Okte Research Group

Transportation Infrastructure Sustainability and Sustainable Pavements

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Infrastructure Systems

Autonomous Vehicle and Pavement Interaction

Who is Egemen Okte?

Hello everyone! My name is Egemen Okte, pronounced Egg-eh-men Oak-teh.

I am currently a research assistant professor and lecturer in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst. In 2022, I earned my PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, after completing my undergraduate studies at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey.

My research primarily centers around transportation infrastructure sustainability, sustainable pavement design, and the triple-bottom line. I am also interested in the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning for predicting infrastructure performance. Another key area of my research involves exploring the interaction between autonomous vehicles and pavement, specifically examining how autonomous vehicles can be used to improve pavement performance as well as management.

In addition to my research, I am passionate about mentoring and guiding individuals to become independent engineers and researchers, equipped with a diverse range of skills and areas of knowledge.

On this website, you will find highlights of our research work and other relevant resources. If you are interested in exploring further, you can find links to my professional profiles on Google Scholar, LinkedIn, GitHub, and other platforms in the footer of this page.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or if I can assist you in any way with your questions about research or graduate studies.