Current Members

 

 

Amir H. Behzadan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Michigan (2008)

M.Eng., Construction Engineering and Management, University of Michigan (2005)

B.Eng., Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology (2003)

 

Nipun D. Nath

Doctoral Student and Research Assistant


Project: Big Visual Data Analytics for Scene Understanding in Infrastructure Projects

M.S., Project Management, Missouri State University (2017)

B.S., Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) (2012)

 

Yalong Pi

Doctoral Student and Research Assistant


Project: Robust Object Detection and Segmentation from Aerial Footage for Disaster Response

M.S., Architecture and Civil Engineering, Wuhan Institute of Technology (2016)

B.S., Mechanical Design, Wuhan Textile University (2013)

 

Fatemeh Pariafsai

Doctoral Student and Teaching Assistant


Project: Effectiveness of Using New Educational Technologies to Fill Skill Gaps in the Construction Industry

M.S., Architectural Engineering, Azad University (Tehran Central Branch) (2010)

B.S., Architectural Engineering, Tehran University of Art (2005)

 

Songjukta Datta

M.S. Student and Research Assistant


Project: Person-Specific Simulation Modeling for Large Crowd Emergency Mapping

B.S., Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) (2014)

 

Md Nazmus Sakib

M.S. Student and Research Assistant


Project: TBD

B.S., Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) (2014)

 

 

 

 

Past Members

 

 

Prabhat Shrestha

Associate Consultant, Bain & Company


M.S. Thesis: Nature-Inspired Sensor Data Analytics Methods for Simulation Input Modeling

M.S., Construction Management, Texas A&M University (2018)

B.S., Civil Engineering, Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) (2016)

 

Lorena C. Moreira, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil


Ph.D. Dissertation: Augmented Reality Mediation for Building Operations and Maintenance

Ph.D., Architecture and Technology, University of Campinas (2018)

M.S., Architecture and Urban Planning, Federal University of Santa Catarina (2008)

B.S., Architecture and Urbanism, Federal University of Bahia (1999)

 

Khandakar M. Rashid

Doctoral Student, Oregon State University


M.S. Thesis: Coupling Mobile Technology, Position Data Mining, and Attitude toward Risk to Improve Construction Site Safety

M.S., Project Management, Missouri State University (2017)

B.S., Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) (2012)

 

Reza Akhavian, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, California State University East Bay

Ph.D. Dissertation: Data-Driven Simulation Modeling of Construction and Infrastructure Operations Using Process Knowledge Discovery

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Central Florida (2015)

M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Central Florida (2012)

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Tehran (2010)

 

Elshan Asadi

Graduate Student, University of Florida


Project: Strategies to Recruit and Retain Women in Construction and Civil Engineering

B.S., Architectural Engineering, Azad University (2010)

 

Lianne Brito

UCF L.E.A.R.N (Learning Environment and Academic Research Network) Program

Project: Human Crew Motion Analysis for Construction Simulation

 

Arezoo Shirazi

Doctoral Student, Georgia Institue of Technology


M.S. Thesis: Context-Aware Mobile Augmented Reality Visualization in Construction Engineering Education

M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Central Florida (2014)

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Tehran (2012)

 

Brittany Cogger

Project: Fuel and Energy Consumption Modeling Techniques for Heavy Construction Equipment

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Central Florida (2014)


 

 

Hamid Maherinia

M.S. Thesis: Development of the Strategy to Select Optimum Reflective Cracking Mitigation Methods for the Hot-Mixed Asphalt Overlays in Florida

M.S., Geotechnical Engineering, University of Central Florida (2013)

M.S., Transportation Engineering, Azad University (Science and Research Branch) (2010)

B.S., Civil Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology (2006)

 

Michael S. Toth

M.S. Thesis: Construction and Demolition Debris Recovery and Recycling in Orange County, FL

M.S., Environmental Engineering, University of Central Florida (2012)

B.S., Environmental Engineering, Florida Gulf Coast University (2010)

 

Mark L. Bacal

Project: Design of a Computerized System for Automated Lumber Grading In MATLAB

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Central Florida (2010)