Dr. Mani Golparvar, is Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology Entrepreneurship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He received his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering and MS degree in Computer Science from UIUC in 2010 and MASc in Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 2006. Dr. Golparvar is the recipient of the 2018 ASCE Walter L. Huber award for Innovation in Civil Engineering, 2017 ENR National Top 20 under 40, 2016 ASCE Dan H. Halpin Award for Scholarship in Construction, 2013 ASCE James R. Croes Medal for innovation in Civil Engrg, 2013 FIATECH CETI award for outstanding researcher, and numerous best paper awards from ASCE journals and conferences.

Dr. Golparvar is also COO and founder of RECONSTRUCT, a startup company that offers visual data analytics to construction projects. The underlying technology is licensed from UIUC and is recognized by several awards including an Innovation Award from Turner Construction Company in 2015.