.A. Gu, C. and Li, C. (2014). “Automated DC Offset Calibration Strategy for Structural Health Monitoring Based on Portable CW Radar Sensor,” IEEE Transactions in Instrumentation and Measurement, 63(12): 3111-3118.(link)

  14. Hoover, D., Bilbao, A. and Rice, J.A. (2012). “WiSeMote: a novel low power, low noise wireless sensor network for structural health monitoring,” Smart Structures and Systems, 10(3): 271-298.(link)

  15. Rice, J.A., Foutch, D.A., LaFave, J.M., and Valdovinos, S. (2012). “Field Testing and Analysis of Aluminum Highway Sign Trusses,” Engineering Structures 32(1): 173-186.(link)

  16. Jang, S., Spencer, Jr., B.F., Rice, J.A., and Wang, J. (2011). “Full-Scale Experimental Validation of High Fidelity Wireless Measurement using a Historic Truss Bridge,” Adv. Struct. Eng., 14(1): 93-101.(link)

  17. Rice, J.A., Mechitov, K.A., Sim, S. H., Spencer Jr., B.F. and Agha, G. (2010). “Enabling Framework for Structural Health Monitoring Using Smart Sensors,” Structural Control and Health Monitoring, 18(5): 574-587.(link)

  18. Linderman, L.E., Rice, J.A., Barot, S., Spencer Jr., B.F. and Bernhard, J.T. (2010). “Characterization of Wireless Smart Sensor Performance,” ASCE J. Engineering Mechanics, 136(12): 1435-1442.(link)

  19. Rice, J.A, Mechitov, K., Sim, S.H., Nagayama, T., Jang, S., Kim, R., Spencer Jr., B.F., Agha, G. and Fujino, Y. (2010). “Flexible Smart Sensor Framework for Autonomous Structural Health Monitoring,” Smart Structures and Systems 6(5-6): 423-438.(link)

  20. Jang, S., Jo, H., Cho, S., Mechitov, K., Rice, J.A., Sim, S.H., Jung, H.J., Yun, C.B., Spencer Jr., B.F., and Agha, G. (2010). “Structural Health Monitoring of a Cable-stayed Bridge using Smart Sensor Technology: Deployment and Evaluation,” Smart Structures and Systems 6(5-6): 439-460.(link)

  21. Nagayama, T., Spencer Jr., B.F. and Rice, J.A. (2009). “Autonomous Decentralized Structural Health Monitoring Using Smart Sensors,” Structural Control and Health Monitoring 16(7-8): 842-859 http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/stc.352).(link)

  22. Rice, J.A., LaFave, J. and Mehuys, C.H. (2008). “End Connection Effects on Vortex Shedding Susceptibility of Aluminum Truss Tubular Web Members,” ASCE J. Performance of Constructed Facilities, 22(5): 297-304.(link)

Conference Publications

  1. Abdullah, A.B.M., Rice, J.A., Bhatia, R., Brenkus, N.R., and Hamilton, H.R. (2017). “Unbonded Tendons and an Alternative for Bonded Tendons in Post-Tensioned Bridges: Constructability, Structural Performance, and Monitoring,” Proc. Structures Congress 2017, Denver, CO.

  2. Gelineau, D.A., Davis, J.R., and Rice, J.A. (2017). “Investigating Extreme Event Loading on Coastal on Coastal Bridges Using Wireless Sensor Technology,” Proc. SPIE Smart Structures/NDE 2017, Portland, OR.

  3. Abdullah, A.B.M., Rice, J.A., Hamilton, H.R. and Consolazio, G.R. (2015). “Damage Identification In Unbonded Tendons For Post-tensioned Bridges, Proc. 6AESE/11ANCRiSST, Urbana, IL.

