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Amir H. Alavi Assistant Professor

  • Amir H. Alavi
  • Assistant Professor
  • 573) 882-6084
  • Office
  • E1501 Lafferre Hall
  • Columbia, MO 65211

Amir H. Alavi is an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Missouri-Columbia and the University of Missouri Extension Business Development Program. His multidisciplinary research integrates sensing, computation, control, networking, and information systems into the civil infrastructure to create cyber-physical infrastructure systems. Dr. Alavi’s research interests include smart cities, smart infrastructure, structural health monitoring, deployment of advanced sensors, energy harvesting, and civil engineering system informatics. He has worked on research projects supported by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), National Science Foundation (NSF), Missouri DOT, and Michigan DOT. Dr. Alavi has authored 4 books and over 150 publications in archival journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings. He has received a number of award certificates for his journal articles. Recently, he has been selected among the Scholar Google 300 Most Cited Authors in Civil Engineering, as well as Web of Science ESI’s World Top 1% Scientific Minds. He has served as the editor/guest editor of several journals such as Case Studies in Construction Material, Automation in Construction, Geoscience Frontiers, ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, and Advances in Mechanical Engineering.

Technical Focus

  • Smart Infrastructure
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Machine Learning


  • Michigan State University, PhD