Dynamic Project Management

The Dynamic Project Management (DPM) Lab. at the University of Michigan aims to understand and manage construction dynamics and human-infrastructure interface through sensing, data analytics and computer simulation. Particularly, DPM is interested in achieving the maximum benefit from technologies like wearables, automation, and robotics for humans in construction and infrastructure. DPM also applies these technologies to direct smart and connected communities and cities toward social equality.

DPM’s research has been supported by diverse sponsors in different countries. For example, DPM has received numerous grants from federal (e.g., NSF in the US, NSERC and SSHRC in Canada, and KAIA in Korea) and state agencies (e.g., MEDC). At the same time, DPM’s research has been strongly supported by industry partners including TOYOTA, CII, Barton Malow, Turner, Skanska, Shade, Dee Cramer, Granger Construction, Toebe Construction, etc. Such diverse sponsorships allow DPM to pursue fundamental research on basic science and engineering, which can be widely applied to real world problems, thereby achieving balanced contributions to theories and practices. DPM also strongly pursues entrepreneurship. A spin-off company from DPM is very active in commercialization.

Below is our recent project video, which aims to improve elderly mobility with wearable biosensors.

If you have an interest in working with DPM, please contact Director, Prof. SangHyun Lee, at (shdpm@umich.edu). 

Recent News

  • 6, 2019: Dongmin received NRF (National Research Foundation) of Korea Post-doc Fellowship. Congrats!
  • 5, 2019: Daeho has been selected as a finalist to Academic Showcase in the 2019 CII Annual Conference where he will demonstrate drone-based proximity monitoring and prediction for mobile construction resources. Way to go!
  • 5, 2019:  Sehwan passed a PhD preliminary exam and became a PhD candidate. Congratulations, Sehwan!
  • 5, 2019: Meiyin successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled “Video-based Human Motion Capture and Force Estimation for Comprehensive On-Site Ergonomic Risk Assessment”. Congrats!
  • 5, 2019: Journal paper by Jebelli, H., Choi, B., and Lee, S. on “Application of Wearable Biosensors to Construction Sites: Assessing Workers’ Stress” was accepted by the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE.