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Torres-Machi, Cristina

Assistant Professor and Beavers Heavy Construction Engineering Endowed Faculty Fellow


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research overview

  • Prof. Torres-Machi’s research seeks to enhance the condition and resilience of infrastructure systems by developing data-driven, risk-based, and cost-effective methodologies to optimize decision-making in the management of infrastructure. The outcomes derived from Prof. Torres-Machi’s research provide novel and practical solutions aimed to improve infrastructure management.


  • Infrastructure asset management, sustainability and resilience applied to transportation infrastructure, decision-making and optimization for infrastructure management


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courses taught

  • AREN 4506 - Pre-construction Estimating and Scheduling
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022
    Covers project management estimating and scheduling methods with an emphasis on the techniques used to create pre-construction estimates and schedules for architectural and civil engineering projects.
  • CVEN 3602 - Transportation Systems
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
    Introduces the principles of transportation systems with a focus on highway engineering and traffic analysis. Provides the basic skill set that will allow students to solve transportation problems related with highway design and traffic control and analysis. Provides an introduction to technology, operating characteristics, and relative merits of highway, airway, waterway, railroad, pipeline, and convey or transportation systems.
  • CVEN 5836 - Special Topics for Seniors/Grads
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
    Supervised study of special topics of interest to students under instructor guidance. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department consent required.
  • CVEN 6956 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019


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