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Semiha Ergan

Associated Faculty semiha@nyu.edu

Semiha is an Associated Faculty member at CUSP.  She is also faculty at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering, Department of Civil and Urban Engineering with a courtesy appointment at NYU’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering.  Prior to joining NYU, Semiha was a research faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University.

She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from Middle East Technical University and her Ph.D. in Computer Aided Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Her research interests include studying urban challenges for AEC/FM, facility informatics for healthier buildings, infrastructure information modeling and visualization and understanding interactions between buildings and city performance.


Yang, X. and Ergan, S. (2015). “Leveraging BIM to provide automated support for efficient troubleshooting of hvac-related problems.” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering,  DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000492, 04015023.

Gao, T., Akinci, B., Ergan, S., and Garrett, J. (2015). “An approach to combine progressively captured point clouds for BIM updating.” Advanced Engineering Informatics (accepted for publication).

Yang, X. and Ergan, S. (2015). “Design and Evaluation of an Integrated Visualization Platform to Support Corrective Maintenance of HVAC Problem–Related Work Orders.” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000510 , 04015041.

Gulgec, N., Ergan, S., Akinci, B., and Kelly, C. (2015). “Integrated Information Repository for Risk Assessment of Embankment Dams: Requirements Identification for Evaluating the Risk of Internal Erosion.” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering,  DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000509.

Kasireddy, V., Ergan, S., and Akinci, B., Gulgec, N. (2015). “Visualization requirements of engineers for risk assessment of embankment dams”, Visualization in Engineering 2015, 3:1 (16 January 2015).


Yang, S., and Ergan, S. (2014). “Evaluation of visualization techniques for use by facility operators during monitoring tasks”, Automation in Construction, 44 (August), 103–118.  DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2014.03.023

Gao, T., Ergan, S., Akinci, B., and Garrett, J. H. (2014). “Evaluation of different features for matching point clouds to building information models”, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000425.

Gao, T., Ergan, S., Akinci, B., and Garrett, J. H. (2014). “Proactive productivity management at job sites: understanding characteristics of assumptions made for construction processes during planning based on case studies and interviews”, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 140(3), March issue, 1-11. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000816.

Ergan, S., and Akinci, B. (2012). “An automated approach for developing integrated model-based project histories to support estimation of activity production rates”, ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 26(3), May issue, 309–318. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000139.

Leite, F., Akcamete, A., Akinci, B., Atasoy, G., and Ergan, S. (2011). “Analysis of modeling effort and impact of different levels of detail in building information models”, Automation in Construction, 20(5), August issue, 601-609. DOI:10.1016/j.autcon.2010.11.027.

Ergan, S., and Akinci, B. (2010). “Automated generation of customized field data collection templates to support information needs of cost estimators”, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 24(2), March issue, 129-139. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000017.

Ergan, S., Akinci, B., and Gonzalez, C. (2010). “Comparison of expert and novice cost estimator behaviors in information pull and push methods”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 37(2), February issue, 290-301. DOI: 10.1139/L09-152.

Ergan, S., and Akinci, B. (2009). “Contextual information requirements of cost estimators from past construction projects”, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 135(9), September issue, 841-852. DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000053.

Ergan, S., Akinci, B., Ergen, E., Tang, P., and Gordon, C. (2008). “Technological assessment and process implications of field data capture technologies for construction and facility/infrastructure management”, Special Issue on Sensors in Construction and Infrastructure Management, Information Technology in Construction (ITCON),  13 (April), 134-154, http://www.itcon.org/2008/10.

Akinci, B. Ergan, S., Ergen, E., Karaesmen, I. Z., and Keceli, F. (2006). “Modeling and analyzing the impact of technology on data capture and transfer processes at construction sites: a case study”, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 132(11), November issue, 1148-1157. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9364(2006)132:11(1148).

Dikmen, I., Birgonul, T., and Ergan, S. (2005). “Prediction of organizational effectiveness in construction companies”, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 131(2), February issue, 252-261. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9364(2005)131:2(252).

Dikmen, I., Birgonul, M. T., and Ergan, S. (2005). “Strategic use of quality function deployment (QFD) in construction industry”, Building and Environment, 40(2), February issue, 245-255. DOI:10.1016/j.buildenv.2004.07.001.