News Archive

2020

  • 9, 2020: DPM’s research to improve construction workers’ safety with wearable biosensors has been highlighted at Michigan Engineering with video
  • 9, 2020: Dr. Jinwoo Kim joined DPM as a postdoctoral research fellow. Welcome, Jinwoo!
  • 9, 2020: Daeho received the MICDE (Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering) fellowship for his research on conclusive, predictive, and scalable robotic hazard detection using deep neural networks and synthetic training data. Congrats, Daeho!
  • 8, 2020: Francis Baek joined DPM Lab. as a PhD student and received the Rackham Merit Fellowship. Welcome, Francis!  
  • 8, 2020: Juhyeon Bae joined DPM Lab. as a PhD student and received the Tishman PhD Scholarship. Welcome, Juhyeon!    
  • 8, 2020:  Hoyoung passed a PhD preliminary exam and is now a PhD candidate. Congratulations, Hoyoung!
  • 7, 2020: A former postdoc, Kwangbok, will join Sejong University, Korea, as an Assistant Professor from September 2020. Congratulations on his new career!
  • 7, 2020: Journal paper by Song, K., Anderson, K., Lee, S., Raimi, K., and Hart, S. on “Non-Invasive Behavioral Reference Group Categorization Considering Temporal Granularity and Aggregation Level of Energy Use data.” was accepted by Energies, MDPI.
  • 7, 2020: Patrick’s research has been featured in this video.
  • 6, 2020: Journal paper by Jebelli, H., Seo, J., Hwang, S., and Lee, S.  on “Physiology-based Dynamic Muscle Fatigue Model for Upper Limbs during Construction Tasks.” was accepted by the International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Elsevier.
  • 6, 2020: Journal paper by Lee, G., Choi, B., Jebelli, H., Ahn, C., and Lee, S.  on “Noise Reference Signal-based Denoising Method for EDA Collected by a Multimodal Wearable Biosensor from Fields.” was accepted by the Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE.
  • 5, 2020: Journal paper by Jafari, P., Mohamed, E., Lee, S., and AbouRizk, S.  on “Social Network Analysis of Change Management Process for Communication Assessment.” was accepted by Automation in Construction, Elsevier.
  • 5, 2020: A former visiting PhD student, Wenxin, will join Beijing Jiaotong University as a lecturer. Congratulations on her new career!
  • 5, 2020: Xinyao joined DPM Lab as an MSc student. Welcome, Xinyao!
  • 3, 2020: Meiyin will join the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rutgers University as an Assistant Professor from August 2020. Best of luck on her new career!
  • 3, 2020: The UM Center for Low Carbon Built Environment (link)  where DPM serves as a key member has been launched.
  • 2, 2020: Gaang has been selected to receive the Creativeness of Ergonomics Student of the Year Award at the 23rd Applied Ergonomics Conferences. Congrats!
  • 1, 2020: Neil joined Epic Systems and started his new career. Wish the best of luck, Neil!
  • 1, 2020: Journal paper by Kim, D., Lee, S., and Kamat, V. on “ Proximity Prediction of Mobile Objects to Prevent Contact-Driven Accidents in Co-Robotic Construction.” was accepted by the Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE.
  • 1, 2020: Prof. Lee has been elevated to Associate Department Chair of Research, effectively from January 1, 2020.

2019

  • 12, 2019: Wenxin and Prof. Lee received the merit paper award from the 24th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, held at Chongqing, China. The title of the paper is “Effects of Brokerage Roles and Communication Direction on Communication Efficiency: A Case Study from a Chinese Construction Project.” 
  • 11, 2019: Journal paper by Song, K., Anderson, K., and Lee, S. on “An Energy-Cyber-Physical System for Personalized Normative Messaging Interventions: Identification and Classification of Behavioral Reference Groups.” was accepted by Applied Energy, Elsevier.
  • 10, 2019: Prof. Lee is a guest editor for a special issue of Construction Innovation (Emerald) on “Hybrid Simulation in Construction”. For further information, please see its call
  • 9, 2019: Leyang (Patrick) Wen joined DPM Lab. as an MSc student. Welcome, Patrick!
  • 8, 2019: Journal paper by Lee, G., Choi, B., Ahn, C., and Lee, S. on “Wearable Biosensor and Hotspot Analysis-based Framework to Detect Stress Hotspots for Advancing Elderly’s Mobility.” was accepted by the Journal of Management in Engineering, ASCE.
  • 8, 2019: Hoyoung Lee joined DPM Lab. as a PhD student and received Tishman Fellowship. Welcome, Hoyoung!
  • 7, 2019: Journal paper by Lee, G., Choi, B., Jebelli, H., Ahn, C., and Lee, S. on “Wearable Biosensor and Collective Sensing-based Approach for Detecting the Older Adults’ Environmental Barriers.” was accepted by the Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE.
  • 7, 2019: DPM received funding from NSF to study anthropocentric robot collaboration in construction.
  • 7, 2019: DPM received funding from Liberty Mutual Group to develop and test a wearable sensor-based computing framework to measure manual (construction) workers’ fall risk, fatigue, and heat stress.
  • 7, 2019: DPM received funding from Ripple to study a potential use of blockchain for robotic construction and logistics.
  • 6, 2019: Kwonsik, Daeho, and Gaang presented their research work at the International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering, held at Georgia Tech, Atlanta.
  • 5, 2019: Daeho presented his research on video-based path prediction at the 36th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Banff, Canada.
  • 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.
  • 4, 2019: Dr. Dongmin Lee joined DPM as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. Welcome, Dr. Lee!
  • 4, 2019: Kai will receive a MSc degree from Computer Science this May and join Huawei from this summer. Best of luck on his new career!
  • 4, 2019: Alan will receive a MSc degree at CEM this May and join the Department of Architectural Engineering at the Penn State University as a PhD student (with full scholarship) from September, 2019. Congrats!
  • 4, 2019: Eric, JoonOh and Prof. Lee have been selected to receive the Best Paper Award from the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. The title of the paper is “Recognizing Diverse Construction Activities in Site Images via Relevance Networks of Construction Related Objects Detected by Convolutional Neural Networks”. Congrats!
  • 4, 2019: Daeho will be a summer intern at Idaho National Laboratory and work on visual tools to improve the safety and productivity of construction sites. Way to go!
  • 4, 2019: Kwonsik presented his paper on “Identifying personalized behavioral reference groups for normative feedback” at Engineering Sustainability 2019 Conference, Pittsburg, PA.
  • 4, 2019: Journal paper by Liang, C., Menassa, C., Mcgee, W., Lundeen, K., Lee, S., and Kamat, V. on “A Vision-based Marker-less Pose Estimation System for Articulated Construction Robots” was accepted by Automation in Construction, Elsevier.
  • 3, 2019: Prof. Lee gave a keynote speech on “AI-Assisted Ergonomics Risk Assessment” to the 22nd Applied Ergonomics Conference held at New Orleans, LA.
  • 3, 2019: Journal paper by Jebelli, H., Choi, B., and Lee, S. on “Application of Wearable Biosensors to Construction Sites: Assessing Workers’ Physical Demand” was accepted by the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE.
  • 3, 2019: Journal paper by Ahn, C., Lee, S., Sun, C., Jebelli, H., Choi, B., and Yang, K.  on “ Review of Wearable Sensing Technology Applications in Construction Safety and Health” was accepted by the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE.
  • 3, 2019: Houtan will join Penn State Architectural Engineering as an Assistant Professor from June 1st, 2019. Best of luck on his new career!
  • 3, 2019: Houtan successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled “Wearable Biosensors to Understand Construction Workers’ Mental and Physical Stress“. Congrats!
  • 3, 2019: Kwangbok will join the Construction and Economy Research Institute of Korea (CERIK) as a researcher from April, 2019. Best of luck on his new career! 
  • 3, 2019: Prof. Lee has been selected as an outstanding reviewer for the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering.
  • 2, 2019: Prof. Lee interviewed with National Safety Council’s Safety+Health magazine about wearable technologies for workplace safety.
  • 2, 2019: Houtan has been selected as an honorable mention for the 2019 Richard & Eleanor Towner Prize for Outstanding GSI. Way to go, Houtan!
  • 2, 2019: DPM received funding from the UM MCubed program to study and develop Digital Twin for Lego-inspired robotic construction and logistics.
  • 2, 2019: Kwonsik received a NSF travel grant that supports him to attend and present his research on normative feedback to reduce energy consumption at Engineering Sustainability Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. Congrats!
  • 2, 2019: UM Urban Collaboratory where DPM is heavily involved in has a new website here. Also it features a living lab of DPM’s research on older adults’ mobility.
  • 1, 2019: Journal paper by Choi, B., Jebelli, H., and Lee, S. on “Feasibility Analysis of Electrodermal Activity (EDA) Acquired from Wearable Sensors to Assess Construction Workers’ Perceived Risk” was accepted by Safety Science, Elsevier.
  • 1, 2019: DPM’s research to improve older adults’ mobility with smart wearables has been featured at Michigan News. It also comes with video.

