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Photios G. Ioannou, professor of civil and environmental engineering (CEE), is a world leader in Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) systems modeling and has provided a strong mathematical foundation for topics that previously tended to be highly qualitative. His innovations include models for underground construction, dynamic decision-making, competitive bidding, and information systems for emerging design and construction technologies. He is best known for developing discrete-event simulation systems such as STROBOSCOPE, used for teaching, research and professional practice worldwide.
A member of the College of Engineering (CoE) faculty since 1984,
Ioannou has done pioneering work on project delivery systems,
including models to evaluate private companies as promoters of large
infrastructure projects. He also developed financial models to
evaluate debt capacity and optimal capital structure for privately
financed infrastructure projects.
Ioannou received the ASCE John O. Bickel Award for his pioneering research contributions in tunnel design and underground construction. He also has been recognized with the CEE Teaching Excellence Award, the CEE Research Excellence Award and the College of Engineering's Teaching Excellence.