Mojtaba Maghrebi

Adjunct Lecturer
Sch-Civil & Environmental Engi
Contact details:
(+61 2) 9385 5084
(+61 2) 9385 6139

Civil Engineering Building (H20)
Level 1, Room CE111
Kensington Campus

Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering's Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI)

 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 Assistant Professor Position at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (Link).  He worked on his PhD at UNSW under supervision of Professor Waller ( rCITI)  and Professor Sammut  (School of Computer Science) after got his BSc in Civil Engineering and MSc in Construction Engineering Management. In his PhD thesis he focused on solving large scale dispatching problem with machine learning approach.  Around two years of his PhD was spent in School of Computer Science in UNSW when he was trying to bridge between Operation Research (OR) and machine learning in Vehcile Routing Problem (VRP) context.  

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 - 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
  • Young National Organization (One of top juniors 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)