2018

  • 12, 2018: Journal paper by Kim, D., Liu, M., Lee, S., and Kamat, V. on “Remote Proximity Monitoring Between Mobile Construction Resources Using Camera-Mounted UAVs.” was accepted by Automation in Construction, Elsevier.
  • 11, 2018: Byungjoo’s PhD thesis is selected as CEE’s nomination for the ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award. Way to go, Byungjoo!
  • 10, 2018: DPM’s work on virtual reality for human robot collaboration in construction has been featured at Michigan News
  • 10, 2018: Houtan was selected as CEE’s nominee for the Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Outstanding Ph.D. Research. Way to go, Houtan!
  • 10, 2018: Prof. Lee interviewed with Dallas Business Journal about construction safety.
  • 10, 2018: Sehwan received MICDE (Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering) fellowship for his research on wearable-based human robot collaboration. Congrats, Sehwan!
  • 10, 2018: Houtan received the Charles M. Eastman Top PhD Paper Award from the 35th CIB W78 Conference: IT in Design, Construction, and Management, held at Chicago, US, for his paper entitled “Mobile EEG-based Workers’ Stress Recognition by Applying Deep Neural Network”. Congrats, Houtan! 
  • 9, 2018: Journal paper by Jebelli, H., Khalili, M., and Lee, S. on “A Continuously Updated, Computationally Efficient Stress Recognition Framework Using Electroencephalogram (EEG) by Applying Online Multi-Trask Learning Algorithms (OMTL)” was accepted by the Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, IEEE.
  • 9, 2018: Journal paper by You, S., Kim, J., Lee, S., Kamat, V., and Robert, L. on “Enhancing Perceived Safety in Human–Robot Collaborative Construction Using Immersive Virtual Environments” was accepted by Automation in Construction, Elsevier.
  • 9, 2018: Zuguang Liu from Tsinghua University, China, joined DPM as a Visiting Scholar. Welcome, Zuguang!
  • 9, 2018: Prof. Lee talked with Michigan News about a potential of wearables for construction safety.
  • 9, 2018: Dr. Kwangbok Jeong joined DPM as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. Welcome, Dr. Jeong!
  • 8, 2018: DPM’s research on wearables for construction safety has been featured at Michigan Engineering and other media.
  • 8, 2008: Kwonsik received the Precourt Fellowship from the 2018 Behavior Energy and Climate Change Conference held at Washington D.C. Congrats!
  • 8, 2018: Sehwang Chung joined DPM as a PhD student and received John L. Tishman Fellowship. Welcome, Sehwan!
  • 8, 2018: Journal paper by Golabchi, A., Guo, X., Liu, M., Han, S., Lee, S. and AbouRizk, S. on “An Integrated Ergonomics Framework for Evaluation and Design of Construction Operations” was accepted by Automation in Construction, Elsevier.
  • 7, 2018: DPM received funding from NSF to study the impacts of heterogeneous organizational backgrounds and social influence on employees’ behaviors in temporary organizations.
  • 6, 2018: Journal paper by Ryu, J., Seo, J., Jebelli, H., and Lee, S. on “Automated Action Recognition Using an Accelerometer-Embedded Wristband-Type Activity Tracker” has been accepted by Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE.
  • 6,2018: Byungjoo will be an Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University, effectively from August, 2018. Best of luck on his new career!
  • 5, 2018: Journal paper by Jebelli, H., Hwang, S., and Lee, S. on “EEG-based Workers’ Stress Recognition at Construction Sites” was accepted by Automation in Construction, Elsevier.
  • 5, 2018: Journal paper by Choi, M., Lee, S., Park, M. and Lee, H. on “The Effect of Dynamic Emergency Cues on Fire Evacuation Performance in Public Buildings” was accepted by the Journal of Infrastructure Systems, ASCE.
  • 5, 2018: Journal paper by Choi, M., Park, M., Starbuck, R., Hwang, S., Lee, S. and Lee, H. on “Distributed and Interoperable Simulation for Comprehensive Disaster Response Management in Facilities” was accepted by Automation in Construction, Elsevier.
  • 5, 2018: Parinaz Jafari from the University of Alberta joined DPM as a visiting scholar. Welcome!
  • 5, 2018:  Gaang passed a PhD preliminary exam and became a PhD candidate. Congratulations, Gaang!
  • 5, 2018:  Daeho passed a PhD preliminary exam and became a PhD candidate. Congratulations, Daeho!  
  • 4, 2018: DPM received funding from UM Exercise and Sports Science Initiative (ESSI) to promote the older adults’ mobility with wearable-based physiological sensing.  
  • 3, 2008: Meiyin received the Creativeness of Ergonomics Student of the Year Award at the 21st Applied Ergonomics Conferences. Congrats!
  • 3, 2018: Prof. Lee received the Tom Waters Award for best presentation at the 21st Applied Ergonomics Conference.
  • 3, 2018: Byungjoo successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled “The Role Of Socio-Cognitive Process in Construction Workers’ Safety Behaviors“. Congrats!
  • 3, 2018: Journal paper by Shen, Choi, Lee, Tang, and Haas on “How to Improve Interface Management Behaviors in EPC Projects?: The Roles of Formal Practices and Social Norms” has been accepted by Journal of Management in Engineering, ASCE.
  • 3, 2018: Kwonsik received NRF (National Research Foundation of Korea) Post-doc Fellowship. Congrats!
  • 2, 2018: Byungjoo has been selected to receive the Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement. Congrats!
  • 1, 2018: Daeho received a MSc degree and continues his study as a PhD student at DPM.

