Yong K. Cho, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director of Robotics & Intelligent Construction Automation Lab
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Office: Mason 4041B
Phone: +01-404-385-2038
E-mail: yong.cho@ce.gatech.edu

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PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION

  • University of Texas at Austin, Civil Engineering, Ph.D., 2000
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Civil Engineering, M.S., 1997
  • Inha University in Korea, Civil Engineering, B.S,. 1996

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Construction field automation and robotics, visualization, innovations in civil infrastructure construction and maintenance, and sustainable energy in the built environment

APPOINTMENTS

  • 08/13-present, Associate Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 08/11-08/13, Associate Professor, Durham School of Architectural Engineering & Construction (DSAEC), University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • 08/05-07/11, Assistant Professor, Durham School of Architectural Engineering & Construction (DSAEC), University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • 06/08-08/08, Invited Research Associate, Architectural and Civil Engineering Department, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
  • 08/01-08/05, Assistant Professor, Building Construction Management Program, Industrial Studies Dept., University of Wisconsin-Platteville
  • 12/00-07/01, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
  • 01/98-12/00, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
  • 01/91-05/93, Sergeant, Dept. of Military Police, the 3rd Republic of Korea Army Headquarters

HONORS AND AWARDS

  1. 2017, Best Paper Award, "Building element recognition with thermal-mapped point clouds." International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC), Taipei, Taiwan, June 30, 2017.
  2. 2016, Best Paper Award, "Automatic registration of laser scanned color point clouds based on common feature extraction.” International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC), Auburn, AL, July 20, 2016.
  3. 2016, Outstanding Leadership Award, Korean-American Construction Engineering and Project Management Association, Puerto Rico, May.
  4. 2015, Leadership in Use of Educational Technology Award at School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Tech
  5. 2014, Outstanding reviewer of ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
  6. 2014, Bill Schutz Junior Faculty Teaching Award at School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Tech
  7. 2014, Recipient of NSF Travel Grant for North America-East Asia Workshop on Big Data Analytics for Infrastructure and Building Sustainability and Resilience (IBSR) Research, Beijing, China, Sept 19-20, 2014
  8. 2013, Best paper award, International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Montreal, Canada, August 24, 2013
  9. 2013, Outstanding Educator, Durham School, University of Nebraska-Lincoln(UNL), April 18, 2013
  10. 2012, Outstanding reviewer of ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering
  11. 2012, Research & Creative Activity Award, College of Engineering, UNL
  12. 2011, NSF Early Faculty CAREER Award from the Civil Infrastructure Systems (CIS) Program
  13. 2010, Construction Programs 2010 Professor of the Year, Durham School, UNL
  14. 2009, Excellent Paper Award, “Virtual Interactive Construction Education (VICE) using BIM tools,” 3rd International Conference on Construction Engineering and Management and 6th International Conference on Construction Project Management, Jeju, Korea, May 27-30
  15. 1999, TEXACO Scholarship, TEXACO, University of Texas at Austin
  16. 1996, Graduation Honor Award (ranked 1st out of 99 students), Inha University, Korea.

    FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS

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    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION AND ACTIVITIES
    Editor

    1. Specialty Editor, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE
    2. Assistant Specialty Editor, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE
    3. Editorial Review Board, Journal of Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management (ECAM), Emerald

    Leadership

    1. 2013-present, Leader, Visualization Grand Challenges (VGC) team organized by ASCE Visualization, Information, and Simulation (VIMS) Committee
    2. 2014-2015, President, Korean American Construction Engineering and Project Management Association (KACEPMA)
    3. 2012-present, Vice President, Korean American Construction Engineering and Project Management Association (KACEPMA)
    4. 2012-present, Director, Construction Division, Korean-American Society of Civil and Environmental Engineers (KSCEE)
    5. 2005- present, Director, Robotics & Intelligent Construction Automation Lab (R.I.C.A.L.) at Univ. of Nebraska and Georgia Tech


    Track Chair role for Conference/Workshops

    1. Co-Chair, Visualization, Information Modeling and Simulation (VIMS) Track, 2013 ASCE International Workshop of Computing in Civil Engineering at Univ. of Southern California (USC) in June 2013.
    2. Co-Chair, Robotics and Hardware Automation Track, 2013 the 30th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC) and Mining, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 11-15, 2013.
    3. Chair, Organizing committee of Construction session, 2012 US-Korea Conference (UKC) in Anaheim, CA, August 7-12, 2012

    Journal review

    1. ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
    2. Journal of Automation in Construction
    3. ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering
    4. Journal of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
    5. Journal of Construction Management and Economics
    6. ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering
    7. IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics
    8. ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction
    9. ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering
    10. Korean Society of Civil Engineers(KSCE), Journal of Civil Engineering
    11. International Journal of Construction Education and Research
    12. Journal of Visualization in Engineering


    Professional Memberships

    1. Member, Construction Research Council (CRC)
    2. Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
    3. Member, ASCE TCCIT Visualization, Information Modeling, and Simulation Committee
    4. Member, ASCE TCCIT Data Sensing and Analysis Committee
    5. Member, Construction Institute (CI)
    6. Member, International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC)
    7. Member, Korean Society of Civil Engineers (KSCE)
    8. Member, Korean-American Constrution Engineering and Project Management Association (KACEPMA)
    9. Member, Korean-American Society of Civil and Environmental Engineers (KSCEE)
    10. Member, Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA)
    11. Member, Construction Industry Institute (CII) Academic Committee
    12. Member, Associated Schools of Construction (ASC)