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Name                       :Dr. V. S. S. KUMAR

Address                    Professor
                                Civil Engineering Department
                                University College of Engineering (A)
                                Director, Artificial Intelligence Centre
                                Osmania University, Hyderabad 500 007
                                Ph:  27097125                        
                                Email: vsskumar1958@hotmail.com
EDUCATION

Post-Doc.              Construction Engineering and Management.
                              University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA.
Ph. D.                    Construction Management, Civil Engineering.
                              Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi,  New Delhi, India, 1993.
M. Tech.                Building Science and Construction Management, Civil Engineering.
                              Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi, New Delhi, India, 1982.
B. E.                      Civil Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, 1980.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

01/04 - present       Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.
09/97 – 12/03        Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.
08/96 - 08/97         Post-Doctoral Fellow, Construction Engineering and Management, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI 53706, USA.
09/95 - 07/96         Associate Professor, Department of Construction Management, Arba Minch Institute of Technology, Arba Minch, Ethiopia.
02/91 - 08/95         Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.
08/82 - 01/91         Lecturer, Department of Civil Engg., Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.

MEMBERSHIPS

American Society of Civil Engineers            -  Member 417824
Institute of Engineers                                -  Fellow (F-108353/4)
Indian Institute of Technical Education      -  Life Member (LM 31254)
Institution of Valuers                                 -  Fellow F-11791
ASCE Construction Institute                      -  Member
CIDC-SIAC Arbitration Centre                    -  Member of the Panel of Arbitrators

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Construction Engineering and Management, Fuzzy Set Theory, Neurofuzzy Systems, Network Analysis, Value Engineering, Working Capital Management, Construction Safety, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

1.    Optimal Deployment of Machinery Using Fuzzy Logic Approach Sponsored by DST- (1999-2002)  - Completed     Rs. 7, 63, 700

2. Case Based Approach for Accident Prevention Safety Program in Construction Industry  Sponsored by AICTE - (1999-2002)  - Completed   Rs. 6, 50, 000        

3. Optimal Deployment of Robots in Construction Industry Using Fuzzy Logic Approach Sponsored by DST – (2003-2006)    Rs. 8, 85, 000

4. Application of Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Civil Engineering Sponsored by AICTE – (2003-2006)  Rs. 10, 00, 000

Ph. D’s Awarded          1

1. Mr. Mir Iqbal Faheem, Associate Prof. Civil Engineering Department, Deccan Engineering College, Osmania University, Hyderabad .

Topic of Research:  Fuzzy System Modeling Approach to Optimize Project Cost and Duration in the Construction Industry.

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS –  93

International Journals                3                                  National Journals                      11

International Conferences          45                               National Conferences               34

GUEST LECTURES

  • Arizona State University, USA.
  • Purdue University, USA.
  • Southern Illinois University, USA.
  • Loughborough University, UK.
  • IIT-Madras, Chennai.
  • CIDC, NAC, and other National Institutions.

COORDINATOR                  M.E. - Construction Engineering and Management.

  • Initiated the ME program in Construction Engineering and Management.
  • Secured the MOU with Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, USA.

DIRECTOR 

  • Artificial Intelligence Centre, Osmania University, Hyderabad.

TEQIP

  • Nodal Officer for Technical Education Quality Improvement programme (TEQIP).

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

  • Founder General Secretary of Alumni Association, University College of Engineering, Osmania University.
  • Member-Convenor for OU Alumni Association for Internal Quality Assurance Cell, Osmania University.

CONFERENCES, TRAINING PROGRAMS & WORKSHOPS ORGANIZED

Coordinator

  • National Workshop on Recent Developments in Formwork and Scaffolding, August 27-28, 1999.

Coordinator

  • Short Term Course on Neurofuzzy and Expert System Applications in Civil Engineering, January 3 - 13, 2000, Sponsored by ISTE/AICTE.

Coordinator

  • Academic staff training program on Artificial Intelligence, November 5 - 9, 2001

Coordinator

  • Round table conference on Technical Education: Challenges in the Context of Globalization, University College of Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad, January 2, 2005. 

Workshop Director

  • Workshop on Conservation Engineering for Traditional and Historical Buildings (Curriculum Development)” January 9th and 10th, 2006.  

