Dr. Kamel S. Saidi is a guest researcher in the Sensing & Perception Systems Group of the Intelligent Systems Division (ISD) of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Dr. Saidi received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from UT in 2002, where he focused on information technology at the construction site and construction automation systems. His research included the design and implementation of a tele-operated, hydraulic robot for the maintenance of electric power plant boilers (for which he is a co-inventor on a US patent). Dr. Saidi's research also involved the design and implementation of a road crack-sealing robot and a large scale manipulator (robot arm) for construction operations. Dr. Saidi also holds a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (with an emphasis on Mechanical Systems and Design) with a minor in Biomedical Engineering from UT. Dr. Saidi is currently a Research Engineering / Scientist Associate at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) and is assigned as a Guest Researcher to the National Institute of Standards and Technology with the Building and Fire Research Lab under a grant. His current research includes the development of an Intelligent and Automated Construction Site Testbed. These efforts include the design and implementation of a robotic crane and various advanced sensing systems. Dr. Saidi is also involved in research aimed at establishing standards for the performance evaluation of 3D imaging systems and is the vice-chair for the ASTM E57.01 Sub-committee on Terminology for 3D Imaging Systems.
Intelligent Systems Division
Sensing & Perception Systems Group
University of Texas, Austin, Texas, Ph.D., Civil Engineering, 2002
University of Texas, Austin, Texas, M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1997
University of Texas, Austin, Texas, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1993