William J. O'Brien, PE, PhD, Professor
Phil M. Ferguson Centennial Teaching Fellow
Associate Chair for Architectural Engineering
Area Coordinator, CEPM Program
Transition Manager, Fiatech
My research, teaching, and service seeks to advance the industry with respect to novel processes in the areas of supply chain management, project controls, and resource management as well as through supporting research in information management and design of advanced decision support systems. All this work takes a systems perspective, with close attention to implementation issues. The impact of this work has been recognized with sustained funding by industry and government, with major grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Construction Industry Institute, Fiatech, and the Texas Department of Transportation. As a teacher, I have recieved a "Gold Award" from the University of Texas' Innovative Instructional Technology Awards Program, reflecting my continuing endeavors to bring new methods and technologies to teaching.
I am currently a Professor in the Construction Engineering and Management Program in the Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Austin. Beyond my university service, I am an Editor Emeritus of Advanced Engineering Informatics, Specialty Editor of the Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, serve as Past Chair of the ASCE Computing Division (formerly the Technical Council for Computing and Information Technology) Executive Committee, and sit on the Fiatech Board of Advisors.
ARE 323k - Project Management & Economics
CE395 Q.1 - Project Controls
CE395 Q.2 - Project Production Systems
CE397 P.2 - Project Finance
CE395 V.1 - PhD Research Seminar
Dr. Randolph G. Bias, Associate Professor, School of Information, Information eXperience Lab
Dr. Christine Julien, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mobile and Pervasive Computing Laboratory
Dr. Fernanda Leite, Associate Professor, CEPM Program, Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
Dr. C. Michael Walton, Professor, Transportation Program, Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
Prospective Students: Graduate Studies in CEPM at UT Austin
MOVE alumni have taken leadership positions in industry and academia.