Workshop Secretary

  • Work shop on “Construction Technologies for Durable Low Cost Housing.” April 22, 2006

Conference Secretary

  • National Conference on Civil Engineering Systems – 2006, June 1-3, 2006

CONFERENCES, SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS - PARTICIPATED 21

EXPERT COMMITTEE MEMBER

  • AICTE Expert Committee Member for the Assessment of Institutions and NBA.
  • University representative on the Faculty Selection Committee. 
  • Member of the Faculty Selection Committee for various Engineering Colleges.

WARDEN     

  • Mess Warden and General Warden for ECH-I and Ganga Hostel.

NOMINATIONS

  • Man of the year – 2000 by American Biographical Institute, Inc., USA.
  • Member of The Research Board of Advisors – 2001 of the American Biographical Institute.
  • Listed in the Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.
  • Nominated as the Leading Engineers of the World 2006 by International Biographical Centre, Great Britain.

RESEARCH WORK

Research Supervisor for the following candidates:

1.   Mr. M. V. Krishna Rao, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Department, CBIT, OU.
     
Topic of Research:  Evaluation and Ranking of Alternatives using Fuzzy Logic Technology for Civil Engineering Projects                      

2. Mr. M. V. Venu Gopal, Assoc. Prof., Civil Engineering Dept.,  MVSR Engg. College, OU.

Topic of Research:  Assessment of Working Capital Requirements in Construction Industry using Fuzzy Logic Approach.

Mr. K. Eshwar, Asst. Engineer, APTRANSCO, Hyderabad.

Topic of Research:  Optimal Deployment of Machinery using Fuzzy Logic Approach in Construction Industry.

4.  Mr. Dattu Pant, Dy .Executive Engg., Public Health Engg. Dept., Govt. of A.P., Hyderabad.

Topic of Research:              Decision Making Process for Sustainability in Construction Industry.

 5 . Mr. G. Chandra Sekhar Reddy

Topic of Research:              Construction Time Cost Trade off Analysis Using Fuzzy Set Approach

6. Mr. D. Prakash

 Topic of Research:             Decision making for selection of an Optimum Crane in the
                                          Construction Industry using Artificial Intelligence
                                          Approach. 

 

DETAILS OF PUBLICATIONS            93

International Journals

  1. Kumar V. S. S., Hanna, A. S., and Adams, T. (2000). “Assessment of Working Capital Requirements by Fuzzy Set Theory.” Journal of Engineering Construction and Architectural Management, Blackwell Science Ltd., UK, 7 (1), 93-103.
  2. Kumar V. S. S., Hanna, A. S., and Natarajan, P. (2003). “Application of Fuzzy Linear Programming in Construction Projects." Journal of IT in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, UK, 4(1), 265-274.
  3. Eshwar, K., and Kumar, V.S.S.  (2003). “Optimal Deployment of Construction Equipment using Linear Programming with Fuzzy Coefficients.” Journal of Advances in Engineering Software, Elsevier Science Ltd., UK, 35, 27-33.

National Journals

1    Murthy, P. V., Kumar, V.  S.  S., Prasad, V.  R., and Ramesh, R.  R. (2000).  "ISSOC -  Intelligent Software for Selection of Optimum Crane."  Journal of Civil  Engineering & Construction Review, New Delhi, India, 13 (7),  34 - 40.

2.  Gayatri, B., and Kumar, V.S.S. (2001). “Construction Planning Beyond Critical Path.”  Journal of  Institution of Engineers, India, 83, 25-31.

3. Asra Areeb, Eshwar, K., and Kumar, V.S.S. (2003). “Optimization of Construction Project Duration in an Uncertain Environment.” Journal of Institution of Engineers, India, 83, 246-251.

4. Kavitha, K., Eshwar, K., and Kumar, V.S.S. (2002). “Assessment of Working Capital requirements in Uncertain Conditions.” Journal of Inst. of Engineers, India, 83, 273-281.

5. Kumar V.S.S. (2003). “HRD Analysis using Fuzzy Logic Approach in Construction Industry.” Journal of Construction Management,  NICMAR, India, 45-53.

6. Kumar, V.S.S. and Hanna, .A.S. (2004).  “A Fuzzy Logic Approach to Selection of Cranes.”  Journal of Structural Engineering, SERC, 30(4), 215-224.

