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

School of Engineering

Email:
rezguiy@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5719
Location:
S/0.08, Queen's Buildings - South Building, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA

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 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.

Professional memberships

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

Contracts

TitlePeopleSponsorValueDuration

TowArds Building rEady for Demand rEsponse (TABEDE)

Mourshed M,    Rezgui YEuropean commission - H2020£249,908Negotiation Stage

Demand Response Integration tEchnologies: Unlocking the demand response potential in the distribution grid (DRIvE).

Mourshed M,    Rezgui YEuropean commission - H2020£283,261Negotiation Stage

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

Rezgui Y,                 Li HaijiangEuropean commission - H2020£110,00001/09/2017 - 30/08/2019

piSCES: Smart Cluster Energy System for the fish processing industry

Rezgui Y, Mourshed MEuropean Commission - INTERREG£471,28801/01/2017 - 28/02/2020

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

Rezgui Y, Mourshed MEuropean commission - H2020£234,057

01/11/2016 - 31/10/2019

THERMOSS: Building and district thermal retrofit and management solutions

Rezgui Y, Mourshed MEuropean commission - H2020£228,131

01/09/2016 - 31/01/2020

Sustainable Engineering - Chair 2014-2019 plus PhDs

Rezgui YBRE Trust£810,000

01/07/2014 - 30/06/2019

REACH: Resilience to earthquake induced landslide risk in china

Hales (EARTH), Li H, Rezgui YNERC£511,000

25/01/2016 - 24/01/2019

BIM4VET: Standardised Vocational BIM Training in EuropeLi H, Rezgui YEC - ERASMUS+£66,98501/09/2015 - 31/08/2017
PERFORMER: Portable, exhaustive, reliable, flexible and optimized approach to monitoring and evaluation of building performance Rezgui Y, Mourshed M, Li HEuropean Commission (FP7)£459,50502/09/2013 - 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£305,27401/09/2014 - 31/08/2017
WISDOM: Water analytics and intelligent sensing for demand optimised managementRezgui Y, Kwan A, Li H, Mourshed M, Beach TEuropean Commission (FP7)£352,68701/02/2014 - 31/01/2017
RESILIENT: Coupling Renewable, Storage and ICT'S, for low carbon intelligent energy management at district levelRezgui Y, Li HEuropean Commission (FP7)£527,4421/09/2012 - 31/08/2016
Wanda: Developing a real time abstraction & Discharge permitting process for catchment regulation and optimised water management Rezgui Y, Li H, Kwan AInnovateUK£224,95901/08/2013 - 31/07/2016
Research on key technologies of CloudBIM and energy big data processing framework for Shanghai City, P.R.ChinaLi H, Rezgui YShanghai Lubansoft Co Ltd£19,75315/06/2014 - 14/06/2016
Building resilience in the water-sector - a 25 year research agendaDurance I et al., Rezgui, YARUP£27,30725/07/16 - 19/10/16
PAICCS: Proair advanced indoor climate control system Kwan A, Rezgui YDECC£119,98601/04/2013 - 30/03/2015
Future cities energy management of districts/estates via ICT based BIMRezgui Y, Li, H, Mourshed, MBRE£60,00001/09/2012 - 31/03/2015
SPORTE: Intelligent Management System to integrate and control energy generation, consumption and exchange for European Sport Recreation BuildingsLi H, Rezgui YEuropean Commission (FP7)£235,87106/07/2012 - 28/02/2014
KNOWHOIEM: Knowledge based energy management for public buildings through holistic information modeling and 3D visualisation Rezgui Y, H Li, Kwan AEuropean Commission (FP7)£286,25201/09/2011 - 31/08/2014
BIM- based Regulatory Compliance Design EnvironmentRezgui Y, Li HInnovateUK£127,27801/02/2012 - 31/01/2014
Cost-effective, large-scale, adaptable and deployable innovative domestic renewable energy product and process solutionsRezgui YBRE LTD, MOMENTA£246,32201/05/2010 - 30/04/2013
Sustainable EngineeringRezgui YBRE Trust£48,00001/07/2013 - 30/06/2014
Sustainable EngineeringRezgui YBRE Trust£54,08001/07/2011 - 30/06/2013
CloudBIM: Exploring the feasibility and potential for cloud research in the architecture, engineering and construction sectorRezgui Y, Rana O (COMSC)EPSRC£72.25301/02/2011 - 31/07/2011
Multi-objective decision making for the Fire & Rescue Services - A scoping studyMiles JC, Rezgui YEPSRC£198,59508/12/2008 - 07/08/2010
SCriPT: Sustainable Construction Service PlatformRezgui Y, Miles JC, Kwan ASK, Hopfe C, Li HWelsh Assembly Government (A4B)£339,29501/01/2010 - 30/06/2013
Home centred healthcare management in an assisted living contextRezgui YBRE£18,48601/10/2010 - 30/09/2013
BRE Studentship: BIM-based Regulatory Assessment FrameworkRezgui Y, Li H, Beach TBRE Trust£19,84601/04/2012 - 31/03/2015
Vertical axis drag marine turbine R&D - design and input onlyKwan A, Rezgui YRepetitive Energy Company Ltd£4,96701/05/2013 - 31/07/2013
DCIP: Development of a construction information platformRezgui Y, Miles JCEuropean Commission£28,35511/11/2008 - 10/11/2009
Nurturing sustainability practices in construction through a user-centred multi-disciplinary knowledge platform: a feasibility study Rezgui Y, Miles JC, Kwan ASKNational Assembly for Wales (A4B)£19,97320/04/2009- 19/07/2009

