Professor Yacine Rezgui
Dip. Arch, MSc (DEA - Paris 6), PhD (ENPC), MBCS
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:
- Building Informatics with a focus on semantics (BIM and Ontologies) and Knowledge Management.
- Building and District Energy Management (with a focus on the next generation energy control systems).
- Catchment and Urban Water Management (including modelling, data analytics, and optimization).
- Resilience of the Built Environment to Natural Disasters.
- 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:
- 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,
- 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 200+ 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.
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.
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.
Research theme: Energy and Environment
TowArds Building rEady for Demand rEsponse (TABEDE)
|Mourshed M, Rezgui Y||European commission - H2020||£249,908||Negotiation Stage|
Demand Response Integration tEchnologies: Unlocking the demand response potential in the distribution grid (DRIvE).
|Mourshed M, Rezgui Y||European commission - H2020||£283,261||Negotiation Stage|
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|
|Rezgui Y, Mourshed M||European commission - H2020||£234,057|
01/11/2016 - 31/10/2019
|Rezgui Y, Mourshed M||European commission - H2020||£228,131|
01/09/2016 - 31/01/2020
|Rezgui Y||BRE Trust||£810,000|
01/07/2014 - 30/06/2019
|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|
|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|