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

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

Research Group: AIS                                                       
Research Center: 


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

  • Ying, Y., Garrett Jr., J. H., Oppenheim, I. J., Soibelman, L., Harley, J., Shi, J., and Jin, Y. “Towards Data-Driven Structural Health Monitoring: Application of Machine Learning and Signal Processing to Damage Detection,” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Special Issue. (Invited)
  • Ying, Y., J. H. Garrett Jr., J. Harley, I. J. Oppenheim, J. Shi, and L. Soibelman (2012) "Damage Detection in Pipes under Changing Environmental Conditions using Embedded Piezoelectric Transducers and Pattern Recognition Techniques," Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice, Special Issue for International Conference on Pipelines and Trenchless Technology, doi:10.1061(ASCE)PS.1949-1204.0000106.
  • Taneja, S., Akcamete, A., Akinci, B., Garrett Jr., J.H., Soibelman, L., East, E.W., “Analysis of three indoor localization technologies for supporting operations and maintenance field tasks”, ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering.
  • Shahandashti, M.S., Razavi, S.N., Soibelman, L., Berges, M., Caldas, C.H., Brilakis, I., Teizer, J., Haas, C., Garrett Jr., J.H., Akinci, B., Zhu, Z. (2011) “Data Fusion Approaches and Applications for Construction Engineering,” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 137(10): 863-869.
  • Taneja, S., Akinci, B., Garrett, J.H., Soibelman, L., Berges, M., Atasoy, G., Liu, X., Shahandashti, S.M., Anil, E.B., Ergen, E., Pradhan, A., Tang, P. (2011) “Sensing and field data capture for construction and facility operations,” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 137(10): 870-881.

Recent Awards

  • 2009: elected a fellow of the ASCE. 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.