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Debra Laefer

Professor of Practice, Center for Urban Science + Progress

    1993 …2020

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    2019

    AMASS: Advanced manufacturing for the assembly of structural steel

    Schultz, A. E., Le, J. L., Shemshadian, M. E., Labbane, R., Laefer, D. F., Al-Sabah, S., Truong-Hong, L., Huynh, M., McGetrick, P., Martin, T. & Matis, P., 2019, ISEC 2019 - 10th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference. Ozevin, D., Ataei, H., Modares, M., Gurgun, A. P., Yazdani, S. & Singh, A. (eds.). ISEC Press, (ISEC 2019 - 10th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Efficient LiDAR point cloud data encoding for scalable data management within the Hadoop eco-system

    Vo, A. V., Hewage, C. N. L., Russo, G., Chauhan, N., Laefer, D. F., Bertolotto, M., Le-Khac, N. A. & Oftendinger, U., Dec 2019, Proceedings - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2019. Baru, C., Huan, J., Khan, L., Hu, X. T., Ak, R., Tian, Y., Barga, R., Zaniolo, C., Lee, K. & Ye, Y. F. (eds.). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 5644-5653 10 p. 9006044. (Proceedings - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2019).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Intermeshing: A new concept for rapid steel erection

    Al-Sabah, S., Laefer, D. F. & Truong-Hong, L., 2019, 20th Congress of IABSE, New York City 2019: The Evolving Metropolis - Report. International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), p. 187-194 8 p. (20th Congress of IABSE, New York City 2019: The Evolving Metropolis - Report).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Outlier detection of point clouds generating from low-cost UAVs for bridge inspection

    Chen, S., Truong-Hong, L. C., O’Keeffe, E., Laefer, D. F. & Mangina, E., 2019, Life-Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering: Towards an Integrated Vision - Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2018. Frangopol, D. M., Caspeele, R. & Taerwe, L. (eds.). CRC Press/Balkema, p. 1969-1975 7 p. (Life-Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering: Towards an Integrated Vision - Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2018).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2018

    Lessons learned with laser scanning point cloud management in Hadoop HBase

    Vo, A. V., Konda, N., Chauhan, N., Aljumaily, H. & Laefer, D. F., 2018, Advanced Computing Strategies for Engineering - 25th EG-ICE International Workshop 2018, Proceedings. Domer, B. & Smith, I. F. (eds.). Springer Verlag, p. 231-253 23 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 10863 LNCS).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2017

    Oculus rift application for training drone pilots

    O'Keeffe, E., Campbell, A., Swords, D., Laefer, D. F. & Mangina, E., Sep 11 2017, Proceedings of the 10th EAI International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques, SIMUTOOLS 2017. Association for Computing Machinery, p. 77-80 4 p. (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Structural health monitoring developments in TRUSS Marie Skłodowska-curie innovative training network

    González, A., Huseynov, F., Heitner, B., Vagnoli, M., Moughty, J. J., Barrias, A., Martinez, D., Chen, S., O'Brien, E., Laefer, D., Casas, J. R., Remenyte-Prescott, R., Yalamas, T. & Brownjohn, J., 2017, SHMII 2017 - 8th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, Proceedings. Mahini, S., Mahini, S. & Chan, T. (eds.). International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, ISHMII, p. 1091-1101 11 p. (SHMII 2017 - 8th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, Proceedings).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    The effect of angles and distance on image-based, three-dimensional reconstructions

    Chen, S., Laefer, D. F., Byrne, J. & Natanzi, A. S., 2017, Safety and Reliability – Theory and Applications - Proceedings of the 27th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2017. Cepin, M. & Briš, R. (eds.). CRC Press/Balkema, p. 2757-2762 6 p. (Safety and Reliability - Theory and Applications - Proceedings of the 27th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2017).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Tunneling appropriate computational models from laser scanning data

    Truong-Hong, L. & Laefer, D. F., 2017, IABSE Conference, Vancouver 2017: Engineering the Future - Report. International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), p. 175-182 8 p. (IABSE Conference, Vancouver 2017: Engineering the Future - Report).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2016

    An integrated octree-RANSAC technique for automated LiDAR building data segmentation for decorative buildings

    Hamid-Lakzaeian, F. & Laefer, D. F., 2016, Advances in Visual Computing - 12th International Symposium, ISVC 2016, Proceedings. Bebis, G., Koracin, D., Isenberg, T., Skaff, S., Sadagic, A., Boyle, R., Porikli, F., Min, J., Scheidegger, C., Entezari, A., Parvin, B. & Iwai, D. (eds.). Springer Verlag, p. 454-463 10 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 10073 LNCS).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Chemical demolition of unit masonry: A preparatory study

    Natanazi, A. S., Laefer, D. F. & Mullane, S., 2016, Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions: Anamnesis, diagnosis, therapy, controls - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, SAHC 2016. Van Balen, K., Verstrynge, E. & Van Balen, K. (eds.). CRC Press/Balkema, p. 88-95 8 p. (Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions: Anamnesis, diagnosis, therapy, controls - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, SAHC 2016).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Considerations for a district-level, tunnel-risk, screening tool

    Moradabadi, E. & Laefer, D. F., 2016, ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress 2016, WTC 2016. Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, p. 2272-2279 8 p. (ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress 2016, WTC 2016; vol. 3).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Emerging city-scale damage prediction options for urban tunnelling

    Laefer, D. F., 2016, Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions: Anamnesis, diagnosis, therapy, controls - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, SAHC 2016. Van Balen, K., Verstrynge, E. & Van Balen, K. (eds.). CRC Press/Balkema, p. 15-22 8 p. (Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions: Anamnesis, diagnosis, therapy, controls - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, SAHC 2016).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2015

    Aerial laser scanning and imagery data fusion for road detection in city scale

    Vo, A. V., Truong-Hong, L. & Laefer, D. F., Nov 10 2015, 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2015 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 4177-4180 4 p. 7326746. (International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS); vol. 2015-November).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    A semi-automatic member detection for metal bridges

    Truong-Hong, L. & Laefer, D. F., 2015, IABSE Conference, Nara 2015: Elegance in Structures - Report. International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), p. 214-215 2 p. (IABSE Conference, Nara 2015: Elegance in Structures - Report).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Documentation of bridges by terrestrial laser scanner

    Truong-Hong, L. & Laefer, D. F., 2015, IABSE Conference, Geneva 2015: Structural Engineering: Providing Solutions to Global Challenges - Report. International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), p. 1384-1391 8 p. (IABSE Conference, Geneva 2015: Structural Engineering: Providing Solutions to Global Challenges - Report).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    The effect of uncertainty on the Prediction of building damage due to tunnelling-induced settlement

    Clarke, J. A., Moradabadi, E. & Laefer, D. F., 2015, Parameter Selection and Monitoring; Developments in Education and Practice. Smith, D. M., Winter, M. G., Eldred, P. J. L., Eldred, P. J. L., Winter, M. G. & Toll, D. G. (eds.). ICE Publishing, p. 4135-4141 7 p. (Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure and Development - Proceedings of the XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ECSMGE 2015; vol. 7).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Toward a new approach for massive LiDAR data processing

    Cao, V. H., Chu, K. X., Le-Khac, N. A., Kechadi, M. T., Laefer, D. & Truong-Hong, L., Oct 13 2015, ICSDM 2015 - Proceedings 2015 2nd IEEE International Conference on Spatial Data Mining and Geographical Knowledge Services. Chen, C., Guo, D. & Leung, Y. (eds.). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 135-140 6 p. 7298040. (ICSDM 2015 - Proceedings 2015 2nd IEEE International Conference on Spatial Data Mining and Geographical Knowledge Services).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2014

    Application of terrestrial laser scanner in bridge inspection: Review and an opportunity

    Truong-Hong, L. & Laefer, D. F., 2014, Engineering for Progress, Nature and People. International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), p. 2713-2720 8 p. (Engineering for Progress, Nature and People).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Solutions for model-scale, tied-back anchors and sheet pile walls

    Laefer, D. F., 2014, Geo-Congress 2014 Technical Papers: Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 2014 Congress. 234 GSP ed. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), p. 2578-2587 10 p. (Geotechnical Special Publication; no. 234 GSP).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2011

    America's research-active, geotechnical faculty members - An investigation of national science foundation funding trends

    Laefer, D. F., Akter, S. & McHale, C., 2011, Geo-Frontiers 2011: Advances in Geotechnical Engineering - Proceedings of the Geo-Frontiers 2011 Conference. 211 GSP ed. p. 2887-2896 10 p. (Geotechnical Special Publication; no. 211 GSP).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Quantitative support for a qualitative foundation reuse assessment tool

    Laefer, D. F., 2011, Geo-Frontiers 2011: Advances in Geotechnical Engineering - Proceedings of the Geo-Frontiers 2011 Conference. 211 GSP ed. p. 113-121 9 p. (Geotechnical Special Publication; no. 211 GSP).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Undergraduate research models applicable for geotechnics

