Shamir Perez Sarraff is a Fellow of the Center for Buildings, Infrastructure and Public Space and enrolled in the Master’s Degree program for Construction Engineering & Management at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science of Columbia University. His undergraduate degree was a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, conferred in September, 2014.
He has significant experience working as a Civil Engineer and Project Manager in the Transport Reorganization Office of the Dominican Republic, undertaking technical and feasibility studies including site investigations. His responsibilities included assessing the sustainability and environmental impact of projects, and ensuring that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope, and within budget. He has worked in other government offices in Santo Domingo, including the Bureau of Casinos and Games of Chance of the Department of the Treasury, where he streamlined due diligence operations.
His research interests have focused on systems, operations and fiscal responsibility including the assessment of risk management. At CBIPS he will be participating in the research effort to analyze investment issues of infrastructure maintenance and operations, including how Smart Cities are linked to issues in the capital markets.