7. Satyanarayana, G., Murthy, V.S.N., Rao, Irfan, M.I., Rao, A.R., and Kumar, V.S.S. (2004). “Project Costing: Get Value for Money.” Journal of Construction World, India, 6(7), 40-44.

8    Rao, S.S., Kumar, K. R., Raju, S.S., and Kumar, V.S.S. (2006). “Decision making under conditions of Uncertainty in Construction Industry Using Fuzzy Logic Approach,” Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Review, New Delhi , India, April, 48-52.

9    Fayeem, M. I., and Kumar, V.S.S. (2006). “Design and Construction of Structures – Value Engineering Approach.” Journal of Construction Materials Purchase,  11 (3), 69-74.

10. Keerthi, S., Prakash, D., and Kumar V. S. S. (2007). “Forecasting Labor Productivity and Budget Performance Using Artificial Neural Networks in Construction Industry,” Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Review, New Delhi, 64-72.

11. Rao, D.S.P., Kumar, V.S.S., Kishore, R., and Bhikshma, V. (2007). “Ground penetrating  Radar and its applications in Civil Engineering,” Journal of The Indian Concrete           Journal,          35-40.

International Conferences

  1. 1. Kumar V. S. S., and Natarajan P. (1996).  “Evaluation of Alternatives in Construction Management Using Fuzzy Set Theory.” Proc. of Eleventh International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Engineering - 96, Clearwater, Florida, USA, 91 -92.
  2. 2. Kumar, V. S. S., Hanna, A. S., and Rao, A. R. (1997). “Some Aspects of Mathematical Modeling Using Fuzzy Set Theory.” Proc. of International Conference on Software Engineering and its Applications, Hyderabad, India, 219 - 224.
  3. 3. Kumar, V. S. S., Hanna, A. S., and Rao, A. R. (1997). “Develop, Implement, and Assess Prevention/Intervention Safety Program for Steel Erection Contractors Using Case-Based Approach.” Proc. of International Conference on Cognitive Systems, New Delhi, India, 620 - 626.  
  4. 4. Kumar, V. S. S., Hanna, A. S., and Rao, A. R. (1997). “Best Practices to Identify Project Cost and Duration Using Neurofuzzy System.” Proc. of International Conference on Cognitive Systems, New Delhi, India, 750 - 756.    
  5. 5. Kumar, V. S. S., Subba Rao, V. V., Krishna, M. R., Kumar, S. P., and Uma Devi, D. (1998). “Flyover Scheduling Using Fuzzy Set Theory.” Proc. of International Conference on Cognitive Systems, New Delhi, India, 277-282.
  6. 6. Kumar, V. S. S., Rao,  M. V. K., and Rao, A. R. (1999). “Tender Evaluation Using Fuzzy Logic Approach.” Proc. of International Conference on Contract Management in Construction Industry, Singapore, 183-187.
  7. 7. Kumar, V. S. S., Natarajan, P., and Hanna, A. S. (2000). “Application of Fuzzy Linear Programming in Building Engineering.” Proc. of Eighth International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, ASCE, California, USA, 1347-1354.
  8. 8.   Kumar, V. S. S.,  Anindita, C., Kavitha, M., and Aruna, B. (1999). "Systematic Approach for Optimization in Construction Industry using Fuzzy Set Theory." Proc. of International Conference on Cognitive Systems, New Delhi, India.
  9. 9.   Kumar, V. S. S., Lavanya, V., Soni, P., Nandita, K., and Priya, N. (1999). "Schedule Optimization using Fuzzy Logic Approach in Construction Industry." Proc. of International Conference on Cognitive Systems, New Delhi, India.
  10. 10 . Venugopal, M., Mohd. Asra Areeb.,  Kavitha Kulkarni, Gayatri,  B., and Kumar, V. S. S. (2000). "Working Capital Requirements of a Contractor in the Construction Industry." Proc. of International Conference on Construction Industry: Challenges for Sustainable Development, Chandigarh, India, 266-273.
  11. 11. Kumar, V. S. S., Chinmayee, N. U., Rani Chandra V., and Pooja Mishra. (2000). "Some Aspects of Safety in Construction Industry using Case Based Approach." Proc. of International Conference on Construction Industry: Challenges for Sustainable Development, Chandigarh, India, 433-439.

