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Mani Golparvar, Ph.D.

Mani Golparvar, Ph.D.

Speaker Bio
Dr. Mani Golparvar is the CTO and Co-founder of Reconstruct, a Software-as-a-Service company that integrates reality modeling, building information modeling (BIM) and project scheduling to visually track progress, analyze productivity, and proactively detect potential delays using predictive analytics; in turn empowering construction companies to keep their projects on schedule and on budget.

Dr. Golparvar is also Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology Entrepreneurship at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His work in the area of computer vision, machine learning, and BIM has been the recipient of many awards including 2018 Walter Huber Research Prize from American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2017 National Top 20 Under 40 from ENR; 2016 Dan Halpin Award for Scholarship in Construction and 2013 James Croes Medal for innovation in Civil Engineering from ASCE; 2013 and 2010 CETI awards from FIATECH; and numerous best journal and conference paper awards. Reconstruct has also been recognized by several industrial awards such as Crunchbase’s 50 hot tech companies globally in 2019, 2016 World Economic Forum most innovative startup company and 2016 Innovation Award from Turner Construction.