Postdoctoral Associate, The Charles Edward, Jr., Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia, USA.
PhD, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, Texas, USA.
MSc, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, Sejong University, Seoul, South Korea.
BSc, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Semnan University, Iran.
Dr. Elnaz Safapour is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and in particular in the Urban Construction Management program at the University of New Orleans (UNO). Before joining UNO, she was a postdoctoral associate at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She has been involved in different federal and state research projects on various construction and reconstruction topics, including critical infrastructure resilience. She also has published over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference proceeding papers, including the ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering. She has been a reviewer in different peer-reviewed journals and received multiple awards.
Link to publications and citations: Google Scholar
- Critical Infrastructure Resilience
- Recovery of Vulnerable Communities
- Disaster Risk Management
- Decision Support Systems in Construction/Reconstruction
- Life Cycle Cost Analysis
- Workforce Training and Development Support
- Construction 4.0 Technologies
- Data Analysis
- Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence