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Last Updated Date: 17-Sept-2021

2021
  • September 2021: Journal paper by M Sadat-Mohammadi, SH Shakerian, Y Liu, S Asadi, and H Jebelli on “Non-invasive physical demand assessment using wearable respiration sensor and random forest classifier," was published by the Journal of Building Engineering.

  • September 2021: Journal paper by SH Shakerian, M Habibnezhad, A Ojha, G Lee, Y Liu, H Jebelli, and SH Lee on “Assessing occupational risk of heat stress at construction: A worker-centric wearable sensor-based approach," was published by the Journal of Safety Science.

  • September 2021: Conference paper by SH Shakerian, A Ojha, H Jebelli, and W Sitzabee on “Investigating the Potentials of Operational Data Collected from Facilities’ Embedded Sensors for Early Detection of HVAC Systems’ Failures,” was presented at The ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering (i3CE 2021), Orlando, Florida, USA.

  • September 2021: Conference paper by SH Shayesteh, and H Jebelli on “Feasibility of Virtual Avatar Simulator for Human-robot Collaboration Training in Construction,” was presented at The ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering (i3CE 2021), Orlando, Florida, USA.

  • September 2021: Conference paper by Y Liu, and H Jebelli on “Human-Robot Co-adaptation in Construction: Bio-signal based Control of Bricklaying Robots,” was presented at The ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering (i3CE 2021), Orlando, Florida, USA.

  • September 2021: Conference paper by Y Liu, M Habibnezhad, H Jebelli, and V Monga on “Worker-in-the-Loop Cyber-Physical System for Safe Human-Robot Collaboration in Construction,” was presented at The ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering (i3CE 2021), Orlando, Florida, USA.

  • September 2021: Conference paper by SH Shakerian, H Jebelli, and W Sitzabee on “Improving the Prediction Accuracy of Data-Driven Fault Diagnosis for HVAC Systems by Applying Synthetic Minority Oversampling Technique,” was presented at The ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering (i3CE 2021), Orlando, Florida, USA.

  • September 2021: Conference paper by A Ojha, Y Liu, SH Shayesteh, and H Jebelli on “Developing an Affordable Robotic System for Automated Fall Hazard Detection and Localization in Indoor Construction Environments,” was presented at The ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering (i3CE 2021), Orlando, Florida, USA.

  • September 2021: Journal paper by M Nazari-Heris, MA Mirzaei, S Asadi, B Mohammadi-Ivatloo, K Zare, and H Jebelli on “A hybrid robust-stochastic optimization framework for optimal energy management of electric vehicles parking lots," was published by the Journal of Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments.

  • July 2021: Ken is selected as a new member of the Masason Foundation, Congratulations Ken!

  • June 2021: Journal paper by Y Liu, M Habibnezhad, SH Shayesteh, H Jebelli, and SH Lee on “Paving the Way for Future EEG Studies in Construction: Dependent Component Analysis for Automatic Ocular Artifact Removal from Brainwave Signals," was published by the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.

  • May 2021: Journal paper by G Leei, B Choi, H Jebelli, and SH Lee on “Assessment of construction workers’ perceived risk using physiological data from wearable sensors: A machine learning approach," was published by the Journal of Building Engineering.

  • May 2021: Congratulations to Jon for winning the Outstanding Senior Thesis award! ! Well done!

  • May 2021: Congratulations to three RAISe lab members, Shayan, Milad, and Yizhi, for winning the Borda Graduate Scholarship award! Very well done and keep up the hard work!

  • April 2021: Yizhi passed his Ph.D. qualification exam and is now a Ph.D. candidate. Congratulations, Yizhi!  

  • April 2021: Shahrad received the 2nd award, at the 18th annual College of Engineering Research Symposium. Well done and keep it up, Shahrad!

  • March 2021: RAISE team was selected among the top 20 teams for the 2021 AI Nittany Challenge at the Penn State University.

  • March 2021: The Penn State College of Engineering and the Institute of Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS) selected Shahrad Shakerian as the featured researcher. Congratulations, Shahrad! 

  • February 2021: Journal paper by Y Liu, M Habibnezhad, H Jebelli on “Brainwave-driven human-robot collaboration in construction," was published by Automation in Construction, Elsevier.

  • January 2021: Journal paper by Y Liu, M Habibnezhad, H Jebelli on “Brain-computer interface for hands-free teleoperation of construction robots," was published by Automation in Construction, Elsevier.

  • January 2021: Conference paper by M Habibnezhad, S Shayesteh, Y Liu, MS Fardhosseini, H Jebelli on “The Architecture of an Intelligent Digital Twin for a Cyber-Physical Route-Finding System in Smart Cities,” was presented at The 8th International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management, Hong Kong.

