James H. Garrett, Jr., P.E.-Civil and Environmental Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

James H. Garrett, Jr., P.E.

Dean, College of Engineering

Thomas Lord Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Address:
College of Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office: 110 Scaife Hall
Phone: 412-268-5090

Bio

James H. Garrett, Jr. was appointed Dean of the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in 2013. He also holds the Thomas Lord Professorship of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Prior to becoming Dean, Garrett was Head of Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from June 2006 to December 2012. 

He is a founding co-director of the Smart Infrastructure Institute (formerly the Pennsylvania Smarter Infrastructure Incubator), 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 served as 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 over 250 journal articles, conference papers, and monograph/book chapters related to his research.

Research Group: AIS                                                       
Research Center: 
SiiCenSCIRICES

Education

Ph.D. 1986, Carnegie Mellon University

Areas of Interest

  • Applications of sensors and sensor systems to civil infrastructure condition assessment
  • 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

Selected Publications

Recent Awards

  • 2016    William Metcalf Award, Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania
  • 2014    Civil Engineer of the Year, American Society of Civil Engineers, Pittsburgh Section
  • 2014    Recognition Award, American Society of Civil Engineers.  In recognition of outstanding dedication and leadership as co-editor-in-chief of ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering
  • 2012    Alexander von Humboldt Research Award
  • 2010    Awarded the Thomas Lord Professorship of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
  • 2009    Elected to ASCE Fellow Status. Fellows occupy ASCE's second-highest membership grade, and fellow status must be attained by professional accomplishments via application and election by the Membership Application Review Committee.