Cristina Torres-Machi
Assistant Professor
Construction Engineering Management • Civil Systems

Office: ECOT 516


  • PhD in Civil Engineering - Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain and Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile (2015)
  • MSc in Planning and Management in Civil Engineering - Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain (2012)
  • BSc in Civil Engineering - Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain (2008)

Honors & Distinctions

  • Award to PhD excellence by Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain (2017)
  • Abertis International Award on Transportation Research, Spain (2016)
  • Award on Transportation Research by Chair Abertis-Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile (2016)
  • Award to PhD excellence by Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile (2016)

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers

Research Interests

  • Infrastructure asset management
  • Sustainability and resilience applied to transportation infrastructure
  • Decision-making and optimization for infrastructure management systems
  • Pavement management systems

Recent Publications

  1. Ballent, W.*; Corotis, R.; Torres-Machi, C. (2018) Representing Uncertainty in Civil Engineering with Dempster Shafer Theory. Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure, in press.
  2. Torres-Machi, C.; Osorio-Lird, A.; Godoy, P.; Chamorro, A.;  Mourgues, C.; Videla, C. (2018) Sustainable Management Framework for Transportation Assets: Application to Urban Pavement Networks. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, in press. DOI: 10.1007/s12205-018-1314-x
  3. Torres-Machi, C.; Osorio-Lird, A.; Chamorro, A.; Videla, C.; Tighe, S.; Mourgues, C. (2018) Impact of environmental assessment and budgetary restrictions in pavement maintenance decisions: Application to an urban network. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 59, 192-204. DOI: 10.1016/j.trd.2017.12.017
  4. Osorio-Lird, A.; Chamorro, A.;  Videla, C.; Tighe, S.; Torres-Machi, C. (2018) Application of Markov Chains and Monte Carlo Simulations for Developing Pavement Performance Models for Urban Network Management. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 14(9), 1169-1181. DOI: 10.1080/15732479.2017.1402064
  5. Torres-Machi, C.; Pellicer, E.; Yepes, V.; Chamorro, A. (2017) Towards a Sustainable Optimization of Pavement Maintenance Programs under Budgetary Restrictions. Journal of Cleaner Production, 148, 90-102. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.01.100
  6. Barreto*, U.; Pellicer, E.; Carrión, A.; Torres-Machi, C. (2017). Barriers to the Professional Development of Qualified Women in the Peruvian Construction Industry. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 143(4), 05017002. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000331
  7. Picornell, M; Pellicer, E.; Torres-Machi, C.; Sutrisna, M. (2017). Implementation of Earned Value Management in Unit-Price Payment Contracts. Journal Management in Engineering, 33(3), 06016001. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000500
  8. Yepes, V.; Torres-Machi, C.; Chamorro, A.; Pellicer, E. (2016) Optimal Pavement Maintenance Programs Based on a Hybrid Greedy Randomized Adaptive Search Procedure Algorithm. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, 22(4), 540-550. DOI: 10.3846/13923730.2015.1120770
  9. Torres-Machi, C.; Chamorro, A.; Yepes, V.; Pellicer, E.; Videla, C. (2015) Sustainable Pavement Management: Integrating Economic, Technical and Environmental Aspects in Decision Making. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2523, 56-63
  10. Torres-Machi, C.; Chamorro, A.; Yepes, V.; Pellicer, E. (2014) Current Models and Practices of Economic and Environmental Evaluation for Sustainable Network-Level Pavement Management. Revista de la Construccion, 13(2), 49-56. DOI: 10.4067/S0718-915X2014000200006