Researcher Profile Priyadarshini Das


Priyadarshini Das
Doctoral Research Candidate

Centre for Smart Modern Construction
School of Computing, Engineering & Mathematics

Research Topic

Developing a Smart Modern Construction enterprise maturity model for business scenarios leading to Industry 4.0


Priyadarshini is a doctoral researcher at the Center for Smart Modern Construction (c4SMC), Western Sydney University. Prior to commencing her doctoral research, she was a construction management professional having over five years of experience with Larsen and Toubro Constructions in Transportation Infrastructure Projects such as Highways, Runways and Elevated Corridors and a short stint with US based technology driven Construction Start-Up Katerra. She holds a Masters in Construction Management from National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India. Her academic and professional pursuits have created the opportunity for her to understand the nuances of mega construction projects involving an array of stakeholders leading to complex and interdependent uncertainties.


  • MTech (Construction Management) – First Class, NITK Surathkal
  • BEng (Civil) – First Class with Distinction, Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru

Honours / Awards / Grants

  • Centre for Smart Modern Construction Postgraduate Research Scholarship
  • Larsen and Toubro Construction Build India Scholarship for Masters in Construction Management
  • Best Paper (Runners Up) at the Project Management Research and Academic Conference 2017 organised by Project Management Institute in association with Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Research Interests

  • Smart Modern Construction Business Models
  • Capability Maturity Models
  • Business Continuity Management

Research and Publications

Journal Publications

  • Priyadarshini Das, Gangadhar Mahesh, R. Ranjith Kumar. Participatory Risk Management Model for Construction Projects Using Expert Systems. Journal of Construction Engineering, Technology & Management. 2016; 6(2): 17–24p

Conference Publications

  • Priyadarshini Das, Gangadhar Mahesh. Risk Information Based Expert System - A Participatory Model. Proceedings of 16th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, Hong Kong. 2016; 39–52p.
  • Priyadarshini Das, Vishnu S Pillai, Gangadhar Mahesh, C.Rajasekaran. Monitoring and Forecasting in Construction Projects using Risk Information Based Time Buffer (RibTB). Proceedings of Project Management Institute Research and Academic Conference, IIT Delhi; 379–388p.

Professional Experience

  • Customer Engagement Lead - Katerra Technologies – Nov’17 to June’18
  • Assistant Manager (Business Development) – Larsen and Toubro Constructions – July’16 to Oct’17
  • Senior Planning Engineer – Larsen and Toubro Constructions – July’13 – July’14
  • Graduate Engineering Trainee – Larsen and Toubro Constructions – July’12 – June’13




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