Construction Research Center Lecture

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Please Join the School of Building Construction and the Construction Research Center for a lecture in the continuing series...

Title of Talk: The Nexus of Cyber-Physical-Social Systems for Engineering and Design 

When: Tuesday, February 23, 11am-12PM

Where: Caddell Flex Space

Lunch will be provided.  



Dr. Becerik-Gerber’s research focuses on the automation of collection and analysis of the data needed for intelligent and interactive built environments, and formalization of data representation and visualization to improve built-environment efficiency, sustainability, and maintainability. Dr. Becerik-Gerber graduated from Istanbul Technical University with a Bachelor of Architecture (1999) and an M.S. in Architecture (2001).  She attended the University of California at Berkeley, where she received an M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (2002). She earned her Doctor of Design (2006) degree from Harvard University in the field of Project Management and Information Systems. After graduating from Harvard University, she worked as a consultant and taught in the area of information automation and management for three years. In 2008, she joined the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Southern California as an Assistant Professor. She has authored 45 peer-reviewed journal papers and 60 peer-reviewed conference papers. Her work has received support worth over $4.9m from a variety of sources, including National Science Foundation, Department of Energy and Department of Transportation. She serves as an Associate Editor for ASCE’s Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering since 2011. In 2012, MIT’s Technology Review has named her as one of the world’s top young innovators under the age of 35. She has been appointed as the inaugural holder of the Stephen Schrank Early Career Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering. She has been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium in 2011 and Frontiers in Engineering Symposium in 2013 for her innovative research and educational approaches in civil engineering. She received NSF CAREER Award in 2014. She is currently the director of the Innovation in Integrated Informatics LAB, http://i-lab.usc.edu/. She is advising nine Ph.D. students, several masters and undergraduate students in the “Informatics For Intelligent Built Environments” focus area.

Burcin Becerik-Gerber

Associate Professor

Stephen Schrank Early Career Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of Southern California




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