Dr Sara Shirowzhan
Lecturer

Dr Sara Shirowzhan

PhD, School of Civil and Environmnetal Engineering, UNSW

 

Arts,Design & Architecture
City Futures Research Centre

Dr Sara Shirowzhan is the lecturer and the co-convener of the Smart Cities and Infrastructure Cluster in the School of Built Environment (BE) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia. Sara’s areas of research in technologies relevant to the built environment include advanced GIS, nD BIM, sensing technologies, digital twins, and artificial intelligence for applications in smart cities, infrastructure, urban development and construction. Sara teaches and supervises students on City Analytics, GIS, Construction Informatics and BIM relevant topics at undergrad and postgrad levels at UNSW. She is currently an Editorial Board member of the journals of Sustainability (MDPI) and Advances Civil Engineering. She is also a Topic Board member of the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information and Buildings journal as well as Review Editor of Frontiers in Sustainable Cities. Sara completed her PhD in Geomatics Engineering from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNSW.

Location
Red Centre West Wing
  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Sepasgozar S; David Bienvenido-Huertas J; Shirowzhan S; Sargolzae S, 2021, 'Introductory Chapter: Intelligence, Sustainable and Post-COVID-19 Resilience Built Environment: An Agenda for Future', in Design of Cities and Buildings - Sustainability and Resilience in the Built Environment, IntechOpen, http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.97100
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Shi A; Shirowzhan S; M.E. Sepasgozar S, 2021, 'Computational Workflow for Three-Dimension Printing in Construction: Digital Tools and Methodological Limitations', in Advances and Technologies in Building Construction and Structural Analysis, IntechOpen, http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.101474
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Kimmel L; Shirowzhan S; Mojtahedi M; Sepasgozar S; Peacock J, 2020, 'A GIS-Based Risk and Safety Analysis of Entrance Areas in Educational Buildings Based on Students’ Experience', in Smart Cities and Construction Technologies, http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.89752
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Shi A; Shirowzhan S; Sepasgozar S; kaboli A, 2020, '5D BIM Applications in Quantity Surveying: Dynamo and 3D Printing Technologies', in Smart Cities and Construction Technologies, http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.91221
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Shirowzhan S; Sepasgozar SME; Ullah F; Minhas PS, 2019, 'Implication of a Construction Labour Tracking System for Measuring Labour Productivity', in Wu P; Wang X (ed.), Innovative Production and Construction, WORLD SCIENTIFIC, pp. 1 - 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789813272491_0001
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Shirowzhan S; Trinder J; Osmond P, 2019, 'New Metrics for Spatial and Temporal 3D Urban Form Sustainability Assessment Using Time Series Lidar Point Clouds and Advanced GIS Techniques', in Almusaed AZ; Almssad A; Linh TH (ed.), Urban Design, Intech Open, http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.89617
  • Edited Books | 2020
    Sepasgozar S; Tahmasebinia F; Shirowzhan S, (eds.), 2020, Infrastructure Management and Construction, https://books.google.com.au/books?id=jpj8DwAAQBAJ
    Edited Books | 2020
    Shirowzhan S; Kefeng Z, (ed.), 2020, Smart Cities and Construction Technologies, IntechOpen, https://books.google.com.au/books?id=LGH9DwAAQBAJ
    Edited Books | 2020
    Shirowzhan S; Willie T; Sepasgozar S, (eds.), 2020, Spatial Big Data, BIM and advanced GIS for Smart Transformation City, Infrastructure and Construction, International Journal of Geo-Information, Switzerland, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/books978-3-03936-031-4
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Liu C; M.E. Sepasgozar S; Shirowzhan S; Mohammadi G, 2022, 'Applications of object detection in modular construction based on a comparative evaluation of deep learning algorithms', Construction Innovation, vol. 22, pp. 141 - 159, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/CI-02-2020-0017
    Journal articles | 2022
    Perry JM; Shirowzhan S; Pettit CJ, 2022, 'Lockout, Lockdown and Land Use: Exploring the Spatio-Temporal Evolution Patterns of Licensed Venues in Sydney, Australia between 2012 and 2021 in the Context of NSW Public Policy', Buildings, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/buildings12010035
    Journal articles | 2022
    Sepasgozar SME; Costin AM; Karimi R; Shirowzhan S; Abbasian E; Li J, 2022, 'BIM and Digital Tools for State-of-the-Art Construction Cost Management', Buildings, vol. 12, pp. 396 - 396, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/buildings12040396
    Journal articles | 2021
    M.E. Sepasgozar S; Shirowzhan S; Loosemore M, 2021, 'Information asymmetries between vendors and customers in the advanced construction technology diffusion process', Construction Innovation, vol. ahead-of-print, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/CI-08-2020-0140
    Journal articles | 2021
    Sepasgozar S; Frances Mair D; Tahmasebinia F; Shirowzhan S; Li H; Richter A; Yang L; Xu S, 2021, 'Waste management and possible directions of utilising digital technologies in the construction context', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 324, pp. 129095 - 129095, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.129095
    Journal articles | 2021
    Sepasgozar SME; Ghobadi M; Shirowzhan S; Edwards DJ; Delzendeh E, 2021, 'Metrics development and modelling the mixed reality and digital twin adoption in the context of Industry 4.0', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, vol. 28, pp. 1355 - 1376, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-10-2020-0880
    Journal articles | 2021
    Sepasgozar SME; Hui FKP; Shirowzhan S; Foroozanfar M; Yang L; Aye L, 2021, 'Lean Practices Using Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Digital Twinning for Sustainable Construction', Sustainability, vol. 13, pp. 161 - 161, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su13010161
    Journal articles | 2021
    Shirowzhan Sara ; Sepasgozar Samad M. E. ; Trinder John , 2021, 'Developing Metrics for Quantifying Buildings’ 3D Compactness and Visualizing Point Cloud Data on a Web-Based App and Dashboard', Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, vol. 147, pp. 04020178, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001971
    Journal articles | 2021
    Sodhi N; Shirowzhan S; Sepasgozar S, 2021, 'The impact of increased density on residential property values in sydney, new south wales', Buildings, vol. 11, pp. 650 - 650, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/buildings11120650
    Journal articles | 2021
    Ullah F; Sepasgozar SME; Shirowzhan S; Davis S, 2021, 'Modelling users’ perception of the online real estate platforms in a digitally disruptive environment: An integrated KANO-SISQual approach', Telematics and Informatics, vol. 63, pp. 101660 - 101660, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tele.2021.101660
    Journal articles | 2021
    Visner M; Shirowzhan S; Pettit C, 2021, 'Spatial Analysis, Interactive Visualisation and GIS-Based Dashboard for Monitoring Spatio-Temporal Changes of Hotspots of Bushfires over 100 Years in New South Wales, Australia', Buildings, vol. 11, pp. 1 - 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/buildings11020037
    Journal articles | 2021
    Wang J; Lee CL; Shirowzhan S, 2021, 'Macro-Impacts of Air Quality on Property Values in China—A Meta-Regression Analysis of the Literature', Buildings, vol. 11, pp. 1 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/buildings11020048
    Journal articles | 2021
    Yang J; Alahmadi KM; Shirowzhan S, 2021, 'The impact of urban expansion in Beijing and Metropolitan Area urban heat Island from 1999 to 2019', Applied Mathematics and Nonlinear Sciences, http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/amns.2021.1.00104
    Journal articles | 2020
    Low S; Ullah F; Shirowzhan S; Sepasgozar S; Lee CL, 2020, 'Smart Digital Marketing Capabilities for Sustainable Property Development: A Case of Malaysia', Sustainability, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su12135402
    Journal articles | 2020
    Sepasgozar SME; Shi A; Yang L; Shirowzhan S; Edwards DJ, 2020, 'Additive manufacturing applications for industry 4.0: A systematic critical review', Buildings, vol. 10, pp. 1 - 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/buildings10120231
    Journal articles | 2020
    Shrivastava S, 2020, 'A Review of Spatial Big Data Platforms, Opportunities, and Challenges', IETE Journal of Education, vol. 61, pp. 80 - 89
    Journal articles | 2020
    Yang X; Yu Y; Shirowzhan S; Sepasgozer S; Li H, 2020, 'Automated PPE-Tool pair check system for construction safety using smart IoT', Journal of Building Engineering, vol. 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2020.101721
    Journal articles | 2019
    Liu C; Shirowzhan S; Sepasgozar S; Kaboli S, 2019, 'Evaluation of Classical Operators and Fuzzy Logic Algorithms for Edge Detection of Panels at Exterior Cladding of Buildings', Buildings, vol. 9, pp. 40 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/buildings9020040
    Journal articles | 2019
    Sepasgozar SME; Karimi R; Shirowzhan S; Mojtahedi M; Ebrahimzadeh S; McCarthy D, 2019, 'Delay causes and emerging digital tools: A novel model of delay analysis, including integrated project delivery and PMBOK', Buildings, vol. 9, pp. 191 - 191, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/buildings9090191
    Journal articles | 2019
    Sepasgozar SME; Li H; Shirowzhan S; Tam VWY, 2019, 'Methods for monitoring construction off-road vehicle emissions: a critical review for identifying deficiencies and directions', Environmental Science and Pollution Research, vol. 26, pp. 15779 - 15794, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-019-05003-6
    Journal articles | 2019
    Shirowzhan S; Sepasgozar SME, 2019, 'Spatial analysis using temporal point clouds in advanced GIS: Methods for ground elevation extraction in slant areas and building classifications', ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijgi8030120
