Samaneh Zolfagharian is a PhD student and graduate research assistant at CONECTech lab, Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on construction education, construction safety, sustainability, utilizing BIM technology, and Interoperability.
Masoud Gheisari is a Ph.D. Candidate at the CONECTech Lab in the School of Building Construction at Georgia Tech. He is doing research on establishing the framework for developing next generation technology enhanced solutions to Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Facility Management (AEC+FM) environment problems by incorporating the cognitive processes of the human component of operations. His Ph.D. dissertation is a multidisciplinary topic and focuses on integrating BIM and Mobile Augmented Reality (MAR) to enhance facility management data access through seamless integration of facility information with the physical environment. As a member of ASEE, he is also involved in research projects using innovative technologies such as Augmented Reality and Tangible Interaction for educational purposes.
Dr. Javier Irizarry is an Assistant Professor in the School of Building Construction at Georgia Tech. He is the Director of the CONECTech Lab which mission is to establish the framework for developing next generation technology enhanced solutions to construction environment problems by incorporating the cognitive processes of the human component of construction operations. Dr. Irizarry’s research interests include technology enhanced construction safety, Human Computer Interaction issues in mobile applications for Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Owner/Operator (AECO) information access, interactive visualization systems for AECO education, Building Information Modeling based Augmented Reality applications for AECO, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle sensing for applications in construction environments. His industry experience includes the planning and construction of multiple types of infrastructure facilities including but not limited to transportation, and parking structures, marine facilities, and residential and commercial structures. Dr. Irizarry is a Licensed Professional Engineer, Certified Green Professional and holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, a Masters in Engineering Management from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico and a PhD in Civil Engineering from Purdue University.