Faculty Directory

Cui, Qingbin

Cui, Qingbin

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
1157 Glenn. L. Martin Hall


  • PhD, Purdue University
  • MS, Tianjin University
  • BE, Tianjin University


  • ENCE 422 Project Cost Accounting and Economics
  • ENCE602 Project Procurement Management
  • ENCE688Y Research Methods


  • Public-Private Partnership
  • Smart Construction
  • Data Analytics
  • Infrastructure Management
  • Energy and Sustainability



Deepak Sharma, 2012


Design of Availability Payment Mechanism for Public Private Partnerships

Associate Professor at the California State University, Fullerton

Robert Young, 2013

Variation on the Normative Feedback model for Energy Efficiency Behavior in the Context of Military Family Housing

Lt. Col, Assistant Professor at the United States Air Force Academy

Shu-Chien (Mark) Hsu, 2013

A Complexity-based Approach to Team Selection ( co-chair with Mirek Skibniewski)

Associate Professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Xinyuan Zhu, 2014

Offtake Strategy Design for Wind Energy Projects under Uncertainty

Senior Strategist at Boeing Company

Morteza Farajian, 2015

Structured Finance in Public Private Partnership Projects

Executive Director of Build America Bureau at USDOT

Soumajit  Ghosh, 2016

IT Project in Non-Profit Universities: A Project Governance Perspective

North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts

Clara M Cheung2017

The antecedents of safety leadership

Lecture (Assistant Professor) at University of Manchester, UK

Xiaoyu Liu, 2017

The Trouble with Voluntary Carbon Trading for Buildings Exposed to Hurricane Risk

Senior Risk Analyst, Capital One

Qinyi Ding, 2018

Using Social Media to Evaluate Public Acceptance of Infrastructure Projects

Senior Data Engineer at Amazon Web Services

Yujie Lu2018

Occupant Behavior in Building Energy Management: Behavioral Characterization, Intervention and Forecasting

Professor at Tongji University

Paul Hichey, 2023

A Study of Gender Diversity in US AEC Industry Leadership


AbdolMajid Erfani, 2023

Data-Driven Risk Modeling for Infrastructure Projects Using AI

Assistant Professor at Michigan Tech

Cheryl Marek, 2023

Fire Risk Management in Shipbuilding Procurement


Kunqi Zhang, 2024

Examination of US Transportation Public Private Partnership Experience: Performance and Market


Yu Wang, 2024

Towards Automated Contract Analysis: Applying Language Models to Risk Identification in the Context of Public Private Partnership

Assistance Professor at Lingnan University

Man Liang

Digital Twins for Asset Management

Expected 2025

Nour Alkhalouf

Equity-based Infrastructure Analysis

Expected 2025

Moyassar Mohammed

Crowd Intelligence for BIL Implementation

Expected 2026

Zahra Halimi


Expected 2026

Qadri Shaheen


Expected 2027

Dongyang Zhen


Expected 2027

Abubakr M. Hamid TBD Expected 2027
Richard Blanton TBD Expected 2028
Niping Duan TBD Expected 2028
Huan Zhou TBD Expected 2028


  • Erfani, A. Ma, Z., Cui, Q. * , and Baecher, G. (2023). Ex-post Project Risk Assessment: Method and Empirical Study. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 149 (2)

  • Erfani, A. Hickey, P., and Cui, Q. *  (2023) Likeability vs Competence Dilemma: A Text Mining Approach Using Linkedin Data. Journal of Management in Engineering.  
  • Hickey, P., Erfani, A. and Cui, Q. * (2022) Use of LinkedIn Data and Machine Learning to Analyze Gender Differences in Construction Career Paths. Journal of Management in Engineering. 38(6)
  • Erfani, A. and Cui, Q. * (2022). Predictive Risk Modeling for Major Transportation Projects Using Historical Data. Automation in Construction. Vol139, 104301.
  • Zhang, K., Erfani, A., Beydoun, O., and Cui, Q. * (2022) Procurement Benchmarks for Major Transportation Projects.  Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.  2676 (11), 363-376
  • Erfani, A., Cui, Q., and Cavanaugh, I. (2021). An Empirical Analysis of Risk Similarity among Major Transportation Projects Using Natural Language Processing, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 147(12). 
  • Zhang, K. and Cui, Q.* (2021) Public-Private Partnership and Social Equity: An Empirical Study of the DBE Program. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, National Academies. 2675(12), 811-819.
  • Erfani, A., Zhang, K., and Cui, Q.* (2021). “TAB Bid Irregularity: A New Model and Its Application”. Journal of Management in Engineering. 37(5): 04021055.
  • Li, L., Bensi, M., Cui, Q., Baecher, G. B., & Huang, Y. (2021). Social media crowdsourcing for rapid damage assessment following a sudden-onset natural hazard event. International Journal of Information Management, 60, 102378.
  • Yang, D., Zhu, J., Cui, Q., He, Q., and Zheng, X. (2021) “The Diffusion Mechanism of Megaproject Citizenship Behavior: The Role of Institutional Isomorphism”. Sustainability, 13(15), 8123. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13158123
  • Li, L., Erfani, A., Wang, Y., and Cui, Q. (2021) Anatomy into the battle of supporting or opposing reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic on Twitter: a temporal and spatial analysis.  PLOS ONE. 16(7). e0254359. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0254359.
  • Shen, M., Li, X., Lu, Y., Cui, Q., and Wei, Y. (2021) Personality-based Normative Feedback Intervention for Energy Conservation. Energy Economics, 104 (2021) 105654.
  • Cheung, C. M., Zhang, R.P., Cui, Q., and Hsu, S.C. (2021). “Antecedents of Safety Leadership in the Construction Industry: Why Do Job Characteristics and Personal Resources Matter?”. Safety Science. 133, 104979
  • Wang, B., Cui, Q.*, and Zhang, S. (2021). “Non-compete Provision Design for Transportation PPP Projects”. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 147(2): 04020159
  • Diao, C., Liang, R., Sharma, D., and Cui, Q.*(2020). “Legal Risk Detection using Twitter Data”. ASCE. Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction. 12(1)
  • Hickey, P. and Cui, Q.*(2020). “Gender Inequality in US Construction Industry Leaders”. ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, 36(5)
  • Sang, L., Xia, D., Ni, G., Cui, Q., Wang, J., and Wang, W. (2020). “Influence mechanism of job satisfaction and positive affect on knowledge sharing among project members: Moderator role of organizational commitment”. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management. 27(1), 245-269
  • Yang, D., Cui, Q. ,He, Q. and  Hsu, S. (2020). “Non-economic motivations for organizational citizenship behavior in construction megaprojects”. International Journal of Project Management. 38(1), 64-74
  • Cui, P., Schito, G., and Cui, Q.* (2020). “VOC Emissions from Asphalt Pavement and Health Risks to Construction Workers”. Journal of Cleaner Production. Vol244, 118757
  • Wang, Y., Zhang, K. and Cui, Q.* (2020). “Bond Index Approach to the Evaluation of Transportation P3 Market in the US”. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, National Academies.2674(6) 399-409
  • Shen, M., Lu, Y., Wei, K. H., & Cui, Q. (2020). Prediction of household electricity consumption and effectiveness of concerted intervention strategies based on occupant behaviour and personality traits. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 127, 109839
  • Shen, M., Lu, Y., Wei, K. H., & Cui, Q. (2020). Eco-Feedback delivering methods and psychological attributes shaping household energy consumption: Evidence from intervention program in Hangzhou, China. Journal of Cleaner Production, vol265

UMD Civil and Environmental Engineering in Top 20

Department soars to #19 among publics in the latest USWNR graduate rankings.

Abdolmajid Erfani, UMD Team Win ASCE's Wellington Prize

Researchers are honored for a study on post-project risk assessment.

Improving Access to Electric Vehicles Through Crowdfunding

UMD-led researchers partner with MCEC to build charging stations in economically disadvantaged communities.

TRB Roundup: EVs and Equity

Researchers explore community cost-sharing, road use charges.

UMD Hosts Roundtable on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Event brings together CEE heads from around the United States.

New Platform Identifies Infrastructure Funding Opportunities

Dashboard will help states make the most of the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

UMD Research Sheds Light on Gender Imbalance in Construction

“We now have the numbers,” researchers say of groundbreaking study.

UMD to Help Guide Implementation of Infrastructure Law

Federal transportation officials tap Maryland Engineering to lead new Build America Center.

UMD Tapped to Lead Build America Center

New hub supports bipartisan infrastructure plan passed by Congress.

Cui Leads Groundbreaking Study on Project Delivery Methods, Equity

First-of-its-kind study provides empirical data on the track record of Public Private Partnerships (P3) in setting Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goals.

Data-Driven Research, Pandemic Impact Highlighted at TRB

UMD researchers presented new findings, tools, and technologies, including a COVID-19 Impact Dashboard that leverages mobile device data.

UMD Presents New Research at TRB Annual Meeting

Papers and poster sessions addressed topics ranging from crash data analysis to tracking the outcomes of major highway projects.

Highway Project Database Provides “One-Stop Shop”

A team at UMD’s Maryland Transportation Institute has pulled together key data on major projects nationwide.

Green Contracting…with Incentives Baked In

Using recycled highway materials can reduce costs—and earn carbon emissions credits.

CEE Shows Strong Presence at TRB 98th Annual Meeting

Department faculty, staff, and students were highly active at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting.

Glodon Software Gift to Support Advancements in Smart Construction

The gift will establishes the Glodon Software Research Fellowship and expands research expenditures.

Hogan Administration Launches Work Group to Pursue MTI Recommendations for a Possible Autonomous Technology Center

MTI examined the technical, economic, and regulatory feasibility of a center in Western Maryland.

MTI and Battelle to Build Database for Public-Private Partnerships

The database will help state and local governments know when and how to best engage in P3s.

CEE Experts Active at TRB 97th Annual Meeting

Faculty, staff, and students gave more than 50 presentations during the four-day event.

CEE Faculty, Alumna Receive Emerald Research Methodology Award

The award was given by the Assocation of Research in Construction Management.

UMD Transportation Experts to Evaluate Economic Benefits of Infrastructure Investments

The project could help officials save taxpayer money while maximizing economic benefits of transportation infrastructure projects

UMD Experts Tackle Critical Topics at Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting

Faculty, staff, and student involvment exemplified the theme "Transportation Innovation: Leading the Way in an Era of Rapid Change."

Pounding the Pavement to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

CEE Associate Professor Qingbin Cui, CEE researchers partner with industry to pursue greener pavements.

Clark School Faculty Promotions Announced

Faculty promoted to full professor, associate professor with tenure.