MS student Luiz Arruda successfully completed his thesis in May 2016

MS student Luiz Arruda finished his thesis work on "developing interactiv virtual environents from BIMs for user tests in the built environment and facility operations" in May. Congrats!

Dr. Ergan gave a talk at AIG Research Review Day, April 2016

Dr. Ergan gave a talk on model-based safety at construction sites at the AIG NYU Sponsored Research Review Day on April 28, 2016 in Manhattan, NY.


MS student Priscila Dias successfully completed her thesis work in December 2015

Priscila's thesis was on capturing requirements of facilities management tasks for as-built BIM deliverables. Congrats!

Dr. Ergan presented an the WestPoint Academy, WestPoint, NY.

Dr. Ergan gave an invited talk on quantification of impact of built environment on human responsiveness on September 16, 2015 at WestPoint, NY. This talk was part of the Young FAculty Award Seminar Series organized by DARPA.


DARPA YFA 2015 Kickoff Meeting

Dr. Ergan attended the DARPA YFA kickoff meeting in Washington on October 29, 2015.

Visualization lab being prepared 2015


biLAB is working with VICON, middleVR, and AVISPL to get the virtual reality setup for biLAB

biLAB received AIG grant 2015

   biLAB has received a project from AIG entitle as "Model Based       Job Safety At Construction Sites" starting in September 2015.

  This project is featured here

Dr. Ergan received DARPA YFA Award 2015

Prof. Semiha Ergan is one of the recipients of DARPA Young Faculty Award 2015.

"The objective of the DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) program is to identify and engage rising research stars in junior faculty positions at U.S. academic institutions and introduce them to Department of Defense needs as well as DARPA’s program development process. " DARPA YFA

Semiha Ergan part of the CII 2015 New Scholar program

Professor Semiha Ergan of the Department of Civil and Urban Engineering has been named as one of the 2015 New Scholar recepient at the Construction Industry Institute (CII).

This is a competitive scholar program that invites promising researchers for encouriging them for future CII awards.


Priscila Daher Russo Dias named NYC DDC Summer Fellow

Priscila Daher Russo Dias, an MS student and current member of the biLab, has been named a 2015 Summer Fellow at the New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYC DDC).

The program, geared toward engineering, architecture, construction management, urban planning, and sustainability design majors, focuses on a mentor-based relationship and on-site research.