Saeed Reza Mohandes

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I received my B.Eng. and M.Sc. from IAU and UTM, respectively. Then, upon the receipt of a full Ph.D. scholarship package, I furthered my studies as a Ph.D. scholar at the HKUST. Following that, I was conferred upon the prestigious fellowships provided by HKPOLYU to do research as a Postdoctoral Fellow. By the dint of my publication records, I was appointed as a Postdoctoral Research Asociate at the University of Manchester, focusing on the area of Construction Project Management through the utilisation of AI-based techniques. I have also been selected as Associate Editors, Guest Editors, and Reviewers of the leading journal.
Currently, I am a lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Engineering Management Department at the University of Manchester. Apart from my research role, I am delivering research-informed teaching to a large cohort of M.Sc. students, including Project Finance, and Construction Project Management.
Concerning my research, I have been applying leading-edge AI-based techniques (e.g., deep learning and machine learning techniques, fuzzy logics, meta-heuristics algorithms, probabilistic techniques, BIM and Digital Twin, Internet of things, etc.) to the realm of construction engineering and management, including but not limited to, Construction Safety, Green Construction, Infrastructure and Environmental Management, Building Energy Efficiency, and Facility Management. Currently, I am specifically working on the development of ensemble AI-based algorithms, which is the integration of machine learning and advanced fuzzy set theories, and accordingly, applying them to the areas of (1) Construction Safety, (2) Infrastructure Management, and (3) Sustainability.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Engineering, Towards improvements to the occupational health and safety in construction industry, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

Award Date: 20 Nov 2020

Master of Science, FASTENING TECHNOLOGY IN CONSTRUCTION FOR SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH BIM, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Award Date: 20 Oct 2014

Bachelor of Architecture, Technical Designing of the Elderly House, Islamic Azad University (IAU)

Award Date: 4 Nov 2010

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