    Laefer, D. F., 2011, Geo-Frontiers 2011: Advances in Geotechnical Engineering - Proceedings of the Geo-Frontiers 2011 Conference. 211 GSP ed. p. 2897-2906 10 p. (Geotechnical Special Publication; no. 211 GSP).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2010

    America's research-active, geotechnical faculty members - A snapshot of the community

    Laefer, D. F. & McHale, C., 2010, GeoFlorida 2010: Advances in Analysis, Modeling and Design - Proceedings of the GeoFlorida 2010 Conference. 199 ed. p. 3237-3246 10 p. (Geotechnical Special Publication; no. 199).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Assessment of excavation-induced building damage

    Cording, E. J., Long, J. L., Son, M., Laefer, D. & Ghahreman, B., 2010, Earth Retention Conference 3 - Proceedings of the 2010 Earth Retention Conference. 208 GSP ed. p. 101-120 20 p. (Geotechnical Special Publication; vol. 384, no. 208 GSP).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Investigation of the rail-induced vibrations on a masonry historical building

    Erkal, A., Laefer, D., Fanning, P., Durukal, E., Hancilar, U. & Kaya, Y., 2010, Structural Analysis of Historic Constructions: Strengthening and Retrofitting. p. 569-574 6 p. (Advanced Materials Research; vol. 133-134).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Predicted tunnel-induced settlement and damage to findlater's church with respect to freefield and constructed side considerations

    Murphy, J., Gaynor, S. & Laefer, D. F., 2010, GeoFlorida 2010: Advances in Analysis, Modeling and Design - Proceedings of the GeoFlorida 2010 Conference. 199 ed. p. 1690-1699 10 p. (Geotechnical Special Publication; no. 199).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Soil nailing in glacial till: A design guide evaluation based on Irish and American field sites

    Joy, J., Flahavan, T. & Laefer, D. F., 2010, Earth Retention Conference 3 - Proceedings of the 2010 Earth Retention Conference. 208 GSP ed. p. 252-261 10 p. (Geotechnical Special Publication; vol. 384, no. 208 GSP).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2009

    Determining minimum data input levels for reliable three-dimensional soil profiling

    Laefer, D., O'Neill, J. & Williams, D., 2009, Contemporary Topics in In Situ Testing, Analysis, and Reliability of Foundations - Proceedings of Selected Sessions of the 2009 International Foundation Congress and Equipment Expo. 186 ed. ASCE - American Society of Civil Engineers, p. 324-331 8 p. (Geotechnical Special Publication; no. 186).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2008

    Performance expectations of early 20th century urban American building foundations

    Laefer, D., 2008, Proceedings of session of GeoCongress 2008 - GeoCongress 2008: Geosustainability and Geohazard Mitigation, GSP 178. 178 ed. p. 960-967 8 p. (Geotechnical Special Publication; no. 178).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Unexplained blasting vulnerabilities in a historic town

    Laefer, D. F., Loughlin, B., Hickey, S., O'Farrell, S. & O'Mahony, G., 2008, Structural Analysis of Historic Construction: Preserving Safety and Significance - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historic Construction, SAHC08. p. 1207-1213 7 p. (Structural Analysis of Historic Construction: Preserving Safety and Significance - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historic Construction, SAHC08; vol. 2).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Viability assessment of terrestrial LiDAR for retaining wall monitoring

    Laefer, D. & Lennon, D., 2008, Proceedings of session of GeoCongress 2008 - GeoCongress 2008: Geosustainability and Geohazard Mitigation, GSP 178. 178 ed. p. 247-254 8 p. (Geotechnical Special Publication; no. 178).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2006

    Opportunities and impediments to the use of three-dimensional laser scanning for adjacent excavations

    Laefer, D. F., Carr, H., Morrish, S. & Kalkan, E., 2006, GeoCongress 2006: Geotechnical Engineering in the Information Technology Age. 1 p. (GeoCongress 2006: Geotechnical Engineering in the Information Technology Age; vol. 2006).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    1994

    Prediction of low level vibration induced settlement

    Kim, D. S., Drabkin, S., Rokhvarger, A. & Laefer, D., 1994, Geotechnical Special Publication. Yeung, A. T. & Felio, G. Y. (eds.). 40 ed. Publ by ASCE, p. 806-817 12 p. (Geotechnical Special Publication; vol. 1, no. 40).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution