Semiha Ergan, PhD

Semiha Ergan, PhD

Assistant Professor

Civil and Urban Engineering; Computer Science and Engineering


I am a faculty at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Department of Civil and Urban Engineering with a courtesy appointment at NYU Department of Computer Science and Engineering. I am also an associated faculty member at Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP). Prior to joining NYU, I was a research faculty at Carnegie Mellon University. I received my PhD at Carnegie Mellon University in 2008, MS and BS degrees in 2003 and 2000  at Middle East Technical University.  

My research interests include IT to support design,construction and operations of civil infrastructure systems, studying urban challenges for AEC/FM, building informatics for efficienct and healthier buildings, quantification of human experience in the built environment,  infrastructure information modeling and visualization, and understanding interactions between buildings and city performance. 


Carnegie Mellon University, 2008

PhD, Computer Aided Engineering


Carnegie Mellon University

Assistant Research Professor

From: July 2012 to August 2014

Carnegie Mellon University

Visiting Assistant Professor

From: October 2010 to July 2012


System and method for integrated model-based histories, (Full Patent Application)

Semiha Ergan, Burcu Akinci

A formal approach to provide information support for troubleshoot, (Provisional)

Xue Yang and Semiha Ergan

Awards + Distinctions

DARPA Young Faculty Award (2015)

Berkman Faculty Award, Carnegie Mellon University (2013)

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Carnegie Mellon University (2007)

Winner of Association for Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) Education
Board Scholarship Competition (2006)

Higher Education Council Doctoral Student Scholarship (2003-2008)

Dean’s Successful Student List- High Honor Student (1998-2000)


Assistant Professor, New York University, Civil and Urban Engineering

Adjunct Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Civil and Urban Engineering 

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering,  Turkey, Higher Education Council.