  12. Rao, M.V.K., Venu Gopal, M., and Kumar V.S.S. (2000). "Decision Making in construction Industry under Uncertain Environment Using Fuzzy Logic Approach." Proc. of International Conference on Construction Industry: Challenges for Sustainable Development., November 18 -20, 2000, Chandigarh, India, 197-201. 
  13. Kavitha, K., Rao, A.R.M., Prasad P., and Kumar, V.S.S. (2001). “Assessment of Working Capital Requirements in Construction Industry.” Proc. of The 7th Asia Construct Conference, New Delhi, India.
  14. Rao, A.R.M., Eshwar, K., and Kumar, V.S.S. (2001). “Total Quality Management in Construction Industry.” Proc. of The 7th Asia Construct Conference, New Delhi, India.
  15. Eshwar, K., Rao, A.S., and Kumar, V.S.S. (2001). “Fuzzy Multi-attribute Decision Making Approach for Contractor Prequalification.”  Proc. of International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Technology,  Kota Kinbalu, Malaysia. 
  16. Dattu Pant and Kumar V.S.S. (2002). “Value Engineering in Construction Industry.” Proc. of International Construction Industry Conference and Exhibition, Hyderabad, India, 75-81.
  17. Balaji N., and Kumar V.S.S. (2002). “Robots in Construction Industry.” Proc. of International Conference on Construction Industry and Exhibition, Hyderabad, India, 22-30.
  18. Aparna, V.S., Vijaya Lakshmi P., and Kumar, V.S.S. (2002). “CBR methodology – Accidents and their Prevention in Construction Industry.” Proc. Of The Third International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology, Prague, Czech Republic. 
  19. Eshwar, K., Rao, L.S., and Kumar, V.S.S. (2003). “Intelligent Planning for Bridge Construction using Fuzzy Set Theory.” Proc. of International Conference on Innovations in Planning, Design, and Techniques in Bridge Engineering, Hyderabad, India, 655-667.
  20. Reddy, A.R., and Kumar, V.S.S. (2003). “Selection of a contractor for Infrastructure Projects.” CIB Symposium on Project Procurement for Infrastructure Construction, Chennai, India, 111-118.
  21. Kumar, V.S.S. (2003). “Multicriteria Optimization in Construction Industry using Fuzzy Logic Approach.” International Civil Engineering Conference & Exposition, ASCE, Nashville, USA.
  22. Anjali, D., Vasanthi, G. Kumar, V.S.S., (2003). “Prevention of Accident Related Disasters in Construction Industry.” World Conference on Disaster Management Infrastructure and Control Systems, Hyderabad, India, 4-5. 
  23. Shikha Dutta, Sowmya, R., and Kumar, V.S.S. (2004). Construction Robotics: Pathway to Implementation.” Proceedings of International Conference on Cognitive Systems ICCS-2004, New Delhi, India, 575-601.
  24. Murthy, V.S.N., Srinivas Rao, B., and Kumar, V.S.S. (2004). “Robotic Bridge Painting in Construction Industry.” Proceedings of International Conference on Current Trends in Aqueducts, Road, Rail and Marine Bridges, Hyderabad, India.
  25. Srinivas Rao, B., and Kumar, V.S.S. (2004). “Application of Robots for Building Automation.” Proceedings of International Conference on World of Innovations in Structural Engineering,  Hyderabad, India, 27-39.
  26. Murthy, V.S.N., Srinivas Rao, B., and Kumar, V.S.S. (2004). “Application of Robotics in Building Construction.” Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Concrete and Construction, Hyderabad, India, 1019-1031.
  27. Kumar, V.S.S. (2004). “Risk Assessment in Construction Industry.” Proc. of International Conference & Exposition on Construction “Construction Opportunities and Startegies for Action with focus on Asia – Pacific, Middle East & African Region” New Delhi, India.
  28. Kumar, V.S.S., and Reddy, G.C.S. (2005). “Fuzzy Logic Approach to Forecast Project Duration in Construction Projects.” Proceedings of Construction Research Congress 2005, San Diego, California, USA, 687-691.
  29. Raju, S.S., and Kumar, V.S.S. (2005). “New Technology for Controlling Hazards at Work in Construction Industry.” Proceedings of International Conference on Recent Advances in Concrete and Construction Technology – INCRAC & CT – 2005, Kattankulathur, Chennai, India.
