Fernanda L. Leite, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE

Associate Professor

John A. Focht Centennial Teaching Fellowship in Civil Engineering

2020-21 Chair, Planet Texas 2050 Organizing Committee

Provost Teaching Fellow

Sustainable Systems

Construction Engineering and Project Management Program
Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

301 E Dean Keeton St. Stop C1752
Austin, TX 78712-1094

Voice: (512) 471-5957 · Fax: (512) 471-3191 · Office: ECJ 5.302
Campus box: C1752
firstname.lastname@utexas.edu


EDUCATION/TRAINING

 

IAspire Leadership Academy, 2019-2020

PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2009

MS, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 2005

BS, Magna cum laude, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Brazil, 2002

 

RESEARCH

 

Research interests: information technology for project management, building information modeling, visualization, life-cycle information integration, and collaboration and coordination technologies.

 

**Out now!**

BIM for Design Coordination

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In the news: ENR Story of our CII Virtual Reality study, UT CAEE Feature Story of NAE FOEE Symposium, NAE FOEE Affinity Group Presentation, KAConnect 2015 Talk, Community Impact Article on SXSW 2015 Digital Campus Panel, ENR article on Women in Construction, UT CAEE Feature Story, PhD student Li Wang’s CAEE Feature Story, ENR Story on Design Coordination Research, and ENR Top 20 Under 40 Texas & Louisiana

 

Prospective CEPM graduate students: Graduate studies in CEPM at UT Austin

 

Prospective SuS graduate students: Graduate studies in SuS at UT Austin

 

Current Sponsored Research Projects:

SCC-IRG Track 2: Integrating Information Flows and Supporting Communities as Decision-Makers in Response to Acute and Chronic Stressors

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

PIs: Lieberknecht; Leite; Stephens; Pierce; Rodriguez

Period: 09/2020 to 08/2023

 

Value and Opportunities of a Circular Economy on Capital Projects – RT380

Sponsor: Construction Industry Institute (CII)

PIs: Leite; Haas (University of Waterloo)

Period: 09/2020 to 08/2022

 

Planet Texas 2050: Equitable and Regenerative Cities in a Post-Carbon Future

PIs: Leite, Lieberknecht

Sponsor: University of Texas, Planet Texas 2050 Program

Period: 01/2021 to 08/2024

 

Living BIM: a layered approach for automatic and continuous built environment model update

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

UT-Austin PI: Leite; Drexel University PIs: Lo and Nishino

Period: 09/2016 to 08/2021

 

Past Sponsored Research Projects:

Technology Path to the Future: Reimagining Capital Project Delivery

Sponsor: Construction Industry Institute (CII)

PI: Leite

Period: 09/2019 to 06/2021

 

A Sustainable Center for Crowd-Sourced Water Infrastructure Modeling

Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

PI: Hodges; co-PIs: Barrett, Leite

Center partners: Texas Tech, Brigham Young, North Carolina State and Urban Watersheds Research Institute

Period: 09/2016 to 08/2021

 

Planet Texas 2050: Texas Futures Virtual Reality Experience

PI: Leite; Co-PIs: Solis, Johns

Sponsor: University of Texas, Planet Texas 2050 Program

Period: 09/2019 to 12/2020

 

Advanced Work Packaging (AWP)-Integrated Best Practices for Construction Completions, Commissioning, and Startup – RT364

Sponsor: Construction Industry Institute (CII)

PIs: O’Connor, Leite

Period: 01/2019 to 12/2020

 

Planet Texas 2050: Comprehensive Data and Communications Platform Focused on Texas’ Urbanization Processes

PI: Lieberknecht; Co-PIs: Leite, Oden, Bixler, Felkner

Sponsor: University of Texas, Planet Texas 2050 Program

Period: 06/2018 to 08/2020

 

Advancing the Development and Deployment of BIM-Infrastructure

Sponsor: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Period: 09/2018 to 06/2020

 

Implementation Guide for Virtual Reality in Construction

Sponsor: Construction Industry Institute (CII)

PI: Leite

Period: 09/2018 to 12/2020

 

4D Longhorn Construction Waste Visualization and Reuse

PIs: Faust, Leite

Sponsor: University of Texas, Green Fund Program

Period: 09/2018 to 08/2019

 

Engineering Requirements for Facility Information Modeling in Support of Advanced Work Packaging

Sponsor: Construction Industry Institute (CII)

PI: Leite

Period: 07/2018 to 01/2019

 

BIM-based Construction Waste Estimation & Disposal Planning

PIs: Faust, Leite

Sponsor: University of Texas, Green Fee Program

Period: 09/2017 to 08/2018

 

Information Modeling and Mapping to Advance Interoperability in the Capital Projects Industry

PI: Leite

Sponsor: Fiatech

Period: 01/2017 to 12/2017

 

Rapid Scan: 3D reconstruction of wind damage in the Texas Coast post Hurricane Harvey

PIs: Gong (Rutgers University), Leite

Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER).

Period: 09/2017 to 09/2017

 

Finding Leading Indicators to Prevent Premature Starts, and Assuring Uninterrupted Construction – RT323

Sponsor: Construction Industry Institute (CII)

PI: Leite

Period: 09/2014 to 01/2017

 

Automated Model-based Benchmarking of Capital Projects

Sponsor: Autodesk, Inc.

PI: Leite

Period: 10/2015 to 10/2016

 

Guide for Civil Integrated Management (CIM) in Departments of Transportation – NCHRP 10-96

Sponsor: National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)

PIs: O’Brien, Goodrum, Leite, Khwaja, Molenaar, Pawsey

Period: 06/2014 to 01/2016

 

True Impact of Late Deliverables at the Construction Site

Sponsor: Construction Industry Institute (CII) and Construction Users Roundtable (CURT)

PIs: Leite, O’Brien

Period: 09/2012 to 08/2015

 

Stretch and Flex Program for TxDOT Operations – 0-6805

Sponsor: Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)

PIs: Griffin (Department of Kinesiology), Leite, Machemehl

Period: 06/2013 to 06/2014

 

Prevention of Backing Fatalities in Construction Work Zones – 0-6703

Sponsor: Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)

UT Austin PIs: Leite, Seedah, Caldas

UT Tyler PI: Fan

Period: 09/2011 to 08/2013

 

WorkFace Planning, from Design through Site Execution – RT272

Sponsors: Construction Industry Institute (CII) and Construction Owners Association of Alberta (COAA)

PIs: O’Brien, Leite

Period: 09/2011 to 08/2013

 

Generating as-built 3D models of roads and bridges from 2D photos

Sponsor: Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)

PI: Leite

Period: 06/2011 to 12/2011

 

Generating Industry Foundation Classes Models for Mixed Use and Commercial Buildings to support Building Energy Performance Simulation

Sponsor: United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) and Department of Energy (DOE)

PI: Leite

Period: 04/2011 to 10/2011

 

Economic Considerations in Transportation System Development & Operations– 0-6628

Sponsor: Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)

PIs: Kockelman, Leite, Boske, Prozzi

Period: 09/2010 to 08/2011

 

State of the Practice for Workers in Very Short Duration Work Zone Operations – 0-6640

Sponsor: Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)

PIs: Machemehl, Leite, Seedah

Period: 09/2010 to 08/2012

 

Enhanced Work Packaging: Design through Work Face Execution – RT272

Sponsor: Construction Industry Institute (CII)

PIs: O’Brien, Leite

Period: 09/2009 to 12/2011

 

Current Students/Scholars:

PhD Students:

1.    Bing Han (SuS)

2.    Amelia Celoza, co-advised with Daniel Oliveira (CEPM)

3.    Danny Weeks (CEPM)

4.    Jong Won Ma (CEPM)

5.    Abdullah Alsuhaibani (CEPM)

6.    Guilherme Eliote (CEPM)

 

MS Students:

1.    Yu-Chen (Gabrielle) Lee (CEPM)

2.    Sam Newton (CEPM)

 

Undergraduate Students (with Research):

1.    Nina Kilambi, BS CE, May 2021

2.    Katrina Fierro, BS ARE, May 2024

 

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Leite Lab outside the EERC

 

Past Students/Scholars:

Post-Doctoral Scholars:

1.    Dr. Eduardo Isatto, Summer and Fall 2019, currently Civil Engineering Associate Professor, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

2.    Dr. Ehsan Madadi-Kandjani, 2017-2018, co-advised with Lina Sela and Kasey Faust

3.    Dr. Jose de Paula Barros Neto, 2015-2016, currently Civil Engineering Professor, Federal University of Ceara, Brazil

 

PhD Students:

1.    Beatriz Guerra (SuS), May 2021, Product Manager, Intelligence Center of Excellence, Autodesk, Inc.

2.    Thomas Czerniawski (CEPM), August 2020, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University

3.    Jay Choi, co-advised with Daniel Oliveira (CEPM), May 2020, Assistant Professor, Central Connecticut State University

4.    Dr. Yuanshen Ji, May 2018, Software Development Engineer, Amazon, Inc.

5.    Dr. Jim Wiethorn, PE, May 2018, Founder/Chairman at International Crane & Construction Safety Solutions, LLC

6.    Dr. Sooyoung Choe, Dec 2015, ) Research Scientist at the Construction and Economy Research Institute of Korea - CERIK

7.    Dr. Dan Seedah, Dec 2014, Research Engineer, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

8.    Dr. Li Wang, Aug 2014, Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Manager, DPR Construction

9.    Dr. Christopher M. Stoppel, Aug 2013, Assistant Professor, Air Force Institute of Technology

10. Dr. Xiaowei Luo, co-advised with William O’Brien, May 2013, Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong

 

Visiting Scholars:

1.    Raquel Reck, Spring and Summer 2020, currently Civil Engineering PhD Candidate, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (advised by Dr. Eduardo Isatto)

 

MS Students (Thesis or Departmental Report):

