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Junseo Bae is a Ph.D. student in Construction Management at Texas A&M University. He earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Hanyang University in South Korea. Before going into his doctoral study, he was involved in several significant research projects sponsored by major governmental agencies. Junseo joined the i2dEAS LAB in Spring 2012. His research creates and tests a novel machine-learning-based spatiotemporal decision-support model that learns and models the mobility impact of critical highway construction work zones based on a massive amount of unprecedented big data gathered through large scale deployment of traffic sensors. 
Research Topic: Multi-Contextual Approach to Modeling the Impact of Critical Highway Work Zones


Kyeong Rok “Chris” Ryu 
is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Construction Management at Texas A&M University. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Chung-Ang University and Master’s degree in Finance from Sogang University in South Korea. He has an extensive 
five-year professional experience as an asset manager with GE Capital Real Estate Co. and Korea Real Estate Investment Trust Co. (KOREIT). His research is currently focusing on developing a quantitative model that can predict contractors’ bidding behavior and their winning bidding mechanism. Joined i2dEAS LAB in Fall 2014. Research Topic: Contractors' bidding behavior and award mechanisms for transportation infrastructure projects.

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Mohammed Yaqoob Khan is tech-savvy, currently attempting to understand the applications of big data fused from connected vehicles, for the sake of transportation planning and construction management. He earned his BE degree in Civil Engineering from Osmania University, India, in 2016. At Texas A&M, he pursues a Master of Science degree in Construction Management. Joined i2dEAS LAB in Fall 2016. 
Research Topic: Use of big data through connected vehicles in transportation planning and management.







Alumni

Ankit Joshi is a graduate student in Construction Management at Texas A&M University. Mr. Joshi received his Bachelor's degree (BE) in Civil engineering from Sanghvi Institute of Management & Science, India in 2012. Following his graduation, he worked as a Civil Engineer on several commercial projects with Gannon & Dunkerly Construction Limited, one of the largest construction companies in India. Mr. Joshi played an important role in building a mega project where the India’s largest public transit transportation system was successfully constructed. Joined the LAB in Fall 2013.  
Research Topic: Fair Allocation of Transportation Rehabilitation Funds Using Fair Division Method. 

Jayakrishnan “JK” Radhakrishnan is a Construction Management majoring graduate student at Texas A&M University, College Station. He received his BA degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, and is a licensed architect in India. He was an Assistant Architect at Total Environment Building Systems in India, with two years of experience in residential design and construction. His current research is focused on the investigation of risks inherent in innovative project delivery systems like design-build and IPD.
Research Topic: Investigating risks inherent in innovative project delivery systems: DB vs IPD
         
          

Vanshdeep Parmar received his bachelor degree in Civil Engineering in 2012 with honorable first class distinction from an India`s premier institution "Uttarakhand Technical University”. Upon completion of this study, he was able to acquire diverse work experiences for two years in the field of transmission & distribution of electrical power and renewable projects. His research study investigates the effectiveness of solar power energy over the natural gas choice from the view of the cost-benefit analysis.
Research Topic: Benefit-cost analysis of adopting solar power: is photovoltaic technology really effective?

Abhishek Shete is a graduate student in Construction Management at Texas A&M University. He was born and grew up in Pune, India. Mr. Shete received his B.E. in Civil Engineering from the Pune University, India, in 2014. He then worked as an intern on several residential projects due to his childhood interest and family-own construction business. He envisions to grow and expand his own construction company at a top-notch level internationally well recognized. 
Research Topic: Use of smart tablet devices towards paperless work and communication among Project Stakeholders

Rohan Nimbai is a graduate student in the COMG program of TAMU. He gradated from the University of Pune in India. His research examines the impact of office outfit changes on determining recurring embodied energy. In this study, he creates an embodied energy computation algorithm for that purpose. 
Research Topic: Measuring office outfit changes to determine recurring embodied energy in building life-cycle assessment. 

Nelson Han holds his BS degree in Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly University at Pomona. Before joining the lab, he was an Assistant Project Manager of a GC company for two years; mostly involved in commercial projects situated in California. His expertise includes project controls, cost estimates, submittal preparations, and project scheduling. 
Research Topic: Quantifying Causes, Schedule, and Cost Impacts of Change Orders: Are Alternative Technical Concepts Really Effective?"
Current position: Project Control Engineer at Bechtel (Oil & Gas) Corporation in Houston, TX

Hyunsoung Parka graduate student majoring Construction Management at Texas A&M University, earned his Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering from Hongik University in S. Korea. He joined the LAB in Spring 2013. He is interested in life-cycle assessments of infrastructure construction alternatives.  Joined the lab in Fall 2012.
Research Topic: Life-Cycle Assessment of Fast-Setting Asphalt Concrete Pavement Alternatives. 
Current position: Ph.D. students in the University of Florida

