Faculty Profile

Mani Golparvar Fard

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Mani Golparvar Fard
Mani Golparvar Fard
Associate Professor
3129D Newmark Civil Engineering Bldg
205 N. Mathews
Urbana Illinois 61801

Primary Research Area

  • Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Systems

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-present
  • Faculty Affiliate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) Program, 2013-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 CEO, Reconstruct Inc., Champaign, IL, 2016-present

Resident Instruction

  • 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 Data Analytics 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

  • Golparvar-Fard M., Pe￿ora F., and Savarese S. (2012). ￿D4AR- A 4-Dimensional augmented reality model for automating construction progress data collection, processing and communication.￿ Future IT in Construction, (Accepted for publication).
  • Pe￿ora F., Golparvar-Fard M., Aziz Z. and Roh S. (2011). ￿Collaborative design development and progress coordination during the construction phase.￿ A book chapter in ￿Collaborative Design In Virtual Environments. Editors: Zinagyu Wang and Jerry Tsai.

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

  • Guest Editor, Elsevier Journal of Automation in Construction, Special issue on IoT for Smart Infrastructure, 2017.
  • Editorial Board Member, 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.

Professional Societies

  • Member, Construction Industry Institute (CII) Academic Committee, 2010- present
  • Member, Construction Research Council (CRC), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2011-present
  • Founder and Vice-President, Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) Student Chapter at the University of Illinois 2008- 2010
  • Treasurer, UIUC Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2007-2008
  • Associate Member, Professional Society of Engineers without borders (EWB), 2006-2007
  • Student Member, ￿Iran Concrete Institute￿ Tehran, Iran, 2004- 2010
  • Student Member, American Society of Civil Engineers, (ASCE), 2000- 2010
  • Governing Council Member, Hydraulic Research Association of Iran University of Science & Technology (IAHR) Affiliation, 2004-2005
  • Student Member, Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute (COPRI), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2003-2006
  • Member, Scientific Community of Civil Eng. Dep., Iran Univ. of Science & Tech, 2000-2005

Teaching Honors

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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)