Dr. Ghada Gad is an Assistant Professor in Construction Engineering at Cal Poly Pomona. She received her PhD in Civil Engineering (Construction emphasis), from Iowa State University. Her main areas of research is in construction management focusing on contracts, procurement, project delivery methods, estimating, and risk management, in addition to the cultural aspects of construction projects. She is also an ExCEED fellow; her teaching pedagogy focuses on adopting active learning techniques in her classes, to increase student attainment and motivation beyond the classroom.
Giuseppe Lomiento is Assistant Professor in the Civil Engineering Department at Cal Poly Pomona. He holds a Master Degree and PhD in Structural Engineering from the Sapienza University of Rome. Prior to joining Cal Poly, he was Project Scientist in the Structural Engineering Department at UC San Diego. His research focuses on earthquake engineering, structural monitoring, and multi-physics analysis. As a Professional Engineer, he has been involved in the analysis, design, and testing of a number of civil engineering structures, including bridges, hospital facilities,recreational facilities, and shipping piers. He is member of the American Concrete Institue (ACI), the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC), and the International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII).
Dr. Yu Sun is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Cal Poly Pomona. He has expertise in the areas of cloud computing, mobile computing, Internet-Of-Things (IoT) and large-scale distributed systems. Before joining Cal Poly Pomona, he was a post-doc research associate at Vanderbilt University, conducting the research on applying Bluetooth sensors to build large-scale indoor navigation system, which has been transferred into a startup company - Ziiio. He has extensive software industry experiences on building large-scale mobile, cloud, embedded and IoT systems. He worked as the Director of Engineering at Cloudpoint Labs, where he led the research and development on the infrastructure of the high-precision 3D augmented reality technology for mobile platforms; He also worked in Amazon Web Services as a software engineer and participated in the development of the world’s first cloud-based mobile web browser for Amazon Kindle Fire tablet. Recently, he founded SoftCom Lab in Computer Science Department to organize students on research and startup projects.
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