  • January 2021: Conference paper by S Hwang, H Jebelli, S Lee, S Chung, SH Lee on “Measurement of Individuals’ Emotional Stress Responses to Construction Noise through Analysis of Human Brain Waves,” was presented at The 8th International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management, Hong Kong, China.

  • January 2021: Conference paper by G Lee, H Jebelli, SH Lee on “Online Multi-Task Learning and Wearable Biosensor-based Detection of Multiple Seniors’ Stress in Daily Interaction with the Urban Environment,” was presented at The 8th International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management, Hong Kong, China.

  • January 2021: Conference paper by A Ojha, J Seagers, S Shayesteh, M Habibnezhad, H Jebelli on “Construction Safety Training Methods and their Evaluation Approaches: A Systematic Literature Review,” was presented at The 8th International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management, Hong Kong, China.

2020
  • December 2020: Lorena Ribeiro joined RAISE Lab as an undergraduate research assistant. Welcome, Lorena!

  • December 2020: Shahrad passed his Ph.D. qualification exam and is now a Ph.D. candidate. Congratulations, Shahrad!  

  • November 2020: Journal paper by Habibnezhad, M., Shayesteh, S., Jebelli, H., Puckett, J., Stentz, J. on “Comparison of ironworker's fall risk assessment systems using an immersive biofeedback simulator," was accepted by Automation in Construction, Elsevier.

  • November 2020: Conference paper by Kim, D., Jebelli, H., Lee, S., Kamat, V. on “Enhancing Deep Neural Network-Based Trajectory Prediction: Fine-Tuning and Inherent Movement-Driven Post-Processing," was accepted by Construction Research Congress 2020 (ASCE), Tempe, Arizona, U.S.

  • November 2020: Journal paper by Nazari, M., Mirzaei, M., Asadi, S., Mohammadi-Ivatloo, B., Zare, K., Jebelli, H., Marzband, M. on “Evaluation of hydrogen storage technology in risk-constrained stochastic scheduling of multi-carrier energy systems considering power, gas and heating network constraints," was accepted by International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Pergamon, 55(45).

  • October 2020: Shahrad received the 2nd award, at the 2020 Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS) Symposium. Congratulations, Shahrad! Way to go!​

  • September 2020: Journal paper by Lee, G., Choi, B., Jebelli, J., Ahn, C.R., Lee, S. on “Noise Reference Signal–Based Denoising Method for EDA Collected by Multimodal Biosensor Wearable in the Field,"  was accepted by Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 34(6), 04020044.

  • July 2020: Conference paper by Ojha, A., Shakerian, S., Habibnezhad, M., Jebelli, H., Lee, S., Fardhosseini, M.S. on “Feasibility of Using Physiological Signals from a Wearable Biosensor to Monitor Dehydration of Construction Workers,” was presented at Creative Construction e-Conference 2020, Opatija, Croatia.

  • May 2020: Journal paper by Jebelli, H., Seo, J., Hwang, S., Lee, S.  on “Physiology-based dynamic muscle fatigue model for upper limbs during construction tasks,"  was accepted by International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics 78, 102984.

  • May 2020: Journal paper by Sadat-Mohammadi, M., Asadi, S., Habibnezhad, M., Jebelli, H.  on “Robust scheduling of multi-chiller system with chilled-water storage under hourly electricity pricing,"  was accepted by the Journal of Energy and Buildings, 110058.

  • March 2020: Conference paper by Sadat-mohammadi, M., Nazari-heris, M., Asadi, S., Jebelli, H. on “An Incentive-Based Vehicle to Grid Service in Electrical Energy Networks Considering the Effect of Battery Degradation Cost,” was presented at Construction Research Congress 2020 (ASCE), Tempe, Arizona, U.S.

  • March 2020: Conference paper by Nazari-heris, M., Sadat-mohammadi, M., Amin, M., Asadi, S., Jebelli, H. on “Robust Energy Management of Integrated Power Infrastructure and Gas Networks with High Penetration of Renewable Energy Sources,” was presented at Construction Research Congress 2020 (ASCE), Tempe, Arizona, U.S.

  • March 2020: Conference paper by Liu, Y., Habibnezhad, M., Jebelli, H., Asadi, S., Lee, S. on “Ocular Artifacts Reduction in EEG Signals Acquired at Construction Sites by Applying a Dependent Component Analysis (DCA),” was presented at Construction Research Congress 2020 (ASCE), Tempe, Arizona, U.S.

  • March 2020: Conference paper by Fardhosseini, M.S., Habibnezhad, M., Jebelli, H., Migliaccio, G., Lee, H.W., Puckett, J. on “Recognition of Construction Workers’ Physical Fatigue Based on Gait Patterns Driven from Three-axis Accelerometer Embedded in a Smartphone,” was presented at Construction Research Congress 2020, Tempe, Arizona, U.S.

