Dr. Reza Akhavian is an Assistant Professor of Construction Management at the School of Engineering, California State University East Bay (CSUEB) and the director of the Data-informed Construction Engineering (DiCE) Group. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (with Construction Engineering and Management concentration) from the University of Central Florida (UCF). He also holds an M.S. (UCF, 2012) and a B.S. (University of Tehran, 2010) in Civil Engineering. He has more than 20 articles published in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings and serves as a member of the editorial board of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Journal of Construction Engineering and Management (JCEM). His industry experience includes working with Bentley Systems and DPR Construction.
Dr. Akhavian's professional focus is in the areas of information technology, data analytics, machine learning, and automation and robotics for different Construction Engineering and Management applications. More specifically, his research and industry involvement focus on leveraging different types of data collected from job site entities such as workers, equipment, and material and the built environment to help make informed-decisions. Much current work involves enhancing health, safety, and productivity of construction project operations and sustainability and resiliency of the built environment. In addition, Dr. Akhavian is actively pursuing interdisciplinary STEM education research and curriculum development.
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Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers
Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers
Akhavian R. (2015). “Data-Driven Simulation Modeling of Construction and Infrastructure Operations using Process Knowledge Discovery”, Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
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