Session 10 AI and BIM

AI and BIM session will be chaired by Dr. Bonsang Koo


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Bonsang Koo is currently a professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Seoul National University of Science and Technology in Seoul, Korea. He previously worked in the U.S. and U.K. as an engineering consultant, as well as a research fellow at CERIK, a think tank for the Korean construction industry.

His research interests focused on deploying Information Technologies throughout the project management lifecycle. More recently, he has been interested in developing approaches to improve the generation, management and integration of Building Information Models by employing Artificial Intelligence techniques. He is devoted to his students at the i3 laboratory and is a proud father and husband for his family. He enjoys golf in his pastime.


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Dr. Junjie Chen will give the talk titled:

Smart inspection of water supply infrastructure: An integrated framework of unmanned aerial vehicle, BIM, and AI

Junjie Chen is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Real Estate and Construction at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He obtained a PhD in hydraulic engineering from Tianjin University in 2020, and was a visiting researcher at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville from 2018 to 2019. His research covers a broad area in construction informatics and built environment, including Computer Vision, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Waste Management, Machine Learning, Intelligent Compaction, and structural health monitoring of mega infrastructure. He is particularly interested in exploiting the latent value of visual data in the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operation (AECO) industry by the use of advanced machine learning techniques.

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Dr. Ioannis Brilakis will give the talk titled:

Generating and Exploiting Digital Twins

Dr Ioannis Brilakis is a Laing O'Rourke Reader in Construction Engineering and the Director of the Construction Information Technology Laboratory at the Division of Civil Engineering of the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. He completed his PhD in Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign in 2005. He then worked as an Assistant Professor at the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2005-2008) and Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta (2008-2012) before moving to Cambridge in 2012 as a Laing O’Rourke Lecturer. He was promoted to University Reader in October 2017. He has also held visiting posts at the Department of Computer Science, Stanford University as a Visiting Associate Professor of Computer Vision (2014) and at the Technical University of Munich as a Visiting Professor, Leverhulme International Fellow (2018-2019), and Hans Fischer Senior Fellow (2019-2021). He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award, the 2019 ASCE J. James R. Croes Medal, the 2018 ASCE John O. Bickel Award, the 2013 ASCE Collingwood Prize, the 2012 Georgia Tech Outreach Award and the 2009 ASCE Associate Editor Award. Dr Brilakis is an author of over 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, an Associate Editor of the ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE Construction Engineering and Management, Elsevier Automation in Construction, and Elsevier Advanced Engineering Informatics Journals, and the past chair of the Board of Directors of the European Council on Computing in Construction.

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Dr. Sherif Abdelmohsen will give the talk titled:

Smart City Management using BIM and GIS

Sherif Abdelmohsen is Associate Professor of Digital Media and Design Computing, coordinator for graduate studies, and head of the Design Computing and Fabrication Group at the Department of Architecture at the American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt, which he joined in 2014. He is also co-founder and managing partner at UDAAR, an international company specialized in architecture, computational design research, and smart building management solutions, and current president of the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD). 
Abdelmohsen received his PhD degree in Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA (2011), and participated in design computing research and teaching at both Carnegie Mellon University and Georgia Tech. He has over 60 articles and book chapters published in international peer-reviewed conferences and journals. His recent research involves automated post-occupancy space management using BIM and GIS, the development of low-cost soft adaptive façade systems using hygroscopic properties of wood, the design and fabrication of complex facades using robotic depositing and multi-point forming, and the design, fabrication and robotic assembly of thermally responsive parametric brick wall configurations. At the professional level, he participated in award-winning international competitions and in designing architectural projects in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Italy, Germany and Egypt. 
Abdelmohsen is honorary recipient of the Knowledge Application and Notion for Society (KANS) scientific competition (2018), the Faculty Award of Merit for Best Doctoral Presentation (2012), Young Active Researcher Award for outstanding research activity (2013), and the ARCC/KING Medal for Excellence in Architectural and Environmental Design Research (2009).

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Dr. Pingbo Tang and Dr. Burcu Akinci will give the talk titled:

Building Information Modeling for Predictive Civil Infrastructure Operations and Facility Management

Pingbo Tang, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He founded and is directing Spatiotemporal Workflows and Resilient Management Laboratory (SWARM Lab). He obtained his BS in Civil Engineering in 2002 and his MS in Bridge Engineering in 2005, both from Tongji University, Shanghai, China. He received his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in 2009. Tang’s research explores the remote sensing, human systems engineering, data analytics, and information modeling technology to support spatiotemporal analyses needed for predictive management of constructed facilities, workspaces, and civil infrastructure systems.

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Dr. Burcu Akinci is the Paul Christiano Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Associate Dean for Research for the College of Engineering, Director of the  Engineering Research Accelerator, and co-director of Pennsylvania Smarter Infrastructure Incubator at Carnegie Mellon University. She earned her BS in Civil Engineering (1991) from Middle East Technical University and her MBA (1993) from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. After that, she earned her MS (1995) and her Ph.D. (2000) in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a specialization in Construction Engineering and Management from Stanford University.  Her research interests include developing approaches to model and reason about information-rich histories of facilities to streamline construction and facility management processes. She specifically focuses on investigating the utilization and integration of building information models with data capture and tracking technologies, such as 3D imaging, embedded sensors, and radio-frequency identification systems to capture semantically-rich as-built histories of construction projects and facility operations.