  30. Reddy, G.C.S., Younus Khan, Kumar, V.S.S. (2005). “Robotics and Automation in Construction Industry,” Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Construction Engineering and Management, Seoul, Korea.
  31. Aparna, D., Sridhar, D., Rajani, J., Sravani, B., and Kumar, V.S.S. (2005). “New Intelligent Approach for Project Management in Construction Industry,” Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Construction Engineering and Management, Seoul, Korea.
  32. Faheem, M.I., and Kumar, V.S.S. (2006). “Construction in Challenging Environment using Intelligent Techniques,” Proceedings of Earth & Space 2006, 10161/4083(188)129, USA.
  33. Faheem, M.I., and Kumar, V.S.S. (2006). “Time-cost trade off analysis using Intelligent System in Construction Industry,” Proceedings of Joint International Conference on Computing and Decision Making in Civil and Building Engineering, Montreal, Canada.
  34. Reddy, G.C.S., and Kumar, V.S.S. (2006). “Multi-criteria Evaluation Model for Contractor Selection,” Proceedings of 4th International Engineering and Construction Conference, ASCE, Fullerton, California, USA.
  35. Anoosha, Swathi, M., Kumar, V.S.S. (2006). “Project Network Analysis in Fuzzy Environment,” Proceedings in the tenth East Asia Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction (EASEC – 10), Bangkok, Thailand, 321-326.
  36. Kumar, V.S.S., Eshwar, K., Prakash, D., and Ravi Kumar, K. (2006). “Decision making for Contractor Prequalification using Information technology.” Proceedings of the World Conference on IT in Design and Construction, INCITE/ITESED 2006, New Delhi, India.
  37. Kumar, V.S.S., Faheem, M.I., Eshwar, K., and Reddy, G.C.S. (2007). “Application of Fuzzy Linear Programming for Time-cost trade off analysis,” Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Construction Project Management (ICCPM)/2nd International Conference on Construction Engineering and Management (ICCEM) 2007, Singapore, 45.
  38. Kumar, V.S.S., Faheem, M.I., Eshwar, K., and Reddy, G.C.S. (2007). “Fuzzy Goal Programming for crashing activities in Construction Industry,” Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Construction Project Management (ICCPM)/2nd International Conference on Construction Engineering and Management (ICCEM) 2007, Singapore, 118.
  39. Kumar, V.S.S. (2007). “Robots for fast track Construction.” Proceedings of International Conference on Fast Track Construction of Bridges from Important Projects, Hyderabad, India, 238-245.
  40. Kumar, V.S.S., Reddy, G.C.S., Srikanth Reddy, P., and Faheem, M.I. (2007). “Intelligent Approach for Engineering and Construction of Structures  in Challenging Environments, Proceedings of International Conference on Space Exploration 200, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. 
  41. Kumar, V.S.S. (2007). “Structural Optimization Using Fuzzy Linear Programming,” Proceedings of International Conference on 18th Engineering Mechanics Division Conference of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.     
  42. Kumar, V.S.S., and Faheem, M.I. (2007). “Fuzzy Optimization of Construction Project Network with Multiple Objectives,” Proceedings of International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (ISEC-4), Melbourne, Australia, 1433-1437.
  43. Harika, T.V., Anoosha, B.V., Swathi Mahalakhmi, M., Kumar, V.S.S. (2007). “Quantifying Risk in Construction Industry Using Soft Computing Approach for Intelligent Buildings.” Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Modern Design, Construction and Maintenance of Structures, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  44. Aafaq H., and Kumar, V.S.S. (2007). “CBR Methodology for Disaster Mitigation and Management in Construction Industry,” Proceedings of International Conference on “Natural Hazards and Disaster Management,”  Hyderabad.
  45. Kumar, V.S.S., and  Eshwar K. (2008). “Soft Computing Approach for Structural Optimization,” Proceedings of International Conference on EM 08, Minneapolis, USA.

