Professor and John L. Tishman Faculty Scholar
Associate Department Chair of Research
Founder and CTO of Kinetica Labs, Inc.
Director of UM Construction Industry Alliance Program
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Hangyang University, Korea
Affiliated Faculty in Michigan Robotics
Affiliated Faculty in Energy Institute
Affiliated Faculty in Graham Sustainability Institute
Affiliated Faculty in Michigan Institute of Computational Discovery and Engineering
Prof. Lee’s research interest centers around anthropocentric construction and infrastructure management to achieve max performance from technologies like wearables, robotics, and automation for human. Prof. Lee earned his PhD and MSc from MIT and BE from Dong-A University, Korea. Before he joined UM at 2010, he taught at MIT and the University of Alberta, Canada. He also worked as a consultant at CRA International. He has received numerous awards such as the ASCE Daniel W. Halpin Award for Scholarship in Construction, ASCE Thomas Fitch Rowland Prize, FIATECH Outstanding Early Career Researcher Award, CII Distinguished Professor Award, CSCE Stephan G. Revay Award, UM Henry Russel Award, CEEFA Faculty Award, Tom Waters Award, etc., and received ten best paper awards including the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering best paper awards (twice: 2014 and 2018, respectively). He has assumed many leadership roles; he was Chair of ASCE Construction Research Council, Chair of ASCE Visualization, Information Modeling and Simulation Committee, and Board of Governer at ASCE Construction Institute among others. He has five editorialships in leading journals like the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management and the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. He believes passion beats natural talent and loves cats.