Dr. Ahmed Khalafallah
Dr. Khalafallah's research interests are in bridging the gaps between the areas of computational intelligence, construction engineering, and sustainable infrastructure development. He conducted sponsored research on planning airport construction sites, maintenance of infrastructure projects, construction quality control, risk and uncertainty management, and cost analysis of construction operations. Khalafallah has several publications in these areas, including a recent book entitled “Construction Site Layouts: An Optimization Approach to Planning and Managing Airport Expansion Projects.”
Dr. Khalafallah is an Assistant Professor and the Coordinator of the Construction Management degree program at Western Kentucky University. Prior to joining WKU, he worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering at the University of Central Florida. He holds a PhD degree in Civil Engineering with Computational Science and Engineering Option from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; an MS degree in Civil Engineering from Cairo University of Egypt and a BSc degree in Civil Engineering from the same university. He accumulated more than 12 years of industrial, research and teaching experience at a number of leading institutes, including the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Central Florida, Cairo University, and Queen's University of Belfast.