• Lecturer
Vahid Faghihi

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy, construction engineering and management, Texas A&M University, 2014
  • Master of Science, construction and project management, University of Tehran, 2006
  • Bachelor of Science, civil engineering, University of Tehran, 2003

Research Interests

    • Building Information Model
    • Automation and Robotics
    • Virtual Management
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Decision Making Systems
    • Big Data Analysis

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Reviewer, Automation in Construction, Elsevier, 2015
  • Second Place among Graduate Researchers, Engineering and Architecture (Oral Presentation), Student Research Week, Texas A&M University, 2014
  • Chevron Graduate Fellowship in Engineering Project Management, Chevron Corporation, 2011-2014
  • Peter C. Forster Fellowship in Civil Engineering, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2010-14
  • Williams Brothers Construction Fellowship in Civil Eng., Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2012-13
  • Competitive Graduate Scholarship, Texas A&M University, 2010-13
  • Superior Researcher among 500+ Employees, Iran Power Development Company (IPDC), 2010
  • Entitled Special Expert, Iran Power Development Company (IPDC), 2007
  • Entitled Exceptionally Talented Graduate Student, Iranian Cabinet Award, 2004
  • Ranked second among 2200+ Competitors for Project Management M.Sc., Iranian National Entrance Exam, 2003

Selected Publications

  • Faghihi, V., Reinschmidt, K.F., and Kang, J. (2018). "Extended Genetic Algorithm for Optimized BIM-based Construction Scheduling," Wiley StatsRef: Statistics Reference Online, DOI: 10.1002/9781118445112.stat07892
  • Faghihi, V., Reinschmidt, K.F., and Kang, J. (2016). "Objective-driven and Pareto Front Analysis: Optimizing Time, Cost, and Job-site Movements," Automation in Construction, Volume 69, Sep. 2016, Pages 79-88, ISSN 0926-5805, DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2016.06.003
  • Faghihi, V., Nejat, A., Reinschmidt, K.F., and Kang, J. (2015). “Automation in Construction Scheduling: A Review of the Literature,” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Dec.2015, 81(9), pp. 1845-1856, doi: 10.1007/s00170-015-7339-0
  • Faghihi, V., Hessami, A.R., and Ford, D.N. (2015). “Sustainable Campus Improvement Program Design using Energy Efficiency and Conservation,” Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 107, 16 Nov. 2015, pp. 400-409, ISSN 0959-6526, doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.12.040
  • Faghihi, V., Reinschmidt, K.F., and Kang, J. (2014). “Construction Scheduling Using Genetic Algorithm Based on Building Information Model,” Expert Systems With Applications, 41(16), pp. 7565-7578, doi: 10.1016/j.eswa.2014.05.047
  • Damnjanovic, I., Faghihi, V., Scott, C., McTigue, E., and Reinschmidt, K. (2013). “Educational Prediction Markets: A Construction Project Management Case Study,” Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 139(2), pp. 134-138, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000127