Dr. Faria has a B.S. Industrial Engineering from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, in Caracas Venezuela, a M.S. in Systems Engineering and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. He has worked at FIU for the Moss School of Construction, Infrastructure, and Sustainability since 2006, and has three years of prior adjunct/lecturer appointments at the American University, Washington D.C., and the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to his academic work, he worked in the beverage industry for ten years, where he developed and installed several bottling systems both in the US and internationally. This industry experience has opened many possibilities in the Central and South America region. He has publications related to integer optimization applied to land development, mathematical decomposition and hybrid techniques to solve mixed integer programming problems, decision analysis applied to capital allocation, and probabilistic optimization models. His current research is in applications of RFID technologies to the transportation and construction industries, quality in construction and lean construction. He has taught courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and is currently the Moss Endowed Chair of the Moss Department of Construction Management. He has also served as the Program Director of a Susan Harwood Training Grant.
Mixed integer optimization applied to land development, mathematical decomposition and hybrid techniques to solve mixed integer programming problems, decision analysis applied to capital allocation, probabilistic optimization models, and analysis of project management networks under uncertainty.