Professor Yacine Rezgui Dip. Arch, MSc (DEA - Paris 6), PhD (ENPC), MBCS

Professor Yacine Rezgui Dip. Arch, MSc (DEA - Paris 6), PhD (ENPC), MBCS

Professor

Email:
rezguiy@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5719
Location:
S/0.08, Queen's Buildings - South Building

Professor Yacine Rezgui is a BRE (Building Research Establishment) Chair in `Building Systems and Informatics`.  He is the Director of the BRE Trust Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Engineering.

He conducts research in the following areas:

  1. Building Informatics with a focus on semantics (BIM and Ontologies) and Knowledge Management.
  2. Building and District Energy Management (with a focus on the next generation energy control systems).
  3. Catchment and Urban Water Management (including modelling, data analytics, and optimization).
  4. Resilience of the Built Environment to Natural Disasters.
  5. Smart Cities.

He is an investigator on the following University Research Institutes:

He has over the last 20 years completed in the capacity of principal investigator and co-investigator:

  1. Several national (RCUK and innovateUK) research projects, including: CoBrITe (GR/M34249), C-Sand (GR/R21332/01), ADS (GR/M42381/01), EPSRC-IMRC-SCRI Phase 1 (GR/R64575/01) and EPSRC-SCRI-IMRC Phase 2 (EP/E001882/1), IMRP (EP/G026262/1), CloudBIM (EP/I034270/1); and,
  2. A wide portfolio of European research (FP5, FP6, and FP7) projects, including: Condor, OSMOS (IST-1999-10491), e-Cognos (IST-2000-28671), SciX (IST-2001-3312), ICCI (IST-2001-32031), ROADCON (IST-2001-37278), VOSTER (IST-2001-32031), VE-Forum (IST-1-507469-SSA), and FUNSIEC  (eContent 42059Y3C3FPAL2), SPORTE2 (FP7/2007-2013), KnoholEM (FP7/2007-2013), RESILIENT (FP7-314671), WISDOM (FP7-619795).

He has over 180 refereed publications in the above areas, which appeared in international journals such as IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics; Proceedings of the Royal Society A; Expert Systems with Aplications; IEEE Transactions on Service Computing; and IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering.

Professional memberships

Visiting Professor at Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

External Examiner at Loughborough University on their two courses 2007 - 2012:

  • BSc Architectural Engineering and Design Management
  • BSc Construction Engineering Management

External Examiner at the British University in Egypt on their two courses (2018 - 2012):

  • BSc Architectural Engineering and Design Management
  • BSc Construction Engineering Management

Visiting Professor at Salford University (2008 - 2009)

Member of the EPSRC College

College Member of the British Computer Society

Member of the Society of Collaborative Networks

Examined PhDs in the UK (including Nottingham University and Loughborough university), France (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers; Ecole Polytechnique de Lorraine), and Finland.

Member of the organizing committee of several international conferences, including NLDB, Pro-VE, ICCBE, ICEIS, WEBIST, CIBW78.

Associate Editor of the Journal of Information Technology in Construction.

Member of the editorial board of several international journals, including Advanced Engineering Informatics, Nordic Journal of Surveying and Real Estate Research.

Prof Yacine Rezgui is a qualified architect with an MSc (Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies) in “Building Sciences” (obtained from Université Jussieu - Paris 6) and a PhD in Computer Science applied to the construction industry, obtained from ENPC (Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées).

After 4 years of industrial experience in architectural engineering, he joined Derbi Informatique, the IT subsidiary of OTH (Omnium Technique Holding), a French engineering company specialised in all aspects of design and construction engineering. He took part to several of their developments, including their web-based project management system SGTi. He has then worked as a researcher for CSTB (Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment) and was involved in a number of national and EU research projects in the field of document engineering (DOCCIME), product modelling and Computer Integrated Construction (ATLAS).

In 1995, he joined Salford University in the UK as a Research Fellow, then Academic: Lecturer (1996), Senior Lecturer (1998), Professor (2001). He was the founding Director (2003 – 2007) of the 5* (RAE 2001) rated Informatics Research Institute at Salford University (www.iris.salford.ac.uk) which was grown from a small group of academics to a large cross-University research institute with 70+ academic members.