2017

  • 12, 2017: Journal paper by Hwang, Jebelli, Choi, Choi, and Lee on “Wearable EEG-based Workers’ Emotional State Measurement During Construction Task.” has been accepted by Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE.
  • 12, 2017: Journal paper by Kim, Ahn, Engenhaupt, and Lee on ”Application of Dynamic Time Warping to the Recognition of Mixed Equipment Activities in Cycle Time Measurement” was accepted by Automation in Construction, Elsevier.
  • 12, 2017: DPM received funding from UM Urban Collaboratory to study the older adults’ comfort in the use of urban infrastructure.
  • 11, 2017: Houtan and Daeho received the 1st and 2nd awards, respectively, at the 2017 UM Engineering Graduate Symposium. Congratulations, Houtan and Daeho! DPMers have received awards for four years in a row at the Engineering Graduate Symposium (JoonOh: 1st in 2014, Meiyin: 1st in 2015, and Byungjoo: 2nd in 2016). Way to go!
  • 10, 2017 – DPM signed MOU with Aware360 to develop an IoT solution for construction workers’ safety and health.
  • 10, 2017 – Dr. Kwonsik Song joined DPM as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. Welcome, Dr. Song!
  • 10, 2017: Journal paper by Luo, Li, Cao, Dai, Seo and Lee on “Recognizing Diverse Construction Activities in Site Images via Relevance Networks of Construction Related Objects Detected by Convolutional Neural Networks”  was accepted by Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE. 
  • 9, 2017: Journal paper by Song, Kwon, Anderson, Park, Lee, and Lee on “Predicting Hourly Energy Use in Buildings Using Occupancy-Related Characteristics of End-User Groups.” was accepted by Energy and Building, Elsevier.
  • 9, 2017: Qin (Alan) Yin joined DPM as a MSc student. Welcome, Alan!
  • 8, 2017: Journal paper by Seo, Alwasel, Lee, Abdel-Rahman and Haas on “A Comparative Study of In-field Motion Capture Approaches for Body Kinematics Measurement in Construction” was accepted by Robotica, Cambridge University Press. 
  • 8, 2017: Gaang Lee joined DPM as a PhD student and received John L. Tishman Fellowship. Welcome, Gaang!
  • 8, 2017: DPM received funding from NSF to study non-invasive personalized normative feedback intervention to reduce household energy consumption.
  • 8, 2017: Journal paper by Choi, Hwang and Lee on “What Drives Construction Workers’ Acceptance of Wearable Technologies in the Workplace?: Indoor Localization and Wearable Health Devices for Occupational Safety and Health” was accepted by Automation in Construction, Elsevier.
  • 8, 2017: DPM received funding from NSF for total scene understanding and predictive monitoring for safe human-robot collaboration in construction.
  • 7, 2017: Journal paper by Choi and Lee on “An Empirically Based Agent-Based Model of the Socio-Cognitive Process of Construction Workers’ Safety Behavior.” has been accepted by Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE.
  • 6, 2017: Journal paper by Jebelli, Hwang and Lee on “An EEG Signal Processing Framework to Obtain High Quality Brain Waves from an Off-the-Shelf Wearable EEG Device” was accepted by Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE.
    6, 2017: Journal paper by Hwang and Lee on “Wristband-type Wearable Health Devices to Measure Construction Workers’ Physical Demands” was accepted by Automation in Construction, Elsevier.
  • 3, 2017: Dr. HyeonSeung Kim joined DPM as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. Welcome, Dr. Kim!
  • 3, 2017: We are proud to announce that all DPMers are Planet Blue Ambassadors (http://sustainability.umich.edu/pba)!
  • 3, 2017: Byungjoo has been selected to receive a Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship. The Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship supports outstanding doctoral students who are actively working on dissertation research that is unusually creative, ambitious and risk-taking. Congratulations, Byungjoo!
  • 2, 2017: Prof. Lee has been selected as 2016 Outstanding Reviewer for the ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering.
  • 2, 2017: Journal paper by Lee on “Applying System Dynamics to Strategic Decision Making in Construction” was accepted by the Chinese Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering Management.

2016

  • 12, 2016: Journal paper by Anderson, Song, Lee, Krupka, Lee, and Park on “Longitudinal Analysis of Normative Energy Use Feedback On Dormitory Occupants” has been accepted by Applied Energy, Elsevier.
  • 12, 2016: Wenxin Shen from Tsinghua University joined DPM as a visiting scholar. Welcome!
  • 12, 2016: Sungjoo will join Ewha Womans University in Korea as an Assistant Professor from February, 2017. Congrats!
  • 11, 2016: DPM start-up, KINETICA LLC, has been formed and received SPARK’s Business Accelerator Grant.
  • 11, 2016: Journal paper by Alwasel, Abdel-Rahman, Haas, and Lee on “Experience, Productivity, and Musculoskeletal Injury among Masonry Workers.” has been accepted by Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE.
  • 11, 2016: Byungjoo received the 2nd award at the 2016 Engineering Graduate Symposium. Congratulations, Byungjoo! DPM has received awards three times in a row at the Engineering Graduate Symposium (JoonOh: 1st in 2014 and Meiyin: 1st in 2015). Way to go!
  • 11, 2016: Dr. Eric Luo from HongKong Poly Tech joined DPM as a visiting scholar. Welcome, Dr. Luo!
  • 10, 2016: Journal paper by Choi, Ahn and Lee on “Construction Workers’ Group Norms and Personal Standards Regarding Safety Behavior: From the Social Identity Theory Perspective.” has been accepted by Journal of Management in Engineering, ASCE.
  • 9, 2016: DPM received funding from NSF for scale-up development of an automated ergonomic risk assessment system.
  • 9, 2016: Journal paper by Choi, Ahn and Lee on “The Role of Social Norms and Social Identifications in Construction Workers’ Safety Behavior I: Theory for Safety Behavior.” has been accepted by Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE.
  • 9, 2016: Journal paper by Choi and Lee on “The Role of Social Norms and Social Identifications in Construction Workers’ Safety Behavior 2: Group Analyses for the Effects of Cultural Backgrounds and Organizational Structures on Social Influence Process.” has been accepted by Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE.
  • 8, 2016: Daeho Kim joined DPM as a MSc student and received a Tishman Masters Fellowship. Welcome, Daeho!
  • 8, 2016: Journal paper by Hwang, Seo, Jebelli and Lee on “Feasibility Analysis of Heart Rate Monitoring of Construction Workers Using a Photoplethysmography (PPG) Sensor Embedded in a Wristband-Type Activity Tracker.” has been accepted by Automation in Construction, Elsevier.
  • 8. 2016: Houtan received a Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant to study construction field workers’ physiological status.
  • 7, 2016: Journal paper by Ahn, Shokri, Lee, Haas, C., and Haas, R. on “Empirical Study on the Effectiveness of Interface Management Practices in Dealing with Project Complexity in Large-Scale Engineering and Construction Projects.” has been accepted by Journal of Management in Engineering, ASCE.
  • 7, 2016: DPM received funding from the Michigan Transnational Research and Commercialization Program to support a start-up from DPM research outcome.
  • 7, 2016: DPM received funding from the UM Pilot Project Research Training Program to develop a dynamic muscle fatigue model for occupational tasks.
  • 6, 2016: Sungjoo received NRF (National Research Foundation of Korea) post-doc fellowship. Congrats!
  • 5, 2016: Houtan passed a PhD preliminary exam and became a PhD candidate. Congratulations, Houtan!
  • 5, 2016: JoonOh will join Hong Kong Poly Technical University as an Assistant Professor from July, 2016. Congrats!
  • 5, 2016: JoonOh successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled “Evaluation of Construction Workers’ Physical  Demand through Computer Vision-based Kinematic Data Collection and Analysis. Congrats!
  • 5, 2016: Juhyeong received a MSc degree and will join the University of Waterloo, Canada, as a PhD student (with full scholarship), from Auguest, 2016. Congrats!
  • 4, 2016: Houtan received the Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award from the College of Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Congratulations!
  • 4, 2016: Journal paper by Liu, Han and Lee on “Tracking-Based 3D Human Skeleton Extraction from Stereo Video Camera toward an On-Site Safety and Ergonomic Analysis” has been accepted by Construction Innovation, Emerald.
  • 4, 2016: Journal paper by Anderson and Lee on “An Empirically Grounded Model for Simulating Normative Energy Use Feedback Interventions” has been accepted by Applied Energy, Elsevier.
  • 3, 2016 : Journal paper by Leite, Cho, Behzadan, Lee, Choe, Fang, Akhavian and Hwang on “Visualization, Information Modeling and Simulation Grand Challenges in the Construction Industry” has been accepted by ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering.
  • 3, 2016: Journal paper by Seo, Lee, and Seo on “Simulation-based Assessment of Workers’ Muscle Fatigue and Its Impact on Construction Operations” has been accepted by ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.
  • 1, 2016: DPM received funding from NSF to explore market for a vision-based ergonomic risk analysis system.

