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Current Students

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Sumukha Udupa
Ph.D. Candidate 
Email: sudupa@umich.edu  

Research Topic: Robotic Shared Control
Hongrui Yu
Ph.D. Student 
Email: yhongrui@umich.edu  

Research Topic: Co-Robotics

Ci-Jyun (Polar) Liang
Ph.D. Candidate (Co-advised with C. Menassa)
Email: cjliang@umich.edu
Research Topic
: Co-Robotics
 

 

 

Xi Wang 
Ph.D. Candidate (Co-advised with C. Menassa)
Email: wangix@umich.edu  

Research Topic: Co-Robotics

 

 

Alumni

 

Kurt Lundeen, Ph.D.
Research Engineer in Robotics, Ford Motor Company
Research Topic: Adaptive Robotics

Lichao Xu, Ph.D. (Co-advised with C. Menassa)
SLAM Engineer, Flexiv Robotics 

Research Topic: Robotic Scene Understanding
 
Chen Feng, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, New York University 
Research Topic: Robot Pose Estimation

Suyang Dong, Ph.D.
Ford Motor Company
Research Topic: Augmented Reality

Yong Xiao, Ph.D.
Lucid Motors
Research Topic: Geometric Modeling 

Jack Kosaian 
Undergraduate Student Researcher
Research Topic: Machine Control
Gabriel Bartosiewicz 
Undergraduate Student Researcher
Research Topic: Machine Control
Chao-Chung Yang 
Visiting Research Scholar
Research Topic: Building Information Modeling
Zhiyuan Zuo 
Graduate Student Researcher
Research Topic: Robotics
Brendan Hart 
Undergraduate Student Researcher
Research Topic: Machine Control
Jeong-Hwan Kim
Post-Doctoral Scholar
Research Topic: Human-Robot Collaboration in Construction
 Jiannan Huang 
Undergraduate Student Researcher
Research Topic: Machine Control
Sumayya Atmeh 
Undergraduate Student Researcher
Research Topic: Machine Control
Reid Rossberger 
Undergraduate Student Researcher
Research Topic: Machine Control

Manu Akula, Ph.D.
Consultant, Enovio LLC
Email : 
akulaman@umich.edu

Ph.D. DissertationReal-Time Context-Aware Computing with Applications in Civil Infrastructure Systems

Tracey Lo 
Undergraduate Student Researcher
Research Topic: Machine Control

Crystal Fletcher 
Undergraduate Student Researcher
Research Topic: Machine Control

Steve Chapel 
Research Scholar
Research Topic: Machine Control
Ihab A. Ismail, Ph.D.
Managing Partner, Enovio LLC 
Email : 
ihab.ismail@enovio.com 


Ph.D. Dissertation: Financial Cash Flow Determinants of Company Failure in the Construction Industry
Ritika Mehta 
Undergraduate Student Researcher
Research Topic: Machine Control
Nick Fredricks 
Graduate Student Researcher
Email : nickdf@umich.edu
Research Topic: Robot Navigation
 
Bradley Hecht 
Undergraduate Student Researcher
Research Topic: Machine Control
Aakash Mittal 
Graduate Student Researcher
Research Topic: Machine Control
Malia Taqbeem 
Undergraduate Student Researcher
Research Topic: Augmented Reality
Karan Veer Singh 
Undergraduate Student Researcher
Research Topic: Augmented Reality
Joshua Rios 
Undergraduate Student Researcher
Research Topic: Machine Control
Ehsan Rezazadeh Azar, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor, Lakehead University
Research Topic: Equipment Monitoring
Varsha Venkatesh 
Graduate Student Researcher
Research Topic: Pedestrian Tracking
Alireza Golabchi 
Graduate Student Researcher
Research Topic: Building Information Modeling
Raghav Grover 
Undergraduate Student Researcher
Research Topic: Construction Robotics
Sanat Talmaki, Ph.D.
Research Engineer, Caterpillar, Inc. 
Ph.D. Dissertation: Real-Time Visualization for Prevention of Excavation Related Utility Strikes
Hyounseok Moon, Ph.D. 
Senior Researcher, Korea Institute of Construction Technology
Research Topic: Human Motion Modeling
Lin Liu 
Graduate Student Researcher
Research Topic: Facilities Management Using BIM
Srinath Sridhar
Graduate Student Researcher
Research Topic: Computer Vision
Shen Wang
Graduate Student Researcher
Research Topic: Earned Value Analysis Using BIM
Yinzhen Jin 
Undergraduate Student Researcher
Research Topic: Visualization of Large-Scale Object Flow in Flood Waters
Swetha Viswanatha 
Undergraduate Student Researcher
Research Topic: Simulation and Visualization for Engineering Process Design
Akash Garg
Undergraduate Student Researcher
Research Topic: Automated Precast Reinforced Concrete Segment Production

Hiam M. Khoury, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, 
American University of Beirut


Ph.D. Dissertation: Context Aware Information Access and Retrieval for Rapid On-Site Decision Making in Construction, Inspection and Maintenance of Constructed Facilities

Fei Dai (Alex), Ph.D.
Former Visiting Student Scholar
Research Topic
: Photogrammetry Assisted Rapid Measurement of Earthquake-Induced Building Damage

Amir H. Behzadan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
Texas A&M University

Ph.D. Dissertation: ARVISCOPE: Georeferenced Visualization of Dynamic Construction Processes in Three-Dimensional Outdoor Augmented Reality

Souha Alameddine
Graduate Student Researcher

M.S.E. Research Report: Sustainability Aspects of Steel Construction

Chelsea Woods 
Undergraduate Student Researcher
Research Topic: Improving Excavation Safety Using Web-Based Virtual Reality

Asif Iqbal
Undergraduate Student Researcher

Research Topic: Construction Equipment Augmented Reality “Magic Book”

Jin Lee
Graduate Student Researcher
M.Eng. Research Report: Evaluation of an Automated Pavement Condition Assessment Technique Using GIS, GPS and Accelerometers
Matthew G. Weber
Graduate Student Researcher
M.S.E. Research Report: A Comparative Study of the Use of Modular Construction Techniques in the Construction and Shipbuilding Industries

Brian W. Timm
Undergraduate Student Researcher

Research Topics: Augmented Reality and Visual Simulation

Chachrist Srisuwanrat
Graduate Student Researcher

M.Eng. Research ReportVirtual Reality Time Lapse Video (VTLV): Visualizing Construction Project Progress Using 3D Laser Scanned As-Built Product Models and Immersive Virtual Reality Environments

Laila Badran
Graduate Student Researcher

M.S.E. Research ReportEvaluation of the CIMSTEEL Integration Standard (CIS/2) for Rapid and Interactive Definition of Structural Damage Sustained by Steel Framed Buildings in Natural and Human-Perpetrated Disasters

Donald A. Klokkenga
Graduate Student Researcher
M.Eng. Research Report: From BIM to buildingSMART: A Construction Manager’s Vision