Assistant Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich
Research Websites: S.M.A.R.T. Construction Research Group
Research Areas: construction automation, cybersecurity in the AEC industry, artificial intelligence, lean construction, BIM
Borja García de Soto is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) and a Global Network Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Urban Engineering at the Tandon School of Engineering at New York University (NYU). He is the director of the S.M.A.R.T. Construction Research Group at NYUAD and conducts research in the areas of automation and robotics in construction, cybersecurity in the AEC industry, artificial intelligence, lean construction, and BIM. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Automation in Construction, an Associate Editor of the Journal of Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, and the General Secretary of the International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC). Borja is also a Co-PI for Sand Hazards and Opportunities for Resilience, Energy, and Sustainability (SHORES), one of the NYUAD Research Institute Centers.
Borja has extensive experience in the industry as a structural engineer, project manager, and construction consultant. He is a Professional Engineer (PE) with licenses in California and Florida and has international experience in multiple aspects of construction projects.
Borja received his PhD from ETH Zurich in Switzerland. He also holds an MSc in Civil Engineering with a concentration in engineering and project management from the University of California at Berkeley, an MSc in Civil Engineering with a concentration in structural design from Florida International University (FIU), and a BSc in Civil Engineering (graduated cum laude) also from FIU.