Omar Swei joined the Department of Civil Engineering at UBC as an Assistant Professor in 2018. He received his graduate training at MIT in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Engineering Systems Division and was a recipient of a U.S. Fulbright grant for the 2016-2017 academic year. His research broadly centers on the development and implementation of operations research methods to improve the design and maintenance of infrastructure systems. This work emphasizes the development of optimal infrastructure management policies under uncertainty and improving the economic performance and environmental sustainability of existing infrastructure assets. Dr. Swei is also an instructor in the UBC Master of Engineering Leadership in Integrated Water Management.
Asset Management, Life Cycle Modeling, Optimization Methods, Real Options, Reinforcement Learning, Risk Analysis, Sequential Decision-Making, Stochastic Modeling, Sustainable Infrastructure Management, Time-Series Methods, Uncertainty Estimation and Propagation.
Construction Engineering and Management
Project delivery systems: traditional; construction management; turnkey; project management. Network planning methods. Activity planning, including construction methods selection. Estimating, bidding and bonding. Project control tools and procedures. Safety considerations and quality control.