November 12, 2019
Ariss Awarded D'Appolonia Fellowship
Congratulations to PhD candidate Rami Ariss who was recently awarded the Dr. Elio D’Appolonia Graduate Fellowship. Ariss completed his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.
Advised by Professor Matteo Pozzi, Ariss researches the theory and practice of interconnected systems. His work explores the interdependencies between cyber-physical civil systems that impact people and identify opportunities to improve controls and decisions across energy and transportation systems. By using various methods to discover how these systems are connected his work aims to improve security, reliability and market designs necessary for effective operation.
"It is an honor to be awarded the Dr. Elio D'Appolonia Graduate Fellowship," says Ariss. "Receiving this award supports my step away from the energy industry to pursue a doctoral degree and I greatly thank the committee for this opportunity."
The Dr. Elio D’Appolonia Graduate Fellowship was established, with the generosity from the Devendra and Kshama Shukla Foundation, to recognize his impact on the department. Dr. D'Appolonia, was a CEE faculty member from 1948 to 1956 and truly helped to define and develop the multidisciplinary, creative problem-solving nature of civil engineering at CMU that remains a hallmark of the program.