Mani Golparvarfard

Assistant Professor

Computer Vision Data Analytics for Production Control in Construction

  Computer Engineering Department, Floor 1, Class 102
  Thursday, 31 December 2015
  15:00 - 16:00




Mani Golparvar-Fard is Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and Computer Science, Faculty Entrepreneurial Fellow (FEF), and the director of the Real-time and Automated Monitoring and Control (RAAMAC) lab at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He received his PhD degree in Civil Engineering and MS degree in Computer Science from UIUC in 2010, MASc in Civil Engineering from University of British Columbia in 2006, and MS and BS in Civil Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology in 2005 and 2002 respectively. Prior to joining the faculty at UIUC, he was an Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech. He has received the 2013 James R. Croes Medal for innovation in Civil Engineering from American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2013 FIATECH CETI award for outstanding researcher, 2012 best paper award from the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, and numerous conference paper awards including two recent best paper awards from 2015 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil engineering and 2015 International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management. His research has been licensed and transitioned to a startup company where it won an Innovation Award at CES 2013, attended by over 150,000 people, was finalist for the Technical Achievement at Award at South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive, and was top 3 for mobile in the Accelerator Awards at SXSW 2013. He is currently chairing the ASCE Data Sensing and Analysis committee and is serving on the editorial board of the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, and Elsevier Journal of Automation in Construction.