Publications


Patent 

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=cSjdEMsAAAAJ&hl=en



(1) Balali, V., Sadeghi, M.A., and Golparvar-Fard, M. "Image-based Retro-Reflectivity Measurement of Traffic Signs in Day Time."
Provisional Patent, US Patent and Trademark Office, Filed on 10/07/2015.



Journal Papers 


(11) Wei, H.H., Liu, M., Skibniewski, M.J., and Balali, V. (2016). "Prioritizing Sustainable Transport Projects Through Multi-Criteria Group Decision-Making: A Case Study of Tianjin Binhai New Area, China." ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, 04016010. [pdf] [link]

(10) Wei, H.H., Liu, M., Skibniewski, M.J., and Balali, V. (2016). "Conflict and Consensus in Stakeholder Attitudes Toward Sustainable Transport Projects in China: An Empirical Investigation.Elsevier Journal of Habitat International, 53, 473-484. [pdf] [link]

(9) Liu, M., Balali, V., Wei, H.H., Pena-Mora, F.A. (2015). "Scenario-based Multi-Criteria Prioritization Framework for Urban Transportation Projects." American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, 3(6), 193-199. [pdf] [link]

(8) Balali, V., Ashouri Rad, A., and Golparvar-Fard, M. (2015). "Detection, Classification, and Mapping of U.S. Traffic Signs Using Google Street View Images for Roadway Inventory Management." Springer Journal of Visualization in Engineering, 3(15), 1-18. [pdf] [link] [demo]

(7) Balali, V., Sadeghi, M.A., and Golparvar-Fard, M. (2015). "Image-based Retro-Reflectivity Measurement of Traffic Signs in Day Time." Elsevier Journal of Advanced Engineering Informatics, 29(4), 1028-1040. [pdf] [link]

(6) Balali, V., and  Golparvar-Fard, M. (2015). "Evaluation of Multi-Class Traffic Sign Detection and Classification Methods for U.S. Roadway Asset Inventory Management." ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 04015022. [pdf][link][demo]

(5) Balali, V., and  Golparvar-Fard, M. (2015). "Segmentation and Recognition of Roadway Assets from Car-Mounted Video Streams using Scalable Non-Parametric Image Parsing." Elsevier Journal of Automation in Construction, 49, 27-39. [pdf][link][demo]

(4) Balali, V., Zahraie, B., and Roozbahani, A. (2014). “A Comparison of AHP with PROMETHEE Family Decision Making Methods for Selection of Building Structural System.American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, 2 (5), 149-159. [pdf][link]

(3) Balali, V., Mottaghi, A., Shoghli, O., and Golabchi, M. (2014). “Selection of Appropriate Material, Construction Technique, and Structural System of Bridges by Use of Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Method.Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRR), No. 2431, 79-87. [pdf][link]

(2) Balali, V., Zahraie, B., and Roozbahani, A. (2012). "Integration of ELECTRE III and PROMETHEE II Decision Making Methods with Interval Approach: Application in Selection of Appropriate Structural Systems."ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 28(2), 297-314. [pdf][link]

(1) Golparvar-Fard, M., Balali, V., and de la Garza, J.M. (2012). “Segmentation and Recognition of Highway assets using Image-based 3D Point Clouds and Semantic Texton Forests.” ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 04014023. [pdf][link][dataset]



Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers

(6) Balali, V., and Golparvar-Fard, M. (2015). "Recognition and Localization of Traffic Signs via 3D Image-based Point Cloud Models." Proc., ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering (IWCCE), 206-214, Austin, TX, USA. [pdf] [link]

(5) Balali, V., Depwe, E., and Golparvar-Fard, M. (2015). “Multi-Class Traffic Sign Detection and Classification Using Google Street View Images. Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting (TRB), Washington, D.C., USA. [pdf][link]

(4) Balali, V., and Golparvar-Fard, M. (2014). “Video-based Detection and Classification of US Traffic Signs and Mile Markers using Color Candidate Extraction and Feature-based Recognition. Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ICCCBE), 858-866, Orlando, FL, USA. [pdf][link]

(3) Balali, V., and Golparvar-Fard, M. (2014). “Scalable Non-Parametric Parsing and 3D Reconstruction for Segmentation and Recognition of Low-Cost Highway Assets from Car-Mounted Video Streams.” Construction Research Congress (CRC), 120-129,  Atlanta, GA, USA. [pdf][link]

(2) Balali, V., Golparvar-Fard, M., and de la Garza, J.M. (2013). “Video-Based Highway Asset Recognition and 3D Localization.” Proc., ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering (IWCCE), 379-386, Los Angeles, CA, USA. [pdf][link]

(1) Balali, V., Zahraie, B., Hosseini, A., and Roozbahani, A. (2010). “Selecting the Appropriate Structural system: Application of PROMETHEE Decision Making Method.” Proc., 2nd International Conference on Engineering Systems and its Applications (ICESMA), American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE. [pdf][link]



Presentations and Posters

(9) Balali, V., and Golparvar-Fard, M. (2015). "
Recognition and Localization of Traffic Signs via 3D Image-based Point Cloud Models." 
ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering (IWCCE), Austin, TX, USA.

(8) Balali, V., Depwe, E., and Golparvar-Fard, M. (2015). “Multi-Class Traffic Sign Detection and Classification Using Google Street View Images. Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting (TRB), Washington, D.C., USA. [presentation]

(7) Balali, V., and Golparvar-Fard, M. (2014). “Video-based Detection and Classification of US Traffic Signs and Mile Markers using Color Candidate Extraction and Feature-based Recognition. International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ICCCBE), Orlando, FL, USA.

(6) Balali, V.and  Golparvar-Fard, M. (2014). "Segmentation and Recognition of Roadway Assets from Car-Mounted Video Streams using Scalable Non-Parametric Image Parsing.Construction Research Congress (CRC), Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, USA. [poster]
 
(5) Balali, V., Mottaghi, A., Shoghli, O., and Golabchi, M. (2014). “Selection of Appropriate Material, Construction Technique, and Structural System of Bridges by Application of PROMETHEE Decision Making Method.The 93rd Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting (TRB), Washington, D.C., USA. [presentation]

(4) Balali, V., Golparvar-Fard, M., and de la Garza, J.M. (2013). “Rapid and Automated Image-Based 3D Reconstruction and Recognition for Recording and Reporting of Existing Highway Low-Cost Assets.” 7th International Symposium on Visualization in Transportation, Irvin, CA, USA. [presentation]

(3) Balali, V., Golparvar-Fard, M., and de la Garza, J.M. (2012). "3D Image-Based Mapping and Recognition for Frequent Monitoring of Low-Cost Highway Assets.Construction Research Congress (CRC), Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA. [poster]

(2) Balali, V., Golparvar-Fard, M., and de la Garza, J.M. (2012). "Segmentation and Recognition of highway Assets Using Image-based 3D Point Clouds and Semantic Texton Forests.Interdisciplinary Research Symposium, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA. [presentation]

(1) Balali, V., Zahraie, B., Hosseini, A., and Roozbahani, A. (2010). “Selecting the Appropriate Structural system: Application of PROMETHEE Decision Making Method.” International Conference on Engineering Systems and its Applications (ICESMA), American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE.