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Mani Golparvar Fard

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Mani Golparvar Fard
Mani Golparvar Fard
Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Computer Science, & Technology Entrepreneurship
3129D Newmark Civil Engineering Bldg
205 N. Mathews
Urbana Illinois 61801

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, 1998-2002￿
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Area: Hydro Structures, Iran University of Science and Technology, 2002-2005
  • Master of Applied Science in Civil Engineering, Area: Project and Construction Management, University of British Columbia, 2005-2006
  • Master of Computer Science, Areas: Computer Vision / Graphics and Machine Learning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008-2010
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, Area: Construction Management, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,￿2006-2010

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech, Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2010-2012
  • Principal Faculty, Virginia Tech, Myers-Lawson School of Construction, 2010-2012
  • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2013-2016
  • Faculty Affiliate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois Institute of Informatics, 2013-present
  • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Computer Science, 2013-2016
  • Faculty Affiliate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) Program, 2013-present
  • Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Technology Entrepreneurship Program, 2017-present
  • Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Computer Science, 2016-present
  • Associate Professor, Faculty Entrepreneurial Fellow, and Faculty Excellence Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2016-present

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Other Professional Employment

  • Co-Founder and CTO, Reconstruct Inc., Champaign, IL and Menlo Park, CA, 2019-present

Resident Instruction

  • CEE598BIM and CEE598BIO: Building Information Modeling, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Spring 2020
  • CEE598BIM and CEE598BIO: Building Information Modeling, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Spring 2019
  • CEE320- Construction Engineering and Management, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Fall 2018
  • CEE320- Construction Engineering and Management, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Spring 2018
  • CEE320- Construction Engineering and Management, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Fall 2017
  • CEE598: Visual Data Sensing and Analytics for Civil Infrastructure Systems, Spring 2017
  • CEE320- Construction Engineering and Management, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Fall 2016
  • TE598-298: Breakthrough Innovation Teams, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Spring 2016
  • CEE598BIM and CEE598BIO: Building Information Modeling, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Spring 2016
  • TE598-298: Breakthrough Innovation Teams, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Fall 2015
  • CEE/CSE598 (Cross-listed)- Visual Sensing for Civil Infrastructure Engineering and Management, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Spring 2015

Research Interests

  • Computer Vision and Machine Learning for Monitoring Construction and Operation in the Built Environment

Books Edited or Co-Edited (Original Editions)

  • White, J. Schmidt, D.C., and Golparvar-Fard, M. (2014). "Proceedings of the IEEE; Special Issue: Applications of Augmented Reality", 102(2), 1-2.

Chapters in Books

Monographs

  • Saidi, K., Cheok, G., Franaszek, M., Brown, C., Swerdlow, J., Lipman, R., Katz, I., Golparvar-Fard, M., Goodrum, P., Akula, M., Dadi, G., and Ghadimi, B. (2011), ￿Development and Use of the NIST Intelligent and Automated Construction Job Site Testbed￿. NIST TN 1726, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, Dec. 2011.

Selected Articles in Journals

Articles in Conference Proceedings

Invited Lectures

Other Publications

  • Golparvar-Fard, M., and Ham, Y. (2014). ￿Poster session booklet of the 2014 construction research congress.￿ PhD Student Research Poster Session in 2014 Construction Research Congress, May 19, Atlanta, GA.
  • Carter, W.L., Golparvar-Fard, M., and Green, R.A. (2013). ￿Post-Earthquake Rapid Damage Assessment Using Image-Based 3D Reconstruction Techniques￿, Seismological Research Letters, 84(1): 150.
  • Fahrman, B., Westman, E., and Golparvar-Fard, M. (2013). "A Comparison of Photogrammetry and Laser Scanning for Deformation Monitoring in Underground Mines", 2013 SME (Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration) Annual Meeting.
  • Golparvar-Fard, M. et al. (2012). "Construction Research Congress 2012 PhD Student Poster Session."￿ The 2012 Construction Research Congress, West Lafayette, IN.
  • Pe￿ora, F., Kamat, V., Menassa, C. and Golparvar-Fard M. (2009). "Poster session booklet of the 2009 construction research congress." The 2009 Construction Research Congress, Seattle, WA.
  • Golparvar-Fard, M., Palmer, J. (2009). "Proceedings of the first annual university of Illinois student interdisciplinary conference." University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
  • Andrechak, M., Coleman, H., Golparvar-Fard, M., Jackson, S., Justice, P., Kaler, R., Loots, M., Mortensen, P., Pe￿ora, F., Tappenden, K., Watkins, R., and Welburn, W. (2008). "Fostering interdisciplinary initiatives at illinois: an overview of the past, the present and the future." Univ. of Illinois Provost Office Publication.
  • Sanaei, E. (2002). ￿Application of LRFD method in steel structures design.￿ Iran University of Science & Technology Publications. Golparvar Fard M., Farid-Afshin F., and Shahrokhi A. and Sanaei E. (Collaborated in writing and translating in Persian).

Magazine Articles

  • Golparvar-Fard (2012). D4AR- 4 Dimensional Augmented Reality Models for Integrated 4D AS-built, Plan Visualization, and Automated Construction Progress Monitoring. LiDAR magazine, 2(10), 1-4.
  • Ham, Y., and Golparvar-Fard (2012). Rapid 3D Energy Modeling for Retrofit Analysis of Existing Buildings Using Thermal and Digital Imagery.￿ LiDAR magazine, 3(4), 1-4.

Journal Editorships

  • Editorial Board Member, ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 2020-present.
  • Guest Editor, Elsevier Journal of Automation in Construction, Special issue on IoT for Smart Infrastructure, 2017.
  • Associate Editor, Elsevier Journal of Automation in Construction, 2015-present.
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Emerald Journal of Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 2015-present.
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Proceedings, 102(2), Special Issue on Applications of Augmented Reality, 2014.
  • Specialty Editor, Information Technology in Construction, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 2012-present.
  • Associate Editor, ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 2012-present.

