Vineet Kamat, Ph.D., F.ASCE
Director of Graduate Degree Programs
John L. Tishman Family Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Michigan
Dr. Vineet Kamat is the Director of Graduate Degree Programs at the University of Michigan College of Engineering in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is the John L. Tishman Family Professor of Construction Management and Sustainability, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and (by courtesy) Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
As Director of Graduate Degree Programs, Dr. Kamat is responsible for supervising, coordinating, and assessing outcomes of programming, support, and activities related to graduate education in the College of Engineering (CoE) to ensure the College delivers preeminent graduate educational experiences. This includes working closely with graduate degree programs in the CoE, the CoE Office of Student Affairs, and staff members in the office of the ADGPE to assess graduate degree programs and programming associated with graduate education for faculty, staff, and students.
Dr. Kamat received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is the Director of the UM Laboratory for Interactive Visualization in Engineering (LIVE). His research interests are in exploring automation and robotics to improve work processes in the construction, operation, and maintenance of civil infrastructure and the built environment. Discoveries from his research have been awarded four US patents and have resulted in multiple licensable technologies that include visualization, perception, and modeling techniques to enable autonomous decision making for on-site construction robots. His research is currently funded by multiple grants from the US National Science Foundation.