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Biography

Dr. JoonOh Seo received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Architectural Engineering from Seoul National University in South Korea. He obtained his master’s degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering (specialized in Ergonomics) and his PhD degree in Civil Engineering (construction management program) from the University of Michigan in the United States in 2016. Prior to starting his PhD, he gained 5 years of industry experience in construction. He used to work as a cost and safety manager in building construction projects in South Korea. His research focuses on understanding the relationship between construction workers’ physical demands and their impact on construction operations. In his studies, various computing and IT approaches—including vision-based motion capture, machine learning-based action recognition, and computer simulation such as discrete event simulation and system dynamics—have been applied and implemented. In particular, he is interested in total scene understanding and wearable sensing, aiming to enhance construction workers’ performances such as safety, health, and productivity. Also, he is currently working on Augmented and Immersive Virtual Reality (AR/IVR) for enhancing construction workers’ safety behavior.

Research interests

Sensing Technologies (e.g., computer vision, wearable sensors) for Safety and Health Monitoring, Construction Ergonomics, Computer Simulation, Augmented Reality, Immersive Virtual Reality

Teaching

BRE261 Construction Technology & Materials I

BRE273 Construction & Maintenance Technology

BRE470 Information Technology & BIM for Construction

BRE586 Construction Information Technology

BRE684 Digital Technologies for Construction Projects

CE631 Simulation and IT Applications in Construction

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science in Engineering, Seoul National University

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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