Academic Title

Associate Professor, Civil Engineering

Additional Title

  • Faculty Advisor, ASCE Student Chapter
  • Director, Civil Engineering M.S. Programs
  • Founding Director, Construction Management B.S. Program
Research Interests
  • Complex Systems
  • Joint Resource Management
  • Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence Applications
Research Summary

My primary research goals are directed toward developing new technologies and decision-making tools to advance the analysis and design of complex dynamic systems. In particular, my interdisciplinary works apply elegant mathematical models, artificial intelligence, and advanced simulation techniques for decision support in the design, construction, and operation of infrastructure systems.

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Columbia University
  • M.Phil., Civil Engineering, Columbia University
  • M.S., Construction Engineering and Management, Iran University of Science & Technology
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic
Areas of Expertise
  • Game Theory
  • Operations Research
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Project Management
  • Infrastructure Development
  • Construction Management and Economics
Recent Publications

Karan, E. P., Asgari, S., & Asadi, S. (2023). Resilience assessment of centralized and distributed food systems. Food Security, 15(1), 59-75.

Sherafat, B., Rashidi, A., & Asgari, S. (2022). Sound-based multiple-equipment activity recognition using convolutional neural networks”. Automation in Construction, 135, 104104.

Karan, E., Asgari, S., & Rashidi, A. (2021). A Markov decision process workflow for automating interior design. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, 25(9), 3199-3212.

Asgari, F., & Asgari, S. (2021). Addressing artificial variability in patient flow. Operations Research for Health Care, 28, 100288.

Karan, E., & Asgari, S. (2021). Resilience of food, energy, and water systems to a sudden labor shortage. Environment Systems and Decisions, 41(1), 63-81.

Asgari, S. (2020). Comparative analysis of quantitative bidding methods using agent-based modelling. Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems, 37(3), 81-99.

Asgari, S., Awwad, R., Kandil, A., and Odeh, I. (2016). Impact of Considering Need for Work and Risk on Performance of Construction Contractors: An Agent-based Approach. Automation in Construction, 65, 9-20.

Awwad, R., Asgari, S., & Kandil, A. (2015). Developing a virtual laboratory for construction bidding environment using agent-based modeling. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 29(6), 04014105.

Asgari, S., Afshar, A., & Madani, K. (2014). Cooperative game theoretic framework for joint resource management in construction. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 140(3), 04013066.

Honors and Awards
  • Edward G. Roddy Outstanding Teacher of the Year, 2019
  • Zampell Faculty Fellow, 2018, 2019, & 2021
  • Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellowship, 2018
  • Winning paper for the IISE Construction Division student paper competition, Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, 2016.
  • SEAS Class Day Marshal, Columbia University, 2016