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"In a new era of mixed modes of transportation that includes everything from unmanned urban air mobility to autonomous vehicles, there is an urgent need to improve the adaptive capacity of the legacy transportation system. We develop and test cyber-enabled systems to empower digital twinning intelligence, which ultimately revolutionizes the way we reside, work, and travel.” KC Choi








Active Research Projects

  • Develop Methodologies for Reducing Costs in Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) Construction: Co-PI, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), $679,485, 2023–2026
  • Smart Transportation Digital Twinning (STRAND): Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, $1,999,999, in pending

  • AI-Based Roadway Digital Twinning System for Flooding: Principal Investigator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through the National Sea Grant College Program (Texas), $300,000, 02/01/2022-01/31/2024

  • IRES Track II: US-Korea Advanced Transportation Infrastructure Informatics Institutes (ATI3): Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, $224,614, 07/01/2020 – 06/30/2023

  • Contingency Factors to Account for Risk in Early Construction Cost Estimates for Transportation Infrastructure Projects (NCHRP 15-71): Co-PI, National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, $250,000, 07/01/2020 – 06/30/2022

  • Deep Reinforcement Learning-Based Project Prioritization: Co-PI,  U.S. Department of Transportation through the Transportation Consortium of South-Central States, $90,000, 08/01/2020 – 02/01/2022


Completed Research Projects

  • Selecting the Most Feasible Construction Phasing Plans for Urban Highway Rehabilitation Projects: Principal Investigator, U.S. Department of Transportation through the Transportation Consortium of South-Central States, $90,000, 08/15/2019 – 02/14/2021

  • Holistic Network-Level Assessment of Pavement Flood Damages: Co-PI, U.S. Department of Transportation through the Transportation Consortium of South-Central States, $75,000, 08/15/2019 – 02/14/2021

  • Perform Feasibility Study on Use of Innovative Tools and Techniques to Accelerate Pavement Construction: Co-PI, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), $480,843, 09/01/2018 – 08/30/2021

  • Develop Capacity and Cost Benefits of Super 2 Corridors: Co-PI, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), $299,846, 09/01/2018 – 08/30/2020

  • Systematic Approach for Estimating Construction Contract Time: A Guidebook (NCHRP 08-114): Co-PI, National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, $500,000, 09/01/2018 – 08/30/2020

  • Harnessing Artificial Intelligence towards Autonomous Mobility and Safety Impact Prediction of Critical Highway Projects: Principal Investigator, T3 of Texas A&M Triads for Transformation, $30,000, TAMU President’s Excellence seed grant program, Jan. 2020 – Jan. 2021 (internal grant).  

  • Right-Sizing Transportation Investments-Methods for Planning and Programming (NCHRP 19-14): Co-PI, National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, $500,000, Jan. 2017 – Dec. 2019

  • Design-Build Assessment: Co-PI, Maricopa Association of Government (MAG): Task Order No. 15, $97,502, 06/01/2019 – 03/21/2020.

  • Autonomous SWAT Machine-Learning Computer Model for Construction Work Zones: Principal Investigator, Construction Industry Advisory Council, $12,500, 06/01/2016 – 05/30/2017 (Internal grant)

  • Scoping and Managing Critical Transportation Infrastructure Projects: Principal Investigator, University’s Action 2015: Education First Initiative of TAMU, $15,000, 06/01/2014 – 05/31/2015 (Teaching grant)

  • Decision-Support Framework for Quantifying the Most Economical Incentive/Disincentive Dollar Amounts for Critical Highway Pavement Rehabilitation Projects: Principal Investigator, U.S. Department of Transportation UTC Program: SWUTC, $56,625, 03/01/2012 – 08/31/2013

  • Guides on the Use of Social Media to Improve Participation in Public Involvement Processes: Co-PI, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), $184,496, 08/29/2012 – 08/31/2013

  • Effective Project Scoping Practices to Improve On-Time and On-Budget Delivery of 16 Highway Projects (NCHRP 08-88): Co-PI, National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), $250,000, Aug. 2012 – Aug. 2015

  • Determining the Effectiveness of the Design-Build Method on Water Infrastructure Rehabilitation Projects: Principal Investigator, District of Columbia Water Resource Research Institute, $53,000

  • Authentication in Mobile−Cloud Environments: Co-PI, UDC strategic initiative fund, $35,000, 05/2010 – 05/2011

  • Incentive-based Decision-Support Model for Transportation Infrastructure Renewal: Principal Investigator, UDC seed grant award, $7,500 plus a $17,500 in-kind match, 12/2009 – 05/2010

  • Innovative Contracting Methods Implementation Studies: Lead Graduate Research Engineer, California Department of Transportation, $225,000, 01/2008 – 06/2009

  • Extended Applications of Rehabilitation Construction Productivity Analysis Products (CA4PRS): Lead Graduate Research Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, $1,200,000, 06/2008 – 06/2010

  • Construction and Traffic Monitoring for I-15 Devore Reconstruction Project: Graduate Research Engineer, California Department of Transportation, $240,000, 06/2003 – 08/2004






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