  • March 2020: Conference paper by Fardhosseini, M.S., Karji, A., Dossick, C.S., Woo, L.H., Jebelli, H., Beatty, S. on “The Cost-Effectiveness of Integrating Digital Fabrication for Concrete Formworks,” was presented at Construction Research Congress 2020 (ASCE), Tempe, Arizona, U.S.

  • March 2020: Conference paper by Sadat-mohammadi, M., Nazari-heris, M., Asadi, S., Jebelli, H. on “An Incentive-Based Vehicle to Grid Service in Electrical Energy Networks Considering the Effect of Battery Degradation Cost,” was presented at Construction Research Congress 2020 (ASCE), Tempe, Arizona, U.S.

  • March 2020: Conference paper by Liu, Y., Habibnezhad, M., Jebelli, H., Asadi, S., Lee, S. on “Ocular Artifacts Reduction in EEG Signals Acquired at Construction Sites by Applying a Dependent Component Analysis (DCA),” was presented at Construction Research Congress 2020 (ASCE), Tempe, Arizona, U.S.

  • March 2020: Journal paper by Lee, G., Choi, B., Jebelli, H., Ahn, C., and Lee, S.  on “Wearable-based Collective Sensing to Detect Environmental Barriers for the Elderly’s Mobility,"  was accepted by the Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE.

  • March 2020: Journal paper by Habibnezhad, M., Puckett, J., Jebelli, H., Karji, A., Fardhosseini, M.S., Asadi, S. on “Neurophysiological testing for assessing construction workers' task performance at virtual height,"  was accepted by the Journal of Automation in Construction.

  • January 2020: Shayan has been awarded the University Graduate Fellowship (UGF) fellowship for the fall 2020-spring 2021 academic year. This is the most prestigious graduate awards given at Penn State. Congratulations, Shayan!

  • January 2020: Jacob has been selected for the undergraduate research assistantship position to work under Prof. Jebelli’s supervision. Congratulations, Jacob!

  • January 2020: Shayan Shayesteh joined RAISE Lab as a Ph.D. student. Welcome, Shayan!

  • January 2020: Amit Ojha joined RAISE Lab as a Ph.D. student. Welcome, Amit!

2019
  • December 2019: Yumna has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Sustainability Champion award. This is an incredibly selective award. Congratulations, Yumna!

  • December 2019: Jonathan Seagers joined RAISE Lab as an undergraduate research assistant. Welcome, Jon!

  • December 2019: Journal paper by Lee, G., Choi, B., Jebelli, H., Ahn, C., and Lee, S.  on “Wearable-based Collective Sensing to Detect Environmental Barriers for the Elderly’s Mobility,"  was accepted by the Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE.

  • October 2019: Journal paper by Jebelli, H., Choi, B., and Lee, S. on “Application of Wearable Biosensors in Construction Sites. Part II: Assessing Workers’ Physical Demand,”  was accepted by the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE.

  • September 2019: Jerome Jackson has been selected for the undergraduate research assistantship position to work under Prof. Jebelli’s supervision. Congratulations and welcome, Jerome!

  • September 2019: Dr. Mahmoud Habibnezhad joined RAISE Lab as a postdoctoral scholar. Welcome, Mahmoud!

  • September 2019: Jacob Ringer joined RAISE Lab as an undergraduate research assistant. Welcome, Jacob!

  • August 2019: Shahrad Shakerian joined RAISE Lab as a Ph.D. student. Welcome, Shahrad!

  • August 2019: Yizhi Liu joined RAISE Lab as a Ph.D. student. Welcome, Yizhi!

  • July 2019: Conference paper by Choi, B., Lee, G., Jebelli, H., and Lee, S. on “Assessing Workers’ Perceived Risk During Construction Task Using a Wristband-Type Biosensor”, was presented at Creative Construction Conference 2019, CCC 2019, Budapest, Hungary.

  • Jun 2019: Conference paper by Lee, G., Choi, B., Jebelli, H., and Ahn, CR. on “Reference Signal-Based Method to Remove Respiration Noise in Electrodermal Activity (EDA) Collected from the Field”, was presented at ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2019, Atlanta, Georgia.

  • May 2019: Conference paper by Habibnezhad, M., Puckett, J., Jebelli, H., Fardhosseini, S., and Pratama, L. on “Experiencing Extreme Height for The First Time: The Influence of Height, Self-Judgment of Fear and a Moving Structural Beam on the Heart Rate and Postural Sway During the Quiet Stance”, was presented at the 36th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC), Banff, Canada.

  • May 2019: Journal paper by Jebelli, H., Choi, B., and Lee, S. on “Application of Wearable Biosensors in Construction Sites. Part I: Assessing Workers’ Stress,”  was accepted by the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE.

  • May 2019: Journal paper by Ahn, C., Lee, S., Sun, C., Jebelli, H., Choi, B., and Yang, K. on “ Review of Wearable Sensing Technology Applications in Construction Safety and Health” was accepted by the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE