Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty at the University of Delaware

Nii Attoh-Okine

Professor and Interim Academic Director (Cybersecurity Initiative)
354 DuPont Hall
Newark, Delaware 19716
Phone: (302) 831-4532
Research Website


1986 | Diplom Ingineur | Rostov Institute of Civil Engineering
1992 | Ph.D | University of Kansas


  • Civil Infrastructure Systems;  Resilience Engineering ; Graphical Probability Models
  • Belief Functions;   Hilbert-Huang Transform ;  Railway Tracks Analysis
  • Image and Signal Processing ;  Theory of Pavement Design ;  Computational Intelligence


  • Big Data
  • Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure Systems
  • Transportation



  1. Nii Attoh-Okine. Resilience Engineering: Models and Analysis. Cambridge Press [Fall 2015] ISBN 9780521193498.
  2. Nii Attoh-Okine. Big Data and Differential Privacy: Analysis Strategies for Railway Track Engineering. John Wiley Publishers [May 2016]


  1. Gopalakrishnan, K., Birgisson, B., Taylor, P. and Attoh-Okine, N.(Editors). Nanotechnology and Micromechanics in Civil Infrastructure Applications: A Paradigm Shift. Publishers, Springer-Verlag, 2010,New York.
  2. Gopalakrishnan, K. and Attoh-Okine, N. (Editors). Intelligent and Soft Computing In Infrastructure Engineering: Recent Advances, Springer Verlag, 2009, ISBN 978-3-642-04585-1, New York.
  3. Norden, Huang and Attoh-Okine, N. O. (Editors). Hilbert-Huang Transform Applications in Engineering. Publishers: Marcel Dekker, 2005, ISBN 0-8493-3422-5, 315 p.
  4. Attoh-Okine, N. O. and Ayyub, Bilal. (Editors). Applied Research in Uncertainty Analysis and Modeling. Kluwer Publishers, 2005, ISBN 0-387-23535-3, 545p.
  5. Attoh-Okine, N. (Editor). Computational Intelligence Applications in Pavement and Geomechanical Systems. Publishers A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam, Netherlands 2000, ISBN 90 5809 156 2, 219p.
  6. Attoh-Okine, N. (Editor). Artificial Intelligence and Mathematical Methods in Pavement and Geomechanical Systems. Publishers A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam, Netherlands 1998, ISBN 90 5809 028 0, 195p.


  1. Adu-Gyamfi Y.O., N.O. Attoh-Okine, (2014), “Traffic Sign Recognition using Sparse Representations and Active Contour Models,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2463, pp. 35-45.
  2. Mills, L., and Attoh-Okine, N. O. “Analysis of Ground Penetrating Radar Data Using Hierarchical Markov Chain Monte Carlo,” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol 41, No. 1, 9-16, 2014
  3. Attoh-Okine, N. O. “Pair-Copulas in Infrastructure Multivariate Dependence Modeling,” Journal of Construction and Building Materials, Vol 49, 903-911, Dec 2013
  4. Adu-Gyamfi Y.O., Titus Tienaah., Attoh-Okine, N. (2014), “A Functional Evaluation of Pavement Condition  using a Complete Vision Systems,” ASCE Journal of  Transportation, Vol 140, No. 9.
  5. Li, Q., Mills,  L., McNeil, S., and Attoh-Okine, N. “Integrating Potential Climate Change into the Mechanistic–Empirical Based Pavement Design”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol 40, No. 12, 1173-1183, 2013.
  6. Adarkwa, O. and Attoh-Okine, N. O. (2013). “Pavement Crack Classification Based on Tensor Factorization”, Journal of Construction and Building Materials, Vol 48,  pp 853-857.
  7. Adu-Gyamfi, Y., Carillo, R., Attoh-Okine, N. O. and Gonzales, A. “A Multi-Resolution Information Mining for Pavement Crack Image Analysis,” ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Vol 26, No.6, pp 741-749, 2012.
  8. Attoh-Okine, N. O., Adu-Gyamfi, Y. and Mensah, S. “Potential Application of Hybrid Belief Functions and Hilbert Huang Transform in Layered Sensing,” IEEE Journal of Sensors, Vol 11, No. 3, pp 530-535, 2011.
  9. Ayenu-Prah, A. and Attoh-Okine, N. O. “Criterion for Selecting Relevant Intrinsic Mode Functions in Empirical Mode Decomposition,” Journal Advances in Adaptive Data Analysis: Theory and Applications, Vol 2, No. 1, pp 1-24, 2010.
  10. Adu-Gyamfi, Y. and Attoh-Okine, N. O. and Ayenu-Prah, A. “Pavement Profile Analysis Using Ensemble Empirical Mode Decomposition,” Internationally Journal of Vehicle Systems Modeling and Testing, Vol 4, No. 4, pp 277-287, 2009.
  11. Attoh-Okine, N. and Mensah. “Sensor Fusion and Civil Infrastructure Systems Monitoring- A Valuation Algebras Analysis of Output Data,” IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol 9, No. 11, pp 1518-1526, 2009.
  12. Attoh-Okine, N. O., Cooper, A., and Mensah, S. “Formulating of Resilience Index of Urban Infrastructure using Belief Functions,” IEEE Systems Journal, Vol 3, No. 2, pp 147-153, 2009.

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