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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 transportation infrastructure by developing data-driven and cost-effective methodologies to optimize the management of civil infrastructure.


  • 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 3227 - Probability, Statistics and Decision
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Introduces uncertainty based analysis concepts and applications in the planning and design of civil engineering systems emphasizing probabilistic, statistics, and design concepts and methods.
  • CVEN 3602 - Transportation Systems
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    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 5446 - Infrastructure Asset Management
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Introduces a framework that combines engineering principles with economic theory to facilitate a more organized and logical approach to decision-making in the management of infrastructure. Topics covered include asset valuation, modeling infrastructure deterioration, life-cycle cost analysis, and optimization. Although the concepts introduced in this course are applicable to different infrastructure systems, especial emphasis will be given to transportation projects.
  • 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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