Projects

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"Research almost never fails because it is too early. It almost always fails because it is too late.” KC Choi










Active Research Projects

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

  • Collaborative Research: International Data Convergence Network for Smart Transportation Digital Twins (STRAND): Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, $750,000, in pending

  • 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

  • Data-Driven Reinforcement Learning and Project Prioritization: Co-PI,  U.S. Department of Transportation through the Transportation Consortium of South-Central States, $150,000, 08/01/2020 – 02/01/2022

  • 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, $150,000, 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, $125,000, 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).  


Completed Research Projects

  • 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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