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Dr. Sally Xie

Professor
Technology
Office
Turner Hall - TUR 215J
Office Hours
By email appointment
  • About
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  • Awards & Honors
  • Research

Biography

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 at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) for nine years. She has over five years of industry experience as a project manager. She was the founding 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 seven thesis committees for graduate learning and research at ISU. Her professional contribution includes being Consultant for three international companies; a Project Manager for two companies in both the US and China; a Graduate Program Coordinator at UALR; and a Research Assistant at the University of Florida.

Current Courses

217.001Building Information Modeling

217.002Building Information Modeling

117.001Construction Graphics

117.002Construction Graphics

287.003Independent Study

Teaching Interests & Areas

• Construction Management/Capstone, Building Information Modeling, CAD and Construction Graphics, Estimating, Construction Planning and Scheduling, Statics, Materials and Methods, Construction Administration, etc.
• Develop graduate-level courses for the Project Management program and its curriculum

Research Interests & Areas

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.

Ph D Design, Construction and Planning

University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida, USA

MS Computer Information and Science Engineering

University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida, USA

MS Construction Engineering and Management

Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology
Xi'an, China

BS Construction Engineering and Management

Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology
Xi'an, China

2023 Outstanding Researcher of Technology Department

Technology Department, CAST, ISU
2023

2022 CAST Outstanding Researcher Award

CAST, ISU
2022

2020 Outstanding Researcher of Technology Department

Technology Department, CAST, ISU
2020

National Outstanding Researcher Award

Associated Schools of Construction
2019

2018 Outstanding Researcher of the Associated Schools of Construction, Region III

Associated Schools of Construction
2018

Nominated for Team Excellence Award

Illinois State University
2018

2017 Outstanding Researcher of Technology Department

Technology Department, CAST, ISU
2017

2014 Outstanding Researcher of Technology Department

Technology Department, CAST, ISU
2014

Emerging Leader Awards of Society of Women Engineers

Society of Women Engineers
2012

Excellent and Innovative Researcher of Shaanxi Province, China

Shaanxi Province, China
2011

Book, Authored

Xie, H., Schmidt, K., & Zhang, J. Project Implementation and Control. China Architecture & Building Press (2022)
Xie, H. User-Based Adaptive Information System in Project Management. Scholars’ Press (2014)

Book, Chapter

Xie, H.S., Brilakis, I., Loscos, E. (2022). Reality Capture: Photography, Videos, Laser Scanning and Drones. In: Bolpagni, M., Gavina, R., Ribeiro, D. (eds) Industry 4.0 for the Built Environment. Structural Integrity, vol 20. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-82430-3_19
Xie, H. Information Systems for Engineering Management. Yinluo Wang (EDs), Introduction to Project Management. Xi’an Jiaotong University Publishing (2014)

Conference Proceeding

Dehart, J., Pereira, G., & Xie, H. Design for Aging-in-Place Using Mixed Reality. 2023 Midwest Regional Conference of the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) (2023)
Lazaro, M., Pereira, G., & Xie, H. Viewing aging-in-place design solutions through the use of mixed reality: A case study. 2023 Midwest Regional Conference of the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) (2023)
Solanki, P., & Xie, H. Field-curing Methods for Estimating Early Opening Strength of Cement Concrete Pavement to Traffic. Transportation Research Board 102nd Annual Meeting (2023)
Xie, H. Decision Support on Maintenance Issues through Predicting Highway Equipment Hourly Cost for Extra Work. the 5th International Conference on Advances in Civil and Ecological Engineering Research (ACEER 2023) (2023): 33.
Xie, H., Shim, E., Sashidharan, A., & Shi, C. Extending the Value of Predictive Analytics for Demand Forecast and Scheduling Reconsideration. Tom Leatherm (EDs). ASC2023 (59th Annual Associated Schools of Construction International Conference) (2023)

Journal Article

Hong, Y., Xie, H., Agapaki, E., & Brilakis, I. Graph-based Automated construction Scheduling without the Use of BIM. ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management 149.2 (2023)
Xie, H., Gandla, S., Shi, O., & Solanki, P. Multivariate Regression and Variance of Concrete Curing Methods: Strength Prediction with Experiments. Applied Sciences 13.12239 (2023): 1 - 21.
Xie, H., Xin, M., Lu, C., & Xu, J. (2022). Knowledge map and forecast of digital twin in the construction industry: State-of-the-art review using scientometric analysis. Journal of Cleaner Production, 135231.
https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/ECAM-07-2022-0669/full/html
Hong, Y., Xie, H., & Brilakis, I. (2022). A graph-based approach for unpacking construction sequence analysis to evaluate schedules.

Technical Report

Solanki, P., & Xie, H. Field-Curing Methods for Evaluating the Strength of Concrete Test Specimens. Illinois Center for Transportation FHWA-ICT-23-017.Second of two reports of ICT Project R27-219 (2023): 69.
Solanki, P., Xie, H., Awaitey, J., & Reddy, T. State-of-the-Practice Review of Field-Curing Methods for Evaluating the Strength of Concrete Test Specimens. Illinois Center for Transportation FHWA-ICT-23-002.First of two reports of ICT Project R27-219 (2023): 74.

Textbook, New

Zhang, J., & Xie, H. BIM Management and Application. Dr. Jingxiao Zhang (EDs), BIM Management and Application (In Chinese). China Communications Press 1.1 (2017): 337.
Zhang, J., Tao, W., Du, Y., Xie, H., Li, H., & Li, H. Management Information System in the Construction Industry. China Architecture & Building Press (2015)

Presentations

Decision Support on Maintenance Issues through Predicting Highway Equipment Hourly Cost for Extra Work. 5th International Conference on Advances in Civil and Ecological Engineering Research (ACEER 2023). (2023)
Design for Aging-in-Place Using Mixed Reality. 2023 Midwest Regional Conference of the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC). Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC). (2023)
Extending the Value of Predictive Analysis for Demand Forecast and Scheduling Reconsideration. 59th ASC Annual International Conference 2023. Associated Schools of Construction. (2023)
Field-curing Methods for Estimating Early Opening Strength of Cement Concrete Pavement to Traffic. Transportation Research Board 102nd Annual Meeting. (2023)
Improvement of Reflective Observation for Experiential Learning in Engineering Education. IRNEST 4th International Conference on Engineering, Information Technology, Networking & Applied Sciences (ICEINA-JUNE-2023). (2023)
Smart Home Irrigation System from Rainwater and Greywater. 59th ASC Annual International Conference 2023. Associated Schools of Construction. (2023)
Viewing aging-in-place design solutions through the use of mixed reality: A case study. 2023 Midwest Regional Conference of the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC). Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC). (2023)
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Technologies for Design and Construction. 59th ASC Annual International Conference 2023. Associated Schools of Construction. (2023)
Automated Construction Progress Monitoring for Bridge Inspection. University Research Symposium (URS) of ISU. ISU. (2022)
Compressive Strength of Concrete Using Different Field-Curing Methods. The Eleventh International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields (BCRRA). (2022)

Grants & Contracts

Enabling Extended Reality and Game-Based Learning in Design and Construction Courses.. University Teaching Grant. Illinois State University. (2022)
Influence of Field-Curing Conditions on Strength of Concrete Test Specimens. Illinois Center for Transportation - Illinois Department of Transportation. State. (2020)
AI-Optimised Pathways for Schedule Execution. InnovateUK, United Kingdom. Federal. (2019)
Faculty Residence 2019. AGCERF, Haskell Company and Illinois State University. Federal. (2019)
Feasibility Study of Pedestrian Bridge Project for Railroad Crossing in the College Town of Normal, IL. ISU Sustainability Fund. Illinois State University. (2018)