Dr. Ceki Halmen from the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering and Dr. Haitao Li from the UMSL College of Business Administration are co-PI’s on a recently funded University of Missouri Interdisciplinary Intercampus Research proposal entitled “Decision Support Tool Model for Scheduling and Resource Allocation in Construction Projects.” This collaborative effort was a direct result of Drs. Halmen and Li participating in the 2012-2013 UM Faculty Scholars Program where they met, discussed and developed this proof of concept research project which applies risk analysis methodology currently used in the operations research field to construction management in order to manage resources more efficiently in a construction project. Their project showcases well the power of collaborative research as Dr. Halmen is a civil engineer and Dr. Haitao Li’s area of expertise is in Logistics and Operations Management.
Ceki Halmen, Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering, has received funding for “Decision Support Tool Model for Scheduling and Resource Allocation in Construction Projects” research in collaboration with Dr. Haitao Li from University of Missouri-Saint Louis. They will receive $37,000 from the University of Missouri Interdisciplinary Intercampus Research Program. The award is competitive and signifies confidence that the work will “elevate the University’s stature through enhanced scholarship and acquisition of external funds.”