Advising

Master Students

Current Students

Ruby Than Troung

Ruby is part of is part of the Lean Construction Research Group. Her work focuses on drawing a connection between mindful practices and safety construction behaviors. In particular, she is focusing on evaluating the effects of mindful behaviors in situational awareness and focused attention.


Mariana Barbosa Silva

Mariana is part of the Immersive and Interactive Research Group. She is designing a decision making framework for the development of interactive workspaces. The framework is designed to support professionals and academics by guiding them in choosing the technology and purpose of the workspace.


Robert Gire

Robert is part of the Immersive and Interactive Research Group. He is working on developing BIM models and 4D simulations of commercial facilities.

Alumni

Rupinder Kaur

Rupinder was part of the Lean Construction Research Group and has worked on the collection and statistical analysis of data from the Lean Learning Health Assessment tool. Her work will be submitted to the Engineering Project Organization Journal in 2018.


Nawar Awad

Nawar was part of the Lean Construction Research Group. His work focused on the application of Lean analysis methods to minimize wasteful activities in the installation of curtain wall systems. His work illustrated the potential of leveraging video time studies to reduce the curtain wall installation cost by over $200,000. His work was presented to the 2017 Lean Construction Institute Congress in Anaheim California.


Bassam Awad

Bassam was part of the Immersive and Interactive Research Group. His work focused on analyzing the impact of leveraging virtual prototypes in gaming engines to conduct design reviews. Based on his research, he was able to illustrate that by leveraging virtual prototypes, versus 2D drawings, the number of requests for information reduced significantly. His work was published and presented at the 2018 Construction Research Congress in New Orleans Louisiana.


Hadiseh Gooran

Hadiseh was part of the STEM Educational Gaming Research Group. Her work focused on the modeling of the game objects in the Attack of the Recyclops virtual reality game. Based on her work the team was able to have a quality and professionally made models.


Fatima Woods

Fatima is part of the STEM Educational Gaming Research Group. Her work is currently working on the analysis of Think-Aloud qualitative data collected from the implementation of the Virtual Construction Simulator 4. In particular, her work focuses on understanding the cognitive and metacognitive processes of undergraduate students.


Majid Ghafary Goosheh

Majid is part of the Immersive and Interactive Research Group. He is working on developing BIM models and 4D simulations of commercial facilities.

Undergraduate Students

Current Students

Akarsh Rao

Akarsh is part of the STEM Educational Gaming Research Group. He is currently leading the game mechanics and story development of the educational game Attack of the Recyclops.


Karan Monga

Karan is part of the STEM Educational Gaming Research Group. He is currently leading the software development of the educational game Attack of the Recyclops.


Vrinda Shroff

Vrinda is part of the STEM Educational Gaming Research Group. She is currently supporting the design and development of the educational game East Bay Sustainable Campus.


Curtis Phan

Curtis is part of the STEM Educational Gaming Research Group. He is supporting leading the design and development of the educational game East Bay Sustainable Campus.


Douglas Dunn

Douglas is part of the STEM Educational Gaming Research Group. He is supporting leading the design and development of the educational game East Bay Sustainable Campus.


Darren Nelson

Darren is part of the STEM Educational Gaming Research Group. He is currently investigating the relationship between gaming performance and learning outcomes of undergraduate students playing the Virtual Construction Simulator 4.

Alumni

Nguyen Dinh

Nguyen was part of the STEM Educational Gaming Research Group. She worked on the storyboarding, design, and development of the virtual reality game the Design Review Simulator.


Anh Nguyen

Anh was part of the STEM Educational Gaming Research Group. He worked on the storyboarding, design, and development of the virtual reality game the Design Review Simulator.


Walter Condori

Walter was part of the STEM Educational Gaming Research Group. He lead the storyboarding and user interface development of the educational game Attack of the Recyclops.