    Journal articles | 2019
    Shirowzhan S; Sepasgozar SME; Li H; Trinder J; Tang P, 2019, 'Comparative analysis of machine learning and point-based algorithms for detecting 3D changes in buildings over time using bi-temporal lidar data', Automation in Construction, vol. 105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2019.102841
    Journal articles | 2019
    Tao X; Li H; Mao C; Wang C; Hui Yap JB; Sepasgozar S; Shirowzhan S; Rose T, 2019, 'Developing Shuffled Frog-Leaping Algorithm (SFLA) Method to Solve Power Load-Constrained TCRTO Problems in Civil Engineering', Advances in Civil Engineering, vol. 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2019/1404636
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sepasgozar S; Forsythe P; Shirowzhan S, 2018, 'Evaluation of Terrestrial and Mobile Scanner Technologies for Part-Built Information Modeling', Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, vol. 144, pp. 04018110-1 - 04018110-12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001574
    Journal articles | 2018
    Shirowzhan S; Sepasgozar S; Li H; Trinder J, 2018, 'Spatial compactness metrics and Constrained Voxel Automata development for analyzing 3D densification and applying to point clouds: A synthetic review', Automation in Construction, vol. 96, pp. 236 - 249, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2018.09.018
    Journal articles | 2018
    Journal articles | 2018
    Tahmasebinia F; Niemelä M; Ebrahimzadeh Sepasgozar S; Lai TY; Su W; Reddy KR; Shirowzhan S; Sepasgozar S; Marroquin FA, 2018, 'Three-Dimensional Printing Using Recycled High-Density Polyethylene: Technological Challenges and Future Directions for Construction', Buildings, vol. 8, pp. 165 - 165, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/buildings8110165
    Journal articles | 2017
    Sepasgozar S; Shirowzhan S; Wang CC, 2017, 'A Scanner Technology Acceptance Model for Construction Projects', Procedia Engineering, vol. 180, pp. 1237 - 1246, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2017.04.285
    Journal articles | 2017
    Shirowzhan S; Trinder J, 2017, 'Building Classification from Lidar Data for Spatio-temporal Assessment of 3D Urban Developments', Procedia Engineering, vol. 180, pp. 1453 - 1461, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2017.04.308
    Journal articles | 2016
    Shirowzhan S; Lim S; Trinder J, 2016, 'Enhanced autocorrelation-based algorithms for filtering airborne lidar data over urban areas', Journal of Surveying Engineering, vol. 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)SU.1943-5428.0000149
  • Conference Papers | 2019
    Liu C; Shirowzhan S; Sepasgozar SME, 2019, 'Developing a workflow for cloud-based inspection of temporary structures in construction', in Proceedings of the 36th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2019, Banff, Canada, pp. 1319 - 1326, presented at ISARC, Banff, Canada, 21 May 2019 - 24 May 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.22260/ISARC2019/0117
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Niemelä M; Shi A; Shirowzhan S; Sepasgozar SME; Liu C, 2019, '3D printing architectural freeform elements: Challenges and opportunities in manufacturing for industry 4.0', in Proceedings of the 36th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2019, Banff, Alberta, Canada, pp. 1298 - 1304, presented at Isarc2019, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 21 May 2019 - 24 May 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.22260/ISARC2019/0174
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Liu C; Shirowzhan S; Sepasgozar S; Kaboli S, 2018, 'Comparative Analysis of Five Edge Detection Algorithms for Panel Defect Detection', in 1st International Conference on 3D Construction Printing, Melbourne, presented at 1st International Conference on 3D Construction Printing, Melbourne, 26 November 2018 - 28 November 2018, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329414339_Comparative_Analysis_of_Five_Edge_Detection_Algorithms_for_Panel_Defect_Detection
    Conference Papers | 2018
    SHIROWZHAN SARA; Sepasgozar SM; liu CHANG, 2018, 'Monitoring Physical Progress of Indoor Buildings Using Mobile and Terrestrial Point Clouds', in Construction Research Congress 2018: Construction Information Technology - Selected Papers from the Construction Research Congress 2018, New Orleans, Louisiana, pp. 602 - 611, presented at Sara SHIROWZHAN, New Orleans, Louisiana, 02 April 2018 - 04 April 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784481264.059
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Heirani F; Shirowzhan SARA; Sepasgozar SM; Khadjeh Anvary V, 2017, 'An Investigation Of Digital And Online Information Technology Adoption In Property Management', in An Investigation Of Digital And Online Information Technology Adoption In Property Management, AUBEA 2017: Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference 2017, Melbourne, presented at AUBEA 2017: Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference 2017, Melbourne, 03 July 2017 - 05 July 2017