1.    Abdullah Alsuhaibani, May 2021

2.    Katia Blanco Gonzalez, May 2021

3.    Juan Hidalgo Garrido, Dec. 2020

4.    Kate Compagnoni, Dec 2019, United States Coast Guard

5.    Daniel Keyser, May 2019

6.    Emmanuel Pozzer (SuS), May 2019

7.    Luis Beauperthuy, May 2019 

8.    Jaqueline Martinez, May 2019

9.    Fernando Cordero Leon, Dec 2018

10. Safak Tekin, Dec 2018

11. Beatriz Guerra, Aug 2018, co-advised with Kasey Faust, now Leite Lab PhD student

12. Nathan Tarter, May 2018, United States Army

13. Michael Horacek, Dec 2017, ExxonMobil, Houston, TX

14. Drew Fineberg, Aug 2017, Field Engineer, Austin Commercial

15. Chester J. Wyckoff, May 2017, United States Navy

16. Carlos Alvarez Perez, Dec 2016

17. Ryan Griego, May 2016, Linbeck Construction, in Houston, TX

18. Arturo Monarrez, May 2016, currently VDC Specialist, Balfour Beatty Construction, in San Diego, CA

19. Samuel Piassa dal Ross, May 2016

20. Richard Mahn, May 2016, United States Army

21. Anthony Daou, Dec 2015, DPR Construction, in Austin, TX

22. Benjamin L. Washkowiak, Dec 2015, United States Army

23. Jingran Sun, Dec 2015, PhD student at UT-Austin

24. Felipe Sandoval, Dec 2015

25. Bijen Malla, May 2015, Rogers-O’Brien Construction, in Austin, TX

26. Anas Malaeb, Aug 2014

27. William Barry, May 2014, Austin Commercial, in Dallas, TX

28. Daniel F. Jacobsen, May 2014

29. Thierry Chalhoub, Dec 2013

30. Cristina Calderon, Dec 2013

31. Wenxiang (Wendy) Sun, Dec 2013

32. Claire Powers, Dec 2013, Austin Commercial, in Austin, TX

33. Caroline Grant, Aug 2013

34. Prasad Dali, Aug 2013

35. Olfa Hamdi, co-advised with William O’Brien, Aug 2013, CEO, Concord Project Technologies Inc., San Francisco, CA

36. Luis Aldana, Dec 2012, Sigma Inmobiliaria, in Guatemala

37. Puneet Anil Nathu, Dec 2012

38. Chris Kekicheff, Aug 2012, McCarthy Building Companies, in Oakland, CA

39. Sooyoung Choe, May 2012, Construction & Economy Research Institute of Korea

40. Ankit Bhatla, Dec 2011, WorleyParsons, Houston, TX

41. Sarah Meeks, co-advised with William O’Brien, Dec 2011, ExxonMobil, Houston, TX

42. Nitin Gulati, co-advised with Jim O’Connor, May 2011

43. Li Wang, Dec 2010, Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Coordinator, Austin Commercial

44. Patrick Ryan, Dec 2010, currently Project Manager at Northern Arizona University’s Planning, Design and Construction office

 

Undergraduate Students (with Research):

1.    Nina Kilambi (Fall 2020-Fall 2021), BS CE, May 2022

2.    Katrina Fierro (Spring 2021-Fall 2021), BS ARE, May 2024

3.    Ruben Padilla-Ramirez (Fall 2020-Spring 2021), BS CE, May 2021

4.    Rebekah Russek (Fall 2020-Spring 2021), BS CE, May 2023

5.    Lizeth Hernandez (Spring 2021), BS ARE, May 2023

6.    Sabika Bharmal (Spring 2020), BS CE, May 2021

7.    Victor Butcher (Fall 2019), BS ARE, Dec 2019

8.    Hector Puentes (Fall 2019), BS ARE, Dec 2019, now with AEI in Madison, WI

9.    Christina Liu (Fall 2018-Spring 2019, Green Fund)

10. João Victor Sousa de Souto (Spring 2019), BS CE at Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, May 2020

11. Sabrina Ransbarger (Summer-Fall 2018, Green Fund), BS ARE, Dec 2018

12. Michael Hernandez (Summer 2018), BS CE, Dec 2018

13. Jose (Joe) Gonzalez (2017-2018 TREX Program), BS CE, May 2018

14. Simge Girgin (Summer 2018), BS CE at Bogazici University, Turkey, May 2019

15. In Bae Chung (Summer 2018), BS CE at Hanyang University, Korea, May 2019

16. Vitor Foncesa (Spring 2018), BS CE at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, May 2019

17. Morio Ramdenbourg (Fall 2017, NSF REU), BS Computer Science, Dec 2017

18. Nuresh Maknojia (Spring-Summer 2017, CAEE Legacy Scholar), BS CE, Dec 2017

19. Jonah Wolf (Fall 2015, Independent Study), BS ARE, May 2016

20. Mariana Silva (Summer 2015, Bridging Disciplines Program), BS CE, May 2017

21. Carrie Jaeger (Summer 2014, CAEE Legacy Scholar), BS CE, Dec 2014

22. Felipe Trevisan (Summer 2014, Brazilian Science without Borders program), BS CE at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, May 2015

23. Oscar Fierro (2011-2012 TREX Program), BS CE, May 2012, MS CEPM, Aug 2013, currently at ExxonMobil, Houston, TX

24. Ramon Iglesias Torres (2010-2011 TREX Program), BS CE, May 2012, currently PhD student at Stanford University

 

TEACHING

 

Undergraduate courses:

ARE323K: Project Management and Economics (Spring 2018, Spring 2016, Spring 2014, Spring 2012, Spring 2011, Spring 2010)

ARE376: Building Information Modeling for Capital Projects (Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013)

 

Graduate courses:

CE395R7: Building Information Modeling for Capital Projects (Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2010)

CE397: Sustainable Systems (Spring 2020, Fall 2018)

CE395U4: Construction Safety (Spring 2021, Spring 2017, Spring 2015)

