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Fei Dai
Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Faculty:

Dr. Fei Dai

Dr. Fei Dai, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Wadsworth Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Brief Biography:

Dr. Dai joined the Wadsworth Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the West Virginia University (WVU) in August 2012 after completing his postdoctoral training at Georgia Institute of Technology and earning his Ph.D. in civil engineering from Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His research interests focus on sensing, experiments, modeling, and analytics to enable knowledge discovery and development of innovative strategies, methods, technologies, and tools for improving sustainability, safety, and health of construction working environments and infrastructure systems. While at WVU, Dr. Dai has developed an active, independent research program and built its research strengths in construction informatics and workplace safety and health. Dr. Dai has been serving on the editorial board of ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management since 2013 and currently is the Vice Chair of the ASCE Visualization, Information Modeling, and Simulation (VIMS) Committee. His contribution to service was acknowledged with four-time Outstanding Reviewer Recognition by ASCE.


Current Students:

Ph.D. Students:

Mohammad Sujon

Mohhammad Sujon

Brief Biography:

Mohhammad Sujon graduated from Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology in 2013 with B.Sc. in Civil Engineering studying pavement maintenance practices as the thesis. In 2016, he completed M.Sc. in Advanced Computational and Civil Engineering Structural Studies from the Technical University of Dresden, Germany in which he undertook research works on simulation modeling for structural analysis. He joined West Virginia University as a Graduate Research Assistant in 2019 to pursue Ph.D. in Civil Engineering. His current research works are focused on the application of machine learning and computer vision to analyze big data to develop insightful information involving infrastructure asset maintenance.

Linjun Lu

Linjun Lu


Brief Biography:

Linjun Lu is a PhD candidate at the Integrated Construction Informatics Laboratory of West Virginia University. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Structural Engineering at Wenzhou University in 2016 and 2019. His PhD project is focused on developing a vision-based method for automated roller path tracking and mapping for pavement construction.






M.S. Students:

Nagavardhani Malineni

Nagavardhani Malineni


Brief Biography:

Nagavardhani Malineni is working with Dr. Dai  on the topic “structural health monitoring of construction projects”. She has completed her PMP certification and also completed her bachelor’s in civil engineering. She has 7 years of strong hands-on experience in planning, scheduling, controlling, and monitoring of construction project both in India and UAE.

Aida Da Silva

Aida da Silva


Brief Biography:

Aida da Silva is a master student currently working in WVU Integrated Construction Informatics Laboratory. She earned her B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from West Virginia University in 2020. Her research is focused on investigating the application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and developing a vision-based method for automatic tack coat coverage measurement in road construction.

U.S.M Dilruba Mahmud

Dilruba Mahmud


Brief Biography:

Dilruba Mahmud graduated from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology in 2016 with B.Sc. in Civil Engineering. After graduation, she started working as a structural safety engineer at Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh where her interest to enforce safety in the construction industry flourished. She joined ICIL, West Virginia University as a Graduate Research Assistant in Fall 2021. Her current research works are focused on the development of innovative technologies and methods for improving safety and health of construction working environments.

Sourav Dutta

Sourav Dutta


Brief Biography:

Sourav Dutta joined ICIL in Fall 2021. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Before joining ICIL, he was working as a structural safety engineer at ACCORD Bangladesh (Currently RSC) which ensures workplace safety for garment workers. His research works are focused on Intelligent Machine Learning for infrastructures.






Nazia Zerin

Nazia Zerin


Brief Biography:

Nazia Zerin completed her BSc. in Civil Engineering from Khulna University of Engineering and Technology in 2015. After graduation, she worked as a Structural Safety Engineer in Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh and RMG Sustainability Council from 2017 to 2022. She joined ICIL at West Virginia University as a Graduate Research Assistant in Fall 2022 and her current research works are focused on occupational safety and health in construction workplaces.






Mohammad Samin Mansur

Mohammad Samin Mansur


Brief Biography:

Mohammad Samin Mansur graduated from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He joined the Integrated Construction Informatics Laboratory (ICIL) at West Virginia University (WVU) as a Graduate Research Assistant in Fall 2022, where he is pursuing his MSCE degree in the area of smart road infrastructure.







Undergraduate Students:

Zachary Kristan

Zachary Kristan


Brief Biography:

Zachary Kristan is currently a CEE undergraduate student at WVU. He joined ICIL in Spring 2022 as an UG researcher.



Past Students:

Ph.D. Students:

  • Amrita Dutta (August 2020), Current location: Washington State Department of Transportation

M.S. Students:

  • Abiodun Olorunfemi (August 2018)
  • Tse-Huai Liu (December 2017)
  • Di Wang (August 2015)
  • Youyi Feng (May 2015)

Undergraduate Students:

  • Chase Reel (Spring 2020)
  • Kersti Cover (Fall 2018)
  • Daniel Vance (CEE-SURF Recipient, Spring 2017; Summer 2017; Fall 2017)
  • Morgan Burton (Spring 2016; Fall 2016)
  • Marcus Spina (Fall 2015)
  • Carl Freeman (CEE-SURF Recipient, Summer 2015)
  • John Wright (CEE-SURF Recipient, Summer 2015; Fall 2015)
  • Connor Buker (Spring 2014; Spring 2015)
  • Eric Rogers (NASA Space Grant Scholar, Fall 2013; Spring 2014)
  • Ryan Hough (CEE-SURF Recipient, Summer 2013; Fall 2013)
  • Chelsea Evans (CEE-SURF Recipient, Summer 2013)

Visiting Scholars & Students:

  • Jing Cao (Visiting Scholar, 2018 - 2019), Central South University, China
  • Qingsong Chen (Visiting Scholar, 2017), Guangdong Province Hospital for Occupational Disease Prevention and Treatment, China
  • Hansheng Lin (Visiting Scholar, 2017), Guangdong Province Hospital for Occupational Disease Prevention and Treatment, China