  4. Abdullah, A.B.M., Rice, J.A. and Hamilton, H.R. (2014). “A damage detection model for unbonded post-tensioning tendons based on relative strain variation in multi-strand anchors, Proc. SPIE Smart Structures/NDE 2014, Vol. 9061, San Diego, CA. (link)

  5. Guan, S., Rice, J.A., Li, C. and Wang, G. (2014). "Bridge Deflection Monitoring using Small, Low-Cost Radar Sensors,” Proc. Structures Congress 2014 , Boston, MA.(link)

  6. Guan, S., Rice, J.A., Li, C., Wang, G. and Gu, C. (2013). “Performance of continuous wave radar for low frequency vibration and static deflection testing,” Proc. SHMII-6, Hong Kong. (link)

  7. de Battista, N, Brownjohn, J.M.W., Rice, J.A., Sim, S.-H. and Tan, H.P. (2013). “Wireless structural monitoring of a multi-span footbridge with decentralized embedded data processing,” Proc. SHMII-6, Hong Kong. (link)

  8. de Battista, N, Rice, J.A., Sim, S.-H., Brownjohn, J.M.W. and Tan, H.P. (2013). “Embedded data processing in wireless sensor networks for structural health monitoring,” Proc. IWSHM 2013, Stanford, CA. (link)

  9. Guan, S., Rice, J.A., Rochester, J., Gu, C. and Li, C. (2013). “Performance Comparison of DC and AC Coupled Radars for Structural Health Monitoring,” Proc. ANCRISST Workshop, Ulsan, South Korea.

  10. de Battista, N, Rice, J.A., Sim, S.-H., Brownjohn, J. M. W. and Tan, H. P. (2013). “Structural health monitoring of civil infrastructure using wireless sensor networks,” Proc. SECED ‐ Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics Young Engineers Conference, Newcastle, United Kingdom. (link)

  11. Wang, G, Gu, C, Rice, J.A., Inoue, T. and Li, C, (2013). “Highly accurate noncontact water level monitoring using continuous-wave Doppler radar,” Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks (WiSNet), 2013 IEEE Topical Conference. (link)

  12. Guan, S., Rice, J.A., Gu, C. and Li, C. (2013). “Simulation analysis and experimental performance of a radar sensor network for distributed bridge monitoring” Proc. SPIE Smart Structures/NDE 2013, San Diego, CA.(link)

  13. Mathur, R., Rice, J.A., Swift, A and Chapman, J. (2012). “Lidar-enhanced pitch control for optimized wind turbine performance”, Proc. 3rd American Association for Wind Engineering Workshop, Hyannis, Massachusetts.

  14. Rice, J.A., Guan, S., Gu, C. and Li, C. (2012). “A MIMO Radar Sensor Network for Distributed Bridge Monitoring,” Proc. ANCRISST Workshop, Bangalore, India.

  15. Gu, C., Li, C. and Rice, J.A. (2012). “A Wireless Smart Sensor Network Based on Radar Displacement Sensing for Structural Health Monitoring,” Proc. ANCRISST Workshop, Bangalore, India.

  16. Hoover, D., Bilbao, A. and Rice, J.A. (2012). “A low power, low noise wireless sensor platform for structural health monitoring,” Proc. 6th EWSHM, Dresden, Germany.

  17. Rice, J.A., Li, C. and Gu, C. (2012). “A radar-based sensor network for bridge displacement measurements,” Proc. SPIE Smart Structures/NDE 2012, San Diego, CA. (link)

  18. Gu, C., Li, C. and Rice, J.A. (2012). “A Wireless Smart Sensor Network based on Multi-function Interferometric Radar Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring,” Proc. IEEE RWS2012, Santa Clara, CA. (link)

  19. Rice, J.A. and Li, C. (2011). “A wireless multifunctional radar-based displacement sensor for structural health monitoring,” Proc. SPIE Smart Structures/NDE 2011, Vol. 7981, San Diego, CA. (link)

  20. Bilbao, A., Hoover, D., Rice, J.A., and Chapman, J. (2011). “Ultra-low power wireless sensing for long-term structural health monitoring,” Proc. SPIE Smart Structures/NDE 2011, Vol. 7981, San Diego, CA. (link

  21. Yan, Y., Li, C., Rice, J.A. and Lin, J. (2011). “Wavelength Division Sensing RF Vibrometer,” Proc. IEEE IMS2011, Baltimore, MD.(link)

