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Our mission is to develop data-driven solutions to improve human performance and augment human capabilities (physical and mental) for future design, construction, and engineering process. We conduct research in areas that include visualization and simulation (Virtual Reality (VR)/Augmented Reality (AR)), sensing and data analytics (Artificial intelligence(AI)), and human factors engineering in the context of built environments (e.g., buildings, industrial facilities, and smart transportation systems, etc.).

Recent news

2022

  • June. Journal paper by Gilbert (Yang) Ye, Yangming Shi, Divya Srinivasan, and Jing Du on “Sensation Transfer for Immersive Exoskeleton Motor Training: Implications of Haptics and Viewpoints” was accepted and published in the Elsevier Journal of Automation in Construction (IF=7.7).

  • June. Journal paper by Gilbert (Yang) Ye, Yangming Shi, Pengxiang Xia, John Kang, Oshin Tyagi, Ranjana K Mehta, and Jing Du on Cognitive Characteristics in Firefighter Wayfinding Tasks: An Eye-Tracking Analysis was accepted and published in the Elsevier Journal of Advanced Engineering Informatics (IF=5.603).

  • May. Dr. Shi was selected as the track coordinator for project management and construction at the 2022 IEEE Winter Simulation Conference (WSC 2022).

  • May. Journal paper by Yangming Shi, Connor Johnson, Pengxiang Xia, John Kang, Oshin Tyagi, Ranjana K Mehta, and Jing Du on Neural Basis Analysis of Firefighters’ Wayfinding Performance via Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) was published in the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering (IF=5.44).

  • April. Journal paper by Tianyu Zhou, Qi Zhu, Yangming Shi, and Jing Du on Construction Robot Teleoperation Safeguard Based on Real-Time Human Hand Motion Prediction was published in the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management (IF=4.44).

  • March. Dr. Shi presented his research studies on desktop-based eye-tracking methods and haptic-driven exoskeleton learning at CRC 2022 conference, Arlington, Virginia.

  • January. Matias Mega visited our research group as a visiting undergraduate student from Universidad Nacional del Nordeste (UNNE) in Argentina. Welcome aboard!

2021

  • October. Dr. Shi was selected as the best reviewer for 38th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC 2021).

  • April. Dr. Shi was selected as the track coordinator for project management and construction at the 2021 IEEE Winter Simulation Conference (WSC 2021).