COA Research Forum: Ashuri, Irizarry, and Riether

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This month’s COA Research Forum presents the research of professors Baabak Ashuri, Javier Irizarry, and Gernot Riether. Representing the School of Building Construction and the School of Architecture, the three GTF award recipients will give an overview of their recent research in the designed and built environments using information technologies.
Dr. Baabak Ashuri is an assistant professor in the School of Building Construction. His current research focuses on the identification and evaluation of flexible technologies and systems for sustainable buildings and the development of real option models for the financial assessment of highway projects under traffic uncertainty. He holds a PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Dr. Javier Irizarry is an assistant professor in the School of Building Construction. His research focuses on developing next generation technology enhanced solutions to construction environment problems by incorporating the cognitive processes of the human component of construction operations. Dr. Irizarry holds a Ph.D. in Construction Engineering and Management from Purdue University.

Professor Gernot Riether is an assistant professor in the School of Architecture. His research focuses on using digital technologies to improve architecture’s relationship to a natural, built and social environment. He holds a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University and a Diplom Ingenieur in Architecture from the University of Innsbruck.

The College of Architecture in partnership with the Georgia Tech Library and Archives hosts a monthly research series entitled the COA Research Forum. Held on the last Thursday of each month in which school is in session, a COA faculty member, research scientist, or student talks about his/her research.

The purpose of the series is to provide an informal forum for members of the Georgia Tech community to present their work, explore ideas, and identify opportunities for collaboration. The talks are free and open to the public. The talks are held in the Architecture Library from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.  

The Architecture Library is located off the first floor atrium of the West Architecture Building, 247 Fourth Street, Georgia Tech campus

Upcoming COA Research Forums:

  • January 26, 2012: Benjamin Flowers, “Stadia” (GTF Recipient)
  • February 23, 2012: Dowell Myers, “Immigration and our Future”
  • March 29, 2012: Robert Todd, “BreakThru: Virtual Worlds and Social Media for Mentoring STEM”
  • April 26, 2012: Brian Bowen, Construction History Research


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  • Created By:Teri Nagel
  • Created:11/14/2011
  • Modified By:Fletcher Moore
  • Modified:10/07/2016