BioB.S. Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2010M.S. Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2012M.S. System Architecting and Engineering, University of Southern California, 2016Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Southern California, 2017
"I'm interested in integrating human considerations within the design and operation of our infrastructure systems. Specifically, my research focuses on how our buildings and cars can sense our behaviors and collaborate with us in achieving our personal goals or how transportation systems should be designed to accommodate all users by enhancing well-being, safety and comfort. "Arsalan Heydarian
Arsalan Heydarian is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as well as the UVA Link Lab. His research broadly focuses on user-centered design, construction, and operation of intelligent infrastructure with the objective of enhancing their sustainability, adaptability, and resilience. Specifically, his work is divided into four main research streams: (1) intelligent built environments; (2) mobility and infrastructure design; (3) smart transportation and (4) data-driven mixed reality. Dr. Heydarian received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC), M.Sc in System Engineering from USC, and B.Sc. and M.Sc in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech. Dr. Heydarian is a co-founder of the Omni Reality and Cognition Lab (ORCL Lab), a state-of-the-art virtual and augmented reality lab utilizing technology to research human behavior and reaction to alternative infrastructure design.