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Kunhee (KC) Choi, Ph.D., M.ASCE

Associate Head of Department of Construction Science
Cecil Windsor Endowed Associate Professor
Associate Research Scientist, Flexible Pavements, Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI)
Associate Editor, Journal of Management in Engineering, ASCE
Assistant Specialty Editor, Journal of Construction Engineering & Management, ASCE

Texas A&M University
Francis Hall 305
College Station, TX 77843-3137
Tel: 979-458-4458
Email: kchoi (at) tamu (dot) edu

Dr. Kunhee (KC) Choi, Associate Professor and holder of the Cecil Windsor Endowed Professorship in Construction Science, directs i2dEAS LAB with a clear vision to research, create, test, and validate tools, methods, and strategies to optimize the efficiency of the transportation systems by working to improve public safety and mobility across cities and beyond. Dr. Choi earned his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 2008, a Master of Science in Construction Management (COSC) at Texas A&M and a Bachelor of Engineering at Korea University. For the third consecutive year, from 2013 through 2015, Dr. Choi received an Outstanding Reviewer Award for the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management (JCEM). In addition to his extensive activity as a reviewer, Dr. Choi serves on editorial boards of several leading academic journals and is currently an associate (specialty) editor for the JCEM and the Journal of Management in Engineering, both published by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Dr. Choi’s research interests fall into four (4) key areas that address unique spectrum of challenges and issues facing state transportation agencies, daily commuters, and business enterprises, such as (1) decision-support civil informatics for autonomously predicting mobility and safety impacts of urban highway rehabilitation works, (2) infrastructure sustainability from the perspectives of LCA and LCCA, (3) performance analysis of different types, sizes and complexities of projects built under different alternative contracting methods, and (4) construction economics, financing, and valuations. 

A member of Texas A&M’s faculty since 2010, Dr. Choi’s interests include transportation informatics and infrastructure construction engineering & management. His work investigates unique building challenges facing state transportation agencies and the business sector as well as the use of information science and technology and modeling to improve the efficiency and sustainability of the U.S. transportation system.

  • TAMU’s Presidential Investment X-Grant reviewer, 2018
  • Chair of the Best Paper Award Committee for the ASCE’s Journal of Management in Engineering, 2018
  • College Promotion & Tenure Committee since 2016
  • Department Promotion & Tenure Committee since 2016
  • Chair of the Department Faculty Search Committee, 2016
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award of 2013, 2014, and 2015
    −  by the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management published by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 
  • Flour Educator of the Year Award for 2013 and 2015
      Earned by having the highest teaching evaluation scores and by a vote of the graduating class, sponsored by Flour Corporation  
  • Montague CTE-Scholars Award, 2013
      Given annually to one tenure-track assistant professor in each college who has demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching  
  • President  of the Korean-American Construction Engineering and Project Management Association (KACEPMA), 2017-2018    

Dr. Choi's research has been funded by a combination of federal and state funding agencies, including the U.S. Department of Transportation, the National Cooperative Highway Research Program and the Texas Department of Transportation. His work advances existing knowledge and provides practical solutions to the research communities in academia and practitioners in industry. Dr. Choi's research work has also created significant new knowledge in several critical areas, including spatiotemporal data summarization/characterization, construction work zone impacts assessment, alternative technical concepts for accelerating highway rehabilitation, sustainability models for life-cycle assessments and life-cycle cost analysis, etc. His research is ground-breaking and of utmost significance to multiple key areas related to the renewal of nation’s aging transportation infrastructure systems. 

<A full CV is available upon request>

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