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Professor Farzad Khosrowshahi

PhD (South Bank University), MSc (UWIST), BSc (University College Cardiff)

Dean, College of Engineering & Science

Professor Farzad Khosrowshahi was appointed Dean of the College of Engineering and Science at Victoria University in February 2017. He has an extensive understanding in University core business in a broad range of subjects, including the areas of:

  • learning and teaching
  • research and innovation
  • academic engagement and enterprise.

He specialises in engineering and information technology that builds on environment, management and industrial relations.

Prior to commencing at VU, Professor Khosrowshahi was the Dean of School of the Built Environment and Engineering at Leeds Beckett University England (2012-2017) and held several senior positions in the UK including:

  • Professor of Construction Management and IT at the University of Salford (2003-2012)
  • Director of Construct IT (2003-2012)
  • Reader in Construction Management Information Technology at UCE (providing engineering services for telecommunications) (2001-2003)
  • Director of FAZTEC Software Consultants (1994-1999).

Professor Khosrowshahi’s international standing is reinforced by his membership of several scientific and industry committees and as assessor of many international funding bodies.

He is also the founder of BIM Academic Forum (BAF), has served as the chair of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), founded the Information Visualisation Society (IVS) and, in his capacity as the Director of Construct IT, secured funding to unite all IT organisations in the UK. This resulted in in the creation of Uniting Construction Information (UCI). He is currently an Ambassador and Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Building and has previously been a member of the International Association for Cybernetics. 

Publications

Refereed journal articles

Khosrowshahi, F., (2015) Enhanced Project Brief;  Structured Approach to Client-Designer InterfaceEngineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Volume 22, Issue 5, pp. 474-492

Samer Abdul-Ghafour, S., Ghodous,P., Shariat, B., Perna, E. and Khosrowshahi, F. (2014) Semantic Interoperability of Knowledge in Feature-based CAD ModelsElsevier Editorial System(tm) for Computer-Aided Design Vol. 56, November 2014, PP 45-57. 

Ozmen, E. S., Öner, M. A., Khosrowshahi3, F. and Underwood, J. (2014), SMEs’ Purchasing Habits: A Procurement Maturity Model for StakeholdersSage Publication, April-June 2014 4: 1-19; DOI: 10.1177/2158244014536405 - ISSN: 0266-3821

Khosrowshahi, F., Ghodous, P., and Sarshar, M. (2014) Visualization of the Modelled Degradation of Building Flooring Systems in Building Maintenance, Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Vol.29, No.1, 2014.

Ozmen, Emre S., Öner, M. Atilla; Khosrowshahi, Farzad, and Underwood, Jason (2013), SME buying behaviour: Literature review and an application agenda, The Marketing Review, Volume 13, Number 2, Summer 2013 , pp. 207-227(21)

Refereed international conferences

Gorse, C., Thomas, F., Miles-Shenton, D., Farmer, D., Glew, D., Khosrowshahi, F., Wishardt, M., and Baba, S., (2014) Building Performance: Field tests and the performance gap, Information Visualisation IV14 Conference – Visualisation on Built and Rural Environments - BuiltVis, IEEE Database, 16-18 July 2014, Paris, France. 

Khosrowshahi, F. Wishardt, M., Gorse, C., Ghodous, P., Greenwood, D., Al-Shihabi, T., (2014), Management Decision Support Tool - a hybrid visual model, Information Visualisation IV14 Conference – Visualisation on Built and Rural Environments - BuiltVis, IEEE Database, 16-18 July 2014, Paris, France. 

Cheikh Emani, C, Ferreira Da Silva, C, Fiès, B., Ghodous, P. and Khosrowshahi, F. (2014), Structural Sentence Decomposition via Open Information Extraction, Information Visualisation IV14 Conference – Visualisation on Built and Rural Environments - BuiltVis, IEEE Database, 16-18 July 2014, Paris, France. 

Omran, J., Haddad, G., Khosrowshahi, F., Wishardt, M., and Gorse., Ghodous.,P. (2014), Transition of the Design Work from Traditional CAD to BIM - Economic Feasibility Study, Information Visualisation IV14 Conference – Visualisation on Built and Rural Environments - BuiltVis, IEEE Database,  16-18 July 2014, Paris, France. 

Bu Hamdan, S., Al-Chaar, G., Khosrowshahi, F., Juriedini, J., and Al-Shihabi, T., (2014) Visualization of the Expected Damage for Seismic Disaster Planning In Developing Areas, Information Visualisation IV14 Conference – Visualisation on Built and Rural Environments - BuiltVis, IEEE Database, 16-18 July 2014, Paris, France. 

Supervision

Completions

Primary supervision of 8 PhD students to completion.

Current supervision

6 PhD students

Professional memberships

  • Council member of European Council for Construction Research, Development &Innovation (ECCREDI)
  • Committee member of Association d’Experts Européens du Bâtiment et de la Construction (AEEBC)
  • Fellow member of Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB)
  • Board member of buildingSMART board – UK and British Standards BSI555

Areas of expertise

  • Civil and structural engineering
  • Construction management, risk management, project management, financial management
  • Construction Information Technology
  • Operations research and quantitative methods
  • Visualisation
  • Noise and vibration control
  • Industrial relations

Contact details

Joyce Nastasi
Executive Assistant
+61 3 9919 1027