Robotic, Automation, and Intelligent Sensing 

 (RAISe) in construction

                                   @ Penn State

 

ABOUT

The Robotic, Automation, and Intelligent Sensing (RAISE) Lab at The Pennsylvania State University is committed to (1) conducting cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research on automation, robotics, and sensing for construction industry and infrastructure systems management; (2) provide high-quality education to create a creative, rigorous, multidisciplinary and cross-cultural educational environment for students; and (3) offer technological advancements that can benefit the industry.

Particularly, RAISE Lab is interested in promoting safe construction sites and productive and healthy workers through interactive uses of automatic data acquisition, simulation tools, and data analysis via signal processing and machine-learning algorithms. RAISE Lab envisions safe, manageable, automated, robot-integrated, trackable, connected construction sites, built environments, and smart cities to enhance construction workers, users of infrastructure, and citizen health, productivity, and safety

 

TEAM

Director
Houtan Jebelli, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,

Architectural Engineering Department,

The Pennsylvania State University

Director of Construction Robotics, Automation, and Intelligent Sensing Lab

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Bio:

Dr. Houtan Jebelli earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering – Construction Engineering and Management from University of Michigan. He received his bachelor′s degree in Civil Engineering from Tehran Polytechnic University in 2012. He received an M.Sc. in Structural Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2013. Dr. Jebelli completed a second M.Sc. in Construction Engineering and Management from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2015. While pursuing his Ph.D., He received his third M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with a minor in Biomedical Engineering in 2016. He has received several awards and fellowships, including the Charles M. Eastman Top Ph.D. Paper Award
two Outstanding Thesis Awards, the Rackham Research Grant, the John L. Tishman Fellowship, and the Calvin C. Solem Foundation Fellowship. He is also serving as a reviewer for a number of journals and symposia in the field of Civil Engineering and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and is an active member of professional communities like the ASCE Data Sensing and Analysis (DSA) and the ASCE Visualization, Information Modeling, and Simulation (VIMS) committees.

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Dr. Mahmoud Habibnezhad
Postdoctoral Scholar

Research topic: Construction Automation and Robotics; Virtual and Augmented Reality for Construction Safety Training.

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Shayan Shayesteh
Ph.D. Student

Research topic: Applications of Immersive technologies for construction safety training.

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Philip Wood
Visiting Scholar

 

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Jacob Ringer
Undergraduate Student
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Research topic: Construction Automation and Robotics.

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Yizhi Liu
Ph.D. Student

Research topic: Human-robot Collaboration for Construction Industry.

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Amit Ojha
Ph.D. Student

Research topic: Addressing the cultural challenges of emerging technologies in construction industry.

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Milad Sadat Mohammadi
Ph.D. Student
(Co-supervision with Dr. Asadi)
Research topic: Digital Twin for Construction Industry

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Jonathan Seagers
Undergraduate Student

Research topic: Immersive technologies in construction industry.

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Shahrad Shakerian
Ph.D. Student

Research topic: Automation and Sensing for Predictive Maintenance Optimization; Wearable Sensor-based Health Assessment.

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Michael Lowry
Visiting Scholar

 

Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Participant

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Yumna Kurdi
Ph.D. Student
(Co-supervision with Dr. Asadi)
Research topic: A co-simulation and optimization of PV system design, building geometry and layout at the urban scale
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Jerome Jackson
Undergraduate Student

Research topic: Construction Automation -- wearable sensor based health monitoring

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PROJECTS

Sponsors & Partners

CONTACT

Inquiries

For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please send an email to Dr. Jebelli or fill out the following form

Address

224 Engineering Unit A
The Pennsylvania State University,
University Park, PA 16802


hjebelli@psu.edu

Tel: 814-863-6442

Prospective Students

If you are interested in joining RAISE Lab, please send a cover letter together with your C.V. to Dr. Jebelli