Faculty Profile

Dr. Zainab Riaz

Assistant Professor

Suleman Dawood School Of Business

Dr. Zainab Riaz has joined us as Assistant Professor - Tenure Track in the Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB).

Dr. Riaz obtained her PhD in Construction Management from Loughborough University, UK in 2008. Her PhD research focuses on the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as an enabler for process improvement in the construction industry. She was a Fulbright Scholar at the Department of Civil Engineering, Columbia University, USA in 2015 and her recent research inquiries into how huge contribution of data by systems, infrastructure, government and citizens can be processed for improved citizen well-being and effective city management. She received her MSc in Management and Information Systems from Nottingham Trent University, UK in 2004 and MSc in Electronics from University of Peshawar in 1999. Prior to joining LUMS, she was associated with National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) as Assistant Professor.

Dr Riaz has several prominent publications to her name, some of which are:

·       Riaz, Z., Arslan, M., Kiani, A., and Azhar, S. (2014) CoSMoS: Confined Spaces Monitoring System, a BIM and Sensing Technology integration for construction Health and Safety. Automation in Construction. Volume 45, pp. 96 – 106.

·       Riaz, Z., Edwards, D., Holt, G. and Thorpe, T. (2011) Data Flow Analysis of Plant and Equipment Health and Safety Management. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology. Volume 9, Issue 2, pp. 178 – 203.

·       Riaz, Z., Edwards, D. and Thorpe, T. (2006) SightSafety: A hybrid information and communication technology system for reducing vehicle/pedestrian collisions. Automation in Construction. Volume 15, Issue 6, pp. 719 – 728.

Her research interests include:

·       Construction IT

·       Open data for urban planning

·       Management Information Systems

She has a keen interest in art history and loves to travel in her leisure time

      • Riaz, Z., Arslan, M., Kiani, A. & Azhar & Azhar, S. (2014). CoSMoS: Confined Spaces Monitoring System, a BIM and Sensing Technology integration for construction Health and Safety. Automation in Construction, 45, 96 - 106.
      • Arslan, M., Riaz, Z., Kiani, A. & Azhar & Azhar, S. (2014). Real-time environmental monitoring, visualization and notification system for construction H&S management. Journal of Information Technology in Construction, 19, 72-91.
      • Rashid, A., Riaz, Z., Shami, M. & Khan & Khan, N. (2012). Predicting, Prioritizing & Planning Enterprise System's CSFs for Smart Aircraft Factory : A Balanced Scorecard FPG-Data- Mining Scenario Approach. International Journal of Computer Applications, 48 (24), 33-39.
      • Riaz, Z., Edwards, D., Holt, G. & Thorpe & Thorpe, T. (2011). Data Flow Analysis of Plant and Equipment Health and Safety Management. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 9 (2), 178-203.
      • Riaz, Z., Edwards, D. & Thorpe, T. (2006). SightSafety: A hybrid information and communication technology system for reducing vehicle/pedestrian collisions. Automation in Construction, 15 (6), 719-728.
      • Arslan, M., Munawar, S., Riaz, Z. & Azhar & Azhar, S. (2016). Data Analytics for BIM enabled Facilities Management. The 9th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-9).
      • Shen, C., Riyaz, Z., Palle, M., Jin & Jin, Q. & Pe¿a-Mora, F. (2015). Open data landscape: A global perspective and a focus on China. The 14th IFIP Conference on e- Business, e-Services and e-Society (I3E 2015). Delft, The Netherlands. 13-15 October 2015.
      • Riaz, Z., Arslan, M. & Pe¿a-Mora, F. (2015). Challenges in real-time sensor data management during environmental monitoring. 2015 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, Austin, TX, USA. June 21 – 23.
      • Lu, Z., Pe¿a-Mora, F., Wang, X., Shen & Shen, C. & Riaz, Z. (2015). Social impact project finance: an innovative and sustainable infrastructure financing framework. Creative Construction Conference 2015 (CCC2015). June 21-24, 2015, Krakow Poland, 123, 300-307.
      • Arslan, M., Riyaz, Z., Kiani, A., Azhar & Azhar, S. & Aziz, Z. (2013). Integrated Solution based on BIM and Sensing Technology for Construction Health and Safety Management in Confined Spaces. IPGRC Conference 2013 organized by The School of the Built Environment (SoBE) at the University of Salford, UK. April 8th – 10th 2013.
      • Riaz, Z., Arslan, M., Kiani, A. & Azhar & Azhar, S. (2013). CoSMoS: Confined Spaces Monitoring System, a BIM and Sensing Technology integration for construction Health and Safety. International Conference on Safety, Construction Engineering, and Project Management Issues, Challenges and Opportunities in Developing Countries at NUST, 19-21 August 2013, Islamabad, Pakistan.
      • Massod, R., Choudhry, R., Riaz, Z., Azhar & Azhar, S. & Hinze, J. (2012). Role of managers in establishment of construction safety culture. International Conference on Modeling and Building Health and Safety, Singapore, 10-11 September 2012.
      • Riaz, Z., Edwards, D. & Thorpe, T. (2012). Soft issues for construction site safety emerging technologies: Some reflections upon the SightSafety system. PICMET'12 (Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology) July 29 –Aug 2, 2012, Vancouver Canada.
      • Rashid, A., Riaz, Z., Turan, E., Haskilic & Haskilic, V. & Sunje, A. (2012). Smart factory: E-business perspective of enhanced ERP in aircraft manufacturing industry. PICMET'12 (Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology) July 29 –Aug 2, 2012, Vancouver Canada.
      • Rashid, A., Riaz, Z., Ping, H. & Yilmaz & Yilmaz, G. (2011). Strategic E-commerce Model Driven- Architecture for DL-Education: TQM & e-ERP Perspective. PICMET'11 (Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology) July 31 - August 4, 2011.
      • Raheem, A., Hinze, J., Azhar, S., Choudhry & Choudhry, R. & Riaz, Z. (2011). Comparative Analysis of Construction Safety in Asian Developing Countries. 6th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-VI).
      • Rashid, A., Riaz, Z., Ping, H. & Yilmaz & Yilmaz, G. (2010). Distant-Learning-Program: Ecommerce Model-Driven-Architecture augmented by Systems-engineering design. WSEAS (World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society) Amsterdam, 28-30 Sep 2010.
      • Riaz, Z. & Edwards, D. (2009). Technology Support for Improved Construction Plant and Worker Safety. 12th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, Madeira Portugal, 1 – 4 September 2009.
      • Riaz, Z., Edwards, D., Mackenzie, J. & Thorpe & Thorpe, T. (2006). Emerging information, communication and technology systems applied to construction vehicle safety. 22 Annual ARCOM Conference, 4-6 September 2006, Birmingham, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management.
      • Chapters

      • Arslan, M., Riaz, Z. & Kiani, A. (2015). Design and Implementation of PropertySafety: A Wireless Sensor based Solution for Safety Management of Vacant Properties, Published. A. Haider (Eds.), Business Technologies in Contemporary Organizations: Adoption, Assimilation and Institutionalization, IGI Global.