DPMers

DPMers care about our environment and sustainability in our daily lives. We are proud to say that all DPMers are planet blue ambassadors.

 

Dr. Kwonsik Song, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Dr. Song received his PhD in Summer 2017 in Construction Engineering and Management from Seoul National University, South Korea. He earned his MA degree in Construction Engineering and Management from Seoul National University and BA in Architectural Engineering from Sejong University. His research focuses on understanding energy use patterns of end-user groups in buildings and optimizing building energy use performance. Apart from his regular working hours, he enjoys sports activities and listening to music.

Dr. Dongmin Lee, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Dr. Lee received his PhD in Construction Management and Materials from Korea University, South Korea. His research focuses on the digital twin and blockchain for robotic construction and logistics. In his spare time, he enjoys sports activities and watching movies.

Dr. Jinwoo Kim, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Dr. Kim received his PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Seoul National University, South Korea. He has a strong interest in understanding the dynamic phenomena that occur in complex construction and urban systems. Specifically, he focuses on developing computer vision-based methods that automatically extract operational information of construction objects from site videos for productivity and safety analysis. In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer, working out, and watching movies. More information can be attained on his personal website: https://sites.google.com/view/jinwoo-kim/

Daeho Kim, PhD Student

Daeho Kim is a PhD student in the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan. He earned a MS degree in Construction Engineering and Management from the University of Michigan. His research focuses mainly on how to transform hazardous construction sites into a healthy, safe and sustainable place for construction workers.

Gaang Lee, PhD Student

Gaang Lee joined our program in the Fall of 2017 and is a PhD pre-candidate focusing on the smart connected city for the disadvantaged. He majored in architectural engineering on his undergraduate and master courses. He came to the University of Michigan with over four years of work experience in construction and BIM. He hopes that his research will improve the sustainability and happiness of societies across the globe.

Hoyoung Lee, PhD Student

Hoyoung Lee is a Ph.D. student of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan. He earned his bachelors’ degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Seoul National University and his Master’s degree at the University of California, Berkeley. He pursues to research on social influence theories and weaerable technologies to improve construction safety. In his spare time, he enjoys working out and watching sports games.

Juhyeon Bae, PhD Student

Juhyeon Bae is a Ph.D. student in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Hanyang University. His research mainly focuses on vision- and wearable-based approaches for safe and sustainable society.

 

Francis Baek, PhD Student

Francis Baek is a PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Arizona, and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering (Intelligent Systems, Robotics, and Control) from the University of California, San Diego. His research focuses on using vision- and wearable-based technologies to contribute to safe and efficient construction. 

Leyang Wen, MSc Student

Leyang is a MSc student of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan. He has received a bachelor degree from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Construction Engineering & Management and continues to pursue his MSc degree in the same discipline. His research focuses on the implementations of the vision-based tracking techniques in construction.

Luke Knowles, Undergraduate Student

Luke Knowles is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with a focus in Construction Management. He is from Chapel Hill, NC and enjoys backpacking on the Appalachian Trail and traveling. He is an undergraduate research assistant under Dr. SangHyun Lee and plans to pursue a career in construction management when he graduates in April 2020.

 

Julianne Shah, Undergraduate Student

Julie is an undergrad studying computer science at the University of Michigan. She is a research assistant under Dr. SangHyun Lee and her research interests include BIM, autonomous vehicles, and construction automation. She plays trombone for the Michigan Marching Band and enjoys costume design, and watching football.

Alumni

Meiyin Liu
PhD
University of Michigan
Research Topic: Vision-based Human Motion Capture and Force Estimation for Comprehensive On-site Ergonomic Risk Assessment
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Rutgers University

Houtan Jebelli
PhD
University of Michigan
Research Topic: Assessing Construction Workers’ Physical and Mental Status Using Wearable Biosensors
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Penn State University

Byungjoo Choi
PhD
University of Michigan
Research Topic: Understanding the Socio-cognitive Mechanism of Construction Workers’ Safety Behavior
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Ajou University, Korea

JoonOh Seo
PhD
University of Michigan
Research Topic: On-site Construction Workers’ Ergonomic and Biomechanical Analysis
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Kyle Anderson
PhD
University of Michigan
Research Topic: Investigating the Durability and Effect of Social Networks in Behavior Interventions through Field and Simulation Experiments: Focusing on Residential Energy Consumption.
Current Position: Analyst, US Government

