Research Highlights


Professor Suermann Joins a Panel of NSF Experts on Antarctica Project

September 2018 - Dr. Suermann was in Denver with the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) reviewing Leidos International's plan for working with Parsons as the Prime Sub on $355M of construction, demolition, and consolidation for the Antarctica Infrastructure Modernization for Science (AIMS) project at the South Pole.  Starting in FY19, this project will help take American presence in Antarctica to the next level needed to handle the invigorated research we accomplish there through the NSF.



Professor Lavy Receives Honorary Appointment in the U.K.

May 2018 - Dr. Lavy will be a visiting scholar in the School of Built Environment at the Liverpool John Moores University. This position is regarded as a significant accolade and recognition of the scholar's prominence in the field, and was offered to Dr. Lavy in recognition of his major contributions to student learning. Dr. Lavy will spend the fall semester in the U.K as part of this appointment.


Professor Du speaks at TEDx TAMU

April 2018 - Dr. Eric Du delivered a talk on "vibrations, the common language of internet of things (loTs)" at the latest edition of TEDx TAMU. Dr. Du's work focuses on smart information technologies for the next generation infrastructure systems, and aims to tackle engineering problems of significance to industry and society. 



Four COSC faculty members received T3 grants

March 2018 - Four COSC faculty members have received T3 (Texas A&M Triads for Transformation) research grants. The T3 program is designed to accelerate opportunities for interdisciplinary research and scholarship that impact the state, nation, and the world. Selected T3 projects with COSC faculty involvement are:

During this inaugural year of the T3 program, 100 innovative interdisciplinary projects were randomly selected for funding. There will be approximately $3 million invested annually in T3 projects.


Workshop on wearable and mobile computing

March 2018 - The Workshop on "Wearable and Mobile Computing for Construction and the Built Environment" was successfully held on March 4 during the 2018 IEEE Body Sensor Networks (BSN) Conference in Las Vegas. Four faculty members from Texas A&M Construction Science Department (Professors Behzadan, Ahn, Du, and Ham) organized and hosted speakers from several universities including the University of Michigan, Northeastern University, and the City University of Hong Kong in this year's workshop.



Visit by the Senior Director of Autodesk Technology Centers

March 2018 - The Departments of Construction Science and Architecture hosted Rick Rundell, Senior Director of Technology Centers at Autodesk. Autodesk Technology Centers (ATCs) consist of facilities in San Francisco, Boston, Toronto, and the UK where Autodesk collaborates with industry, academic, and entrepreneurial communities to speculate, validate and test ideas about the future of making. A multidisciplinary team from Texas A&M University led by Professors Behzadan and Kalantar will travel to Boston later this year for a research residence project in Autodesk's BUILD Space.



Three COSC professors selected as 2017 ASCE Outstanding Reviewers

March 2018 - The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has selected Dr. Ryan Ahn and Dr. Eric Du as Outstanding Reviewers for the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. In addition, Dr. Youngjib Ham was selected as an Outstanding Reviewer for the Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering.