Kevin Han

Associate Professor & Edward I. Weisiger Distinguished Scholar

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Dr. Kevin Han is an associate professor and Edward I. Weisiger Distinguished Scholar in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University. He received a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management emphasis) and Master of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a MS in Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management emphasis) and a BA in Architecture/Minor in Structural Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.

Prior to joining NC State, Dr. Han was a founding member and Lead Construction Management Engineer at a startup called Reconstruct that provides a web-based visual platform that continuously reconstructs and visualizes Reality directly within 4D Building Information Modeling (BIM), measures progress and productivity, and analyzes risk for delay.

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 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.

He teaches BIM in Construction, Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Buildings, Visual Sensing for Civil Infrastructure Engineering and Management and Design of a Robotic Computer Vision System for Autonomous Navigation.

More information about his research group, Construction Automation and Robotics Lab (CARL) can be found here:


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


Automatic and Real-Time Joint Tracking and Three-Dimensional Scanning for a Construction Welding Robot
Integrated 4D Design Change Management Model for Construction Projects
Wang, L., Lee, J., Nimawat, J., Han, K., & Gupta, A. (2024), Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.
Automated Model-Based 3D Scan Planning for Prefabricated Building Components
Vision-based inspection of prefabricated components using camera poses: Addressing inherent limitations of image-based 3D reconstruction
Lee, D., Nie, G.-Y., & Han, K. (2023), JOURNAL OF BUILDING ENGINEERING, 64.
Assessment and Prediction of Impact of Flight Configuration Factors on UAS-Based Photogrammetric Survey Accuracy
Liu, Y., Han, K., & Rasdorf, W. (2022), REMOTE SENSING, 14(16).
Automated compatibility checking of prefabricated components using 3D as-built models and BIM
Noghabaei, M., Liu, Y., & Han, K. (2022), AUTOMATION IN CONSTRUCTION, 143.
Computer-Vision-Based Vibration Tracking Using a Digital Camera: A Sparse-Optical-Flow-Based Target Tracking Method
Nie, G.-Y., Bodda, S. S., Sandhu, H. K., Han, K., & Gupta, A. (2022), SENSORS, 22(18).
Design of Computer Vision-Based Robotic Welding for Nuclear Power Plants Construction Project
, (2022). 26th International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT26).
Development of Automated Welding System for Construction: Focused on Robotic Arm Operation for Varying Weave Patterns
, (2022). International Journal of High-Rise Buildings (IJHRB).
Digital Engineering for Integrated Modeling and Simulation for Building-Piping Systems Through Interoperability Solutions
Crowder, N., Lee, J., Gupta, A., Han, K., Bodda, S., & Ritter, C. (2022, May 13), NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING.

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Digital Twin Demonstration for Piping System
Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.(4/05/23 - 5/31/24)
Digital Engineering Solutions in Construction Engineering and Integration with Structural Design and Risk Assessment - CNEFS Core -Project
NCSU Center for Nuclear Energy Facilities and Structures (CNEFS)(1/01/22 - 12/31/23)
IGE: Learning the Entire Pipeline: Analyzing and Improving Graduate Engineering Education through Communities of Practice
National Science Foundation (NSF)(8/15/21 - 7/31/24)
NCHRP Synthesis 20-05/Topic 52-04: Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Departments of Transportation
National Academy of Sciences(12/23/20 - 6/23/22)
Development and Assessment of Digital Twin for Advanced Reactors
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(8/16/21 - 6/30/24)
Guidelines to Enhance the Constructability of Diverse, Modern, and Unconventional Intersections and Interchanges (DMUII)
NC Department of Transportation(1/01/21 - 8/14/23)
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 - 9/30/24)
Safety Management in Complex Environments
Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America(7/12/19 - 8/31/21)
Applying Small UAS to Produce Survey Grade Geospatial Products for DOT Preconstruction & Construction Activities
NC Department of Transportation(8/01/19 - 10/31/21)
BIM for VTR: Holistic Approach to Design and Construction
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(9/17/18 - 9/30/22)