CE395Q1: Project Controls, in collaboration with Dr. Burcin Becerik-Gerber, University of Southern California (Fall 2012)

 

LEADERSHIP & SERVICE (present service; see resume for complete list of past and present service activities)

 

National: NSF-Sponsored IAspire Leadership Academy, 2019-2020 Cohort

 

University-wide: 2020-2021 Chair of Planet Texas 2050’s Theme Organizing (Executive) Committee

 

CAEE Department: Member: Information Technology Committee, Graduate Policies, Fellowships and Recruiting Committee; Graduate Program Coordinator: Sustainable Systems; Editor: CEPM Alumni Newsletter (archive here)

 

Journals: Associate Editor: Automation in Construction

 

Professional Organizations: Past-Chair: ASCE Visualization, Information Modeling, and Simulation (VIMS) Committee; Committee Member: CII Strategic Planning Committee, ASCE Data Sensing and Analysis (DSA) Committee

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (see resume for complete list of publications; over 150 total publications, including 53 refereed journal publications; underscore indicates student advisee)

 

1.    Guerra, B.C.; Leite, F. (2021) "Circular Economy in the Built Environment: An overview of United States stakeholders' awareness, major challenges, and enablers". In: Resources, Conservation & Recycling. Volume 170, 105617, 14 pgs. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2021.105617

2.    Guerra, B.C.; Leite, F.; Faust, K. (2020) "4D-BIM to Enhance Construction Waste Reuse and Recycle Planning: Case Studies on Concrete and Drywall Waste Streams". In: Waste Management, Volume 116, Pages 79-90. DOI: 10.1016/j.wasman.2020.07.035

3.    Czerniawski, T.; Leite, F. (2020) “Automated segmentation of RGB-D images into a comprehensive set of building components using deep learning”. In: Advanced Engineering Informatics, Volume 45. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aei.2020.101131

4.    Guerra, B.; Leite, F. (2020) "Bridging the Gap between Engineering and Construction 3D Models in Support of Advanced Work Packaging". In: ASCE Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, Volume 12(3). DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)LA.1943-4170.0000419

5.    Ma, J.W.; Czerniawski, T.; Leite, F. (2020) "Semantic Segmentation of Point Clouds of Building Interiors with Deep Learning: Augmenting Training Datasets with Synthetic BIM-based Point Clouds". In: Automation in Construction, Volume 113. DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2020.103144

6.    Czerniawski, T.; Leite, F. (2020) "Automated digital modeling of existing buildings: A review of visual object recognition methods". In: Automation in Construction, Volume 113. DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2020.103131

7.    Czerniawski, T.; Leite, L. (2018) “3DFacilities.” In: Zenodo, June 18, 2018. Available at: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1292314

8.    Czerniawski, T.; Leite, L. (2018) "3DFacilities: Annotated 3D Reconstructions of Building Facilities". In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Advanced Computing Strategies for Engineering. 25th EG-ICE International Workshop 2018, Lausanne, Switzerland, June 10-13, Proceedings, Part I”. SMITH, I.F.C.; DOMER, B. (Ed.), pp. 186-200, Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-91635-4_10. Best Student Paper Award.

9.    Ji, Y.; Leite, F. (2018) “Automated Tower Crane Planning: Leveraging 4-Dimensional BIM and Rule-based Checking”. In: Automation in Construction. Volume 93, pp. 44-58. DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2018.05.003

10. Czerniawski, T.; Sankaran, B.; Nahangi, M.; Haas, C.; Leite, F. (2018) “6D DBSCAN-based segmentation of building point clouds for planar object classification”. In: Automation in Construction. Volume 88, pp. 44-58. DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2017.12.029. Accepted as is.

11. Choe, S.; Leite, F. (2017) “Construction Safety Planning: Site-specific Temporal and Spatial Information Integration”. In: Automation in Construction. Volume 84, pp. 335–344. DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2017.09.007

12. Choe, S.; Leite, F. (2017) "Assessing Safety Risk among Different Construction Trades: A Quantitative Approach". In: ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. Volume 143, Issue 5. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001237. Paper Awarded the 2018 Thomas Fitch Rowland Prize.

