Her research interests include development of approaches to model and reason about information-rich histories of facilities, to streamline construction and facility management processes. She specifically focuses on investigating utilization and integration of building information models with data capture and tracking technologies, such as 3D imaging, and embedded sensors and radio-frequency identification systems to capture semantically-rich as-built histories of construction projects and facility operations.
Akinci has one patent, two patent applications, over 60 referred journal publications, and 80 refereed conference publications. She co-edited a book on CAD/GIS integration and another book on embedded commissioning. She has graduated more than 16 Ph.D. students and 15 M.S. thesis students, and is currently advising/co-advising 4 Ph.D. students.
Making Infrastructure Systems More Resilient, Sustainable and Robust
Smart Infrastructure for Smarter Decisions
2000 Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
1995 MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
1993 MBA, Bilkent University
1991 BS, Civil Engineering, Middle East Technical University
Carnegie Bosch Institute
Engineering faculty receives CBI funding
CEE’s Burcu Akinci and Gerald Wang; CyLab’s Eunsuk Kang; ECE’s Gauri Joshi; EPP’s Alex Davis; and MechE’s Satbir Singh, and Conrad Tucker, and Ding Zhao were awarded funding from the Carnegie Bosch Institute.
Akinci named to NASEM board
CEE’s Burcu Akinci was recently named to the NASEM Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment.
Designing a National Institute for AI in Construction
CEE’s Burcu Akinci and Pingbo Tang are part of a team designing the future National Institute for AI in Construction.
HOME away from home
To explore the Moon or Mars, astronauts need smart habitats that will remain operational when they are vacant. However, space is harsh, so we need autonomous systems that will not fail. Carnegie Mellon researchers are engineering a smarter habitat for deep space exploration
General David Thompson visits Next Manufacturing Center
The Next Manufacturing Center's Sandra DeVincent Wolf met with General David Thompson, Commander of Air Force Space Command, and his team. She provided an introduction to the center's metal AM work for expeditionary manufacturing, as well as a lab tour.
Akinci elected to Engineering Research Council Board of Directors
CEE’s Burcu Akinci has been elected to become a director of the Engineering Research Council’s Board of Directors.
Manufacturing the future
CMU established the Manufacturing Futures Initiative to support manufacturing research and fund interdisciplinary projects.
US infrastructure is stuck in the past.
The plan must look to the future.
Pittsburgh Business Times
Akinci and Rajkumar awarded for innovation
CEE’s Burcu Akinci and ECE’s Raj Rajkumar have been awarded for innovation by The Pittsburgh Business Times.
Professorships honor academic leaders
Through endowed professorships, the college honors and supports faculty by providing the resources they need to remain at the forefront of their fields.
Flying bridge inspectors
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon are working to keep bridge inspectors safe by putting technology—rather than humans—into dangerous places.
Steinbrenner Institute celebrates Earth Day
The Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research (SEER) hosted its inaugural Earth Day Environmental Colloquium on April 22, 2016.