Masoud Gheisari

M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management
Director of Graduate Programs and Research, Associate Professor

Ph.D. in Building Construction, Georgia Tech

Research Interests: Aerial and ground robots, technology-supported education innovation, VR/AR/MR, human-robot interaction, safety

Biography: Dr. Masoud Gheisari is an Associate Professor in the Rinker School of Construction Management at the University of Florida. He leads the Human-Centered Technology in Construction (HCTC) research lab. His research focuses on the theoretical and experimental investigation of human-robot interaction in construction and technology-supported education innovation. He earned his Ph.D. in Building Construction (2013) from the Georgia Institute of Technology. To date, he has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed papers in the fields of virtual/augmented/mixed reality (VR/AR/MR) and safe human-drone interaction in construction. His work has received support worth over $1.7m in grants from external funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. Department of Labor, NIOSH’s Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), and ELECTRI International. Dr. Gheisari is the recipient of Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) International Outstanding Researcher Award (2021), ENR Southeast’s Top Young Professional (2020), UF DCP Undergraduate Faculty Teaching Award (2019), BCN Nancy Perry Teaching Award (2019), Russell J. Alessi ELECTRI International Early Career Award (2018), UF DCP Faculty Research Award (2018), ASC Southeast’s Excellence in Teaching Award (2018), and ASCE ExCEEd Fellowship (2015). He also serves as an Associate Editor for ASCE’s Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering.

Externally Funded Research Projects:

  • Go to Dr. Gheisari’s funding page


Future Students: Strongly motivated students are always invited to join HCTC Lab. Please email Dr. Gheisari at with a current CV and a statement of research interest.

Further information about our ongoing research is available on our research lab website: Human-Centered Technology in Construction (HCTC) Lab

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