Bio

Somayeh Asadi is currently a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Virginia. Prior to joining UVA, she was an Associate Professor with the Department of Architectural Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. She received M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering science with an emphasis on construction engineering from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.  She leads a dynamic and diverse research team to transform smart infrastructure systems through research and education. Her research group's work focuses on smart buildings and cities, Occupant behavior and health, net-zero carbon built environment, resilient and adaptive built environment, food–energy–water-society nexus, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

Beyond her research, Dr. Asadi is truly committed to education and mentorship, fostering the intellectual development of both undergraduate and graduate students. She is the past chair of the ASCE Global Computing Committee. She also served as the advisor of the National Electrical Contractor Association (NECA) student chapter for 8 years.