• For the project (TxDOT 0-6985) titled “Perform Feasibility Study on Use of Innovative Tools and Techniques to Accelerate Pavement Construction", TxDOT chose this project and turned it for the prestigious AASHTO High Value Research Sweet 16 Award, which is highly competitive. Our project won! More information on previous years Sweet 16 winners can be found [here]. 
    May 26, 2022
  • The research team, which has led by TTI’s Stephen Sebesta, will perform the new TxDOT-funded $679,485 study in a four-year period. Researchers investigate the performance of asphalt-based full depth reclamation (so-called “FDR”) materials with and without the cement additive. With potential cement supply shortage, construction of FDR layers using only the asphalt treatments could save materials cost, reduce schedule slip risk, and increase daily productivity since one less step would be required. Dr. Choi leads a research task that quantifies the operational, economic benefits of the FDR mix designs.
    May 6, 2022
  • A new graduate student, Wade Allen, has joined the lab. Wade plans to continue his study towards Ph.D. Welcome aboard & way to go Wade! We look forward to having great years together. 
    May 10, 2022

  • Good news to share: Dr. Choi is officially promoted to Full Professor with tenure, effective from September 1, 2022. 

  • Dr. Choi has awarded a 18-month external research grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through the Texas National Sea Grant Program. Dr. Choi is the lead Principal Investigator on this $300K project to create a novel AI system that identifies evacuation routes during major flooding events. [link] 
    August 26, 2021

  • Dr. Choi received a 2020 Chancellor EDGES Fellowship Award. This fellowship has been created to honor and recognize Texas A&M faculty who are demonstrating significant accomplishment in their discipline and gaining recognition both nationally and internationally for their scholarship. As an honoree, Dr. Choi receives use of the honorific title Chancellor EDGES Fellow for lifetime with generous funding support over $100K.
    October 6, 2020

  • The research team led by Dr. David Jeong  has awarded a two-year federal external research grant from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) by the National Academies (Role: Co-PI, $250,000). In this project, PIs investigate contingency risk factors associated in the early project scoping phase and subsequently develop a contingency plan guidebook. Congratulations. 
    July 1, 2020

  • Prof. Choi has awarded an external research grant from USDOT through the Transportation Consortium of South-Central States. This project will create and test a deep reinforcetment learning-based project prioritization model for rapid post-disaster recovery of damaged infrastructure systems. 
    June 20, 2020

  • Prof. Choi is studying ways to improve road construction zone safety and efficiency with $224.6K in National Science Foundation (NSF) funding. 
    May 13, 2020

  • Prof. Choi has awarded an external research grant from the Tran-SET University Transportation Center. He is taking the Principal Investigator role on this 18-month $150,000 project where a new AI-driven decision-support model for determining the most feasible construction phasing plans is developed and tested.
    September 3, 2019 

  • Prof. Choi has awarded a 18-month external research grant from the Tran-SET University Transportation Center. Dr. Choi plays an instrumental role as the sole Co-PI on this $120,000 project where a holistic roadway damage assessment model is developed and implemented on several pilot projects.
    September 3, 2019 

  • The research team led by Dr. Charles Gurganus has awarded an external research grant from the Maricopa Association of Government (MAG), the primary regional planning and metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Phoenix Metropolitan area. This 10-month-$97,502 project investigates the effectiveness of design-build over the benchmarking design-bid-build on the aspects of project performance such as schedule, cost, change order, and risk. 
    June 1, 2019

  • Prof. Choi has been invited by the Tran-SET to submit two full proposals. Tran-SET is a US DOT funded University Transportation Center housed in LSU. More “good" news will follow in April of 2019.  
    November 20, 2018.  

  • A new Ph.D. student, Yangtian Yin (“Sky”), has joined the lab. Welcome Sky!! We look forward to great years together. 
    August 1, 2018

  • Such a fruitful year so far. Prof. Choi’s research team has won two TxDOT research projects, totaling $780,815. For more info: click the college’s e-news article that relays detailed awards/projects info. 
    June 12, 2018

  • Lab welcomes two new scholars from Korea. Welcome Professor Bum Hwan Park (visiting professor) and Dr. Seung Hyun Kim (post-doc). 
    June 11, 2018

  • Kyeong Rok (Chris) Ryu will be getting into the second phase of his academic life from this coming fall as Assistant Professor in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Arlington. Congratulations Chris!! We’ll see you around. 
    June 11, 2018  

  • Prof. Choi has awarded an external federal research grant from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) by the National Academies (Role: Co-PI, $500,000 for 20 months led by PI Jeong at Texas A&M).
    February, 2018

  • Reflection on the year 2016 & 2017: we published nine (9) articles in top-ranked journals and five (5) conference papers with other eight (8) manuscripts currently under review. 

  • A paper that deals with the impact of technologies on facility management, led by Dr. Sarel Lavy, received the Best Paper Award at the 1st International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Constructed Infrastructure Facilities held in Seoul, S. Korea. 
    July 21, 2017

  • A new Ph.D. student, Inwoo Jung, has joined the lab. Welcome Inwoo!!
    August 1, 2017

  • Kyeong R. Ryu passed his doctoral preliminary exam; one step closer to getting Ph..inishe..D! Congratulations Chris!
    May 8, 2017

  • Prof. Choi has awarded a two-year federal research grant from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) by the National Academies (Role: Co-PI, $500,000 for 24 months).
    January, 2017

  • Junseo successfully completed his doctoral dissertation defense with flying colors. Hard work paid off. Congratulations Junseo!!
    September 22, 2016

  • For the third consecutive year from 2013 to 2015, Prof. Choi named a 2015 Outstanding Reviewer by the ASCE's Journal of Construction Engineering and Management that is widely regarded as one of the highest impact journals by his peers. 
    April 14, 2016

  • Prof. Choi has awarded a two-year research grant ($211,381) from the Texas Department of Transportation. (Role: Co-Principal Investigator).
    May 21, 2015  

  • For excellence in teaching, Professor Choi recently earned the honorable “2015 Fluor Educator of the Year” Award for the second time by having the highest teaching evaluation scores and by a vote of the graduating class. The award honors one faculty member who has distinguished him/herself in teaching excellence. Professor Choi receives a generous honorarium through a donation from Fluor Corporation. Professor Choi awarded the honor April 9 at the COSC annual scholarship & awards banquet at College Station Hilton. 
    April 14, 2015

  • For the second year in a row, Prof. Choi named a recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Reviewer award by the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 
    March 23, 2015

  • A total of eight talented graduate students just joined the lab from spring 2015. A warm welcome goes to JK, Vanshdeep, Rohan, Sri, Abhishek, Binith, Vihita, and Bhavik. 
    January 06, 2015

  • Many congratulations to Junseo. He has passed a preliminary exam with flying colors. Congratulations are extended to Hyunsoung for his successful completion of final thesis defense. Way to go Junseo and Hyunsoung!!
    December 09, 2014

  • Prof. Choi’s proposal, titled “Scoping and Managing Critical Transportation Infrastructure Projects”, has been selected for funding. In this initiative, Prof Choi's research activities will be closely interwoven with his innovative comprehensive educational plan, whose overall goal lies in enhancing students’ learning outcomes that promote integrative and lifelong learning. 
    May 21, 2014

  • Prof. Choi has been selected as a 2013 Outstanding Reviewer by ASCE’s Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. Besides his extensive activity as a reviewer, Dr. Choi also serves on the editorial board of the journal and is an Assistant Specialty Editor for the Cost and Schedule section of the journal.  
    April 10, 2014

  • Two graduate students just joined the lab, including a Ph.D. student Kris Kyeong Rok Ryu. They would be playing a pivotal role as a new momentum for the expansion and growth of the lab. Welcome aboard: Kris & Ankit. Blessed days will come ahead, as lab’s expertise and experience, combined with its cross-disciplinary work approach, will be fully utilized to position you all in a uniquely competent position to conduct high-payoff research studies. 
    April 08, 2014

  • Prof. Choi has received the prestigious 2013-2014 'Montague-CTE Scholars' award. The Montague-CTE Scholars program recognizes one tenure-track assistant professor in each college who has already demonstrated a commitment to and evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching. 
    August 13, 2013

  • Prof. Choi named the winner of the honorable 2013 Fluor Educator of the Year" Award for Teaching Excellence, earned by having the highest teachng evaluation scores and by a vote of the graduating class. 
    April 11, 2013

  • Five graduate students join the lab this semester. Welcome aboard: Junseo (Ph.D.), Prateek, Nelson, Mia, and Hyunsoung.
    April 01, 2013

  • Prof. Choi has been named Assistant Specialty Editor of Cost and Schedule for the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management published by the American Society of Civil Engineers and widely regarded as one of the top journals in its field.
    January 15, 2013

  • Prof Choi's research paper titled "Macroeconomic Labor Productivity and Its Impact on Firm's Profitability" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of The Operational Research Society (JORS: Special Issue on Construction Management). JORS is the flagship journal of the Operational Research Society, widely regarded as one of the top journals in its field.
    October 26, 2012 

  • Prof. Choi has awarded a research contract ($184,490) from the Texas Department of Transportation. (Role: Co-Principal Investigator)
    August 08, 2012  

  • Yoo Hyun, Parth and Zhuting finished their two year journey to earn a MS degree. Hats off to all for adding the valuable works to the lab.
    July 18, 2012

  • The journal article by Cho et al. on pavement marking removal methods has been accepted for publication in the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 
    May 17, 2012

  • Prof. Choi won a research award ($56,625) from the U.S. Department of Transportation UTC Program (SWUTC) (Role: Principal Investigator).
    March 02, 2012

  • Prof. Choi receives a NCHRP research grant ($250,000) from Transportation Research Board of the National Academies (Role: Co-PI).
    April 02, 2012

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