Carnegie Mellon University

James Garrett Jr.

James H. Garrett Jr.

Thomas Lord Professor and Dean of the College of Engineering


Garrett's expertise is in sensor data-driven approaches for infrastructure condition assessment and decision-making, decision support systems and advanced analytics for infrastructure assessment.

Garrett and his colleagues and students have developed new approaches for understanding condition problems in a variety of infrastructure systems, such as HVAC systems in buildings (with Burcu Akinci and Mario Berges), water distribution networks (with Lucio Soibelman and J. Curtis Neil), wastewater collection systems (with Soibelman), and metal natural gas pipelines (with Irving Oppenheim, Jose Moura and Soibelman).

Most recently, he and his colleagues are working on an approach for using data from vehicles to assess the structural condition of bridges (with Jacobo Bielak and Jelena Kovacevic). Garrett also is recognized for his work in developing formal models of codes and standards, and for mobile hardware and software systems to support information collection and access during construction management and bridge inspection processes.

For an interview, email Sherry Stokes or call her at 412-268-5976.