Smart and Sustainable Construction (SSC) Research Group directed  by Dr. Changbum R. Ahn focuses on data-driven techniques and  smart-sensing technologies for analyzing and identifying humans’ collective behavior patterns derived from wearable sensors and/or crowdsourced dataset, in order to design and build (1) safe construction workplaces, (2) smart and connected urban communities, and (3) intelligent and energy-efficient building systems



March 2019 Kanghyeok joined the department of architectural engineering in Chonnam National University as an assistant professor. Congratulations!

Feb, 2019 Journal paper by Jinwoo Kim, Changbum R Ahn, and  Yunwoo Nam on "The Influence of Built Environment Features on Crowdsourced Physiological Responses of Pedestrians in Neighborhoods." accepted by Computers, Environment and Urban System, Elsevier.

Dec, 2018 Journal paper by Kanghyeok Yang, Changbum R Ahn, and  Hyunsoo Kim on "Validating ambulatory gait assessment technique for hazard sensing in construction environments." accepted by Automation in Construction, Elsevier.

Dec, 2018 Dr. Ahn's research project, Crowd-Biosensing Of Location-Based Physical And Emotional Distress For Walkable Built Environment, is chosen to be funded by the Texas A&M Triads for Transformation (T3) program.

Oct, 2018 Kanghyeok and hoonyong successfully presented their presentation in Texas A&M College of Architecture's 20th Annual Research Symposium. Congratulations!

Aug 2018 Hamed joined the UGA College of Engineering in the University of Georgia as a faculty member. Congratulations!

July, 2018 Our team was selected for academic showcase at Construction Industry Institute (CII) Annual Conference.

May, 2018 Journal paper by Hamed Nabizadeh, Changbum R Ahn, and Jiayu Chen on "Linking building energy consumption with occupants’ energy-consuming behaviors in commercial buildings: Non-intrusive occupant load monitoring (NIOLM)." accepted by Energy and Buildings, Elsevier.

May, 2018 Journal paper by Hamed Nabizadeh, Changbum R Ahn, and Kent M. Eskridge on "Understanding the recurring patterns of occupants'energy-use behaviors at entry and departure events in office buildings." accepted by Building and Environment, Elsevier.

May, 2018 Hamed successfully passed final oral examination (Dissertation defense). Congratulations! 

Feb, 2018 Dr. Ahn is selected as a Outstanding Reviewer of the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.

Dec, 2017 Journal paper by Hyunsoo Kim, Changbum R. Ahn, David Engelhaupt, and SangHyun Lee on "Application of dynamic time warping to the recognition of mixed equipment activities in cycle time measurement" accepted by Automation in Construction, Elsevier.

Nov, 2017 Journal paper by Hyunsoo Kim, Changbum R. Ahn, Terry Stentz and Houtan Jebelli on "Assessing Slippery Coatings of Steel Beams in Construction Ironwork using Gait Stability" accepted by Applied Ergonomics, Elsevier.

Sep, 2017 Dr. Ahn has moved to the Department of Construction Science at Texas A&M University. 

June, 2017 Dr. Ahn's research project, Ergonomic back injury risk factors in construction glass and glazing work, is chosen to be funded by the Center for Construction Research and Training.

April, 2017 Journal paper by Kanghyeok Yang, Changbum R. Ahn, Can Vuran, and Hyunsoo Kim on "Collective Sensing of Workers' Gait Patterns to Identify Fall Hazards in Construction." accepted by Automation in Construction, Elsevier.

April, 2017 Dr. Ahn's research project, Non-intrusive Elderly Smart-home Healthcare System for Monitoring Short-term and Long-term Anomaly in Daily Activity Patterns, is chosen to be funded by the Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement.

April, 2017 Dr. Ahn's research project, Profiling individual risk perception from continuous behavioral measurement in the construction workplace, is chosen to be funded by UNL Layman's Award.

March, 2017 Dr. Ahn's research project on assessing the built environment was featured in  Channel 8  ABC news.

March, 2017  Nebraska Today (UNL's newspaper) introduced the research project of Dr. Ahn and his collaborator, Dr. Nam, which is entitled "Human-Centric Sensing Platform to Assess Neighborhood Physical Disorder".

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