dr.ir. F. Vahdatikhaki (Farid)

Associate 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


Miller, S. R. , Vahdatikhaki, F. , Doree, A. , Makarov, D., & Profijt-Broring, J. (2023). Educating Operators for Smart Construction Processes. 1-18. Paper presented at 13th Conference on Asphalt Pavements for Southern Africa, Drakensberg, South Africa.
Shen, Q. , Vahdatikhaki, F. , Miller, S. R. , & Dorée, A. G. (2023). Coupling asphalt construction process quality into product quality using data-driven methods. In B. Garcia de Soto, V. Gonzalez, & I. Brilakis (Eds.), Proceedings of the 40th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2023 (pp. 349-356). (Proceedings of the International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction). International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC). https://doi.org/10.22260/ISARC2023/0048
Pena Acosta, M. (2023). Demystifying the urban heat island phenomenon: A data-driven approach. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036558730

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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  2023/2024

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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Visiting Address

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