National Conferences, Seminars and Workshops

  1. Sridhar, M., and Kumar, V. S. S. (1998). “Some Aspects of Time Stipulations for Building.” Proc. of Role of General Management in Indian Sector, India, 178-183.
  2. Rao, A.R.M., Kumar, V. S. S., and Prasad, A.S. (1998). “Some Management Aspects in the Execution of Public Works.” Proc. of Second National Conference on Construction INFRASTRUCTURE 2000, New Delhi, India, 579-581.
  3. Kumar, V. S. S., and Prasad, P. (1999). “Some Aspects of Cranes in Construction Industry.” Proc. of All India Seminar on Materials and Machines for Const., Lucknow, India, 31-37.
  4. Aninditha, C., Kavitha, M., Aruna, B., and Kumar, V. S. S. (1999). “Fuzzy Logic approach doe Project Duration Scheduling in an Uncertain Environment with Limited Resources." Proc. of All India Seminar on Materials and Machines for Construction, Lucknow, India, 29-30.
  5. Pelluri, R. V., and Kumar, V. S. S. (1999). “Safety of Cranes in Construction Industry." Proc. of All India Seminar on Materials and Machines for Construction, Lucknow, India, 23-28.
  6. Kumar, V. S. S. (2000). “Trends and Best Practices in Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling of Construction and Demolition Waste." Proc. of Third National Conference on Construction - Globalization Challenges for the Indian Construction Industry, New Delhi, India.
  7. Kumar, V. S. S., Krishna Rao, M.V., and Venisri, N. (2000). "Some Aspects of Risk Assessment in Construction Industry." Proc. of Third National Conference on Construction - Globalization Challenges for the Indian Construction Industry, New Delhi, India, 120-125.
  8. Kumar, V.S.S., and Rao, A.R.M. (2001). “Some aspects of Institution Interaction with Construction Industry.” Proc. of National Conference on University-Industry-R&D Organizations- Scientific Bodies Interaction and Cooperation: Policy Perspectives, Hyderabad, India.
  9. Bhaskar, V., Prakash, D., Eshwar, K., and Kumar, V.S.S. (2001). “An Effective Safety Program in Construction Industry.”  Proc. of National Conference on Disaster Prevention Mitigation and Management, Hyderabad, India.
  10. Kumar, V. S. S., Eshwar, K., and Rao, A.R.M. (2002). "Risk Management in Construction Industry." Proc. of Fifth National Conference on Construction – The way Ahead, New Delhi, India, 43-47.
  11. Praveen, M.V., Prasanna, S., and Kumar, V. S. S. (2002). "Cost Control in Construction Projects." Proc. of Fifth National Conference on Construction – The way Ahead, Delhi, India, 131-136.
  12. Mir Iqbal Faheem, and Kumar, V. S. S. (2002). "Linear Programming Approach for Time Monitoring of CPM Network in Construction Projects." Proc. of National Conference on Advances in Building Materials, Equipments and Construction Technologies, Vellore, India, 7-12.
  13. Aparna, V.S., Vijaya Lakshmi, P., and Kumar, V.S.S. (2002). “Some Applications of Artificial Neural Networks in Civil Engineering.” Proc. of National Conference on Emerging Trends on Concrete Construction, Hyderabad, India, 269-273.
  14. Mallikharjun, C., Venu, P.A., and Kumar, V.S.S. (2002). “Applications of Artificial Neural Networks in Flexible Pavement Design.” Proc. of National Conference on Emerging Trends on Concrete Construction, Hyderabad, India, 282-287.
  15. Murthy, V.S.N., Nagaraju, G., and Kumar, V.S.S. (2003). “Application of Information Technology for Selection Cranes in Construction Industry.” Proc. of National Workshop on Innovative Building Construction Machinery – CONSMACH 2003, Roorkee, India, 121-129.
  16. Satyanarayana, G., Murthy, V. S. R., Rao, B. S., Irfan, M. I., Rao, A. R., Kumar, V. S. S. (2003). “Application of Value Engineering in Construction Industry.” Proceedings of 6th National Conference on Construction –. Global Challenges in Project Design and Construction Management, New Delhi, India, 108-118.
  17. Kumar, B. P., Reddy, G.C.S., Nagaraju, G., Reddy, G .C. S., Kumar, V.S.S. (2003). “Concept of Safety in Construction Industry.” Proceedings of 6th National Conference on Construction - Global Challenges in Project Design and Construction Management, New Delhi, India, 119-125.
  18. Kumar, V.S.S., (2004). “Quantification of C & D Waste in Construction Industry.”  Proceedings of the National Conference on Materials and their Applications in Civil Engineering (MACE- 2004), Hamirpur, India, 154-157.
