Kevin Han

Assistant Professor


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.


An Integrated UGV-UAV System for Construction Site Data Collection
, (2020). Automation in Construction.
Developing hazard recognition skill among the next-generation of construction professionals
Albert, A., Jeelani, I., & Han, K. (2020), CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS.
Development of virtual reality and stereo-panoramic environments for construction safety training
Jeelani, I., Han, K., & Albert, A. (2020), Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, ahead-of-print(ahead-of-print).
Smart Infrastructure: A Vision for the Role of the Civil Engineering Profession in Smart Cities
Berglund, E. Z., Monroe, J. G., Ahmed, I., Noghabaei, M., Do, J., Pesantez, J. E., … Levis, J. (2020), Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 26(2), 03120001.
Trend Analysis on Adoption of Virtual and Augmented Reality in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Industry
Noghabaei, M., Heydarian, A., Balali, V., & Han, K. (2020), Data, 5(1), 26.
A Framework of Human-Motion Based Structural Dynamics Simulation Using Mobile Devices
Yoon, H., Han, K., & Ham, Y. (2019), Sensors.
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), 04018115.
Assessing the Effectiveness of Individual Learning in a Realistic Engineering Design Class
Delgado, C., Norville, K., Han, K., Lobaton, E., & Wu, T. (2019), 2019 American Society for Engineering Education Southeastern Section Conference, 10–12, Raleigh, NC: American Society for Engineering Education Southeastern Section Conference.
LNSNet: Lightweight Navigable Space Segmentation for Autonomous Robots on Construction Sites
Asadi, K., Chen, P., Han, K., Wu, T., & Lobaton, E. (2019), Data.
Real-Time Hazard Proximity Detection—Localization of Workers Using Visual Data
, (2019). Computing in Civil Engineering 2019.

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Guidelines to Enhance the Constructability of Diverse, Modern, and Unconventional Intersections and Interchanges (DMUII)
NC Department of Transportation(1/01/21 - 12/31/22)
Collaborative Research: Improving Undergraduate Education in Civil & Building Engineering through Student-centric Cyber-Physical Systems: Bringing Real-world Problems to Classrooms
National Science Foundation (NSF)(10/01/20 - 9/30/23)
Safety Management in Complex Environments
Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America(7/12/19 - 7/31/21)
Applying Small UAS to Produce Survey Grade Geospatial Products for DOT Preconstruction & Construction Activities
NC Department of Transportation(8/01/19 - 7/31/21)
BIM for VTR: Holistic Approach to Design and Construction
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(9/17/18 - 9/30/21)