  22. Lu, L., Li, C. and Rice, J.A. (2011). “A software-defined multifunctional radar sensor for linear and reciprocal displacement measurement,” Proc. IEEE RWS2011, Phoenix, AZ.(link)

  23. Jang, S., Jo, H., Mechitov, K., Sim, S.H., Spencer, Jr., B.F., Agha, G., Cho, S., Jung, H.J., Yun, C.B., Rice, J.A. (2010). “Autonomous structural health monitoring using wireless smart sensors on a cable-stayed bridge,” Proc. Fifth International IABMAS Conference, Philadelphia, PA. (link)

  24. Rice, J.A., Mechitov, K.A., and Spencer Jr., B.F. (2010) “Autonomous smart sensor network for full-scale structural health monitoring,” Proc. SPIE Smart Structures/NDE 2010, Vol. 6932, San Diego, CA. (link)

  25. Rice, J.A., Mechitov, K.A., and Spencer Jr., B.F. (2010) “Autonomous smart sensor network for full-scale structural health monitoring,” Proc. SPIE Smart Structures/NDE 2010, Vol. 6932, San Diego, CA.(link)

  26. Jo, H., Rice, J.A., and Spencer Jr., B.F. (2010) “Development of High-sensitivity Sensor Board for Structural Health Monitoring,” Proc. SPIE Smart Structures/NDE 2010, Vol. 6932, San Diego, CA.(link)

  27. Cho, S., Jang, S., Jo, H., Mechitov, K., Rice, J.A., Jung, H.J., Yun, C.B., Spencer, Jr., B.F., Nagayama, T., and Seo, J. (2010) “Structural health monitoring system of a cable-stayed bridge using a dense array of scalable smart sensor network” Proc. SPIE Smart Structures/NDE 2010, Vol. 6932, San Diego, CA.(link)

  28. Jang, S.A., Rice, J.A., Li, J., Jo, H., Spencer Jr., B.F. (2009) “Structural Monitoring of a Historic Truss Bridge using a Wireless Sensor Network,” Proc. 5th International Workshop on Advanced Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology, ANCRiSST 2009, Boston MA.(link)

  29. Rice, J.A., Mechitov, K.A., Spencer Jr., B.F. and Agha, G. (2008) “A Service-Oriented Architecture for Structural Health Monitoring using Smart Sensors,” Proc. 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China.(link)

  30. Rice, J.A., Mechitov, K.A., Spencer Jr., B.F. and Agha, G. (2008). “Flexible Smart Sensing Framework for Structural Health Monitoring,” Proc. US-Korea Workshop on Bio-Inspired Sensor Technology and Infrastructure Monitoring, Jeju, Korea.

  31. Rice, J.A. and Spencer Jr., B.F. (2008). “Structural Health Monitoring Sensor Development for the Imote2 Platform,” Proc. SPIE Smart Structures/NDE 2008, Vol. 6932, San Diego, CA.(link)

  32. Nagayama, T., Spencer Jr., B.F. and Rice, J.A. (2007). “Structural Health Monitoring Using Smart Sensors,” Proc. World Forum on Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology, Nanjing, China.(link)

  33. Spencer Jr., B.F., Nagayama, T., Rice, J.A. and Agha, G. (2007). “Smart Sensor Technology: A New Paradigm for Structural Health Monitoring,” Proc. 39th Joint Panel Meeting on Wind & Seismic Effects, UJNR, Tsukuba, Japan.(link)

  34. Nagayama, T., Rice, J.A. and Spencer Jr., B.F. (2006) “Efficacy of Intel’s Imote2 Wireless Sensor Platform for Structural Health Monitoring Applications,” Proc. Asia-Pacific Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Yokohama, Japan.(link)

  35. Rice, J.A. and Foutch, D.A. (2006). “Passive Damping Strategies for Highway Sign Structures,” Proc. Fourth World Conference on Structural Control and Monitoring, San Diego, CA.