2015

  • 12, 2015: Rich’s research experience and story is featured at URC: http://urc.codeventure.net/undergradresearch/
  • 12, 2015: Journal paper by Hwang, Park, Lee and Lee on “Hybrid Simulation Framework for Immediate Facility Restoration Planning After a Catastrophic Disaster” has been accepted by ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.
  • 12, 2015: Meiyin passed a PhD qualifying exam and became a PhD candidate. Congratulations, Meiyin!
  • 11, 2015: JoonOh received a Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant to study the impact of fatigue on construction operations.
  • 11, 2015: DPM received funding from the UM MCubed program to study a potential of wearable health devices in construction.
  • 11, 2015: DPM received funding from the UM Engineering Transnational Research program for prototype development for field ergonomic risk assessment.
  • 11, 2015 : Meiyin received the 1st award in Civil and Environmental Engineering in the 2015 Engineering Graduate Symposium. Congratulations!
  • 10, 2015: Prof. Xiaoli Yan joined DPM as a visiting scholar. Welcome.
  • 9, 2015: Dr. Na Chen joined DPM as a visiting scholar. Welcome, Na.
  • 9, 2015: Byungjoo passed a PhD preliminary exam and became a PhD candidate. Congratulations, Byungjoo.
  • 8, 2015: Kaiqi Lin joined DPM as a MSc student and received a Tishman Masters Fellowship. Welcome, Kaiqi.
  • 8, 2015: Dr. Youngchan Kim joined DPM as a visiting scholar. Welcome, Youngchan.
  • 8, 2015: Houtan Jebelli joined DPM Lab. as a PhD student and received Riggs Fellowship. Welcome, Houtan!
  • 7,2015: SangUk, Profs. Lee and Pena-Mora received the best paper award from the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. The title of the paper is “Comparative Study of Motion Features for Similarity-Based Modeling and Classification of Unsafe Actions in Construction”.
  • 7,2015: Kyle successfully defended his PhD thesis, “Investigating the Role of Occupants, Complex Contextual Factors, and Norms on Residential Energy Consumption.” Congratulations, Kyle.
  • 7, 2015: DPM received funding from TOYOTA to develop a vision-based ergonomic analysis system.
  • 6, 2015: Prof. Lee has been selected to receive the 2015 Distinguished Professor Award from the Construction Industry Institute (CII).
  • 6, 2015: JoonOh has been selected as a finalist and invited for the poster competition in the 2015 CII annual conference. Congratulations, JoonOh!
  • 6, 2015: Byungjoo has been selected as a finalist and invited for the poster competition in the 2015 CII annual conference. Congratulations, Byungjoo!
  • 5, 2015: Minji Choi joined DPM as a visiting scholar. Welcome!
  • 5, 2015: Amanda De Souza Betega joined DPM as an undergraduate summer research intern. Welcome!
  • 5, 2015: Journal paper by Shokri, Ahn, Lee, Haas (C.), and Haas (R.) on “Current Status of Interface Management in Construction: Drivers and Impacts of Systematic Interface Management” has been accepted by ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.
  • 5, 2015: Byungjoo passed Qualifying Exam. Congratulations!
  • 4, 2015: Prof. Lee received CEEFA (CEE Friends Association) Faculty Award.
  • 4, 2015: Dr. Sungjoo Hwang who was a visiting PhD student at DPM three years ago re-joined our Lab. as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow. Welcome back, Dr. Hwang!
  • 2, 2015: Prof. Lee was selected for FIATECH CETI (Celebration of Engineering & Technology Innovation) Award in the category of Outstanding Early Career Researcher. The award will be presented in FIATECH’s 2015 Technology Conference and Showcase in Boca Raton, Florida, April 13-15, 2015.
  • 2, 2015: Journal paper by Golabchi, Han, Seo, Han, Lee, and Al-Hussein on “An Automated Biomechanical Simulation Approach to Ergonomic Job Analysis for Workplace Design” has been accepted by ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.
  • 2, 2015: DPM, LIVE, and SICIS received a grant from the UM Third Century Initiative, which fosters the development of forward thinking approaches to teaching and scholarship. The project is titled “Construction as a Stimulus Hub to Advance Research, Practice and Education”.  
  • 2, 2015: Byungjoo received a Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant to study the impact of social norms on workers’ safety behavior.
  • 2, 2015: Kyle has been invited to the 2015 Purdue Prospective Faculty Workshop, which will be held March 1-3, 2015, at Purdue University.
  • 2, 2015: Journal paper by Seo, Han, Lee, and Kim on “Computer Vision Techniques for Construction Safety and Health Monitoring” has been accepted by Advanced Engineering Informatics, Elsevier.
  • 2, 2015: Journal paper by Shokri, S., Haas, C., Haas, R., and Lee, S. on “An Interface Management Process for Managing Risks in Complex Capital Projects.” was accepted by ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.  
  • 1, 2015: Nitin will join Project Technologies Group as a full-time scheduler. Congratulations, Nitin!
  • 1, 2015: JoonOh was selected to receive FIATECH’s travel grant scholarship to present his research work at FIATECH’s 2015 Technology Conference and Showcase in Boca Raton, Florida, April 13-15, 2015. Congratulations, JoonOh!

 

2014

  • 11, 2014 – Journal paper by Anderson, Song, Lee, Park and Lee on “Energy consumption in households while unoccupied: Evidence from dormitories.” was accepted by Elsevier’s Energy and Buildings.
  • 11, 2014 –  JoonOh received the 1st award in Civil Engineering in the Engineering Graduate Symposium. Congratulations!
  • 9, 2014 – Seungjun joins the University of Alberta, Canada, as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. Congratulations!
  • 9, 2014 – Dr. Jeonghwan Kim joined DPM and LIVE as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. Welcome, Dr. Kim!
  • 9, 2014 – Byungjoo Choi joined DPM Lab. as a PhD student and received Riggs Fellowship. Welcome, Byungjoo!
  • 9, 2014 – Juhyeong Ryu joined DPM Lab. as a MSc student and received a Tishman Masters Fellowship. Welcome, Juhyeong!
  • 8, 2014 – Journal paper by Hwang, Park, Lee, Lee and Kim on “Post-Disaster Interdependent Built Environment Recovery Efforts and the Effects of Governmental Plans: A Case Analysis Using System Dynamics” was accepted by the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.
  • 7, 2014 – Seungjun successfully defended his PhD thesis, “Construction Workers’ Absence Behavior Under Social Influence.” Congratulations, Seungjun.
  • 7, 2014 – Journal paper by Ahn and Lee on “A Methodology for Creating Empirically Supported Agent-Based Simulation with Survey Data for Studying Construction Worker Behavior” was accepted by the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.
  • 6, 2014 – Prof. Lee has been chosen to receive the 2015 Henry Russel Award, one of the highest honors the university bestows upon junior faculty. The award acknowledges faculty members early in their academic careers who already have demonstrated an extraordinary record of accomplishment in scholarly research and/or creativity, as well as an excellent record of contribution as a teacher.
  • 6, 2014 – Sungjoo and Prof. Lee (with Profs. Park and Lee at Seoul National Univeristy) have been selected to receive the ASCE Thomas Fitch Rowland Prize. This is for the paper “Dynamic Feasibility Analysis of the Housing Supply Strategies in a Recession: Korean Housing Market” published in the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, February 2013. The award ceremony will take place at the 2014 ASCE Global Engineering Conference October 7-11, 2014 in Panama City, Panama.
  • 5, 2014 – Seungjun has been selected to receive a Tishman Predoctoral Fellowship. The Tishman Predoctoral Fellowship supports outstanding doctoral students who pursue research, innovation, and new knowledge in construction engineering and management. Congratulations, Seungjun!
  • 4, 2014 – Prof. Lee has been selected by ASCE to receive the 2014 Daniel W. Halpin Award for Scholarship in Construction “for demonstrating outstanding scholarship in construction engineering and management through groundbreaking research in computer simulation and information technology, and its application to the construction industry.” Prof. Lee has been invited to accept the award and give a keynote speech during the Construction Research Congress, May 19-21, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 3, 2014 – Journal paper by Seo, Starbuck, Han, Lee and Armstrong on “Motion-Data-driven Biomechanical Analysis During Construction Tasks on Sites” was accepted by the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering.
  • 3, 2014 – Prof. Lee has been selected as a 2013 Outstanding Reviewer for ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.
  • 3, 2014 – Kyle has been selected to receive a Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship. The Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship supports outstanding doctoral students who are actively working on dissertation research that is unusually creative, ambitious and risk-taking. Congratulations, Kyle!
  • 1, 2014 – Byungil will join the Department of Civil Engineering at Andong National University in Korea, as an Assistant Professor. Congratulations!
  • 1, 2014 – Nitin received 2014 Tishman Masters Fellowship. Congratulations!
  • 1, 2014 – JoonOh passed a PhD preliminary exam and became a candidate. Congratulations, JoonOh.

2013

  • 12, 2013 – JoonOh Seo passed a PhD qualifying exam. Congratulations, JoonOh.
  • 11, 2013 – Journal paper by Ahn, Lee and Steel on “Construction Workers’ Perceptions and Attitudes Toward Social Norms as Predictors of Their Absence Behavior” was accepted by the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.
  • 11, 2013 – Chunna Liu, a former visiting student, was selected as the 2013 INFORMS Simulation Society CUMW (Committee on Underrepresented Monitories and Women) Award winner. Her award ceremony will take place in the 2013 Winter Simulation Conference where she will present her paper written with Prof. Lee and Changbum.
  • 10, 2013 – Journal paper by Han, Saba, Lee, Mohamed and Pena-Mora on “Toward an Understanding of the Impact of Production Pressure on Safety Performance in Construction Operations.” was accepted by Accident Analysis and Prevention, Elsevier.
  • 9, 2013 – Kyle Anderson passed a PhD preliminary exam and became a candidate. Congratulations, Kyle!
  • 9, 2013 – Meiyin Liu joined DPM Lab. as a PhD student and received Riggs Fellowship. Welcome, Meiyin!
  • 9, 2013 – MyungGi Moon joined DPM Lab. as a PhD student. Welcome, MyungGi!
  • 9, 2013 – Nitin Mathur joined DPM Lab. as a MSc student and received a Tishman Masters Fellowship. Welcome, Nitin!
  • 7, 2013 – Prof. Lee has been selected to be a named John L. Tishman CM Faculty Scholar, effective September 1, 2013. He will receive discretionary support for his research for 3 years.
  • 7, 2013 – SangUk will join the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada, as an Assistant Professor. Congratulations!
  • 6, 2013 – Journal paper by Han, Lee and Pena-Mora on “Comparative Study of Motion Features for Similarity-based Modeling and Classification of Unsafe Actions in Construction.” was accepted by the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering.
  • 6, 2013 – Journal paper by Ahn, Lewis, Golparvar-Fard and Lee on “Toward An Integrated Framework for Estimating, Benchmarking, and Monitoring the Pollutant Emissions of Construction Operations.” was accepted by the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management (Special Issue on the Consideration of Sustainability in Construction Engineering and Management).
  • 6, 2013 – Journal paper by Ahn, Lee and Pena-Mora on “The Application of Low-Cost Accelerometers for Measuring the Operational Efficiency of a Construction Equipment Fleet.” was accepted by the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering.
  • 6, 2013 – Journal paper by Liu, Ahn, An and Lee on “Life Cycle Assessment of Concrete Dam Construction: Comparison of Environmental Impacts Between Rock-Filled and Conventional Concrete.” was accepted by the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management (Special Issue on the Consideration of Sustainability in Construction Engineering and Management).
  • 6, 2013 – SangUk successfully defended his PhD thesis, “Automated Monitroing and Systemic Analysis of Workers’ Safety Behavior in Construction Operations.” Congratulations, SangUk.
  • 6, 2013 – Our computer vision-based markerless motion capture approach for unsafe action detection has been featured in Vision Systems (www.vision-systems.com).
  • 6, 2013 – Prof. Lee becomes the Chair of ASCE Construction Research Council (CRC) after his two years’ service as the secretary and vice chair. He also serves as a member of the board of governors for ASCE Construction Institute.
  • 5, 2013 – Richmond Starbuck joined DPM Lab. as a UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program). Welcome!
  • 5, 2013 – Griselda Sukmoro joined DPM Lab. as a SROP (Summer Research Opportunity Program) student. Welcome!
  • 5, 2013 – Journal paper by Kim, Anderson, Lee, and Hildreth on “Automating of Scheduling Process in Construction Project Plan Using BIM (Building Information Modeling)” was accepted by Automation in Construction, Elsevier Science.
  • 5, 2013 – Journal paper by Han, Achar, Lee and Pena-Mora on “Empirical Assessment of an RGB-D Sensor on Motion Capture and Actions Recognition for Construction Worker Monitoring” was accepted by Visualization in Engineering, Springer.
  • 5, 2013 – Journal paper by Han and Lee on “A Vision-based Motion Capture and Recognition Framework for Behavior-based Safety Management” was accepted by Automation in Construction, Elsevier Science.
  • 4, 2013 – Drew Nikolai received the 2013 UROP Spring Symposium Outstanding Poster Award. Congratulations, Drew!
  • 3, 2013 – Kyle received a Weber Graduate Student Award in Environmental and Energy Sustainability, which is given to a graduate student who has made significant research contributions in the areas of environmental and/or energy sustainability. Congratulations, Kyle!
  • 2, 2013 – Journal paper by Anderson, Lee and Menassa on “Agent-based Model of Impact of Social Networks on Change in Building Occupant Behavior Energy Use.” was accepted by the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering (Special Issue on Computational Approaches to Understand and Reduce Energy Consumption in the Built Environment).
  • 2, 2013 – Journal paper by Menassa, Kamat, Lee, Azar, Feng and Anderson on “A Conceptual Framework to Optimize Building Operations by Coupling Energy Simulation Models with Energy Management Systems.” was accepted by the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering (Special Issue on Computational Approaches to Understand and Reduce Energy Consumption in the Built Environment).
  • 1, 2013 – Prof. Lee has been selected as the Specialty Editor in Project Planning and Design of the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management after 4 years’ service as an Assistant Specialty Editor in Information Technology.
  • 1, 2013 – Journal paper by Ahn, Lee and Steel on “Effects of Workers’ Social Learning: Focusing on Absence Behavior.” was accepted by the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.
  • 1, 2013 – Prof. Lee won the best paper award at the 2013 International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management held at Anaheim, CA. The title of the paper is “Construction Equipment Activity Recognition from Accelerometer Data for Monitoring Operational Efficiency and Environmental Performance”. The co-authors are Prof. Changbum Ahn (his former PhD student) at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and Prof. Feniosky Pena-Mora from Columbia University.
  • 1, 2013 – JunHyuk received Tishman Scholarship. Congratulations, JunHyuk!

2012

  • 12, 2012 – Prof. Lee has been selected as a 2012 Outstanding Reviewer for ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.
  • 12, 2012 – Amin will join the Sharif University of Technology, Iran, as an assistant professor from February 2013. Congratulations, Amin!
  • 12, 2012 – Journal paper by Han, Lee and Pena-Mora on “Vision-based Detection of Unsafe Actions of a Construction Worker: A Case Study of Ladder Climbing.” was accepted by the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering.
  • 11, 2012 – DPM awarded a grant from the Korea Institute of Construction and Transportation Technology Evaluation and Planning to develop a disaster preparedness and response system for facility management using a distributed and open simulation platform.
  • 10, 2012 – Kyle has been invited as an assistant panelist for NSF workshop on the Sciences behind Sustainability Quantification for Building and Infrastructure Design, Engineering and Construction (S2QBIDEC) that will be held in Fort Worth, TX (Nov. 7-9, 2012). His selection is based on the quality of the concept paper that he submitted. He will receive a full travel support. Congratulations, Kyle!
  • 10, 2012 – SangUk received the travel grant from the 12th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality (Taipei, Taiwan). He is one of the 3 awardees and has been selected based on the quality of his paper. His award ceremony will be held at the banquet on November 1st. Congratulations, SangUk!
  • 9, 2012 – Drew Nikolai and Yidan Zhang jointed DPM Lab. as a UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program) student. Welcome!
  • 9, 2012 – DPM awarded a Construction Industry Institute grant to study interface management (RT 302).
  • 9, 2012 – Kyle Anderson passed a PhD qualifying exam. Congratulations, Kyle!
  • 9, 2012 – JoonOh Seo joined DPM Lab. as a PhD student and received Tishman Fellowship (Tishman Fellow). Welcome and congratulations, JoonOh!
  • 9, 2012 – Dr. Byungil Kim joined DPM Lab. as a Post-doctoral Fellow. Welcome!
  • 8, 2012 – DPM received a Pilot Research Training Projects grant from UM NIOSH Education and Research Center.
  • 8, 2012 – Changbum joined the Charles W. Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction in the University of Nebraska, Lincoln as an assistant professor. Congratulations!
  • 7, 2012 – Journal paper by Alvanchi, Lee and AbouRizk on “Dynamics of Workforce Skill Evolution in Construction Projects” was accepted by the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering.
  • 6, 2012 – SangUk Han, Profs. Lee and Pena-Mora received the best paper award from the 2012 International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering. The title of the paper is “A Machine-Learning Classification Approach to Automatic Detection of Workers’ Actions for Behavior-based Safety Analysis.” This paper was also invited to invited to a special issue of the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. Congratulations!
  • 6, 2012 – Changbum successfully defended his PhD thesis, “An Integrated Framework for Sustainable Construction Processes: Understanding and Managing the Environmental Performance of Construction Operations.” Congratulations, Changbum.
  • 6, 2012 – Prof. Lee received the Stephen G. Revay Award that is presented for the best paper in a two-year period in the areas of construction engineering, construction management or project management among the papers published in the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering. Prof. Lee’s Stephen G. Revay Award for 2010-2011 is for the paper entitled “Understanding construction workforce absenteeism in industrial construction” (Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Volume 38, No. 8, pp. 849-858). The co-authors are Mahdi Salehi Sichani (his former MS student at the U of Alberta) and Prof. Aminah Robinson Fayek (U of Alberta).
  • 5, 2012 – Prof. Lee becomes the Vice Chair of ASCE Construction Research Council (CRC) after his one year service as the secretary.
  • 5, 2012 – Seungjun Ahn won the 3rd Place – Best PhD Poster Award at the 2012 ASCE Construction Research Congress (CRC), which was held on May 21-23 in West Lafayette, IN. His title of the poster is “Exploration of the Effect of Construction Workers’ Formal and Social Learning and Self-Regulation Behavior: Focusing on Absenteeism”. Congratulations, Seungjun!
  • 5, 2012 – Journal paper by Ahn and Lee on “Importance of Operational Efficiency to Achieve Energy Efficiency and Exhaust Emission Reduction of Construction Operations” was accepted by ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.
  • 4, 2012 – Madhav Achar received the 2012 UROP Spring Symposium Outstanding Poster Presentation Award. Congratulations, Madhav!
  • 4, 2012 – Journal paper by Hwang, Park, Lee, Lee and Kim on “Dynamic Feasibility Analysis of the Housing Supply Strategies in a Recession: The Case of the Korean Housing Market “ was accepted by ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.
  • 3, 2012 – DPM received a CPWR grant to develop a field tool for construction workers’ ergonomic analysis.
  • 3, 2012 – JunHyuk Kwon received Tishman Scholarship and becomes Tishman Scholar. Congratulations, JunHyuk!
  • 3, 2012 – DPM awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant on “Collaborative Research: Automatic Behavior Monitoring for In-depth Analysis of Construction Fatalities and Injuries”.
  • 2, 2012 – Journal paper by Ahn, Pena-Mora, Lee, and Arboleda on “Consideration of the Environmental Cost in Construction Contracting for Public Works: A+C and A+B+C Bidding Method” was accepted by ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering.
  • 2, 2012 – Changbum Ahn passed a PhD preliminary exam (UIUC). Congratulations, Changbum!
  • 1, 2012 – Seugnjun Ahn passed a PhD preliminary exam and became a candidate. Congratulations, Seungjun!

