Lauren Linderman

Lauren Linderman

Lauren Linderman

Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering


Civil Engineering Building
Room 248
500 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455


  • Ph.D., 2013, Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S., 2009, Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.S., 2007, Civil Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
Research Interests

Linderman Research Group | Experts@Minnesota | Google Scholar

My research is focused on cyber-physical systems in order to improve the long-term performance of structures or limit their response during transient events, such as earthquakes. Primary areas of interest include vibration mitigation strategies, decentralized control, wireless sensor systems, and data acquisition techniques. Current efforts focus on leveraging the computational and sensing capabilities of wireless sensor systems for decentralized control of civil infrastructure. These wireless smart sensors can be extended to multitasking networks that both control response and monitor structural health.

Honors and Awards

  • Taylor Career Development Award, 2020
  • ASCE MN Young Engineer of the Year, 2019
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2018

Selected Publications

Heisel, M., Daugherty, C., Finley, N., Linderman, L., Schillinger, D., French, C. E., & Guala, M. 2020. "Aerodynamics of Highway Sign Structures: From Laboratory Tests and Field Monitoring to Structural Design Guidelines." Journal of Structural Engineering, 146(11), 04020233.

Mikulik, D. and Linderman, L.E. 2019. "Environmental Effects on Conductive Surface Sensors and Pattern Applications for Concrete Crack Localization." Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 31(6):04019084.

Gaebler, K.O., Hedegaard, B.D., Shield, C.K. and Linderman, L.E. 2018. "Signal selection and analysis methodology of long-term vibration data from the I-35W St. Anthony Fall's Bridge." Structural Control and Health

Verdoljak, R.V. and Linderman, L.E. 2016. “Sparse feedback structures for control of civil systems.” Structural Control and Health Monitoring, doi: 10.1002/stc.1847

Sun, Z., Li, B., Dyke, S.J., Lu, C., and Linderman, L.E. 2015. Benchmark problem in active structural control with wireless sensor network. Structural Control and Health Monitoring. DOI:10.1002/stc.1761

Spencer, B.F., Jo, J., Mechitov, K.A., Li, J., Sim, S.-H., Kim, R.E., Cho, S., Linderman, L.E., Moinzadeh, P., Giles, R.K., and Agha, G. 2015. Recent advances in wireless smart sensors for multi-scale monitoring and control of civil infrastructure. Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring. DOI:10.1007/s13349-015-0111-1

Linderman, L., Jo, H., Spencer, B.F. 2014. Low-Latency Data Acquisition for Wireless Control Applications. Sensors Journal, IEEE, DOI:10.1109/JSEN.2014.2366932.

Linderman, L., Mechitov, K., Spencer, B.F., 2012 TinyOS-Based Real-Time Wireless Data Acquisition Framework for Structural Health Monitoring and Control. Structural Control and Health Monitoring, DOI: 10.1002/stc.1514.

Linderman, L., Rice, J.A., Barot, S., Spencer, B. F., and Bernhard, J.T. 2010. Characterization of Wireless Smart Sensor Performance. Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 136(12): 1435-1443.