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Shirowzhan S; Sepasgozar SME; Zaini I; Wang C, 2017, 'An integrated GIS and Wi-Fi based Locating system for improving construction labor communications', in ISARC 2017 - Proceedings of the 34th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, pp. 1052 - 1059
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Sepasgozar SM; Forsythe P; Shirowzhan S; Norzahari F, 2016, 'Scanners And Photography: A Combined Framework', in Singhaputtangkul N (ed.), The 40th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference - Procedings, Central Queensland University, Cairns, pp. 819 - 828, presented at The 40th Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA) 2016 Conference, Cairns, 06 July 2016 - 08 July 2016, http://aubea.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/AUBEA2016-Conference-Proceedings-6-8July2016_FINAL.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Sepasgozar SM; Shirowzhan S; Wang C, 2016, 'A scanner technology acceptance model for construction projects', in Lan Ding ; Francesco Fiorito (ed.), A scanner technology acceptance model for construction projects, Sydney, pp. 1237 - 1246, presented at SBE16 Sydney: International High-Performance Built Environments Conference, Sydney, 17 November 2016 - 18 November 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2017.04.285
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Sepasgozar SM; Wang C; Shirowzhan S, 2016, 'Challenges and Opportunities for Implementation of Laser Scanners in Building Construction', in Sattineni A (ed.), ISARC 2016, AUBURN, ALABAMA, USA, pp. 742 - 751, presented at 33rd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC 2016), AUBURN, ALABAMA, USA, 18 July 2016 - 21 August 2016, http://www.iaarc.org/publications/fulltext/ISARC2016-Paper131.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Sepasgozar SM; Lim S; Shirowzhan S; Kim YM; Nadoushani ZM, 2015, 'Utilisation of a New Terrestrial Scanner for Reconstruction of As-built Models: A Comparative Study', in 32nd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining (ISARC 2015): Connected to the Future, Finland, presented at 32nd International Symposium on. Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining, Finland, 15 June 2015 - 18 June 2015, http://www.proceedings.com/27234.html
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Sepasgozar SME; Lim S; Shirowzhan S, 2014, 'Implementation of Rapid As-built Building Information Modeling Using Mobile LiDAR', in Construction Research Congress 2014, American Society of Civil Engineers, presented at Construction Research Congress 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784413517.022
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Sepasgozar SME; Lim S; Shirowzhan S, 2014, 'Implementation of Rapid As-built Building Information Modelling Using Mobile Lidar', in Castro-Lacouture D; Irizarry J; Ashuri B (eds.), CONSTRUCTION RESEARCH CONGRESS 2014: CONSTRUCTION IN A GLOBAL NETWORK, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Atlanta, GA, USA, pp. 209 - 218, presented at Construction Research Congress 2014, Atlanta, GA, USA, 19 May 2014 - 21 May 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784413517.0022
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Sepasgozar SME; Lim S; Shirowzhan S; Kim YM, 2014, 'Implementation of as-built information modelling using mobile and terrestrial lidar systems', in 31st International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining, ISARC 2014 - Proceedings, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia, pp. 876 - 883, presented at 31st International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining (ISARC 2014), Sydney, Australia, 09 July 2014 - 11 July 2014
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Shirowzhan S; Lim S, 2014, 'Autocorrelation statistics-based algorithms for automatic ground and non-ground classification of lidar data', in 31st International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining, ISARC 2014 - Proceedings, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia, pp. 897 - 902, presented at 31st International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining (ISARC 2014), Sydney, Australia, 09 July 2014 - 11 July 2014
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Shirowzhan S; Lim S, 2014, 'Three dimensional spatial metrics for compactness assessment of urban forms', in 31st International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining, ISARC 2014 - Proceedings, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia, pp. 884 - 889, presented at 31st International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining (ISARC 2014), Sydney, Australia, 09 July 2014 - 11 July 2014

BIM/GIS integration

Digital Twins of the Built Environment

Sustainable and smart cities 

Digital technologies for the built environment 

Remote sensing for 3D change detection and urban growth pattern analysis

Spatio-temporal analysis 

Construction informatics

City Analytics

Bush fire pattern analysis

Flood mapping and analysis 

Urban Informatics

GIS for the Built Environment

ICT and BIM (Construction Informatics)

GIS for Transport Planning

Smart Cities Major Project

Research Seminar

Digital Cities

GeoDesign 

Geo-computation with R