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Arsalan Heydarian

Assistant Professor
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Systems and Information Engineering
Office location and address
257 Olsson Hall
351 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.S. Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2010
M.S. Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2012
M.S. System Architecting and Engineering, University of Southern California, 2016
Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Southern California, 2017
Biography

Arsalan Heydarian is an Assistant Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering with a joint appointment in the Department of Systems and Information Engineering. His research broadly focuses on smart design, construction, and operation of intelligent infrastructure with the objective of increasing their sustainability, adaptability, and resilience. By integrating advanced sensing, visualization, and decision making techniques, such infrastructure will be able to automatically monitor, manage, and operate themselves according to certain objectives (e.g., energy efficiency, meeting users’ needs) and/or situational changes (e.g., changes in outside weather, occurrence of extreme events). More specifically, his research will help lay the foundation for the next generation of infrastructure systems that can understand and adapt to dynamic user-behavior and environmental changes.

CRI: II-NEW: The Living Link Lab: Infrastructure for Enhancing Occupant Experience and Building Operations
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
August 15, 2018 – August 31, 2022
Adaptive ventilation strategies for optimizing indoor air quality and building energy consumption
Source: Trane U.S. Inc.
January 01, 2021 – June 30, 2022
CE 2030: Management of Engineering and Construction Projects
Credits: 3
This course provides the essential aspects of the "Project lifecycle" process from the initial conception phase through the completion phase of a project. Specifically, by focusing on the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) projects, students will be introduced to important concepts related to planning and financing a project, budgeting and scheduling, and managing and controlling a technical engineering project.
CE 2500: Special Topics in Civil Engineering
Credits: 3
Applies basic engineering principles, analytical procedures and design methodology to special problems of current interest in civil engineering. Topcis for each semester are announced at the time of course enrollment. Check with the course instructor regarding any prerequisites.
SYS 4053: Systems Design I
Credits: 3
A design project extending throughout the fall semester. Involves the study of an actual open-ended situation, including problem formulation, data collection, analysis and interpretation, model building for the purpose of evaluating design options, model analysis, and generation of solutions. Includes an appropriate computer laboratory experience. Prerequisite: SYS 3021, 3060, and fourth-year standing in the Systems Engineering major.
SYS 4054: Systems Design II
Credits: 3
A design project extending throughout the spring semester. Involves the study of an actual open-ended situation, including problem formulation, data collection, analysis and interpretation, model building for the purpose of evaluating design options, model analysis, and generation of solutions. Includes an appropriate computer laboratory experience. Prerequisite: SYS 4053.
CE 4500: Special Topics in Civil Engineering
Credits: 1–3
Applies basic engineering principles, analytical procedures and design methodology to special problems of current interest in civil engineering. Topic for each semester are announced at the time of course enrollment. Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing and instructor permission.
SYS 4582: Selected Topics in Systems Engineering
Credits: 1–3
Detailed study of a selected topic determined by the current interest of faculty and students. Prerequisite: As specified for each offering.
CE 4995: Civil Engineering Research
Credits: 1–4
Study of a civil engineering problem in depth by each student using library, computer, or laboratory facilities. The project is conducted in close consultation with departmental faculty and involves survey, analysis, or project development. Progress reports and a comprehensive written report are required. May be repeated if necessary. Prerequisite: Contact individual professor for Instructor Permission.
CE 5000: Management Large-Scale Construction Projects
Credits: 3
Large-scale construction projects demand engineers with strong technical abilities, as well as sound project management knowledge. This course provides a foundation for students with hands-on projects in project delivery methods, contract vehicles, finance, scheduling, estimating, project control, and project commissioning. The course will also include project case studies from construction professionals. Prerequisite: CE 2020 or equivalent
CE 5500: Special Topics in Civil Engineering
Credits: 1–3
Applies basic engineering principles, analytical procedures and design methodology to special problems of current interest in civil engineering. Topic for each semester are announced at the time of course enrollment.
CE 6500: Special Topics in Civil Engineering
Credits: 3
Detailed study of special topics in civil engineering. Master's-level graduate students. Prerequisites: to be listed for each section as needed
CS 6501: Special Topics in Computer Science
Credits: 3
Course content varies by section and is selected to fill timely and special interests and needs of students. See CS 7501 for example topics. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
SYS 6581: Selected Topics in Systems Engineering
Credits: 1–3
Detailed study of a selected topic, determined by the current interest of faculty and students. Offered as required.
SYS 6582: Selected Topics in Systems Engineering
Credits: 1–3
Detailed study of a selected topic, determined by the current interest of faculty and students. Offered as required.
CE 6993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–12
Detailed study of graduate course material on an independent basis under the guidance of a faculty member. Master's-level graduate students. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
CE 6995: Supervised Project Research
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to project research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary. Master's-level graduate students. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
CE 7993: Independent Research in CE
Credits: 1–12
Detailed independent study of graduate course material under the guidance of a faculty member. Doctoral-level graduate students. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
CE 7995: Supervised Project Research
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to project research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary. Doctoral-level graduate student. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
CE 8001: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For graduate students who will be GTA for a course taught by CE faculty who have granted Instructor Permission for that section. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
SYS 8999: Non-Topical Research, Masters
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to master's research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary.
CE 8999: Thesis
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to master's thesis research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
SYS 9997: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral students.
SYS 9999: Dissertation
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral students.
CE 9999: Dissertation
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission