Dr. Sunil Sinha is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of Sustainable Water Infrastructure Management (SWIM) Center at Virginia Tech. He is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award recipient in the area of sustainable infrastructure management systems. Dr. Sinha’s research, teaching, and consulting activities are focused in the areas of asset management, sustainability, pattern recognition, sensor informatics, and resilient infrastructure, especially water systems. He has documented and disseminated the results and findings from research work in over 300 publications in technical referred journals, technical conference proceedings, and technical reports. Dr. Sinha was seed behind “90-minutes” PBS documentary titled “Liquid Assets: The Story of Our Water Infrastructure,” that throws light on a long-buried problem -- America’s aging water systems. He has given many NPR interviews and featured as a water infrastructure expert in a History Channel documentary titled “The Crumbling of America.” Recently, he launched two national database websites: WATERiD (www.waterid.org) National Knowledgebase and PIPEiD (www.pipeid.org) National Water Pipeline Modeling Platform.