dr.ir. F. Vahdatikhaki (Faridaddin)

Assistant Professor

About Me

My research interests encompass areas such as Infrastructure and Building Information Modeling, simulation and visualization of construction processes, sensor and image based tracking of construction equipment, virtual reality and serious gaming applications in construction industry, and near real-time systems for project monitoring and control.

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Engineering & Materials Science
Construction Equipment
Construction Industry
Virtual Reality
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Heat Island


Kumalasari, D. , Koeva, M. N. , Vahdatikhaki, F., Petrova-Antonova, D. , & Kuffer, M. (2022). Generative design for walkable cities: A case study of Sofia. In C. C. Wang, & S. Shirowzhan (Eds.), International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences: 7th International Conference on Smart Data and Smart Cities (4/W5-2022 ed., Vol. 48, pp. 75-82). (International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences - ISPRS Archives). Copernicus. https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLVIII-4-W5-2022-75-2022
Shen, Q. , Vahdatikhaki, F. , Voordijk, H., van der Gucht, J., & van der Meer, L. (2022). Metamodel-based generative design of wind turbine foundations. Automation in construction, 138, [104233]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2022.104233
Voordijk, H. , Vahdatikhaki, F., & Matel, E. (2022). Machine learning and technological mediation in cost estimation practice. International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy, 15(1), 22-36. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJMCP.2022.120547
Pena Acosta, M. , Vahdatikhaki, F. , Oliveira dos Santos, J. M., Hammad, A. , & Doree, A. (2021). A generalizability analysis of a data-driven method for the Urban Heat Island phenomenon assessment. In Proceedings of the 38th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC) (pp. 73-80) https://doi.org/10.22260/isarc2021/0012
Jamshidi, A. (2021). Modernizing process control system in pavement operations. University of Twente.

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As a part of Module 1 of Civil Engineering, I teach Construction Materials course to undergraduate students. I, also, teach the graduate course BIM and 5D Planning to MSc students of Construction Management and Engineering. Finally, I am also involved in the Module 10 of Civil Engineering, i.e., smart ways to make smart cities smarter. 

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room Z220
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  Z220
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands