Dr. Carlos H. Caldas is a Professor at The University of Texas at Austin Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering. He has a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has more than eighteen years of experience in construction engineering and project management. In his doctoral research, he specialized in construction engineering and project management, as well as in computational science and engineering.
His current research interests are in the areas of information technologies and sensors for construction engineering and project management, advanced data analysis techniques, project performance assessment, productivity improvement, knowledge management, and infrastructure systems. He teaches courses on the subjects of information systems, data mining, project management, engineering economic analysis, and building construction.
He is a Board Member of the International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction. He was the Chair of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Computing Division, Chair of the Construction Industry Institute (CII) Academic Committee, and Chair of the ASCE Technical Committee on Database and Information Management. He is also a member of the ASCE Construction Research Council, the ASCE Technical Committee on Data Sensing and Automation, and the ASCE Technical Committee on Visualization, Simulation, and Information Modeling. Dr. Caldas serves as a Specialty Editor for the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.
Dr. Caldas received the 2014 and the 2009 CII Researcher of the Year Award, the 2010 CII Outstanding Instructor Award, the 2009 CII Distinguished Professor Award, the 2008 FIATECH Celebration of Engineering and Technology Innovation (CETI) Outstanding Early Career Researcher award, and the 2010 Best Paper Award from the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering.