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.
Discrete Event Simulation
Racz, P., Syfuss, L., Schultz, C., van Buiten, M., olde Scholtenhuis, L. L., Vahdatikhaki, F., & Doree, A. G. (2017). Decision Support for Test Trench Location Selection with 3D Semantic Subsurface Utility Models. In K-Y. Lin, N. El-Gohary, & P. Tang (Eds.), Computing in Civil Engineering 2017: Smart Safety, Sustainability, and Resilience (Vol. 2017, pp. 68-75). Seattle, Washington. DOI: 10.1061/9780784480847
Taher, . A., Vahdatikhaki, F., & Hammad, A. (2017). Towards Developing an Ontology for Earthwork Operations. In K-Y. Lin, N. El-Gohary, & P. Tang (Eds.), Computing in Civil Engineering 2017: Smart Safety, Sustainability, and Resilience (pp. 101-108). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). DOI: 10.1061/9780784480847.013
Vahdatikhaki, F., Langari, S. M., Taher, . A., El Ammari, . K., & Hammad, A. (2017). Enhancing coordination and safety of earthwork equipment operations using Multi-Agent System. Automation in construction, 81, 267–285. DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2017.04.008
Vahdatikhaki, F., Hammad, A., olde Scholtenhuis, L. L., Miller, S. R., & Makarov, D. (2017). Data-Driven Scenario Generation for Enhanced Realism of Equipment Training Simulators. Paper presented at 6th CSCE/CRC International Construction Specialty Conference, Vancouver, Canada.
Vahdatikhaki, F., & Mawlana, M. (2017). A Framework for Augmenting 4D Visualization of Construction Projects with Scheduling Uncertainties. Paper presented at 6th CSCE/CRC International Construction Specialty Conference, Vancouver, Canada.
Vahdatikhaki, F., & Hammad, A. (2015). Risk-based look-ahead workspace generation for earthwork equipment using near real-time simulation. Automation in construction, 58, 207-220. DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2015.07.019
Vahdatikhaki, F., & Hammad, A. (2015). Visibility and proximity based risk map of earthwork site using real-time simulation. In 32nd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining: Connected to the Future, Proceedings
Mawlana, M., Vahdatikhaki, F., Doriani, A., & Hammad, A. (2015). Integrating 4D modeling and discrete event simulation for phasing evaluation of elevated urban highway reconstruction projects. Automation in construction, 60, 25-38. DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2015.09.005
Vahdatikhaki, F., Hammad, A., & Siddiqui, H. (2015). Optimization-based excavator pose estimation using real-time location systems. Automation in construction, 56, 76-92. DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2015.03.006
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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.