Research theme: Energy and Environment

Contracts

Title People Sponsor Value Duration

BIM-based EU -wide Standardized Qualification Framework for achieving Energy Efficiency Training

Rezgui Y, Li Haijiang European commission - H2020 £110,000 01/09/2017 - 30/08/2019

piSCES: Smart Cluster Energy System for the fish processing industry

Rezgui Y, Mourshed M European Commission - INTERREG £471,288 01/01/2017 - 28/02/2020

PENTAGON: Unlocking European grid local flexibility trough augmented energy conversion capabilities at district-level

Rezgui Y, Mourshed M European commission - H2020 £234,057

01/11/2016 - 31/10/2019

THERMOSS: Building and district thermal retrofit and management solutions

Rezgui Y, Mourshed M European commission - H2020 £228,131

01/09/2016 - 31/01/2020

Sustainable Engineering - Chair 2014-2019 plus PhDs

Rezgui Y BRE Trust £810,000

01/07/2014 - 30/06/2019

REACH: Resilience to earthquake induced landslide risk in china 

Hales (EARTH), Li H, Rezgui Y NERC £511,000

25/01/2016 - 24/01/2019

BIM4VET: Standardised Vocational BIM Training in Europe Li H, Rezgui Y EC - ERASMUS+ £66,985 01/09/2015 - 31/08/2017
PERFORMER: Portable, exhaustive, reliable, flexible and optimized approach to monitoring and evaluation of building performance  Rezgui Y, Mourshed M, Li H European Commission (FP7) £459,505 02/09/2013 - 01/09/2017
MAS2TERING: Multi-Agent Systems and secured coupling of Telecom and Energy grids for next generation smart grid services  Mourshed M, Rezgui Y, Cipcigan L, Rana O (COMSC) EC FP7 £305,274 01/09/2014 - 31/08/2017
WISDOM: Water analytics and intelligent sensing for demand optimised management Rezgui Y, Kwan A, Li H, Mourshed M, Beach T European Commission (FP7) £352,687 01/02/2014 - 31/01/2017
RESILIENT: Coupling Renewable, Storage and ICT'S, for low carbon intelligent energy management at district level Rezgui Y, Li H European Commission (FP7) £527,442 1/09/2012 - 31/08/2016
Wanda: Developing a real time abstraction & Discharge permitting process for catchment regulation and optimised water management  Rezgui Y, Li H, Kwan A InnovateUK £224,959 01/08/2013 - 31/07/2016
Research on key technologies of CloudBIM and energy big data processing framework for Shanghai City, P.R.China Li H, Rezgui Y Shanghai Lubansoft Co Ltd £19,753 15/06/2014 - 14/06/2016
Building resilience in the water-sector - a 25 year research agenda Durance I et al., Rezgui, Y ARUP £27,307 25/07/16 - 19/10/16
PAICCS: Proair advanced indoor climate control system  Kwan A, Rezgui Y DECC £119,986 01/04/2013 - 30/03/2015
Future cities energy management of districts/estates via ICT based BIM Rezgui Y, Li, H, Mourshed, M BRE £60,000 01/09/2012 - 31/03/2015
SPORTE: Intelligent Management System to integrate and control energy generation, consumption and exchange for European Sport Recreation Buildings Li H, Rezgui Y European Commission (FP7) £235,871 06/07/2012 - 28/02/2014
KNOWHOIEM: Knowledge based energy management for public buildings through holistic information modeling and 3D visualisation  Rezgui Y, H Li, Kwan A European Commission (FP7) £286,252 01/09/2011 - 31/08/2014
BIM- based Regulatory Compliance Design Environment Rezgui Y, Li H InnovateUK £127,278 01/02/2012 - 31/01/2014
Cost-effective, large-scale, adaptable and deployable innovative domestic renewable energy product and process solutions Rezgui Y BRE LTD, MOMENTA £246,322 01/05/2010 - 30/04/2013
Sustainable Engineering Rezgui Y BRE Trust £48,000 01/07/2013 - 30/06/2014
Sustainable Engineering Rezgui Y BRE Trust £54,080 01/07/2011 - 30/06/2013
CloudBIM: Exploring the feasibility and potential for cloud research in the architecture, engineering and construction sector Rezgui Y, Rana O (COMSC) EPSRC £72.253 01/02/2011 - 31/07/2011
Multi-objective decision making for the Fire & Rescue Services - A scoping study Miles JC, Rezgui Y EPSRC £198,595 08/12/2008 - 07/08/2010
SCriPT: Sustainable Construction Service Platform Rezgui Y, Miles JC, Kwan ASK, Hopfe C, Li H Welsh Assembly Government (A4B) £339,295 01/01/2010 - 30/06/2013
Home centred healthcare management in an assisted living context Rezgui Y BRE £18,486 01/10/2010 - 30/09/2013
BRE Studentship: BIM-based Regulatory Assessment Framework Rezgui Y, Li H, Beach T BRE Trust £19,846 01/04/2012 - 31/03/2015
Vertical axis drag marine turbine R&D - design and input only Kwan A, Rezgui Y Repetitive Energy Company Ltd £4,967 01/05/2013 - 31/07/2013
DCIP: Development of a construction information platform Rezgui Y, Miles JC European Commission £28,355 11/11/2008 - 10/11/2009
Nurturing sustainability practices in construction through a user-centred multi-disciplinary knowledge platform: a feasibility study  Rezgui Y, Miles JC, Kwan ASK National Assembly for Wales (A4B) £19,973 20/04/2009- 19/07/2009