Supervised Students

TitleStudentStatusDegree
An Integrated User-Centric Platform To Promote Sustainable BehaviourALSULAIMAN Abdulaziz Abdullah HamadGraduatePhD
A Comparative Study of Operating Theatre Management SystemsAL OJAIMI AbdulkarimGraduatePhD
Investigating the Influence of Information Systems Applications on Quality of Electronic Service in Municipal Sector: A sudy of acceptance of e-municipality servicesALSULIMAN Abdulrahman Abdullah HamadGraduatePhD
An Exploratory Study On Adoption And Diffusion Of M-Government Services In The Sultanate Of OmanAL HADIDI AhmedGraduatePhD
Enhancing BIM-Based Data Transfer To Support The Design Of Low Energy BuildingsCEMESOVA AlexandraGraduatePhD
A Consensus-based Framework For The Sustainable Urban Planning Development Of The City Of RiyadhALQAHTANY AliGraduatePhD
Developing A BIM-based Methodology To Support Renewable Energy Assesment Of BuildingsGUPTA ApekshaGraduatePhD
REMOTE SENSING FOR CRISIS AND MARITIME DISASTER MANAGEMENT.ALMUTAIRI Arif Talaq DCurrentPhD
Multi-objective optimistion of building design using Energy Simulations & Genetic algorithms.JAYAN BejayCurrentPhD
End User Oriented BIM Enabled Multi-Functional Virtual Environment Supporting Building Emergency Planning and EvacuationWANG BinGraduatePhD
BIM BASED HOLISTIC MODELLING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT DECISION MAKING.BOJE Calin PetrutCurrentPhD
DISTRIBUTED CLOUD-BASED SEMANTIC ENERGY MANAGEMENT AT DISTRICT LEVEL.KUSTER CorentinCurrentPhD
A cloud service to outsource and manage built environment data.ALRESHIDI EISSACurrentPhD
BIM based approach for sustainable urban planning and eco-citiesREN GuoqianCurrentPhD
REAL-TIME AND SEMANTIC ENERGY MANAGEMENT ACROSS BUILDINGS IN A DISTRICT CONFIGURATION.REYNOLDS Jonathan WilliamCurrentPhD
Water Behaviour Modelling For Efficient ICT-Based Water Management In Urban EnvironmentsTERLET Julia Jeanne LouiseCurrentPhD
A Strategic Decision Making Framework For Organisational BIM ImplementationCHEN KeyuGraduatePhD
2050 ENERGY AND CARBON EMISSIONS PATHWAYS: MODELLING THE COST OF DECARBONISATIONDEBNATH Kumar BiswajitCurrentPhD
Semantic Reminiscence SupportSHI LeiGraduatePhD
Domestic Sustainable and Low Energy Design in Hot Climatic RegionsALDOSSARY Naief Ali RasheedGraduatePhD
Enhanced material flow analysis framework: beyond accounting and toward strategy. Specialisation - construction engineering.ALBELWI NaifCurrentPhD
Prestress and deformation control in flexible structuresSAEED Najmadeen MohammedGraduatePhD
Managing Innovation In Public Research And Development Organisations Using A Combined Delphi And Analytical Hierarchy Process ApproachMEESAPAWONG PawadeeGraduatePhD
Ambient assisted Living Systems For The Elderly With Alzheimer's DiseaseAL SHAQI RiyadThesis SubmittedPhD
An Investigation Into The Applicability Of The Passivhaus Standard For The UK ContextMCLEOD Robert ScotGraduatePhD
THE DEVELOPMENT OF SUSTAINABLE BUILDING ASSESSMENT METHOD FOR SAUDI ARABIA BUILT ENVIRONMENTALYAMI SalehGraduatePhD
A Proposed Framework For Resilience To Biological Disasters; The Case Of Mers-COV Threat In Transient Mass Gathering EventALSHEHRI SaudGraduatePhD
Integrated implementation of building information modelling in building life cycle.HOU ShangjieThesis SubmittedPhD
ONTOLOGICAL REPRESENTATIONS FOR INTEGRATED SMART CITIES MODELLING AND DATA ANALYTICSHOWELL Shaun KevinCurrentPhD
BIM-Based Smart Compliance Checking to Enhance Environmental SustainabilityKASIM TalaGraduatePhD
Modelling and Developing "Smart" and "Environmentally Friendly" Engineering MaterialsLI YuCurrentPhD
MECHANICAL AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF NANO-STRUCTURED AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY MATERIALS.ZHANG ZhengyangCurrentPhD