Professor Lucio Soibelman Awarded 2022 ASCE Research Award

| March 2, 2022

Soibelman honored for his work on smart buildings and infrastructure with 2022 Peurifoy Construction Research Award

Lucio SoibelmanLucio Soibelman, Fred Champion Estate Chair in Engineering and professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been awarded 2022 Peurifoy Construction Research Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers Construction Institute (ASCE-CI) Construction Research Council.

The annual award went to Soibelman for “conducting pivotal research on the application of emerging information and communication technologies, big data concepts, smart buildings, smart infrastructure, machine learning, and AI.”

Soibelman received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He worked as a construction manager for 10 years before moving in 1993 to the US where he obtained in 1998 his Ph.D. in civil engineering systems from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).He joined the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in January 2012, where he was recently chair.

During the last 25 years he focused his research on advanced data acquisition, management, visualization, and mining for construction and operations of advanced infrastructure systems. He published over 150 books, book chapters, journal papers, conference articles, and reports and performed research with funding from NSF (NSF career award and several other NSF grants), NASA, DOE, US Army, NIST, IBM, Bosch, IDOT, RedZone Robotics among many others funding agencies. He is the former chief editor of the American Society of Civil Engineers Computing in Civil Engineering Journal. He received the ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering Award, the FIATECH Outstanding Researcher Celebration of Engineering & Technology Innovation and the ASCE Construction Institute Construction Management Award, among others. He was elected an ASCE fellow, appointed as USC Viterbi Dean Professor and most recently, elected as a member of the US National Academy of Construction.

The American Society of Civil Engineers is a nonprofit organization made up of over 150,000 members in the civil engineering profession throughout 177 countries. ASCE strives to advance civil engineering while protecting public health, welfare, and safety. ASCE provides “technical and professional conferences and continuing education, [is] the world’s largest publisher of civil engineering content, and an authoritative source for codes and standards to protect the public.” ASCE is also the nation’s oldest engineering society, having been founded in 1852.

Professor Soibelman will present the Peurifoy Lecture at the 2023 ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering Conference.

Published on March 2nd, 2022

Last updated on March 2nd, 2022

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