Researcher

Dr Ahmed W A Hammad

My Expertise

  • Exact Optimisation Methods including Mixed Integer Linear and Nonlinear Programming (MILP, MINLP);
  • Operational Research
  • Construction Law
  • Sustainable Design and Planning
  • Construction Economics
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Digital Engineering
  • Data Science and Machine Learning
  • Noise Pollution

Keywords

Fields of Research (FoR)

Construction Engineering, Operations Research, Sustainable Development, Optimisation, Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management, Commercial and Contract Law

My Awards

Teaching Awards

  • Faculty Teaching Excellence Award - 2020
  • School Teaching Innovation Award - 2017

My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


My Awards

Teaching Awards

  • Faculty Teaching Excellence Award - 2020
  • School Teaching Innovation Award - 2017

My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

  • Machine Learning and AI
  • Mathematical Programming
  • BIM
  • Construction Economics
  • Sustainability Design
  • Construction Law

Currently supervising

In Lab: 8 PhD Students (In Australia and Overseas)

Graduated: 2 PhD Students

Topics:

  • Tracking the Supply Chain of Construction Materials - 2021 onwards
  • Blockchain Technology for Sustainability Analysis - 2020 onwards
  • Optimising Concrete Mix Design to Achieve Sustainable Concrete - 2021 onwards
  • Machine Learning for Disaster Management - 2018 onwards
  • Mathematical Optimisation of space layout in schools to enhance safety during building evacuations - 2019 onwards
  • Stochastic Programming for Resource Allocation in Construction - 2019 onwards
  • A collaborative system to optimize the role of social procurement in providing innovative solutions to youth unemployment in Australia - 2019 onwards
  • Challenges facing Refugees and Skilled Migrants in the Construction Workforce - 2019 onwards
  • Optimisation framework for Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) integrated with BIM- Complete
  • BIM Technology Investment Optimisation in Organisations - Complete

My Teaching

Teaching Expertise

I teach the following subjects:

  • BLDG1011 - Low rise Construction
  • BLDG1012 - Construction Materials
  • BLDG2012 - Construction and Property Law
  • BLDG3013 - Digital Construction (BIM)

Previous subjects that I have taught at UNSW and other universities:

  • Operational Research for Engineers
  • Construction Economics
  • Risk Management
  • Infrastructure Planning 
  • Specialised Construction
  • Prefabrication
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