13. Leite, F.; Cho, Y.; Behzadan, A.; Lee, S.; Choe, S.; Fang, Y.; Akhavian, R.; Hwang, S. (2016) "Visualization, Information Modeling and Simulation Grand Challenges in the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Facilities Management Industry". In: ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000604. Featured paper in ASCE SmartBrief on January 12, 2017.

14. Wang, L.; Leite, F. (2016) “Formalized Knowledge Representation for Spatial Conflict Coordination of Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Systems in New Building Projects”. In: Automation in Construction. Volume 64, pp. 20-26. DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2015.12.020

15. Seedah, D.; Choubassi, C.; Leite, F. (2016) "Ontology for Querying Heterogeneous Data Sources in Freight Transportation". In: ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. Accepted September 14, 2015. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000548

16. Wang, L.; Leite, F. (2015) “Process Knowledge Capture in BIM-Based Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Design Coordination Meetings”. In: ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000484

17. Wang, L.; Leite, F. (2014) “Process-Oriented Approach of Teaching Building Information Modeling in Construction Management”. In: ASCE Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000203

18. Hamdi, O.; Leite, F. (2013) “Conflicting Side of Building Information Modeling Implementation in the Construction Industry”. In: ASCE Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)LA.1943-4170.0000137

19. Bhatla, A.; Choe, S.; Fierro, O.; Leite, F. (2012) "Evaluation of Accuracy of as-built 3D Modeling from Photos taken by Handheld Digital Cameras”. In: Automation in Construction, Volume 28, pp. 116-127.

20. Leite, F., Akcamete, A., Akinci, B., Atasoy, G., Kiziltas, S. (2011) "Analysis of modeling effort and impact of different levels of detail in building information models”. In: Automation in Construction, Volume 20, Issue 5, pp. 601–609.

 

AWARDS & HONORS (as a faculty member)

 

2019 Daniel W. Halpin Award for Scholarship in Construction, ASCE Construction Institute

Provost Teaching Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin (2019-2021)

Construction Industry Institute (CII) Outstanding Researcher Award (2018)

2018 Thomas Fitch Rowland Prize for the paper, “Assessing Safety Risk among Different Construction Trades: Quantitative Approach,” published in the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, May 2017.

2018 Ervin S. Perry Student Appreciation Award, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

Diversity Mentoring Fellowship Award, Graduate School, The University of Texas at Austin (2018-2019)

Synchro University Challenge, 4D Construction Global Project Challenge, Faculty Mentor to UT-Austin Student Team, 2nd Place (2017)

Public Voices Fellow, OpEd Project (2016-17)

Fiatech Superior Technology Achievement (STAR) Award (2016)

Selected for the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium (2015)

Construction Industry Institute (CII) Outstanding Instructor Award (2015)

Engineering News-Record Top 20 under 40, Texas & Louisiana Region (2015)

Diversity Mentoring Fellowship Award, Graduate School, The University of Texas at Austin (2014-2015)

Outstanding Reviewer, ASCE Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice (2013)

Cockrell School of Engineering Dean’s Award for Outstanding Engineering Teaching by an Assistant Professor (2013)

Fiatech Celebration of Engineering & Technology Innovation (CETI) Award – Outstanding Early Career Researcher (2013)

Outstanding Reviewer, ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering (2012)

Construction Industry Institute (CII) Distinguished Professor Award (2011)

Engineering and Construction Contracting (ECC) Association Future Leader (2011)

ASCE Excellence in Engineering Education (ExCEEd) Teaching Fellow (2010)

 

AFFILIATIONS

 

Texas Board of Professional Engineers, Registered Professional Engineer (PE)

Construction Research Council, Member

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Member

Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society, Member

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Member

 

PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS

 

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2010-2016

Research Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2006–2009

Research Assistant, School of Engineering, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 2003–2005

Project Manager, RFurlani Architecture and Construction Company, Brazil, 2002–2003


 

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