2011

  • 12, 2011 – Conference paper by Han, Lee, and Pena-Mora on “Application of Dimension Reduction Technique for Motion Recognition: Construction Worker Behavior Monitoring”, which was presented at the 2011 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering in Miami, FL, was identified as one of the top papers and invited to a special issue of the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering.
  • 12, 2011 – Journal paper by Azimi, Lee, and AbouRizk on “Applying Basic Control Theory Principles to Project Control: a Case Study of Off-Site Construction Shops.” was accepted by ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering.
  • 12, 2011 – Seungjun Ahn presented his research on agent-based modeling of absence culture in the 2011 Winter Simulation Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
  • 11, 2011 – Journal paper by Chen, Han, Lee, and Pena-Mora on “A Civilian Reporting Service to Guide Converging Resources and Search and Rescue Teams in Disaster Response Considering Risk and Health Factors.” was accepted by the Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management.
  • 10, 2011 – Seungjun Ahn passed a PhD qualifying exam. Congratulations, Seungjun!
  • 10, 2011 – Madhav Achar joined the DPM Lab. as a UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program) student.
  • 9, 2011 – Kyle Anderson joined DPM Lab. as a PhD student and received Tishman Fellowship (Tishman Fellow). Welcome and congratulations, Kyle.
  • 9, 2011 – JunHyuk Kwon joined DPM Lab. as a MSc student. Welcome!
  • 9, 2011 – Chunna Liu (Tsinghua University, China) joined DPM Lab. as a visiting scholar. Welcome!
  • 8, 2011 – Sungjoo Hwang and Youjin Jang (Seoul National University, Korea) joined DPM Lab. as a visiting scholar. Welcome!
  • 8, 2011 – Reza Azimi successfully defended his PhD thesis, “An Integrated Real-Time Control System for Off-site Construction Projects”. Congratulations, Reza.
  • 8, 2011 – Amin Alvanchi successfully defended his PhD thesis, “Incorporating the Effects of Complex Dynamic Interactions in the Construction Decision Making Process”. Congratulations, Amin.
  • 8, 2011 – DPM awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant on “Cross-level Feedback between Individual Absence Behavior and Absence Culture in the Construction Industry”.
  • 8, 2011 – Conference paper by Alvanchi, Lee and AbouRizk on “Modeling of Workforce Evolution in Construction Projects”, which was presented at the 2011 CSCE Annual General Meeting and Conferences in Ottawa, Canada, was identified as one of the top papers and invited to a special issue of the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering.
  • 7, 2011 – Journal paper by Alvanchi, Azimi, Lee, AbouRizk, and Zubick on “Off-site Construction Planning Using Discrete Event Simulation” was accepted by ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering.
  • 6, 2011 – Prof. Lee has been elected as the Secretary of ASCE Construction Research Council (CRC) at the committee’s annual meeting held in Ottawa, Canada. His appointment as Secretary is for a one year term, after which he will transition to the role of Vice Chair in 2012, Chair in 2013, and Past Chair in 2014.
  • 6, 2011 – Prof. Lee has been the Vice Chair of ASCE TCCIT Visualization, Information Modeling, and Simulation (VIMS) Committee after his two year service as the secretary.
  • 6, 2011 – Journal paper by Lee, Lee, Park, Baek, and Lee on “Development of Real Time Locating System for Construction Safety Management.” was accepted by ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering (collaboration with Seoul National University)
  • 6, 2011 – Chunxia Li and SangUk Han presented their research projects in the 2011 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, Miami Beach, FL.
  • 6, 2011 – Amin Alvanchi presented his research work in the 2011 CSCE Annual General Meeting & Conference in Ottawa, Canada.
  • 5, 2011 – Journal paper by Azimi, Lee, and AbouRizk on “Intelligent Look-Ahead Scheduling for Structural Steel Fabrication Projects.” was accepted by International Journal on Advances in Software.
  • 5, 2011 – Journal paper by Salehi, Lee, and Robinson Fayek on “Understanding Construction Workforce Absenteeism in Industrial Construction.” was accepted by Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering.
  • 5, 2011 – Profs. Parra-Montesinos, Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, Zekkos, Demond and Lee awarded a UM diversity grant on “NEFECE: UM Network for Female Excellence in Civil Engineering”.
  • 4, 2011 – Journal paper by Han, Lee, and Peña-Mora on “Identification and Quantification of Non-Value Adding Activities due to Errors and Changes for Designing Robust Construction Project.” was accepted by ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.
  • 4, 2011 – Journal paper by Alvanchi, Lee, and AbouRizk on “Dynamics of Working Hours in Construction.” was accepted by ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.
  • 4, 2011 – DPM  awarded a Rackham Spring/Summer Research Grant to support absenteeism case study in Canada.
  • 4, 2011 – Journal paper by Pan, Lee, and AbouRizk on “Estimating Hazardous Gas Emissions from Construction Equipment Using Special Purpose Simulation.” was accepted by International Journal of Constructed Environment.
  • 2, 2011 – Journal paper by Alvanchi, Lee, and AbouRizk on “Modeling Framework and Architecture for Hybrid System Dynamics and Discrete Event Simulation for Construction.” was published by Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering.
  • 1, 2011 – Journal paper by Azimi, Lee, AbouRizk, and Alvanchi on “Framework for Automated and Integrated Project Monitoring and Control System for Steel Construction.” was published in Automation in Construction.
  • 1, 2011 – Prof. Lee has been appointed as an adjunct professor at the University of Alberta, Canada.
  • 1, 2011 – Ms. Chunxia Li passed the PhD qualifying exam. Congratulations, Chunxia!

2010

  • 12, 2010 – Changbum Ahn presented his research on GHG estimation using DES in the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference in Baltimore, MD.
  • 9, 2010 – Our paper, “integrated Simulation-Based  Look-Ahead Scheduling for Steel Fabrication Projects” with Reza Azimi and Prof. Simaan Abourizk won  the Best Paper Award at the 2nd International Conference on Advances in System  Simulation, Nice, France. Congratulations, Reza.
  • 9, 2010 – Seungjun Ahn joined the DPM Lab. and received Reckam Scholarship (Riggs fellow). Welcome and congratulations, Seungjun.
  • 9, 2010 – Chunxia Li transferred from the University of Alberta to the University of Michigan. She also received the Reckam scholarship and becomes Riggs fellow. Welcome and congratulations, Chunxia.