James H. Garrett, Jr.
James H. Garrett, Jr.is currently Dean of the College of Engineering (since 2013) at Carnegie Mellon University and the Thomas Lord Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon. He was Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from June 2006 to December 2012. Until 2013, he was the founding co-director of the Pennsylvania Smarter Infrastructure Incubator, which was a research center aimed at creating and evaluating sensing, data analytics and intelligent decision support for improving the construction, management and operation of infrastructure systems. Garrett also served as the Co-Chief Editor of the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering from 2008-2013. Garrett’s research and teaching interests are oriented toward applications of sensors and sensor systems to civil infrastructure condition assessment; application of data mining and machine learning techniques for infrastructure management problems in civil and environmental engineering; mobile hardware/software systems for field applications; representations and processing strategies to support the usage of engineering codes, standards, and specifications; knowledge-based decision support systems. Garrett has published his research in over 60 refereed journal articles, over 80 refereed conference papers, over 90 other conference papers and 10 sections or chapters in books or monographs.