URGENT: Two PhD Research Assistantships Available in Spring 2019

Two (2) PhD research assistant positions are available at the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment (Civil Engineering), University of Florida (https://www.essie.ufl.edu/), to work in the area of Virtual Reality and Automation in Construction. The expected start date is January 15, 2019. The student's advisor will be Dr. Eric Jing Du. The work will be interdisciplinary by nature, spanning over infrastructure management, cognitive science, Building Information Modeling, and Virtual Reality. 

U.S. Citizen only. B.S. in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or related fields, other general admission requirements (TOEFL, GRE, GPA, etc.) please refer to https://www.essie.ufl.edu/student_resources/admissions/

Interests and experiences related to three or more of the following academic areas: 1) Virtual Reality (game engine development); 2) Computing (programming, automation, artificial intelligence); 3) Cognitive Science; 4) Statistics and mathematical modeling (machine learning); 5) Computer-Aided Design and computer graphics; 6) Database and information management; 7) Disaster reduction and risk communication. 

Competitive stipend, full tuition waiver, and healthcare. Room & board expenses will be covered for research travels(conferences, data collections). 
Please send your CV and research statement directly to Dr. Eric Jing Du (du.j@ufl.edu), and refer to https://www.essie.ufl.edu/student_resources/admissions/ for additional application guidelines, and refer to https://sites.google.com/site/icictamu/ for additional details of Dr.Du's research.

Eric Jing Du, Ph.D.
Associate Professor (prospective)
Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering
Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment
Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
University of Florida
Email: du.j@ufl.edu

About ICIC

The Integrated Computing In Construction (ICIC) Lab aims at understanding the role of human factors in the design, construction and management of built environments. Particularly, we strive to investigate how the decision making processes and behaviors affect quality, sustainability and safety in complex projects. To this end, we use computer simulation (Agent-Based Modeling, Discrete Event Simulation and System Dynamics), statistical and mathematical modeling (scenario analysis, topological data analysis), and visualization techniques (BIM game engine, virtual reality and augmented reality).  

Lab videos:

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Lab Video - Multiuser VR, Google Doc controlled VR ‎‎‎(March 2016)‎‎‎

VR Building Tour and Interaction (Dec 2016)

Lab video ‎- Multiuser VR based Drone training ‎‎‎(December 2016)‎‎‎‎

Board Walking - single person Virtual Reality experiment ‎‎(Jan 2017)‎‎

Board Walking - Multi-person Virtual Reality experiment

Francis Hall photogrammetry (Feb 2017)