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Researchers

 

PhD Students

Eirini (Irene) Konstantinou

Ms. Konstantinou is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Construction Information Technology group of the Laing O'Rourke Centre and she is expected to graduate in 2018. She is a civil engineer holding a 5 years Diploma in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Transportation, Construction Management and Spatial Planning, from the University of Patras (UPAT), Greece. She has also a professional experience in surveillance and structural engineering of several construction projects. Her research interests are in investigating the possible applications of computer vision techniques in automating the productivity measurements of different entities and processes at congested construction sites. She is supervised by Dr Ioanns Brilakis and advised by Dr Joan Lasenby. Eirini is a member of Wolfson College.
Email: ek415@cam.ac.uk

 

 

Steven Vick

Major Steven Vick is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Construction Information Technology group of the Laing O’Rourke Centre and he is expected to graduate in 2018. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Loyola Marymount University and a Master’s Degree in Construction and Engineering Management from Stanford University. He has 13 years of experience as a Civil Engineering Officer in the United States Air Force, where he most recently served as an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the United States Air Force Academy. His research is focused on the use of computer vision techniques to enhance civil infrastructure progress monitoring at remote and dangerous locations. He is supervised by Dr Ioannis Brilakis and advised by Prof Campbell Middleton. Steve is a member of Churchill College.
Email: sv364@cam.ac.uk

 

 

Philipp Hüthwohl

Mr. Hüthwohl is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Construction Information Technology group of the Laing O'Rourke Centre and he is expected to graduate in 2018. He has obtained a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. Besides that, he is a founder of a Computer Vision and Automation consultancy working for leading industry customers Europe-wide. His research topic is on image-based automated bridge assessment based on enriched BIM models. The topic aims to assist inspection tasks on greater infrastructure elements like bridges. He is supervised by Dr Ioannis Brilakis and advised by Prof Campbell Middleton. Philipp is a member of St. Catharine’s College.
Email: ph463@cam.ac.uk

 

 

Ruodan Lu

Ruodan is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Construction Information Technology group of Laing O'Rourke and she is expected to graduate in 2018. She holds a Diplôme d'Ingénieur (French Master's degree in Engineering) in Civil Engineering from National Institutes of Applied Sciences of Toulouse, France. Ruodan also has several years working experience as a structural engineer in different major design offices across France. Her research interests focus on as-is Bridge Information Modeling (BrIM) using point cloud data. She is funded by EPSRC Doctoral Training Award, Infravation-SeeBridge fund and Trimble fund. She is supervised by Dr Ioannis Brilakis and advised by Prof Carl Edward Rasmussen. Ruodan is a member of Emmanuel College.
Email: rl508@cam.ac.uk

 

 

Evangelia (Eva) Agapaki

Ms. Agapaki is a Ph.D. Candidate in Engineering sponsored by EPSRC and AVEVA and she is expected to graduate in 2019. She holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where she was awarded the UCLA Graduate Division Fellowship, the UCLA Outstanding Geotechnical Graduate Student Award and grants from Caltrans for her research on soil-structure interaction of buried pipes. She was a visiting scholar for a large scale centrifuge experiment at UC Davis on the same project. Her research project for her Ph.D. is focused on the generation of as-is geometric Building Information Models (BIM) of industrial facilities using novel approaches. She is supervised by Dr Ioannis Brilakis and advised by Dr Duncan McFarlane. Eva is a member of Darwin College.
Email: ea437@cam.ac.uk

 

 

M.R. Mahendrini Fernando Ariyachandra

Ms. Ariyachandra is a Ph.D. Student in Engineering at the Construction Information Technology group of the Laing O'Rourke Centre sponsored by Cambridge Commonwealth European and International Trust (Cambridge Trust) and Bentley Systems (UK) Limited. She is expected to graduate in 2021. Mahendrini holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Quantity Surveying from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka where she was awarded Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award. She has working experience as a lecturer in University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Her research project for the Ph.D. is focused on automated generation of semantically-rich BIM models of existing and under construction railways. She is supervised by Dr Ioannis Brilakis and advised by Prof Campbell Middleton. Mahendrini is a member of Lucy Cavendish College.
Email: mfa47@cam.ac.uk

 

 

Maria Gkovedarou

Ms. Gkovedarou is a Ph.D. Student at the Construction Information Technology group of the Laing O'Rourke Centre. She is expected to graduate in 2021. Maria holds a M-Eng-B in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in the Engineering Project Management from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She was previously a visiting CIT scholar during Michaelmas and Lent terms in 2017, focusing on guidance of construction inspectors using Mixed Reality devices (e.g. Microsoft Hololens). Maria also worked in the "BIM Advancement Academy" Group of Bentley Systems in the summer of 2017. Her research project for the Ph.D. is focused on the use of Mixed Reality in Civil Engineering projects. She is supervised by Dr Ioannis Brilakis and advised by Prof Campbell Middleton. Maria is a member of Darwin College.
Email: mg833@cam.ac.uk

 

 

Gulsum Sevde Baltasi

Ms. Baltasi is a Ph.D. Student at the Construction Information Technology group of the Laing O’Rourke Centre and she is expected to graduate in 2020. She holds Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Middle East Technical University and a Master of Science degree in Construction Management from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey. Sevde has several years working experience as a project controls engineer in different major and leading projects. She also has working experience as a research assistant and co-lecturer in one of the leading private universities of Turkey. Her research project for the Ph.D. is focused on increasing the efficiency of geometry and visual data collection. She is partially funded by Trimble fund and Laing O'Rourke. She is supervised by Dr Ioannis Brilakis and advised by Dr Fumiya Lida. Sevde is a member of Sidney Sussex College.
Email: gsb43@cam.ac.uk