Dr Sara Shirowzhan

Dr Sara Shirowzhan

PhD, School of Civil and Environmnetal Engineering, UNSW


Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Built Environment

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.

Red Centre West Wing
  • 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

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 

My Teaching

Urban Informatics

GIS for the Built Environment

ICT and BIM (Construction Informatics)

GIS for Transport Planning

Smart Cities Major Project

Research Seminar

Digital Cities


Geo-computation with R