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Farrokh Jazizadeh, Ph.D.

Dr. Farrokh Jazizadeh is an Associate Professor at the Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the founding Director of INFORM Lab at Virginia Tech. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on Informatics for Intelligent Built Environment, MSc in Computer Science, and MSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Southern California. He has also received BSc and MSc from IUT and AUT in Iran, respectively. 

 

email: jazizade@vt.edu

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Tianzhi He

Ph.D. Student

tianzhi@vt.edu

Topics: Intelligent Environments, Proactive Personal Assistant Bots, Buildings Digital Twins, Smart Home IoT Ecosystems

Tianzhi is a Ph.D. student at the Charles Edward Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He joined INFORM Lab in Fall 2019​. He has received his BSc in Engineering Management from Tongji University in 2019 and his MSc in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2020. His research focuses on human-building interaction for data-driven building-assisted human engagement.

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Mostafa Meimand

Ph.D. Student

mostafaem@vt.edu

Topics: Intelligent Environments, Wearable Technologies, Network Simulation and Optimization

Mostafa is a Ph.D. student at the Charles Edward Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He received his M.Sc. in Construction Management from Bowling Green State University in 2020 and B.Sc. Civil Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology in 2017. His research focuses on distributed energy management and energy network modeling at the city scale. In his spare time, he enjoys reading books, listening to music, and hiking.

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Yueyan Gu

Ph.D. Student

yueyangu@vt.edu

Topics: Intelligent Environments, Applied Deep Learning, Smart Infrastructure, Human-Building Interactions, Sustainability and Resilience

Yueyan is a Ph.D. student at the Charles Edward Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering with a research interest in applying advanced information and communication technologies in the lifecycle of building and infrastructure systems to build a more intelligent and sustainable living environment. Prior to joining Virginia Tech, she received her bachelor's and master's degrees in Civil Engineering from Southeast University, China in 2017 and 2020, respectively. Her previous research focused on steel structures. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and singing.

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Esteban Amezquita Radillo

M.Sc. Student

esteban2298@vt.edu

Topics: Digital Twins, 360-degree Cameras, Virtual Reality, Human-Building Interaction, Human-Robot Interaction

Esteban is an M.S. student at Vecellio Construction Engineering and Management Program since Fall 2020. He obtained his B.S in Civil Engineering at West Virginia University Institute of Technology. His research focuses on Virtual Reality, Human-Building Interaction, and 360-degree sensing technology. His hobbies include playing soccer, hiking, traveling, and listening to music.

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Harshitha Gandra

M.Sc. Student in Computer Engineering

hgandra@vt.edu

Topics: Machine Learning, Time Series Analysis, Infrastructure Monitoring

Harshitha is a Master's student in Bradley Department at Virginia Tech pursuing Computer Engineering. Prior to joining Virginia Tech, she did her Bachelors of Science at the University of Houston in Electrical Engineering in 2019. Her research focuses on detecting defects in railroads using Machine Learning techniques. In her free time, she enjoys reading books, photography, and binge-watching tv series.

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Toufa Kinani

M.Sc. Student

toufa@vt.edu

Topics: Energy Digital Twins, Smart Home Energy Management, Human-Robot Interaction

Toufa is pursuing her M.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering at Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She obtained her B.Sc. in Architecture from Virginia Tech in 2020. Her research focuses on understanding how smart home ecosystems and virtual assistants could affect energy efficiency. 

Alumni

Wooyoung Jung, Ph.D.

 

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering

Position:

Postdoctoral Research Associate at Pacific Northwest National Lab

Farnaz Khaghani, Ph.D.

 

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering

M.Sc. in Computer Science

Position:

Operations Research Scientist at Fedex

Milad Afzalan, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering

M.Sc. in Computer Science

Position:

Data Scientist at ENGIE

Sergio Ballivian

M.Sc. in Civil Engineering

Position:

Engineer | Clark Construction

Milad Abedi

M.Sc. in Civil Engineering

Position:

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Manas Tewani,

M.Sc. in Civil Engineering

Position:

BIM Engineer | Jacobs Engineering Group

Sreerag Suresh,

M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering

Position:

Environmental Engineer | 4Earth Inc.

James Sims,

M.Sc. in Civil Engineering

Position:

United States Air Force

Chinmay Sawalkar,

M.Sc. in Civil Engineering

Position:

Engineer | Jacobs Engineering Group

Tianzhi He,

M.Sc. in Civil Engineering

Position:

Ph.D. Student | INFORM Lab at Virginia Tech

Fatemah Ebrahim,

M.Sc. in Civil Engineering

Position:

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