Dr Mojtaba Maghrebi
Visiting Fellow

Dr Mojtaba Maghrebi

Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Adjunct Lecturer 

 Dr. Mojtaba Maghrebi is an Adjunct Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Research Center for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and meantime hold Associate Professor Position at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (Link). 

He also founder and director of Smart Construction Research Lab (Link) at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. 

His research interests are mainly focused on data science and optimization. 

Mojtaba, was awarded British Council prize for presented paper at 10th Civil Engineering Student Conference.  In 2013 he was bestowed first place in IEEE Technologies of the Future and also highly commended IT innovation certificate which was received at Australia ICT celebration CeBit.

His research interests include innovative branching techniques in Mixed Integer Programming, supervised and ensemble learnings and intelligent decision support systems.

Research Area

  • Advanced/Hybrid Machine Learning Techniques  
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  • Big Data (Social Media)
  • Simulation (Discrete Event, System Dynamics)
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Optimization (Integer Programming, Mixed Integer Programming)
  • Drivers’ Behavior 
  • Robust Meta-Heuristics
  • Parallel Computing
  • Intelligent Decision-Support Systems
  • Dispatch Planning

Honors & Awards

  • First Place - 2021 ASCE VIMS Datathon 
  • First Place - 2013 IEEE Technologies of the Future - Communications - 2013
  • 2013 Highly commended IT innovation certificate, received at ICT celebration CeBit 2013
  • Travel Grant awarded by Creative Construction 2013 – Budapest – Hungary
  • Scholarship - University of New South Wales (UNSW) - 2013-2014
  • Finalist in Deans Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Research - 2013
  • Postgraduate Research Student Support (PRSS) award – UNSW- 2012
  • British Council (Outstanding Presentation at 10th Civil Engineering Conference)- 2004
  • Iran University of Science and Technology (Honors student) - 2006
  • Iran Youth National Organization (One of top youth in 2006 in Iran) - 2006
  • Iranian Nanotechnology Initiative Committee (Prodcution of Nano Cement) - 2007
  • Mashhad City Council (For the Subject of M.Sc Thesis ) – 2008

Professional Affiliations

  • Memeber of American Society of Civil Engineers , ASCE
  • Memeber of Construction Institute of ASCE
  • Memeber of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers , IEEE
  • Memeber of Computer Society of IEEE
  • Memeber of International Association of Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC
  • Memeber of Engineers Australia - Civil Engineering 

Research Students  

  • Hossein Asefi (PhD Candidate)
  • Peng Jian (PhD Candidate)
  • Zesheng Cheng (PhD Candidate)
  • Alireza Jalali Yazdi (Master Student)
  • Luiza Ribeiro (Undergraduate Student)
  • Julia Miranda (Undergraduate Student) 

 

 

 

 

 

