Dr.Labi's Students

 

 

Dr. Labi’s students are at various levels: undergraduate (B.S.) and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.). They are trained to enhance their skills in three key areas: research ability, teaching skills, and engagement with the academic community and industry, both domestic and international. Most of his PhD students go on to become professors at universities all over the world.

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Dr. Labi’s students carry out research in topics that characterize emergent threats including aging infrastructure, funding limitations, and infrastructure vulnerability and exploit opportunities including technological advancements and interdisciplinary synergies. They address problems that are either descriptive (using tools including simulation, statistical and econometric, fuzzy logic, neural networks, and artificial intelligence modeling) or prescriptive (using tools such as optimization involving multiple criteria, stochasticism, or simulation).

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His students acquire these tools by taking courses in the schools of economics, industrial engineering, computer science, and statistics, not only at Purdue but also at other schools such as GeorgiaTech, Virginia Tech and MIT through exchange programs, workshops, or special semester-long programs.

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The contribution of Dr. Labi’s students include the development of methodological platforms that provide a scientific basis to make infrastructure development decisions consistent with principles of economy, sustainability, resilience to natural and man-made stressors, and infrastructure longevity.        

 

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       Visiting Professor (Jan 2018 - )

Bio: Seyedmohammad Miralinaghi is a visiting professor at Purdue University. He joined Civil Engineering in Fall 2013 [Read More]

SeyedMohammad Miralinaghi

 

Research areas: Traffic assignment, asset management, connected and autonomous vehicles

 

Journal publications: 8

Awards: 4

Conference presentations: 14

Research projects: 1

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       Post-Doctoral Fellow (Aug 2017 - Dec 2017)

SeyedMohammad Miralinaghi

 

Research areas: Traffic assignment, asset management, connected and autonomous vehicles

 

Journal publications: 8

Awards: 4

Conference presentations: 14

Research projects: 1

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Bio: Seyedmohammad Miralinaghi is a post-doctoral fellow at Purdue University. He joined Civil Engineering in Fall 2013 [Read More]

 

       Visiting Scholar

Yinjie Deng

 

Research areas: Asset management, durable pavement technologies

 

Journal publications: 4

 

Awards: 8

 

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Bio: Yinjie Deng is a visiting scholar at Purdue University. He joined Civil Engineering in Fall 2017 [Read More]

 

       Doctoral Students

Bio: Sikai Chen is a doctoral student at Purdue University. He joined Civil Engineering in Fall 2014 [Read More]

Bio: Seyedali Ghahari is a doctoral student at Purdue University. He joined Civil Engineering in Fall 2015 [Read More]

Seyedali Ghahari

 

Research areas: Asset Management, Bridge Management, Infrastructure Economics, Corruption and Fraud Monitoring

 

Thesis topic: A Blueprint for Detecting and Measuring Inefficiencies at Infrastructure Agencies

 

Journal publications: 13

Awards: 6

Conference presentations: 27 

Research projects: 3

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Bio: Saeed Al-Qadhi is a faculty member at King Khalid University and a doctoral student at Purdue University. He joined Civil Engineering in Fall 2014 [Read More]

Saeed Al-Qahdi

 

Research areas: Asset management, Life-cycle Analyses

 

Thesis topic: Life cycle assessment of alternative pavement materials using multiple-criteria analysis, Monte Carlo simulation, and stochastic dominance methodology

 

Journal publications: 8

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Conference presentations: 6

Research projects: 2

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Bio: Qiao Yu is a doctoral student at Purdue University. He joined Civil Engineering in Fall 2014 [Read More]

Qiao Yu

 

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Bio: Tariq Saeed is a doctoral student at Purdue University. He joined Civil Engineering in Fall 2014 [Read More]

Tariq U. Saeed

 

Research areas: Asset management, connected and autonomous vehicles

 

Thesis topic: A more robust approach to lifecycle assessment of bridge infrastructure management: proactively dealing with an uncertain future

 

Journal publications: 18

Awards: 12

Conference presentations: 14

Research projects: 3

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Sikai Chen

 

Research areas: Highway safety analysis, highway design policy analysis, applications of machine learning and data mining in transportation and infrastructure systems

 

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Journal publications: 5 

Awards: 2

Conference presentations: 5

Research projects: 1

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       M.S.

Bio: Abdullah J. Nafakh is a doctoral student at Purdue University. He joined Civil Engineering in Fall 2012 [Read More]

Bio: Nathan Shellhamer is a doctoral student at Purdue University. He joined Civil Engineering in Fall 2012 [Read More]

Nathan Shellhamer

Research areas: Transit management, Infrastructure risk and hazard assessment and mitigation

 

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Abdullah J. Nafakh

 

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       Past Doctoral Students

Muhammad Khurshid

 

Graduation year: 2010

 

Thesis topic: A Framework for Establishing Optimal Performance Thresholds for Highway Asset Interventions

 

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Kevin Ford

 

Graduation year: 2011

 

Thesis topic: Incorporating Highway Asset Life Expectancy Into Long-Term Planning –Risk-Based, Probabilistic Approach

 

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Apichai Issariyanukula

 

Graduation year: 2011

 

Thesis topic: A Probabilistic Methodology For Estimating Transportation Project Costs Using Bayesian Models

 

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Qiang Bai

 

Graduation year: 2012

 

Thesis topic: Trade-Off Analysis In Multiobjective Optimization For Transportation Asset Management

*[Best PhD dissertation award in national competition, Council of University Transportation Centers, USA]

 

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Ahmed Anwar

 

Graduation year: 2012

 

Thesis topic: Pavement Damage Cost Estimation using Highway Agency Maintenance, Rehabilitation, and Reconstruction Strategies

 

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Hafizur Arman

 

Graduation year: 2014

 

Thesis topic: Managing Risks In Highway Winter Operations Using Options Theory

 

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Michelle Dojutrek

 

Graduation year: 2014

 

Thesis topic: A Multiple Criteria Evaluation Procedure for Security Investments

 

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Stephanie Everett

 

Graduation year: 2015

 

Thesis topic: Auctions Approach for Overweight Truck Permitting

 

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Matthew Volovski

 

Graduation year: 2015

 

Thesis topic: Spatial Analysis of Passenger Vehicle Use and Ownership/Impact on Highway Infrastructure Funding Sustainability

 

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Wubeshet Woldemariam

 

Graduation year: 2015

 

Thesis topic: Development of Measures of Network Connectivity and Accessibility for Project Evaluation

 

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Nathee Athigakunagom

 

Graduation year: 2015

 

Thesis topic: Using Real Options Theory for Highway Intervention Scheduling

 

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Jackeline Murillo Hoyos

 

Graduation year: 2016

 

Thesis topic: Scheduling Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Maintenance using Dynamic Thresholds

 

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Zhibo Zhang

 

Graduation year: 2016

 

Thesis topic: Developing Condition-Based Triggers For Bridge Deck Maintenance And Rehabilitation Treatments

 

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Majed Alinizzi

 

Graduation year: 2017

 

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Affiliation: Assitant Professor, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia

 

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Muhammad Irfan

Graduation year: 2010

Thesis topic: A Framework for Developing Optimal Pavement Life-cycle Activity Profiles

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       Past M.S. Students

Myriam Rodriguez

 

Graduation year: 2004

 

Thesis topic: An Assessment of Preservation Needs of State Highway Bridges in Indiana

*[Best M.S. Thesis award in national competition, Council of University Transportation Centers, USA]

 

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Geoffrey Lamptey

 

Graduation year: 2004

 

Thesis topic: Optimal Scheduling of Pavement Preventive Maintenance using Life Cycle Cost Analysis

 

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Siew Hwee Kong

 

Graduation year: 2007

 

Thesis topic: Aggregate Cost Modeling of Transit Capital Investment, and O&M

 

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Essa Mahmodi

 

Graduation year: 2008

 

Thesis topic: Integrating Preventive Maintenance into Bridge Management Systems

 

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Amanda Cope

 

Graduation year: 2009

 

Thesis topic: Multiple-criteria Life-cycle Evaluation of Alternative Bridge Deck Reinforcement Materials

 

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Michelle Dojutrek

 

Graduation year: 2011

 

Thesis topic: An Elemental Decomposition & Bi-Criteria Method for Asset Valuation

 

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Matthew Volovski

 

Graduation year: 2011

 

Thesis topic: Econometric Models for Pavement Routine Maintenance Expenditure

 

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Tao Liao

 

Graduation year: 2011

 

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Zhibo Zhang

 

Graduation year: 2012

 

Thesis topic: Evaluating Long-term Leasing of Toll Roads based on Probabilistic and Multiple-Criteria Techniques

 

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Eleni Bardaka

 

Graduation year: 2012

 

Thesis topic: Mixed Linear Modeling Techniques for Enhancing Pavement Performance Predictions

 

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Ashish Samdariya

 

Graduation year: 2012

 

Thesis topic: Probabilistic And Multiple-Criteria Techniques In Evaluating Alternative Reinforcement Materials For Increasing Bridge Deck Life

 

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Milhan Moomen

 

Graduation year: 2015

 

Thesis topic: Enhanced Bridge Deterioration Models for the Bridge Management

 

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Trevor Klatko

 

Graduation year: 2015

 

Thesis topic: A Framework for VMT Estimation

 

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Peng Jiao

 

Graduation year: 2016

 

Thesis topic: Dynamic Green Split Optimization in Intersection Signal Design for Urban Street Network

 

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Qiao Yu

 

Graduation year: 2016

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Tariq U. Saeed

 

Graduation year: 2016

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Claire Bordat

 

Graduation year: 2004

 

Thesis topic: An Analysis of Cost Overruns and Time Delays in INDOT Projects

 

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