  19. Venkata Ramana, Kumar, V.S.S., (2004). “Selection of a Contractor Using Dominance Matrix.” Proceedings of the National Conference on Recent Trends in Civil Engineering- RTCE, Chennai, India, 77-82.
  20. Kumar, V.S.S., Krishna Rao, M. V., and Venu Gopal, M. G., and.(2004). “Project Selection Using Linear Programming Approach in Construction Industry.” National Conference on Structural Engineering and Mechanics – SEM-04, Pilani, India, 311-314.
  21. Satyanarayana, V., Vijaya Kumar., Kumar, V.S.S. (2005). “The decision-making approach for sustainable housing using Fuzzy Set Theory.” Proceedings of the National Seminar on Sustainable Technologies in Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Hyderabad, India, 19-24.
  22. Reddy, G.C., and Kumar, V.S.S. (2005). “The Role of Experience Modification Rating and Worker’s Compensation Insurance for Safety in Construction Industry.” Proceedings of Safety Convention on Challenges of Occupational Safety & Health, New Delhi, India.
  23. Rao, S.S., Kumar, K.R., Raju, S.S., and Kumar, V.S.S. (2005). “Decision making under conditions of Uncertainty in Construction Industry Using Fuzzy Logic Approach,” Proceedings of 8th Convention on Construction – Development of Physical Infrastructure – Synergic Approach, New Delhi , India
  24. Younus Khan, and Kumar, V.S.S. (2005). “Some aspects of Automation and Robotics in Construction Industry.” Proceedings of National Seminar on Recent Developments in Design and Construction Technologies, Bangalore, India.
  25. Kumar, V.S.S. (2005). “Soft Computing Applications in Civil Engineering,” Proceedings of National Conference on Sustaining Technology for Advancement in Civil Engineering, Bhimavram India, 5-8.
  26. Deepthi, Pandey, A., Divya., and Kumar V.S.S. (2006). “Role of Experience Modification Rating to Assess the Safety in Construction Industry,”  National Conference on Role of Civil Engineers in Disaster Management & Mitigation, Bangalore, India, 217-224.
  27. Ravi Kumar, K., Kumar, V.S.S. (2006). “Role of Arbitration in Construction Industry,“ Proceeding of National Conference on Civil Engineering Systems – 2006, Hyderabad, India, 33.
  28. Sudhakar, Y., and Kumar, V.S.S. (2006). “Product Detailing Management System in Construction Industry,” Proceeding of National Conference on Civil Engineering Systems – 2006, Hyderabad, India, 34.
  29. Faheem, M. I., Eshwar, K., and Kumar, V.S.S. (2006). “Multiple Goal Programming for Crashing Activities in Construction Industry,” Proceeding of National Conference on Civil Engineering Systems – 2006, Hyderabad, India, 35.
  30. Sridhar, D., Kumar, V.S.S. (2006). “Project Planning Using Primavera,” Proceeding of National Conference on Civil Engineering Systems – 2006, Hyderabad, India, 36.
  31. Sravani, B., Kumar, V.S.S. (2006). “Resource Optimization in Construction Industry using Primavera,” Proceeding of National Conference on Civil Engineering Systems – 2006, Hyderabad, India, 37.
  32. Anoosha, B., Swathi, M., Harika, T., and Kumar, V.S.S. (2006). “Decision Making in Construction Industry under Uncertain Environment using Soft Computing Approach for Sustainable Development,” Proceedings of National Conference on Emerging Technologies in Civil Engineering for Sustainable Development, Bheemavaram, India, 1-5.
  33. Ravi Kumar, K., Kumar, V.S.S., and Rao, D.S.P. (2007). “Alternative Dispute Resolution in Construction Industry.”  Proceedings of National Conference on Formulation of Construction Law in India, New Delhi, India. 
  34. Kumar, V.S.S., and Rao, D.S.P. (2007). “Contracts, Arbitration & Professional Liability,”  Proceedings of National Conference on Formulation of Construction Law in India, New Delhi, India

Postdoctoral Advisor                                              Ph. D. Advisor
Prof. Awad S. Hanna                                              Prof. P. Natarajan

Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engg.                    Dept. of Civil Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison                              IIT-Delhi
Madison, WI 53706, USA                                          New Delhi  110 016, INDIA

 

University College of Engineering ,Osmania University