Academic Appointments
Graduate Research Assistant (2013-2015)
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
Real-time and Automated Monitoring And Control (RAAMAC) Lab
  • Augmented reality visualization and computer-vision based automation techniques in roadway asset management for enhanced condition assessment 
  • Automated segmentation and reconstruction of roadway assets using 3D point cloud modeling 
  • Scalable non-parametric parsing segmentation and recognition of roadway assets from car-mounted video streams 
  • Multi-class traffic signs detection and classification for US roadway asset inventory management 
  • 3D localization of traffic signs in a point cloud model 
  • Creation and visualization of roadway assets database on Google Map and Google Earth 
  • Image-based retro-reflectivity measurement of traffic signs in a daytime using a single camera
  • Actively participated in writing several research proposals
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Fall 2014)
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • CEE 320 - Construction Management
  • Designing and grading lecture notes, quizzes, assignments, and exams
Transportation Construction Management Institute (TCMI) Workshop (Spring 2012)
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • Information model solutions for civil infrastructure design, construction, operation and maintenance
  • Automated highway asset management, construction QA/QC, productivity and carbon footprint monitoring
Graduate Research Assistant (2011-2013)
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Vecellio Construction Engineering and Management Program (VCEMP)
  • Assess feasibility of detecting, spatially locating, and categorizing infrastructure assets
  • 3D image-based mapping and localization for frequent carbon footprint assessment of highway assets
Graduate Research Assistant (2008-2011)
University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
  • Multi-criteria decision making in construction management using AHP, PROMETHEE, and ELECTRE methods 
  • Comparison of multi-criteria decision making methods for selection of appropriate material, construction technique, and structural system of bridges
  • Integration of PROMETHEE and ELECTRE decision making methods with interval approach for selection of appropriate building structural system