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Researchers

 

Post-doctoral Researchers

Michael Belsky

Dr. Michael Belsky is a research associate in Laing O'Rourke Centre working with Dr. Ioannis Brilakis and Prof. Campbell Middleton on the Innovate UK project: Digitally Enabling the Design for Manufacture, Assembly and Maintenance of Bridges. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and his current research interests include Building Information Modeling (BIM), information exchanges and knowledge acquisition. 
Email: mb2082@cam.ac.uk

 

 

Minkoo Kim

Dr. Min-Koo Kim is a research associate at the Construction Information Technology Group of the Laing O'Rourke Centre. He is working on a project 'Digitally Enabling the Design for Manufacture, Assembly and Maintenance of Bridges' with Dr. Michael Belsky, Dr. Ioannis Brilakis, and Prof. Campbell Middleton. He holds a Master's Degree in Civil & Environmental engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and a Doctoral Degree in Civil & Environmental engineering from both KAIST and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He has 6 years of experience in Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) and Application of Information Technologies (Its) to infrastructures particularly in bridge and aircraft. Most recently, Min-Koo was a post-doctoral researcher of Applied Engineering Institution at KAIST and his research is focused on the use of noncontact sensors and BIM to enhance civil infrastructure health & quality monitoring at remote locations. 
Email: mk858@cam.ac.uk

 


PhD students

Evangelia (Eva) Agapaki

Ms. Agapaki is a Ph.D. Student 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

 

 

Ioannis Anagnostopoulos

Mr. Anagnostopoulos is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Construction Information Technology group of the Laing O'Rourke Centre as a Marie Curie fellow and he is expected to graduate in 2017. Ioannis has graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki from the Department of Civil Engineering in 2013 with a major in Transportation Engineering and Construction Management. His research interests are focused on automated 3D modelling of point clouds for the accurate depiction of the as-built conditions. Part of his research was conducted at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, supervised by Prof. Patricio Vela. He is supervised by Dr. Ioannis Brilakis and adviced by Prof. Kenichi Soga. Ioannis is a member of Wolfson college.
Email: ia305@cam.ac.uk

 

 

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 2017. 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

 

 

Marianna Kopsida

Ms. Kopsida is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Construction Information Technology group of the Laing O'Rourke Centre, as a Marie Curie fellow and she is expected to graduate in 2017. She has obtained a Master of Science degree in Engineering Project Management and a MEng-Beng in Civil Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Her research is focused on augmented reality using mobile cameras to overlay a BIM model on real world view. The scope of the research is to further develop and enhance the acquisition of indoor as-built information, which will be directly compared against the as-planned Building Information Model (BIM) in real time. The topic aims to assist inspection and progress monitoring for interior activities in a construction project. Part of her research was conducted at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, supervised by Prof. Patricio Vela. She is supervised by Dr. Ioannis Brilakis and advised by Prof. Kenichi Soga. Marianna is a member of Lucy Cavendish College.
Email: mk782@cam.ac.uk

 

 

Bella Nguyen

Ms. Nguyen is a Ph.D. Candidate in Engineering sponsored by London Underground, European Commission Marie Curie IRSES and Cambridge Overseas Trust and she is expected to graduate in 2016. She holds a Master of Philosophy in Engineering from the University of Cambridge where she was awarded grants from Cambridge EcoHouse Initiatives, Santander Latin America and the Arthur Shercliff Memorial Trust for her research on illegal slum developments in Ecuador. Her research project is for Transport for London (TfL) investigating methods to detect and revent bridge strikes. Part of her research was conducted at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, supervised by Prof. Patricio Vela. She is supervised by Dr. Ioannis Brilakis and advised by Dr. Mohammed Elshafie. Bella is a member of Darwin College.
Email: bbn20@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 2017. 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, advised by Prof. Cam 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 2017. She holds a Diplôme d'Ingénieur (French Master’s degree in Engineering) in Civil Engineering from National Institutes of Applied Sciences of Toulouse, France. She also has several years working experience as structural engineer in different major design offices across France. Her research is focused on as-is Highway Bridge Information Modeling (BIM) by using point cloud data. She received the EPSRC Doctoral Training Award and this research project is partially funded by Infravation SeeBridge program. She is supervised by Dr. Ioannis Brilakis and advised by Prof. Carl Edward Rasmussen. Ruodan is member of Emmanuel College.
Email: rl508@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 2017. 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 ten years of experience as a civil engineering officer in the United States Air Force, overseeing more than $100 million in construction, and the maintenance of $2.9 billion in infrastructure. Most recently, Steve was 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. Simon Godsill. Steve is a member of Churchill College.
Email: sv364@cam.ac.uk