Phone
(+61 2) 9385 5084
Location
Civil Engineering Building (H20) Level 1, Room CE111 Kensington Campus
  • Book Chapters | 2019
    Jiang P; Saydam S; Ramandi HL; Crosky A; Maghrebi M, 2019, 'Deep Molecular Representation in Cheminformatics', in Balas V; Roy S; Sharma D; Samui P (ed.), Handbook of Deep Learning Applications - Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, Springer, pp. 147 - 159
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Asefi H; Zhang Y; Lim S; Maghrebi M, 2020, 'An integrated approach to suitability assessment of municipal solid waste landfills in New South Wales, Australia', Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 27, pp. 63 - 83, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14486563.2020.1719438
    Journal articles | 2020
    Asefi H; Zhang Y; Lim S; Maghrebi M; Shahparvari S, 2020, 'A multi-criteria decision support framework for municipal solid waste landfill siting: a case study of New South Wales (Australia)', Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, vol. 192, pp. 682, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-020-08565-y
    Journal articles | 2020
    Cheng Z; Jian S; Rashidi TH; Maghrebi M; Waller ST, 2020, 'Integrating Household Travel Survey and Social Media Data to Improve the Quality of OD Matrix: A Comparative Case Study', IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 21, pp. 2628 - 2636, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TITS.2019.2958673
    Journal articles | 2020
    Sunindijo RY; Maghrebi M, 2020, 'Political Skill Improves the Effectiveness of Emotional Intelligence: Bayesian Network Analysis in the Construction Industry', Journal of Architectural Engineering, vol. 26, pp. 04020019 - 04020019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)AE.1943-5568.0000417
    Journal articles | 2017
    Jiang P; Craig P; Crosky A; Canbulat I; Maghrebi M; Saydam S, 2017, 'Risk assessment of failure of rock bolts in underground coal mines using support vector machines', Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry, vol. 34, pp. 293 - 304, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asmb.2273
    Journal articles | 2017
    Maghrebi M; Lim S; Asefi H, 2017, 'Adaptation of simulated annealing to an integrated municipal solid waste location-routing problem', International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, vol. 28, pp. 127 - 127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/ijlsm.2017.10007117
    Journal articles | 2017
    Maghrebi M; Lim S; Asefi H, 2017, 'Adaptation of simulated annealing to an integrated municipal solid waste location-routing problem', International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, vol. 28, pp. 127 - 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJLSM.2017.086348
    Journal articles | 2017
    Rashidi TH; Abbasi A; Maghrebi M; Hasan S; Waller TS, 2017, 'Exploring the capacity of social media data for modelling travel behaviour: Opportunities and challenges', Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, vol. 75, pp. 197 - 211, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2016.12.008
    Journal articles | 2016
    Maghrebi M; Ghasrikhouzani M; Rashidi TH; Waller ST, 2016, 'Hazard-based model for concrete pouring duration using construction site and supply chain parameters', Automation in Construction, vol. 71, pp. 283 - 293, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2016.08.012
    Journal articles | 2016
    Maghrebi M; waller ST; Shamsoddini A, 2016, 'Fusion based learning approach for predicting concrete pouring productivity based on construction and supply parameters', Construction Innovation, vol. 16, pp. 185 - 202, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/CI-05-2015-0025
    Journal articles | 2016
    Ziari H; Maghrebi M; Ayoubinejad J; Waller ST, 2016, 'Prediction of Pavement Performance Application of Support Vector Regression with Different Kernels', Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, vol. 2589, pp. 135 - 145, http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2589-15
    Journal articles | 2015
    Asefi H; Lim S; Maghrebi M, 2015, 'A mathematical model for the municipal solid waste location-routing problem with intermediate transfer stations', Australasian Journal of Information Systems, vol. 19, pp. S21 - S35, http://dx.doi.org/10.3127/ajis.v19i0.1151
    Journal articles | 2015
    Maghrebi M; Sammut C; Waller ST, 2015, 'Feasibility study of automatically performing the concrete delivery dispatching through machine learning techniques', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, vol. 22, pp. 573 - 590, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-06-2014-0081
    Journal articles | 2015
    Maghrebi M; Waller ST; Sammut C, 2015, 'Column Generation-Based Approach for Solving Large-Scale Ready Mixed Concrete Delivery Dispatching Problems', Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, vol. 31, pp. 145 - 159, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mice.12182
    Journal articles | 2014
    Maghrebi M; Waller ST; Sammut C, 2014, 'Sequential Meta-Heuristic Approach for Solving Large-Scale Ready-Mixed Concrete–Dispatching Problems', Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, vol. 30, pp. 04014117 - 04014117, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000453
    Journal articles | 2014
    Maghrebi M; Waller ST; Sammut CA, 2014, 'Assessing the Accuracy of Expert-based Decisions in the Dispatching of Ready Mixed Concrete', Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, vol. 140, pp. 06014004-1 - 06014004-7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000853
  • Conference Papers | 2016
    Maghrebi M; Abbasi A; Waller ST, 2016, 'Transportation application of social media: Travel mode extraction', in IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC, pp. 1648 - 1653, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ITSC.2016.7795779
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Abbasi A; Hossein Rashidi T; Maghrebi M; Waller ST, 2015, 'Utilising Location Based Social Media in Travel Survey Methods: bringing Twitter data into the play', in Proceedings of the 8th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Location-Based Social Networks, LBSN 2015 - Held in Conjunction with ACM SIGSPATIAL 2015, Bellevue, WA, USA., presented at 8th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Location-Based Social Networks (LBSN 2015), Bellevue, WA, USA., 03 November 2015 - 06 November 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2830657.2830660
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Maghrebi M; Abbasi A; Hossein Rashidi T; Waller ST, 2015, 'Complementing Travel Diary Surveys with Twitter Data: Application of Text Mining Techniques on Activity Location, Type and Time', in Sánchez Medina J (ed.), IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC, IEEE, Spain, pp. 208 - 213, presented at Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), 2015 IEEE 18th International Conference on, Spain, 15 September 2015 - 18 September 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ITSC.2015.43
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Narayanan P; Rey D; Maghrebi M; Waller ST, 2015, 'Using Lagrangian Relaxation to Solve Ready Mixed Concrete Dispatching Problems', in Transportation Research Record, Washington DC, USA., pp. 84 - 90, presented at 94th Transportation Research Board, Washington DC, USA., 11 January 2015 - 15 January 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2498-10
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Maghrebi M; Periaraj V; Waller ST; Sammut C, 2014, 'Solving Ready-Mixed Concrete Delivery Problems: Evolutionary Comparison between Column Generation and Robust Genetic Algorithm', in Issa R (ed.), Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (2014), ASCE, Orlando, USA, pp. 1417 - 1424, presented at ASCE Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (2014), Orlando, USA, 23 June 2014 - 25 June 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784413616.176
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Maghrebi M; Waller ST, 2014, 'Exploring Experts Decisions in Concrete Delivery Dispatching Systems Using Bayesian Network Learning Techniques', in Proceedings - 2nd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Modelling, and Simulation, AIMS 2014, Madrid, Spain, pp. 103 - 108, presented at IEEE 2nd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Modelling and Simulation, Madrid, Spain, 16 November 2014 - 18 November 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/AIMS.2014.9