Samuel Labi

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

Purdue University
School of Civil Engineering
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
Phone (765) 494-5926
Fax (765) 494-0395
Office HAMP G175A
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2001
M.S., Purdue University, 1997
B.S., University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, 1987
Research Interests

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques for material characterization

  • Asset Management (pavements, bridges, safety, congestion)

  • Construction project management (contracting approaches, overrun of cost and time)

  • Costs analysis of engineering systems (highways, transit)

  • Policy analysis

  • Project and program evaluation

  • Transportation Finance (traditional and innovative mechanisms)

  • Transportation Law (assessment and risk mitigation of tort liability)

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Selected Research Projects
  • Indiana DOT/FHWA through Joint Transportation Research Program. Development of Bridge Management System for Indiana, 2005-2007, Co-PI.
  • Indiana DOT/FHWA through Joint Transportation Research Program. Influence of Speed on Highway Safety, 2005-2007, Co-PI.
  • NCHRP, National Research Council. Multiple Objective Optimization for Bridge Management Systems, 2004-2006, Co-PI.