Post Doctoral Research Associate
New York University Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Dr Bharadwaj R. K. Mantha is a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Division of Engineering at the New York University, Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), UAE. He earned his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Masters in Construction Engineering and Management from University of Michigan (UM), Ann Arbor, USA. Before joining UM, he worked in a real estate firm, Bharti Realty Limited, India, where he was responsible for managing, monitoring, and executing onsite civil works for building projects.

He is currently leading the sustainability, robotics technology, and cybersecurity related research activities in the Sustainable Modularization Artificial Intelligence Robotics Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) construction research group at NYUAD. His research focuses on developing and investigating technological solutions to monitor, control, and sustainably operate buildings and civil infrastructure systems. To achieve this objective, he explores interdisciplinary approaches that use tools, methods, and frameworks from robotics, data analytics, simulation, and modeling.

He authored several publications in highly ranked journals such as Automation in Construction and Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. He is the recipient of a best paper award, several prestigious fellowships, and is also an honorary member of the oldest and most selective honor societies such as Tau Beta Pi and Phi Kappa Phi