David Lattanzi

Mason CEIE associate professor David Lattanzi
Titles and Organizations

Associate Professor; John Toups Faculty Fellow, Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering

Contact Information

Phone: 703-993-3695
Campus: Fairfax
Building: Nguyen Engineering Building
Room 1406
Mail Stop: 6C1


David Lattanzi is a licensed bridge engineer who puts his professional experience to work in the development of the next generation of infrastructure inspection technologies. Responding to the crisis of our nation’s aging infrastructure, Lattanzi’s group focuses on a multidisciplinary combination of data analytics, robotics, artificial intelligence, and structural engineering to help civil engineers make safer and more reliable life-cycle assessments. Some of his current initiatives include the use of digital image analysis for rapid post-disaster assessments and how to combine autonomous robotic inspection with ultra-high resolution 3D imaging to create virtual worlds for inspectors.


  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington
  • MS, Civil Engineering, Tufts University
  • BS, Civil Engineering, Tufts University

Research Interests

  • Robotics in smart cities
  • Robot self-diagnostics
  • Human-robot teaming
  • Multi-robot systems
  • Perception and scene reconstruction


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