Ian Flood is currently the UF Research Foundation and Holland Professor in the University of Florida's Rinker School of Construction Management. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Manchester, UK, on parallel computing techniques applied to the simulation of construction processes. He has held academic positions at the National University of Singapore and the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Maryland. He has published over 150 refereed articles on the subjects of simulation modeling and intelligent computing applied to civil and construction engineering and management, he has received several best paper awards, and is one of the most frequently cited authors within the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering.
Dr. Flood was the 2015 recipient of the ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering Award. His main areas of research have been concerned with the development of new methods of modeling construction and manufacturing systems, and advanced empirically-based methods of modeling complex engineering processes, such as blast-wave propagation within built environments. He is currently Specialty Editor for ASCE's Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering and Elsevier's Journal of Advanced Engineering Informatics. Dr. Flood was previously Chair of the Executive Committee of TCCIT (the Technical Council on Computing and Information Technology) for the American Society of Civil Engineers.