Kevin Han

Assistant Professor

Education

Ph.D. 2016

Civil Engineering

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

M.C.S. 2015

Computer Science

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

M.S. 2012

Civil Engineering

University of California, Berkeley

B.A. 2010

Architecture/Minor in Structural Engineering

University of California, Berkeley

Research Description

Dr. Han's research focuses on creating and validating new computer vision and machine learning analytics that leverage emerging and often already existing visual data (images, videos, and point cloud data) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) for effective construction project controls, enhancing site-to-office and office-to-site communications, safety and hazard recognition, and safety training and monitoring. He is particularly interested in new modalities of information and user interaction, including Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Augmented Virtuality. Other areas of interest include robotics for automating management of civil infrastructure systems (subtopics to include autonomous navigation for data collection and analytics) and project-based learning for STEM education.

Publications

LNSNet: Lightweight Navigable Space Segmentation for Autonomous Robots on Construction Sites
Asadi, K., Chen, P., Han, K., Wu, T., & Lobaton, E. (2019), Data. https://doi.org/10.3390/data4010040
Are Visual Search Patterns Predictive of Hazard Recognition Performance? Empirical Investigation Using Eye-Tracking Technology
Jeelani, I., Albert, A., Han, K., & Azevedo, R. (2019), JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT, 145(1). https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001589
Automating Analysis of Construction Workers' Viewing Patterns for Personalized Safety Training and Management
Jeelani, I., Han, K., & Albert, A. (2018), In Proceedings of the 35th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC). International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC). https://doi.org/10.22260/ISARC2018/0131
Automating and scaling personalized safety training using eye-tracking data
Jeelani, I., Han, K., & Albert, A. (2018), Automation in Construction, 93, 63–77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2018.05.006
Building an Integrated Mobile Robotic System for Real-Time Applications in Construction
Asadi, K., Ramshankar, H., Pullagurla, H., Bhandare, A., Shanbhag, S., Mehta, P., … Wu, T. (2018), In Proceedings of the 35th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC). International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC). https://doi.org/10.22260/ISARC2018/0063
Geometry- and Appearance-Based Reasoning of Construction Progress Monitoring
Han, K., Degol, J., & Golparvar-Fard, M. (2018), Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 144(2), 04017110. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001428
Real-Time Energy Audit of Built Environments: Simultaneous Localization and Thermal Mapping
Ramachandra, B., Nawathe, P., Monroe, J., Han, K., Ham, Y., & Vatsavai, R. R. (2018), JOURNAL OF INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS, 24(3). https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000431
Vision-based integrated mobile robotic system for real-time applications in construction
Asadi, K., Ramshankar, H., Pullagurla, H., Bhandare, A., Shanbhag, S., Mehta, P., … Wu, T. (2018), Automation in Construction, 96, 470–482. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2018.10.009
Crowdsourcing BIM-guided collection of construction material library from site photologs
Han, K., & Golparvar-Fard, M. (2017), Visualization in Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40327-017-0052-3
Development of immersive personalized training environment for construction workers
Jeelani, I., Han, K., & Albert, A. (2017), In Computing in Civil Engineering 2017: Sensing, Simulation, and Visualization (pp. 407–415). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784480830.050

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Grants

BIM for VTR: Holistic Approach to Design and Construction
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(9/17/18 - 9/30/19)