Henry D. Lester, Ph.D.
Office Hours

Spring 2016

Ph: (251) 460-7993
Henry D. Lester, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Civil Engineering / Systems Engineering

Research Interests

My research interests include systems modeling, analysis, and optimization of complex operational infrastructure and management systems and processes. Primary application areas of interest include construction, project management, built environment, sustainability, risk, reliability, maintainability, logistics, aerospace, defense, transportation, disasters & emergencies, and Homeland Security. Of particular interest are systems vulnerable to disruptions—mitigation, recovery, and resiliency.


Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Alabama
M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Alabama
M.S. Applied Statistics, University of Alabama
M.S. Operations Management, University of Arkansas
B.S. Aeronautics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Lester H., M. Perry, and G. Moynihan, (2014) “Detecting Shift Moments in Construction Activity to Estimate Disaster Recovery”, Vulnerability, Uncertainty, and Risk – Quantification, Mitigation, and Management: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Vulnerability and Risk Analysis and Management (ICVRAM2014) & Sixth International Symposium on Uncertainty Modelling and Analysis (ISUMA2014), University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom, July 2014, 1148 – 1157 

Tran D., H. Lester, and N. Sobin, (2014) “Toward Statistics for Construction Engineering and Management Research”, Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress (CRC2014), Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, May 2014, 1139 – 1148


EG 231 Engineering Economics and Ethics
SE 601 Systems Engineering Fundamentals
SE 602 Risk and Failure Analysis
SE 605 Systems Engineering Project Management