Prof. Sujeeva Setunge.
Project and Research Lead
Sujeeva Setunge is the Professor and head of Civil Engineering discipline at RMIT University. Prior to joining RMIT University in 2001, she has been a lecturer and Senior lecturer at Monash University. Sujeeva graduated with Ph.D (Civil Engineering) from Monash University for her work on structural properties and failure modelling of very high strength concrete. Her current research interests in infrastructure engineering include deterioration forecasting of community buildings, bridges, seaports, stormwater network and sewers. She is currently managing four industry and government funded projects aimed at developing forecasting tools for disaster resilience of critical road structures: bridges, culverts and floodways, asset management of community buildings, failure modelling of storm water assets and effect of climate change on seaports. She is a fellow of Engineers Australia and a Chartered professional Engineer.
Prof. Ron Wakefield
Ron is currently Professor of Construction and Head of the School of Property, Construction and Project Management and Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, International at RMIT University, Australia. Dr. Wakefield researches and teaches at RMIT in the areas of process simulation and modelling, residential and commercial construction and uses of information technology in construction management. Ron has degrees in Civil Engineering, PhD and BE from University of New South Wales and an MSE from Princeton University, USA. Prior to joining RMIT, Dr. Wakefield was the William E. Jamerson Professor of Building Construction in the Department of Building Construction and the Associate Director for Building Technology Research at the Center for Housing Research, Virginia Tech, USA. Dr. Wakefield is a Director with Hanover Welfare Services and a member of the Victorian Building Practitioners Board.
A/Prof. Kein Zhang
Dr Guomin (Kevin) Zhang is an Associate Professor and Program Director for Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Program at RMIT University. Before joining the School of Civil, Environmental and Chemical Engineering at RMIT University, he worked at the Victoria University in Melbourne, the University of New South Wales and the Collaborative Research Centre for Construction Innovation. His main research interests include infrastructure asset management, construction safety management, risk management, ICT in construction (artificial intelligence techniques, decision support system), post disaster reconstruction, innovative project delivery systems such as PPP, Alliancing and Energy Performance Contracting, green/lower carbon construction, sustainable building retrofit and renewal. He has published over 100 technical articles, including those published in internationally renowned journals such as Journal of Construction Engineering and Management (ASCE), Journal of Management in Engineering (ASCE), Construction Management and Economics, International Journal of Project Management. He was a member of the Chartered Institute of Building and is a member of the Australia Institute of Project Management. He is a regular referee for Journal of Management in Engineering (ASCE), Journal of Construction Engineering and Management (ASCE), Construction Management and Economics, and International Journal of Construction Management.
Dr. Daniel Kong
Daniel Kong is a lecturer at Monash University. Prior to joining Monash University at the end of 2013, he has been a research fellow at RMIT University, Swinburne University of Technology and Monash University. He worked closely on several structural deterioration forecasting projects during his time at RMIT. Daniel has a PhD in Structural Engineering where he studied the behaviour geopolymer concrete in high temperature and fire applications.
Dr. Ruwini Edirisinghe
Dr. Ruwini Edirisinghe is a research fellow at School of Property, Construction and Project Management at RMIT University. Prior to that, she worked as a research fellow at School of Civil, Environmental and Chemical Engineering. Dr Edirisinghe is working in number of industry projects and international research collaborations in civil infrastructure management and construction management areas. Dr Edirisinghe holds a PhD in Information Technology from Monash University. Her research expertise is in the areas of statistical modelling of building inspection data for deterioration prediction, smart-technologies (remote monitoring, sensor networking and the emerging wireless device-free detection techniques) for green buildings and construction work health and safety. Amongst the awards she holds are Research Commercialisation Training Award, Endeavour Post-doctoral Research Fellowship Award and RMIT University Early Career Researcher International Travel award. Dr Edirisinghe is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and she also regularly serves several leading mobile computing and infrastructure management journals as a reviewer.
Dr. Buddhi Jayatilleke
Software Development Lead
Buddhi Jayatilleke carries over 12 years of experience driving information technology projects and R&D operations for companies in the US, Norway, Australia and Sri Lanka. His expertise includes business analysis, programming, testing and agile project management in domains such as e-commerce, enterprise search, manufacturing execution systems, mobile applications and networking. Buddhi's engagements include industry as well as academic assignments. His academic involvements include teaching and research fellow positions at the RMIT University, Australia and the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. His research interests include intelligent agents, machine learning and agile project management. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the RMIT University, Australia, Master of Software Systems Engineering from the University of Melbourne, Australia and a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
Dr. Hessam Mohseni
Hessam Mohseni is a professional engineer in Strategic Asset Management & Advanced Materials at AECOM and a research fellow at RMIT University. He finished his Ph.D in Civil Engineering at RMIT researching on deterioration prediction and risk forecasting in infrastructure management. Hessam graduated with Master of Engineering (Structures) from the University of Melbourne. He has worked as an analyst at Port of Melbourne Corporation’s Asset Strategy team. He has years of experience in research as well as engineering construction, consultancy and design. He has been involved in many infrastructure management and analysis projects on assets such as community buildings, ports, power networks, roads, bridges etc. Hessam is a member of Engineers Australia and Asset Management Council.
Pushpitha Kalutara has recently completed his PhD (Civil Engineering) at RMIT University and his thesis is currently under examination. The research topic of his PhD is “Development of an integrated decision-making model for the sustainable management of community buildings in Australia”. His academic career also includes university sessional teaching. Prior to his PhD, he has worked in industry for around seven years in several diverse projects with multi-national companies; varying from roads to water treatment plants, primary substations, telecommunication towers, new production line installations and building construction. He obtained his bachelor degree in civil engineering with honours at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 2002. He is recognized to practice as a Professional Engineer in Australia and also eligible for full membership of Engineers Australia.
Pedram Keshavarzrad is a student of Master of Civil engineering at RMIT University. Prior to joining RMIT University in2012, he has been an infrastructure and construction project manager. Pedram graduated with Bachelor of Civil Engineering in 1993. His research interests are in prediction of deterioration trend in community buildings, depreciation of the value of the assets and optimizing maintenance costs. He derived deterioration curves and transition matrices for NAMS building components.
Civil Engineering graduate from Monash University, Kanishka Atapattu joined RMIT to complete his vacation work and has been involved in the ARC community building project for the past three years. Final year completion was done in the field of structural and fatigue analysis of Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) composites analysing the performance of its mechanical and bonded connections. Current research at RMIT includes lifecycle analysis of buildings and effective energy management with applying retrofits to existing buildings with ineffective technologies. Kanishka leads the team who manages the technical aspects of CAMS.
Chammi Dilhari carries over 4 years of experience in all phases of Software development life cycle (SDLC) with over 2 years of experience as a Business Analyst / Product Owner for CAMS and over 2 years of experience as a Software Engineer for a leading healthcare systems provider in Sweden. Her expertise includes Business process analysis, Requirement elicitation & analysis, Functional specification documentation, software development, testing and Agile Methodologies in mobile, web and desktop applications. She holds a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) degree in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering.