Reihaneh Samsami, Ph.D., CAPM

Reihaneh Samsami Headshot
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Tagliatela College of Engineering

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Michigan Technological University
M.S., Construction Management, Syracuse University
Mini MBA, University of Tehran, Iran
B.S., Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran

About Rei

Dr. Rei Samsami has joined the University of New Haven, as a faculty in Construction Management, in Fall 2022. She has 3+ years of experience in working with Departments of Transportation (DOTs) as a Graduate Research Assistant. Her research is positioned at the intersection of Automated Construction Inspection, Construction Information Modeling, and Data-Driven Decision-Making for project managers, contractors, inspectors, and other project stakeholders.

In parallel with her research, she has been the instructor of two courses of “Computer Applications in Civil and Environmental Engineering” and “Fundamentals of Construction Engineering” at Michigan Tech (2020–2021). These courses were both well received and evaluated by her students and the CEGE department. She has received the department’s “Excellence in Teaching Award” for the courses she has taught at MTU.

Selected Publication

Samsami, R., Mukherjee, A., & Brooks, C. N. (2021). “Mapping Unmanned Aerial System Data onto Building Information Modeling Parameters for Highway Construction Progress Monitoring.” Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, DOI:10.1177/03611981211064277.

Samsami, R., Mukherjee, A., Brooks, C. (2022). “Application of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) in Highway Construction Progress Monitoring Automation.” Presented at Construction Research Congress 2022 Annual Meeting, March 2022, Washington, D.C. (Ref: AIC-28).

Samsami, R., Mukherjee, A., Brooks, C. (2022). “Application of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) in Highway Construction Progress Monitoring Automation.” Presented at Transportation Research Board 101st Annual Meeting, January 2022, Washington, D.C. (Ref: TRBAM-22-02980).

Samsami, R., Mukherjee, A. (2021). “Application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in Highway Construction Progress Monitoring.” Presented at Transportation Research Board 100th Annual Meeting Transportation Research Board, January 2021, Washington, D.C. (Ref: TRBAM-21-02665).

Minchin, R. E., Samsami, R., Tran, D., D’Angelo, D. A. N., Scott, S., Tian, Y., Russell, J. (2019). “Analysis Of Impediments to A Successful Constructability Process in Highway Construction.” In: Interdependence between Structural Engineering and Construction Management, May 2019, Chicago, IL.

Samsami, R., Minchin, R. E., Tran, D., Tian, Y., Scott, S., D'Angelo, D., Russell, J. (2019). A “Report on the NCHRP 10-99 Project Framework for Implementing Constructability Across the Entire Project Development Process: NEPA to Final Design.” In: Transportation Research Board 98th Annual Meeting, January 2019, Washington, D.C. (19-04686).

Samsami, R., Tavakolan, M. (2016). “A game theoretic model for subcontractors’ partnership in construction: Win-win game.” In: Construction Research Congress 2016, May 2016, San Juan, Puerto Rico. (pp. 597-606).

Samsami, R., Ketabi, A., Gholipour, Y (2016). “Optimal Concession Period in PPP Contract.” In: National Conference of Construction Engineering and Management, June 2016, Tehran, Iran. (Ref: NCCPM02_030).

Research Interests
  • Remote Construction Inspection
  • Digital Project Delivery and Digital Twins
  • Highway Asset Management
  • Building Information Modeling
  • UAS Data Collection and Analysis
  • Automated Progress Monitoring
  • Automated QC/QA of Heavy Highway Projects