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Dr Ioannis Brilakis is a Laing O'Rourke Professor of Construction Engineering and the Director of the Construction Information Technology Laboratory at the Division of Civil Engineering of the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. He completed his PhD in Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign in 2005. He then worked as an Assistant Professor at the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2005-2008) and Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta (2008-2012) before moving to Cambridge in 2012 as a Laing O’Rourke Lecturer. He was promoted to Reader in October 2017 and to Professor in 2021. He has also held visiting posts at the Department of Computer Science, Stanford University as a Visiting Associate Professor of Computer Vision (2014) and at the Technical University of Munich as a Visiting Professor, Leverhulme International Fellow (2018-2019), and Hans Fischer Senior Fellow (2019-2021). He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award, the 2019 ASCE J. James R. Croes Medal, the 2018 ASCE John O. Bickel Award, the 2013 ASCE Collingwood Prize, the 2012 Georgia Tech Outreach Award and the 2009 ASCE Associate Editor Award. Dr Brilakis is an author of over 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, an Associate Editor of the ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE Construction Engineering and Management, Elsevier Automation in Construction, and Elsevier Advanced Engineering Informatics Journals, and the lead founder of the European Council on Computing in Construction.


Computing and information technologies for the architecture, engineering, construction, and facilities management industries (AEC/FM). Sensing and data collection for civil infrastructure development; visual pattern recognition technologies for construction site multimedia data analysis, classification, retrieval, and processing; long range wireless networking for site/office communications; knowledge extraction and management; intelligent automation of construction tasks; infrastructure conditioning assessment, modeling, sensing, and management; integration of project information into visualization and simulation models; project control systems and field management technologies; communication, collaboration and coordination technologies.


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Laing O'Rourke Professor of Construction Engineering

Contact Details

Cambridge University
Engineering Department
Office BC2-07
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1PZ
+44 1223 332718
Takes PhD students
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