David Lattanzi, PhD, PE
Associate Professor and John Toups Faculty Fellow in Civil Engineering
Co-Director, Center for Advancing Human-Machine Partnership
Dr. Lattanzi’s research focus is at the intersection of civil engineering and computer science as it pertains to the life-cycle modeling of engineered systems. He studies how computer vision, robotics, and artificial intelligence can be adapted to improve infrastructure resilience and long-term decision making. He obtained his B.S and M.S. in Civil Engineering (2003,2005) from Tufts University. He received his PhD in Civil Engineering, as well as his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, from the University of Washington in 2013.
Prior to completing his PhD, he was a structural engineer at Gannett Fleming. His work included the design of complex post-tensioned bridge and tunnel structures, design of curved light rail bridges, fire design of highway tunnels, and performance and stability analysis of structures under construction. He was also responsible for the inspection and rehabilitation design of both automotive and railroad structures. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Pennsylvania.