Mahmoud Habibnezhad, Ph.D.Dr. Mahmoud Habibnezhad

Assistant Professor

3316-K Patrick F. Taylor Hall

Phone: 225-578-2569


Educational Background:

  • Ph.D. in Construction Engineering and Management, with the focus on Immersive Simulation, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2019
  • M.S. in Computer Science, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2019
  • M.S. in Structural Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2014
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2008

Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Professor, Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management, Louisiana State University, 2023-present
  • Virtual Design and Construction Researcher, Turner Construction, Seattle Business Unit, 2021-2023
  • Postdoctoral Scholar in Construction Automation and Robotics, Pennsylvania State University, 2019-2021
  • Graduate Research Assistant, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 2015-2019

Research Interests:

  • Construction Automation and Robotics, prioritizing on Human-Robot Interaction and Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Immersive Simulations, with particular focus on digital twin, virtual robotics, and full-body simulation
  • Development and implementation of Augmented Reality techniques for optimized visualization and comprehensive control
  • Physiological and psychophysiological computing for continuous health monitoring and proactive safety intervention
  • Big Data Analytics for seamless virtual design implementation and improved construction workflow

Selected Publications:

  • Jebelli, H., Habibnezhad, M., Shayesteh, S., Asadi, S., and Lee, S., Automation and Robotics in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Industry, Springer International Publishing, 2021. Link
  • Liu Y, Habibnezhad M, Jebelli H. Brainwave-driven human-robot collaboration in construction. Automation in Construction, (2021). Link
  • Liu Y, Habibnezhad M, Jebelli H. Brain-computer interface for hands-free teleoperation of construction robots. Automation in Construction, 2021. Link
  • Habibnezhad M, Shayesteh S, Jebelli H, Puckett J, Stentz T. Comparison of ironworker' fall risk assessment systems using an immersive biofeedback simulator. Automation in Construction. 2020. Link
  • Habibnezhad, M., Puckett, J., Jebelli, H., Karji, A., Fardhosseini, S., and Adadi, S. “A Neurophysiological testing for assessing construction workers' task performance at virtual height, Automation in Construction, 2020. Link
  • Ojha A, Habibnezhad M, Jebelli H. Feasibility of Embodied Virtual Agents for Augmenting Students’ Knowledge of Robotic Safety in Construction. Construction Research Congress, 2022. Link

For a complete list of publication please visit my Google Scholar Homepage.

CREATIVE Lab Website:

To gain further insights in Dr. Habibnezhad research efforts please visit

Openings for Research Assistantship:

Opportunities available within Dr. Habibnezhad’s CREATIVE lab. Two RA positions opening in Fall 2024 within the fields of Human-robot collaboration, construction automation and multi-modal sensing, and immersive simulations. Please email your CV to Dr. Habibnezhad at for consideration.