Projects and Grants

Below, is a list of active funded projects and grants led by the COSC faculty. For more information, please contact individual faculty members.

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Collaborative Research: Transforming Teaching of Structural Analysis through Mobile Augmented Reality

U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)

August 2017 to July 2019

PI: Dr. Amir Behzadan

The objective of this collaborative project is to transform existing teaching pedagogy in structural analysis by designing and testing a mobile augmented reality (AR) platform that superimposes the visuals of the textbook with interactive computer generated 3D models of structures under load. In doing so, the potential of AR for improving learning and increasing student engagement in the learning process is systematically assessed.


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Non-intrusive Elderly Smart-home Healthcare System for Monitoring Short-term and Long-term Anomaly in Daily Activity Patterns

Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement (KAIA)

March 2017 to December 2019

PI: Dr. Ryan Ahn

this research designs a smart home monitoring platform of elderly people’s daily activities to improve their health. The proposed platform will continuously monitor and evaluate daily activities of the elderly, and identify the occurrence of emergent situations (including accidents) and the decline in physical and cognitive functions.


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Uncovering Potential Risks of Wind-induced Cascading Damages to Construction Projects and Neighboring Communities

U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)

January 2017 to December 2019

PI: Dr. Youngjib Ham

This project will create and validate a new streamlined Imaging-to-Simulation framework to prevent wind hazard events from causing catastrophic damage to construction projects and neighboring communities.


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Revealing Hidden Safety Hazards using Workers' Collective Bodily and Behavioral Response Patterns

U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)

January 2016 to December 2018

PI: Dr. Ryan Ahn

The objective of this research is to examine whether, how, and to what extent workers' collective bodily and behavioral response patterns identify recognized/unrecognized hazards for the purpose of enhancing safety performance in construction environments.


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Real-Time Feedback-Enabled Simulation Modeling of Dynamic Construction Processes

U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)

January 2016 to December 2018

PI: Dr. Amir Behzadan

The objective of this research is to examine whether, how, and to what extent workers' collective bodily and behavioral response patterns identify recognized/unrecognized hazards for the purpose of enhancing safety performance in construction environments.


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EAGER: Interaction of Smart Materials for Transparent, Self-Regulating Building Skins

U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)

December 2015 to August 2018

PI: Dr. Zofia Rybkowski

This project seeds the exploratory development and testing of the interdisciplinary core-team’s collaborative project challenge—a transparent, self-regulating building skin that interacts with its environment using smart materials and is scalable and applicable for both new and existing buildings.