Supervised Students

Title Student Status Degree
An Integrated User-Centric Platform To Promote Sustainable Behaviour ALSULAIMAN Abdulaziz Abdullah Hamad Graduate PhD
A Comparative Study of Operating Theatre Management Systems AL OJAIMI Abdulkarim Graduate PhD
Investigating the Influence of Information Systems Applications on Quality of Electronic Service in Municipal Sector: A sudy of acceptance of e-municipality services ALSULIMAN Abdulrahman Abdullah Hamad Graduate PhD
An Exploratory Study On Adoption And Diffusion Of M-Government Services In The Sultanate Of Oman AL HADIDI Ahmed Graduate PhD
Enhancing BIM-Based Data Transfer To Support The Design Of Low Energy Buildings CEMESOVA Alexandra Graduate PhD
A Consensus-based Framework For The Sustainable Urban Planning Development Of The City Of Riyadh ALQAHTANY Ali Graduate PhD
Developing A BIM-based Methodology To Support Renewable Energy Assesment Of Buildings GUPTA Apeksha Graduate PhD
REMOTE SENSING FOR CRISIS AND MARITIME DISASTER MANAGEMENT. ALMUTAIRI Arif Talaq D Current PhD
Multi-objective optimistion of building design using Energy Simulations & Genetic algorithms. JAYAN Bejay Current PhD
End User Oriented BIM Enabled Multi-Functional Virtual Environment Supporting Building Emergency Planning and Evacuation WANG Bin Graduate PhD
BIM BASED HOLISTIC MODELLING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT DECISION MAKING. BOJE Calin Petrut Current PhD
DISTRIBUTED CLOUD-BASED SEMANTIC ENERGY MANAGEMENT AT DISTRICT LEVEL. KUSTER Corentin Current PhD
A cloud service to outsource and manage built environment data. ALRESHIDI EISSA Current PhD
BIM based approach for sustainable urban planning and eco-cities REN Guoqian Current PhD
REAL-TIME AND SEMANTIC ENERGY MANAGEMENT ACROSS BUILDINGS IN A DISTRICT CONFIGURATION. REYNOLDS Jonathan William Current PhD
Water Behaviour Modelling For Efficient ICT-Based Water Management In Urban Environments TERLET Julia Jeanne Louise Current PhD
A Strategic Decision Making Framework For Organisational BIM Implementation CHEN Keyu Graduate PhD
2050 ENERGY AND CARBON EMISSIONS PATHWAYS: MODELLING THE COST OF DECARBONISATION DEBNATH Kumar Biswajit Current PhD
Semantic Reminiscence Support SHI Lei Graduate PhD
Domestic Sustainable and Low Energy Design in Hot Climatic Regions ALDOSSARY Naief Ali Rasheed Graduate PhD
Enhanced material flow analysis framework: beyond accounting and toward strategy. Specialisation - construction engineering. ALBELWI Naif Current PhD
Prestress and deformation control in flexible structures SAEED Najmadeen Mohammed Graduate PhD
Managing Innovation In Public Research And Development Organisations Using A Combined Delphi And Analytical Hierarchy Process Approach MEESAPAWONG Pawadee Graduate PhD
Ambient assisted Living Systems For The Elderly With Alzheimer's Disease AL SHAQI Riyad Thesis Submitted PhD
An Investigation Into The Applicability Of The Passivhaus Standard For The UK Context MCLEOD Robert Scot Graduate PhD
THE DEVELOPMENT OF SUSTAINABLE BUILDING ASSESSMENT METHOD FOR SAUDI ARABIA BUILT ENVIRONMENT ALYAMI Saleh Graduate PhD
A Proposed Framework For Resilience To Biological Disasters; The Case Of Mers-COV Threat In Transient Mass Gathering Event ALSHEHRI Saud Graduate PhD
Integrated implementation of building information modelling in building life cycle. HOU Shangjie Thesis Submitted PhD
ONTOLOGICAL REPRESENTATIONS FOR INTEGRATED SMART CITIES MODELLING AND DATA ANALYTICS HOWELL Shaun Kevin Current PhD
BIM-Based Smart Compliance Checking to Enhance Environmental Sustainability KASIM Tala Graduate PhD
Modelling and Developing "Smart" and "Environmentally Friendly" Engineering Materials LI Yu Current PhD
MECHANICAL AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF NANO-STRUCTURED AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY MATERIALS. ZHANG Zhengyang Current PhD