Shashank Tiwari joined the i2dEAS LAB in Spring 2012 while pursuing his MS degree in Construction Management. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IITD), India. During his study at IIT in Delhi, he worked as an intern assisting project engineers involving in three different construction sites of a large-scale cable-stay bridge project. His research has centered on modeling road user costs as heterogeneously. He is a huge fan of cricket regulary watching and playing.  
Research Topic: Estimating road user costs with heterogeneous values of travelers' time
Current position: Working in India

Piyush Sharma is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Construction Management at Texas A&M University. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India. After completing his Bachelor’s degree, he worked as a Project Engineer with DLF Ltd, India’s biggest real estate firm, in the field of project controls for four years. He attained extensive experience both in commercial and residential projects, focused mainly on site engineering, billing, planning, and procurement aspects. After gaining an extensive hands-on experience of large-scale construction projects, he has started the second phase of his life as a graduate student researcher at Texas A&M. 
Research Topic: Decision-support model for quantifying the most realistic incentives/disincentives dollar amounts; Current position: Morris-Shea Bridge Company

Ankit Gaur is a graduate student majoring construction management at TAMU. He earned his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Jaypee University of Engineering And Technology in India. After that, having realized that the expertise in construction management would be in great demand in the India’s rapidly growing infrastructure and construction industry, he decided to study construction management in the US and bring that expertise back to India. In his study at i2dEAS LAB, he leads the project delivery initiative by exploring various innovative project delivery and alternative contracting concepts. His study investigates the effectiveness of those concepts on aspects of project performance such as schedule, cost and change. Research Topic: Holistic approach to analyzing project performance of fast-tracked projects.
Current position: Working in India

Yoo Hyun Kim joined the TAMU construction management program in Fall 2010 to pursue his Master degree in the Construction Science Department. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering from Hongik University in South Korea in 1998. He has various professional experiences as an architectural engineer, project manager and design manager with Daewoo E&C for six years. His research was focused on developing a decision-support model for quantifying the future maintenance costs of flexible-type highway construction projects in order to help state transportation agencies perform a life-cycle cost analysis in a more viable way. 

Research Topic: Life-cycle cost analysis model for predicting future highway maintenance costs
Current position: Cost Control Manager at Daewoo E&C, currently managing Malaysia's Public Bank Project  

Parth Arora received his MS degree in August 2012 in Construction Management with a Business Administration Certificate offered by Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from BITS Pilani, India. Parth has diverse working experiences as a project controls specialist on several federally-funded projects in the United States and as a civil engineer he was involved in the Delhi Metro Rail Project, one of the biggest infrastructure projects in India. 
Research Topic: Macroeconomic study of construction firm’s profitability using cluster analysis
Current position: Consultant at Strategic Project Solutions, Inc. in San Francisco, CA

Zhuting Mao's research has focused on the life-cycle assessment of rigid pavement alternatives. She also worked as a Teaching Assistant, leading the labs and giving lectures to more than 150 undergraduate students under supervision of Professor Choi. She received her master degree in Construction Management in summer 2012 with the honorable Regents’ Graduate Fellowship. 

Research Topic: Life-cycle assessment of highway pavement alternatives
Current position: BIM specialist at Balfour Beatty Construction in San Diego, CA

Fernando J. Manrique earned his MS degree in December 2012 and BS in Civil Engineering from Universidad Rafael Urdaneta, Maracaibo, Venezuela. After completing his Bachelor’s degree, he worked as a Field Engineer and Specialist on Project Controls in Promociones y Desarrollos MG2005, a Venezuelan real estate developing company. Fernando has a variety of construction experiences including commercial and real estate development projects.
Research Topic: Innovating contracting strategies-implications of project changes 
Current position: Project Engineer at Southland Industries in Texas

Saher Zunaira, graduated in Spring 2011 and currently working in a Houton-based construction company. 
Current position
: Workingn in a construction company in Houston, TX.
 

Lishan Li (Mia Li) joined the lab in spring 2013 from Qingdao Technological University in China in which she received her Bachelor’s degree in Project Management. Mia is currently pursuing a MS in Construction Management with the certificate of Business offered by May's Business School at Texas A &M University. She analyzes macro- and microeconomic characteristics of the A/E/C industry as a whole and at 14 of its sub-sectors in terms of labor productivity and gross margin. In her thesis, she's developing a cluster-driven non-linear regression model that captures firm's future profitability by analyzing various affecting factors. Current position: Unknown

Prateek Tare is currently pursuing his master's degree in Construction Management at Texas A&M University. He joined the Lab in Fall 2012. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from IES IPS Academy in India in 2012. He has an in-depth internship experience with the Construction Industry Development Council and was involved in a multi-million mixed-use township construction project under EMAAR-MGF in India. He wants to develop his career in the heavy civil industry. His thesis has focused on developing, testing and validating a new novel project prioritization algorithm for effectively allocating transportation funds. Current position: Workingn in a construction company in Austin, TX.


 


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