Professor Soibelman obtained his bachelor and master’s degrees from UFRGS, Brazil. He worked as a construction manager for 10 years before obtaining his PhD in 1998 at MIT. He was a faculty in UIUC and CMU before he joined USC as the Chair of the CEE department in 2012. During the last 25 years he focused his research on advanced data acquisition, management, visualization, and mining for construction and operations of advanced infrastructure systems. He published over 200 books, books chapters, journal papers, conference articles, and reports and performed research with funding from NSF, NASA, DOE, US Army, NIST, IBM, Bosch, IDOT, RedZone Robotics among many others funding agencies. He received the ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering Award, the FIATECH Outstanding Researcher Celebration of Engineering & Technology Innovation, or CETI, Award, the ASCE Richard R. Torrens Award, and the ASCE Construction Institute Construction Management award. He is an ASCE fellow, an ASCE Distinguished Member, a member of the National Academy of Construction and a member of the Pan American Academy of Engineering.