Conferences Organized or Chaired

  • International Scientific Committee, 37th International CIB W78 Conference, June, 2 - 4/2020 -- S￿Paulo - SP - Brazil
  • Scientific Committee Member, CONVR 2020 - The 20th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, Sep 30-Oct 2, 2020, UK.
  • Scientific Committee Member, The 6th International Project and Construction Management Conference, IPCMC2020, 12-14 November 2020, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • International Scientific Committee, 18th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, June, 2 - 4/2020 - S￿Paulo - SP - Brazil
  • Technical Committee Member, 27th EG-ICE International Workshop, Intelligent Computing in Engineering 2020, Berlin, Germany, 30th of June to 3rd of July 2020
  • Technical Committee Member, 2020 ASCE Construction Research Congress, Phoenix, AZ

Professional Societies

  • Member of Internationa Task Force on BIM-Driven Estimating & Scheduling, AIA BIMForum, 2020-present
  • Chair, ASCE Construction Research Council (CRC), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2018-2019
  • Vice Chair, ASCE Construction Research Council (CRC), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2016-2017
  • Chair, Data Sensing and Analysis (DSA) Committee, Technical Council on Computing and Information Technology (TCCIT), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2014-2016.
  • Chair of the Communications subcommittee, Construction Industry Institute (CII) Academic Committee, 2014-2018
  • Member, Construction Industry Institute (CII) Academic Committee, 2010- present

Teaching Honors

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent By Their Students (2020)
  • List of Teachers Ranked As Excellent by Their Students (2018)
  • List of Teachers Ranked As Excellent by Their Students (2018)
  • List of Teachers Ranked As Excellent by Their Students (2017)
  • List of Teachers Ranked As Excellent by Their Students (2016)
  • List of Teachers Ranked As Excellent by Their Students (2016)
  • List of Teachers Ranked As Excellent by Their Students (2014)
  • List of Teachers Ranked As Excellent by Their Students (2013)
  • Assisting Teaching Assistant Award, University of British Columbia, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (2006)

Research Honors

  • Illinois￿ Innovation Economy Impact, Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC) (2019)
  • Outstanding Reviewer, ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering (2019)
  • Outstanding Reviewer, ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering (2018)
  • Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (2018)
  • Hojjat Adeli Award for Innovation in Computing, Wiley-Blackwell (2017)
  • National Top 20 Under 40 list, Engineering News Record (ENR) (2017)
  • Top Young Professional, Engineering News Record (ENR) Midwest (2017)
  • World Economics Forum (WEF)'s Future of Construction Ideas (2017)
  • Campus Distinguished Promotion Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2016)
  • Daniel H. Halpin Scholarship Award in Construction, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (2016)
  • Outstanding Reviewer, ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering (2016)
  • Excellence Faculty Fellowship, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2016)
  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Research, College of Engineering, University of Illinois (2016)
  • Best Conference Paper Award, 6th International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management (ICCEPM) (2015)
  • Turner Innovation Award, Turner Construction Fourth Annual Innovation program (2015)
  • Faculty Entrepreneurial Fellowship, College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2015)
  • Best Conference Paper, Data Sensing and Analysis, ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering (2015)
  • CETI Outstanding Early Career Researcher Award, FIATECH, Austin, TX (2014)
  • Best Conference Paper Award, Second-Place, ASCE Construction Research Congress, Atlanta, GA (2014)
  • Best Poster Award, Second-Place, ASCE Construction Research Congress, Atlanta, GA (2014)
  • Best Poster Award, Second-Place, ASCE Construction Research Congress, Atlanta, GA (2014)
  • Best Poster Award, Third-Place, ASCE Construction Research Congress, Atlanta, GA (2014)
  • Best Conference Paper, ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering (2013)
  • NCSA Faculty Fellowship - 1 (2013)
  • NCSA Faculty Fellowship - 2 (2013)
  • James R. Croes Medal, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (2013)
  • Best Journal Paper, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management (2012)
  • Best Conference Paper, 12th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, Taipei, Taiwan (2012)
  • Best Poster Award, First-Place, ASCE Construction Research Congress, West Lafayette, IN (2012)
  • Paul E. Torgersen Research Excellence Award, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA (2011)
  • FIATECH￿s Scholarship Award, FIATECH at The University of Texas-Austin, Austin, TX (2010)
  • FIATECH CETI Award, Outstanding Student Researcher, FIATECH, Austin, TX (2010)
  • Best Poster Award, Construction Industry Institute 10th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL (2010)
  • Best Student Conference Paper, 6th Int. Conference on Innovations in AEC, College State, PA (2010)
  • Best Poster Award, First-Place, ASCE Construction Research Congress, Seattle, WA (2009)
  • Construction Management Association of America￿s Scholarship Award, Construction Management Association of America￿s Chicago Chapter, Chicago, IL (2009)

Other Honors

  • World Economics Forum (WEF)'s Future of Construction Ideas (2017)
  • Entrepreneurial Excellence: New Venture Award, The Champaign County Economic Development Corporation (2016)
  • Cozad New Venture Competition Winner, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2016)
  • Entrepreneurship: 2013 Consumer Electronic Show (CES) Innovation Award for HD4AR research project (commercialized as PAR Works) (2013)
  • Entrepreneurship: 2013 Technical Achievement Finalist for HD4AR research project at SXSW (commercialized as PAR Works MARS). (2013)
  • Entrepreneurship: 2013 Accelerator Award Finalist for HD4AR research project at SXSW (commercialized as PAR Works MARS) (2013)

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