ASCE has honored Chimay J. Anumba, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, with the 2018 Computing in Civil Engineering Award for his extraordinary leadership in the advancement of computing in civil engineering through academic research, project application, and service to the Society.
Anumba has made significant contributions to the progress of computing in civil engineering through his research, publications, mentorship, and service to the profession. His main research contributions have been in the fields of knowledge-based systems, agent-based systems, and integrated system design. His publication record is unparalleled with over 450 scientific publications, including 17 books and over 183 journal papers.
He is one of the founding members of European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering (EG-ICE), and in this capacity has been a key player in nurturing the group’s relationship with ASCE’s Computing Division. Anumba’s other service activities include acting as an organizer for six ASCE computing workshops, as specialty editor for the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, and as reviewer for five ASCE journals.
He has also contributed exceptionally to the development of the next generation of civil engineering’s computing professionals. He has advised more than 47 Ph.D. graduates – most of whom have worked on computing topics – advised numerous M.S. students, and mentored over 23 postdoctoral scholars in addition to coaching young colleagues worldwide.
Anumba is one of the world’s leading experts in developing artificially intelligent solutions to construction and civil engineering problems.
The Computing in Civil Engineering Award recognizes outstanding achievement and contribution in the use of computers in the practice of civil engineering.