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Dr Nima Gerami Seresht

Senior Lecturer

Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Dr. Nima Gerami Seresht is a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Programme Leader for Level 4 Students in the Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering at Northumbria University. Prior to joining Northumbria University, he served as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Alberta, where he led a multi-disciplinary research project on Future Energy Systems as a collaboration between the departments of civil and environmental, mechanical, and computer engineering. In 2017, Dr. Gerami Seresht received his Ph.D. in Construction Engineering and Management from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta, where his research was focused on the theory and applications artificial intelligence (AI) and simulation techniques for improving the performance of construction projects. Dr. Gerami Seresht’s research excellence has been recognized by several prestigious awards during his academic career and publication of several award-winning articles in renouned internaitonal journals.

Through the past 10 years, Dr. Gerami Seresht has been involved in several research projects, including improving the performance of oil and gas projects using AI and simulation techniques, developing decision support systems for the risk management of renewable energy projects, developing sustainable infrastructure buildings using computer vision (CV) and building information modelling (BIM), and enhancing the resiliency of infrastructure buildings using stochastic multi-agent simulation. He also conducted research on the theory of AI and simulation techniques, including natural language processing, computer vision, and agent-based modelling. Dr. Gerami Seresht’s research findings have been published in several peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers.

Throughout his acadmic career, Dr. Gerami Seresht was involved in collaborative research projects with industry leaders and thrived to apply the most advanced techniques to solve the challenges that the construction industry faces with in real-world engineering practice. For the past 10 years, he collaborated with several industry partners ranging from small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to internaitonal mega-organizations in differnet industry sectors. Dr. Gerami Seresht continues to have a strong interest in partnering with industry leaders to find practical and innovative solutions to issues in the field of construction engineering and management. If you are interested in collaborating with him, please reach out to him at nima.gerami@northumbria.ac.uk.

 

Dr. Gerami Seresht’s current research projects involve:

  • Develop a smart simulation framework for construction modelling using AI-enabled data analytics and simulation;
  • Develop an open-source simulation framework for modelling the spread of infectious diseases in indoor spaces;
  • Minimize the carbon footprint of infrastructure buildings using CV and BIM;
  • Analyze and enhance the resilience of infrastructures using smart simulation; and
  • Modelling, simulating, optimizing sustainable and resilient smart cities by smart simulation and AI techniques.
Nima Gerami Seresht

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Dr. Gerami Seresht’s current research projects involve:

  • Develop a smart simulation framework for construction modelling using AI-enabled data analytics and simulation;
  • Develop an open-source simulation framework for modelling the spread of infectious diseases in indoor spaces;
  • Minimize the carbon footprint of infrastructure buildings using CV and BIM;
  • Analyze and enhance the resilience of infrastructures using smart simulation; and
  • Modelling, simulating, optimizing sustainable and resilient smart cities by smart simulation and AI techniques.

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A framework to model the spread of infectious diseases on construction sites using hybrid agent-based modelling and Monte Carlo simulation, Gerami Seresht, N., RazaviAlavi, S. 6 Sep 2021, Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), Leeds, Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM)
  • Developing a risk breakdown matrix for onshore wind farm projects using fuzzy case-based reasoning, Somi, S., Gerami Seresht, N., Fayek, A. 15 Aug 2021, In: Journal of Cleaner Production
  • Domain-specific risk assessment using integrated simulation: A case study of an onshore wind project, Mohamed, E., Gerami Seresht, N., Hague, S., Chehouri, A., AbouRizk, S. 21 Jul 2021, In: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
  • Modeling Earthmoving Operations in Real-Time Using Hybrid Fuzzy Simulation, Gerami Seresht, N., Robinson Fayek, A. 3 Aug 2021, In: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
  • Using Artificial Neural Networks to Model Bricklaying Productivity, Bokor, O., Florez Perez, L., Pesce, G., Gerami Seresht, N. 26 Jul 2021, 2021 European Conference on Computing in Construction, European Council on Computing in Construction (EC3)
  • A fuzzy clustering algorithm for developing predictive models in construction applications, Seresht, N., Lourenzutti, R., Fayek, A. 1 Nov 2020, In: Applied Soft Computing
  • Developing a Risk Breakdown Matrix for the Construction of On-Shore Wind Farm Projects, Somi, S., Gerami Seresht, N., Fayek, A. May 2020, American Society of Civil Engineers, Construction Research Congress
  • Framework for risk identification of renewable energy projects using fuzzy case-based reasoning, Somi, S., Seresht, N., Fayek, A. 1 Jul 2020, In: Sustainability (Switzerland)
  • Neuro-fuzzy system dynamics technique for modeling construction systems, Gerami Seresht, N., Fayek, A. 1 Aug 2020, In: Applied Soft Computing Journal
  • Simulation-based approach for risk assessment in onshore wind farm construction projects, Mohamed, E., Gerami Seresht, N., Hague, S., Abourizk, S. Sep 2020, The 9th Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Advanced Reliability and Maintenance Modelling

Professional Activity

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Editorial work: Sustainability (Journal) 2020
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: The 9th Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Advanced Reliability and Maintenance Modelling 2020
  • Publication Peer-review: American Society of Civil Engineers, Construction Research Congress (Event) 2020
  • Publication Peer-review: 2019 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE) (Event) 2019
  • Publication Peer-review: Applied Sciences (Journal) 2018
  • Publication Peer-review: Construction Innovation (Journal) 2018
  • Publication Peer-review: Engineering Reports (Journal) 2018
  • Publication Peer-review: Granular Computing (Journal) 2018
  • Publication Peer-review: International Journal of Energy Research (Journal) 2018

Qualifications

Construction Managment PhD December 22 2017


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