Jose Cortes

Assistant Teaching Professor and Director of Industry Relations

Office: EC 2900
Phone: (954) 240-7996

Mohamed ElZomor, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director

Research Interests:

  • Sustainability of the Built Environment,
  • Sustainable Development, Design and Construction, Energy Efficiency Measures and Modeling
  • Social Sustainability (Human, Health & Wellbeing),
  • Engineering Education,
  • Sustainable Infrastructure and Resilience for Disasters & Extreme Weather,
  • Construction Engineering and Project Management (Project Delivery, Risk Assessment & Mitigation), Construction and Workforce Development
Office: EC 2955
Phone: (305) 348-2257


Jose Faria

Jose Faria

Moss Endowed Chair


Ph.D., PMP
Office: Room 2951
Areas of Specialization: 
Mixed integer optimization applied to land development, mathematical decomposition and hybrid techniques to solve mixed integer programming problems, decision analysis applied to capital allocation, probabilistic optimization models, and analysis of project management networks under uncertainty.

Phone: (305) 348-3541


Xuan Lv

Assistant Professor


Office: EC 2956
Phone: (305) 348-7466
Email :

Ayman Morad

Senior Instructor

Office: EC 2982
Phone: (305) 348-3654

Wallied Orabi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director

Research Interests: Optimization and Decision Support for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure, Automation in Construction, Sustainable Building Construction

Office: EC 2984
Phone: (305) 348-2730


Nipesh Pradhananga, Ph.D.

Associate Chair and Associate Professor

Research interests: Construction Technology, Construction Safety and Health, Construction Simulation, Information Modeling, Computational Data Analysis, Data Visualization, Virtual Reality

Office: EC 2983
Phone: 305-348-0224


David Ramsey


Office: EC 2952
Phone: (305) 348-3174

Arif Mohaimin Sadri

Assistant Professor


Research Interests: Hazard Mitigation, Community Resilience, Smart & Shared Mobility, Social and Information Networks, Post-disaster Reconstruction
Research Advancements: Arif Sadri is developing a crisis communication tool for disaster prone areas and an agent-based simulator for system wide resilience assessment.
Research Area: Evacuation Modeling, Network Science and Modeling, Agent-based Modeling and Simulation, Machine Learning, Coupled Socio-Physical Infrastructure Networks
Lab: Network-driven Human-centric Infrastructure Resilience & Sustainability [N-HIRS] Laboratory

Office: EC 2934
Phone: (305) 348-3172

Reza Sheykhi

Visiting Instructor

Areas of Interest: Project Management, Project Cost Analysis and Control, Simulation and Optimization, Decision Support Systems, Strategic Planning and Management.

Office: 10555 W Flagler St
EC 2900
Phone: 305-348-3172


Lufan Wang

Assistant Teaching Professor

Research Interests:

  • Smart, sustainable, and resilient buildings, infrastructure systems, and cities
  • Big data analytics and machine learning
  • Building energy and water efficiency
  • Energy-water nexus
  • Human-centered analysis
  • Digital twin

Lu Zhang

Assistant Professor


Research Interests: Human-Building Interaction, Disaster Resilient Communities, Smart Buildings,  Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure, Building and Civil Information Modeling, Semantic Information Modeling, Data Analytics

Office: EC 2935
Phone: (305) 348-7227