Technical Reports

  1. Rice, J.A. and Lloyd, J., “Optimization of a Pavement Instrumentation Plan for a Full-Scale Test Road: Evaluation,” Florida Department of Transportation State Materials Office, Tallahassee, FL. (link)

  2. Rice, J.A. and Spencer, B.F., “Flexible Smart Sensor Framework for Autonomous Full-scale Structural Health Monitoring,” NSEL Report Series, No. 18, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009. (link)

  3. Foutch, D.A., Rice, J.A., LaFave, J., Valdovinos, S., and Kim, T.W., “Evaluation of Aluminum Highway Sign Trusses and Standards for Wind and Truck Gust Loading,” Bureau of Materials and Physical Research, Report No. 153, Illinois Department of Transportation, Springfield, IL., Dec. 2006.

  4. Spencer Jr., B.F., Baker, W., Abe, M., Carlson, J.D., Glatt, J., Horos, D., Nagayama, T., Novak, L., Rice, J.A. and Yang, G., “Museum of Science and Industry SCIENCE STORMS Exhibit: Bridge Icon - Feasibility Assessment,” Submitted to the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL, 2005.

Presentations

  1. A low power, low noise wireless sensor platform for structural health monitoring, 6th EWSHM, Dresden, Germany, July 2012.

  2. A radar-based sensor network for bridge displacement measurements, SPIE Smart Structures/NDE 2012, San Diego, CA, March, 2012.

  3. A wireless multifunctional radar-based displacement sensor for structural health monitoring, SPIE Smart Structures/NDE 2011, San Diego, CA, March 2011.

  4. Rapid bridge assessment enabled by wireless smart sensors, Fifth World Conference on Structural Control and Monitoring, Tokyo, Japan, July 2010.

  5. Autonomous smart sensor network for full-scale structural health monitoring, SPIE Smart Structures/NDE 2010, San Diego, CA, March 2010.

  6. Smart Sensors: Tools for Sustainability, U.S.-India Workshop: Innovative Materials and Structural Systems for Resilient and Sustainability Built Infrastructure, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India, December, 2009.

  7. Smart Sensing Technology: Opportunities and Challenges, Short Course on Wireless Smart Sensors Technologies and Applications, ANCRiSST 2009, Boston, MA, July 2009.

  8. A Service-Oriented Architecture for Structural Health Monitoring using Smart Sensors, 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China, October 2008.

  9. A Service-Oriented Architecture for Structural Health Monitoring using Smart Sensors, US-Japan Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, September 2008.

  10. Smart Sensor Technology: A New Paradigm for Structural Health Monitoring, ERDC/CERL Workshop on Structural Health Management and Corrosion Degradation Modeling of Steel and Thermoplastic Composite Bridges, Arlington, VA, May 2008.

  11. Structural Health Monitoring Sensor Development for the Imote2 Platform, SPIE Smart Structures/NDE 2008, San Diego, CA, March 2008.

  12. Structural Health Monitoring using the Imote2 Smart Sensor Platform, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, March 2008. (Invited seminar)

  13. Imote2 Sensor Board with Versatile DSP, Fourth Annual EHKS Retreat, Robert Allerton Park, Monticello, IL, February 2008. (Won Best Presentation Award)

  14. Synchronized Sensing Toward Structural Health Monitoring Using Smart Sensors, World Forum on Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology (SMSST’07), Chongqing and Nanjing, China, May 2007.

  15. Smart Sensor Technology: A New Paradigm for Structural Health Monitoring, 39th Joint Panel Meeting on Wind & Seismic Effects, UJNR, Tsukuba, Japan, May 2007.

  16. Efficacy of Intel’s Imote2 Wireless Sensor Platform for Structural Health Monitoring Applications, Asia-Pacific Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Yokohama, Japan, December 2006.

  17. Passive Damping Strategies for Highway Sign Structures, Fourth World Conference on Structural Control and Monitoring, San Diego, CA, July 2006.

  18. Museum of Science and Industry Smart Bridge Project, Second Annual EHKS Retreat: Earthquake Response and Dynamic Monitoring, Robert Allerton Park, Monticello, IL, October 2005.