Principal Investigator, Future Energy Systems, University of Alberta

Professional Engineer and Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta

Short Bio

Dr. Aminah Robinson Fayek is a professional engineer and a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta, and she holds the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Fuzzy Hybrid Decision Support Systems for Construction. She is currently in her third consecutive term as NSERC Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in Strategic Construction Modeling and Delivery. In addition, Dr. Robinson Fayek is principle investigator on a Future Energy Systems project called “Decision support systems for improved construction and maintenance of non-electrical infrastructure for energy.”

Dr. Robinson Fayek carries out industrially relevant research to deliver innovation to the Canadian construction industry in the form of technology transfer, research, education, and training. Her research focuses on the use of artificial intelligence to develop advanced decision support systems for construction, and she has generated several hybrid intelligent decision support systems that incorporate fuzzy logic with other modeling techniques, such as artificial neural networks, genetic algorithms, and simulation. Her work on Future Energy Systems involves developing innovative modeling and decision-making approaches to address the unique characteristics of new technologies, deal with new types of risks, and address data limitations.