Dr. Haiyan “Sally” Xie (PE, CPC, CDT) is currently a full professor at the Department of Technology, Illinois State University (ISU). Prior to joining ISU, she was a full professor in the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) for 9 years. She has over 5 years of industry experience as a project manager. She was the funding director for the Master of Science Program in the Department of Construction Engineering and Management at UALR. Over the years, she has the commitment to providing excellent innovation in course development and deployment of the Department of Technology and raising awareness of collaboration and diversity in the community. Dr. Xie served as chairperson of 6 thesis committees for graduate learning and research at ISU. Her professional contribution includes: Consultant for 3 international companies; Project Manager for 2 companies in both the US and China; Graduate Program Coordinator at UALR; and Research Assistant at University of Florida.
Research areas include: Smart City, Building Information Modeling, Simulation and Control, Intelligent Systems, Circular Economy, Sustainability and Energy Analysis, Construction Graphics, Project Delivery Methods, Innovative Technology in Construction Engineering and Management, Virtual Reality, Sustainable Intelligent Highway, etc.