(New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE)
Borja García de Soto is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), and holds an appointment as Global Network Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Urban Engineering at the Tandon School of Engineering at New York University (NYU). He is the director of the S.M.A.R.T. Construction Research Group at NYUAD, and conducts research in the areas of construction automation, cybersecurity in the AEC industry, artificial intelligence, lean construction, and BIM.
With over ten years of professional experience in the construction industry, and Professional Engineer (PE) licenses in California and Florida, Borja has international experience in multiple aspects of construction engineering and management, including project cost estimating, risk management and control, delay analysis and forensic engineering.
Borja received his PhD from ETH Zurich. He also holds an MSc in Civil Engineering with a concentration in engineering and project management from the University of California at Berkeley, an MSc in Civil Engineering with a concentration in structural design from Florida International University (FIU), and a BSc in Civil Engineering (graduated cum laude) also from FIU.