Carol Menassa

University of Michigan

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John L. Tishman CM Faculty Scholar – University of Michigan
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
– University of Michigan

Carol directs the Intelligent and Sustainable Civil Infrastructure Systems Laboratory at U-M. Her research focuses on understanding and modeling the interconnections between humans and the built environment. She is using building automation systems and other sensing devices to understand and model the impact of occupant energy use characteristics on energy consumption in buildings and develop cost-effective solutions to achieve energy efficiency and conservation by engaging the occupants and other building stakeholders in the decision-making process. Carol has served as Chair for the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Construction Research Congress Executive Committee. Carol is an Associate Editor for the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering and has been an Assistant Specialty Editor for the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. Carol is the recipient of the 2023 ASCE John O. Bickel Award, 2017 ASCE Daniel Halpin Award, 2017 ASCE Alfred Noble Prize, 2017 Outstanding Early Career Researcher from Fiatech, 2015 CII Distinguished Professor Award, and 2014 NSF Career award. She has also received several Best Paper awards. She is a Fellow of the ASCE.

Their Research

COVERT: Cognitive Internet of Vulnerable Road Users in Traffic
Principal Investigator(s):
Carol Menassa & Vineet Kamat
Research Focus: Safety, Mobility
Predicting Driver Takeover Performance in Conditional Automation (Level 3) through Physiological Sensing
Principal Investigator(s):
Carol Menassa, Vineet Kamat, Da Li, & Julian Brinkley
Research Thrusts: Human Factors