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Kunhee (KC) Choi
, Ph.D., M.ASCE
Cecil Windsor Endowed Associate Professor, Department of Construction Science
Associate Research Scientist, Mobility Analysis Program, 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, earned his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. A member of Texas A&M’s faculty since 2010, Dr. Choi’s research has centered around creating, experimenting with, and exploiting state-of-the-art methods and analytical models to optimize the efficiency of the U.S. transportation system by working to improve public safety and mobility across cities and beyond. 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 transportation informatics for autonomously predicting mobility and safety impacts of highway rehabilitation, (2) infrastructure sustainability from the perspectives of LCA and LCCA, (3) performance analysis of different types, sizes and complexities of projects built under innovative project delivery systems, 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.

  • Outstanding Reviewer 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    
  • Chair of the Best Paper Award Committee for the ASCE’s Journal of Management in Engineering, 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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