Reza Akhavian, Ph.D.

Current Members:

Farid Shahnavaz
Graduate Student

Workers’ Activity and Intent Recognition for Adaptive Worker-Robot Interaction

Zainab Afzali Kusha

Graduate Student


Evaluation of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)-related Drivers’ Distraction Using Eye Tracker Data and EEG Signals

Mani Amani

Graduate Student

Adaptive Human Activity Recognition for Worker-Robot Collaboration in Construction

Alexa North

Undergraduate Student


Trust in Construction Technology Adoption

Blake Furby

Undergraduate Student


 Evaluation of Advanced Reality Capture Technologies in Construction

Shuchi Shah

Graduate Student


Generative AI

Former Members:

Newsha Emaminejad
Graduate Student

Trustworthy AI and Robotics for Construction Applications

Sahand Fathi
Graduate Student


An Adaptive Approach towards Workers’ Safety in Worker-Robot Interaction

Josh Van Doren
Undergraduate Student 


Employing Advanced Programming Techniques to Optimize the performance, intelligence, and autonomous capabilities of Esteemed Husky Robotic Platform, Shaping the forefront of robotics innovation

Riley Tavassoli

Graduate Student

Building machine learning models for human-robot interaction


  • Xiaochen (Shally) Li
  • Binh Pham
  • Ken Daplas
  • Carlos Hernandez
  • Trevor Slaton (Currently a Software Engineer at Apple)
  • Aarathi Sankar
  • Phuong Nguyen (Currently a Postdoc at the University of Alberta)
  • Munahil Murrieum (Currently a Software Engineer at Walmart Global Tech)
  • Patrick Brittle (Currently an Assistant Professor at California State University, Chico) [co-advised by Dr. Gaedicke]
  • Shahrzad Mansouri (Currently a Project Manager at CM Squared)
  • Aryo Faghih (Currently an Associate Project Manager at VMware)
  • Zohair Hasan Lateef (Currently a Senior VDC Engineer at Tesla)
  • Divya Khattar (Currently a Project Manager at DPR Construction)
  • Amjad Fayomi (Currently a BIM Engineer at Sanveo)
  • Zhidong Li (Currently an Assistant Superintendent at Pilot Construction Management)
  • Shahin Jahanbanifar (Currently a Field Engineer at MEG Underground)
  • Varshini Venkatesh (Currently a BIM Construction Engineer at Sanveo)
  • Puneet Kaur (Currently a Project Manager at Intel)
  • Ali Arabshahi (Currently a Project Manager at Redgwick Construction)
  • Yao Cui

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