Seungjun Ahn
PhD
University of Michigan
Research Topic: Construction Workers’ Absence Behavior Under Social Influence
Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of South Australia, Australia

SangUk Han
PhD
University of Illinois (Co-supervision with Prof. Feniosky Pena-Mora)
Research Topic: Automated Monitoring and Systemic Analysis of Behavior-based Near-miss Incidents in Construction Operations
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Hanyang Universtiy, Korea

Changbum Ahn
PhD
University of Illinois (Co-supervision with Prof. Feniosky Pena-Mora)
Research Topic: Quantification and Mitigation of Environmental Impact from Construction Processes
Current Position: Associate Professor, Texas A&M University

Amin Alvanchi
PhD
University of Alberta (Co-supervision with Prof. Simaan AbouRizk)
Research Topic: Decision Support Modeling Framework for Construction Using a Hybrid Model of System Dynamics and Discrete Event Simulation
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Sharif University of Technology, Iran

Reza Azimi
PhD
University of Alberta (Co-supervision with Prof. Simaan AbouRizk)
Research Topic: An Integrated Real-Time Control System for Steel Construction Projects
Current Position: Senior Project Controls Coordinator, Pacers.

Kwangbok Jeong
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow 
University of Michigan
Research Topic: Integration of Blockchain and BIM for Advanced Project Management
Current Position: Assistant Professor, SeJong University, Korea

Hyunseung Kim
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow 
University of Michigan
Research Topic: BIM-based Visualization of Untypical Worker Sensing Data
Current Position: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Gyeongsang National University, Korea

Sungjoo Hwang
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow 
University of Michigan
Research Topic: HLA-Compliant Distributed Simulation for Facility Disaster Preparedness and Response Management
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Ewha Womans University, Korea

Jeonghwan Kim
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow 
University of Michigan
Research Topic: Integration of Fleet Management and Machine Guidance Technology for Construction Equipment
Current Position: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Byungil Kim
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
University of Michigan
Research Topic: Sustainable Construction
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Andong National University, Korea

Zhiyuan He
MSc
University of Michigan
Research Topic: 2D/3D Human Pose Estimation for Automated Ergonomic Risk Assessment

Kai Fang
MSc
University of Michigan
Research Topic: 2D/3D Human Pose Estimation for Automated Ergonomic Risk Assessment

Qin (Alan) Yin
MSc
University of Michigan
Research Topic: Novel Technologies to Monitor Safety Behaviors for the Improvement of Construction Safety

Kaiqi Yin
MSc
University of Michigan
Research Topic: Computer Vision-based Total Scene Understanding

Juhyeong Ryu
MSc
University of Michigan
Research Topic: Prediction of Physical Reaction Using Bio-signal and Wearable Sensing Devices

Nitin Marthur
MSc
University of Michigan
Research Topic: Accelerometer-based Equipment Duty Cycle Detection

Chunxia Li
MSc
University of Michigan
Research Topic: Application of Computer Vision and Machine Learning for Ergonomic Analysis of Construction Worker Activities

JunHyuk Kwon
MSc
University of Michigan
Research Topic: BIM-based Automated Hazard Identification

Wenjia Pan
MSc
University of Alberta
Thesis: The Application of Discrete-Event Simulation on Estimating Hazardous Gas Emissions from Construction Equipment

Mahdi Salehi
MSc
University of Alberta
Thesis: Understanding of Absenteeism in Alberta Industrial Construction

Giridhar Murali
MEng in Robotics and Autonomous Vehicles
University of Michigan
Research Topic: Human Body Detection and Skeleton Extraction

Lu Zhang
MEng
University of Michigan
Project: Musculoskeletal Disorder in Construction

Gurpreet Singh Toor
MEng
University of Alberta
Project: Wi-Fi based Real Time Localization System

Eva Cheung
MEng
University of Alberta
Project: Relational Contracting for Alberta Transportation Industry

Sami Memon
MEng
University of Alberta
Project: Application of Helmet Mounted Display for Intuitive Information Delivery in Construction

Osama Mohsen
MEng
University of Alberta
Project: Context-Aware Computing for Construction Field Automation

Ge Zhang
MEng
University of Alberta
Project: Application of RFID and UWB in Industrial Construction

Firas Sharif
MEng
University of Alberta
Project: Construction on Mars

Navaid Rehman
MEng
University of Alberta
Project: Indoor Environment Quality – Model in Existing Building and During Construction

Yao Claudio
MEng
University of Alberta
Project: Mega Construction Project Management

Suresh Shrestha
MEng
University of Alberta
Project: Application of Public-Private Partnership in Alberta

Xin Sui
MEng
University of Alberta
Project: Project Risk Management and Schedule Monte Carlo Simulation in Transmission Line Project

Gahr Ehaz
MEng
University of Alberta
Project: Financial Impacts Associated with Spring Load Restriction

Neil Karr
Undergraduate Student
University of Michigan
Project: Improving Older Adults’ Mobility with Smart Wearables

Anders Boberg
Undergraduate Student
University of Michigan
Project: Smartphone-based Ergonomic Risk Assessment Tool

Hala AbouRizk
Undergraduate Student
University of Alberta
Project: Understanding Withdrawal Behavior in Social Context

San-A Kang
Undergraduate Student
University of Alberta
Project: Public-Private Partnership in Alberta Transportation

Xinsheng Chu
Undergraduate Student
University of Michigan
Project: Virtual Reality Environment for Workers’ Behavior Representation

Tianshu Fan
Undergraduate Student
University of Michigan
Project: Use of a 3D Depth Sensor for Tracking Human Skeleton

Madhav Achar
Undergraduate Student
University of Michigan
Research Topic: Use of Kinect Camera for Tracking Human Skeleton

Drew Nikolai
Undergraduate Student (UROP)
University of Michigan
Research Topic: Development of a Real-Time Workers’ Safety and Health Feedback System

Yidan Zhang
Undergraduate Student (UROP)
University of Michigan
Research Topic: Development of Android App for the Warning of Construction Equipment Idling

Griselda Sukmoro
Undergraduate Student
University of Michigan
Research Topic: Impact of Social Norms on Student Absenteeism

Luis Padron
Undergraduate Student
University of Michigan
Project: Smartphone-based Human Pose Estimation

Logan Suarez Parmer
Undergraduate Student
University of Michigan
Project: Smartphone-based Human Pose Estimation

Dr. Xiaochun (Eric) Luo
Visiting Scholar
Research Topic: Modeling and Understanding Construction Site Activities Based on Probabilistic Object Recognition and Localization

Dr. Xiaoli Yan
Visiting Scholar
Research Topic: Construction safety improvement based on emerging technologies

Dr. Na Chen
Visiting Scholar
Research Topic: Construction virtual environment safety training and workers’ safe behavior ability measurement

Dr. Youngchan Kim
Visiting Scholar
Research Topic: Development of Asbestos Management Program & Predicting the Asbestos Death

Prof. Hyoungkwan Kim
Visiting Professor
Yonsei University

Dr. Sung Il Kim
Visiting Scholar
Head of Center for Construction Economy
Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements
Research Topic: Understanding of Global Construction Market to Determine the Expansion Strategies for the Construction Industry in Korea

Zuguang Liu
Visiting PhD Student
Tsinghua University, China
Research Topic: 3D Scene Understanding for Construction Site using Computer Vision and Deep Learning 

Parinaz Jafari
Visiting PhD Student
University of Alberta, Canada
Research Topic: Dynamic data-driven simulation, data mining, data analytics, and decision support systems

Wenxin Shen
Visiting PhD Student
Tsinghua University, China
Research Topic: Understanding the role of social norms in interface management

Min Ji Choi
Visiting PhD Student
Seoul National University
Research Topic: Simulation for Analyzing Building Evacuation Behavior under Disaster

Chunna Liu
Visiting PhD Student
Tsinghua University, China
Research Topic: GHG Estimation of Civil Infrastructure Construction Processes

Jinwook Jeong
Visiting Student
MSc in Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Project: Application of Interactive Electronic Technical Manual to Mega Construction

MinKyung Lee
Visiting Student
MSc in SungKyunKwan University, Seoul, Korea
Korea BK 21st Century Graduate Student Study Abroad Program Recipient
Project: Impact of Social Context on Construction Workers’ Behavior

Amanda De Souza Betega
Undergraduate Intern
University of Michigan
Research Topic: Automated Action Recognition for Construction Applications