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 Yong-Cheol Lee, Ph.D., LEED AP, FMP Dr. Yong-Cheol Lee is an assistant professor in the Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management at the Louisiana State University. He consider himself an educator and a researcher focusing on computing and information technologies in design, construction, and infrastructure. His primary research interests are interoperability, automated validation, and construction data analysis using BIM and state-of-the-art technology. He has four years of work experience at the Lotte Engineering & Construction Co. and worked as a data analysis and research intern for for InfraWorks 360 team at Autodesk. 3315E Patrick F. Taylor Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 office 225-578-5483 | fax 225-578-5109 yclee@lsu.edu | lsu.edu | https://www.lsu.edu/eng/cm/people/faculty/lee.php ﷯ Google Scholar ﷯ ResearchGate
 AWARDS & HONORS 2021 2021 Outstanding Reviewer of ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers 2021 2021 Junior Faculty Award from Korean-American Construction Engineering and Project Management Association 2020 One journal paper was featured in the Editor's Choice section of the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering 2019 Fellow of Louisiana Sea Grant Discovery, Integration and Application Program (LaDIA) (2019-2020) 2018- Roland and Kay Toups Professorship 2020 2018 Key Scientific Article award by Advanced in Engineering, contributing to excellence in science and engineering research 2018 Recipient of Tiger Athletic Foundation Michael R. Mangham College of Engineering Memorial Undergraduate Teaching Award, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge 2017 The Best Paper Award (1st Place) of 163 Papers in 2017 International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering (IWCCE), Seattle, WA. 2017 J.W. "Billy" and Janice Maxey Guitreau Professorship in Construction Management 2016 Industrial Specialty Contractors Professorship in Construction Management 2016 Leadership Fellowship, Georgia Tech’s Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Program, Atlanta, Georgia 2012 International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Merit-Based Scholarship - 2015 2013 Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF), Southern Regional Chapter, - 2012 Atlanta, Georgia MEMBERS
Ph.D. STUDENTS  Anisha Deria Ph.D Student (2018 - Present) Dissertation topic: Audio-based Construction Digital Twin Framework E-mail: aderia2@lsu.edu Moeid Shariatfar Ph.D Student (2018 - Present) Dissertation topic: Modularized Knowledge Framework for Developing BIM Data Exchange Standard of a Smart City E-mail: mshari6@lsu.edu Osama Al-Maabreh Ph.D Student (2021 - Present) Dissertation topic: Automated BIM Design Validation Regarding Disaster Resilience E-mail: oalmaa1@lsu.edu
ALUMNI WHAT'S NEW
 Dr. Pedram Ghannad He was a Ph.D Student in the CICI lab and received his Ph.D. in Engineering Science. He is currently an assistant professor at Bradley University. Dr. Arlys S Payne He was a Ph.D Student in the CICI lab and received his Ph.D. in Construction Management in 2021. He is a vice president of Construction Specialties, Inc.
 9. 1. 2022 Three journal papers have been published in the Journal of Automation in Construction, the ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, and the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 8. 15. 2022 Two research projects have been funded from the LIFT 2 program. 8. 1. 2022 Dr. Pedram Ghannad will begin his career at Bradley University as an assistant professor from 2022 Fall semester. Congrats! 4. 9. 2022 One journal paper has been published in the Journal of Automation in Construction 4. 1. 2022 One research project has been funded from Tran-SET. 2. 1. 2022 Two journal papers have been published in the Journal of Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure and the Journal of Earth Science in February 2022. 9. 8. 2021 One research project has been funded from Louisiana Sea Grant. 8. 26. 2021 One research project has been funded from Texas Sea Grant. 8. 13. 2021 Pedram and Arlys completed their Ph.D. studies in August 2021. Congrats! 5. 4. 2021 One research project has been funded from Tran-SET. 5. 3. 2021 Dr. Lee received the 2021 Junior Faculty Award from Korean-American Construction Engineering and Project Management Association 4. 30. 2021 Dr. Lee was recognized as the 2021 Outstanding Reviewer of ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering Sponsor, American Society of Civil Engineers 4. 5. 2021 One research project has been funded by Louisiana Board of Regents in April 2021. 3. 3. 2021 One research project has been funded by Contractor's Educational Trust Fund in March 2021. 2. 14. 2021 One journal paper has been published in Journal of The Expert Systems with Applications in February 2021. 9. 30. 2020 BIM Handbook 3rd Edition translated in Korean by Dr. Lee was published. (Preview 1, 2) 9. 24. 2020 One journal paper has been published in International Journal of Industrialized Construction. 9. 1. 2020 One journal paper has been was selected to be featured in the Editor’s Choice section of Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering page in the ASCE Library. 8. 9. 2020 Two journal papers have been published in the ASCE's journal of Management in Engineering and Journal of Computational Design and Engineering. 6. 19. 2020 One journal paper has been published in the Safety Journal in MDPI. 6. 1. 2020 Two Research projects have been funded from NSF and DOT, Tran-SET. 4. 6. 2020 Four journal papers have been published in ASCE journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Automation in Construction, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, and International Journal of Industrialized Construction 3. 8. 2020 Three journal papers have been published in ASCE journal of Computing in Civil Engineering and ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering. 2. 1. 2020 Two journal papers have been published in ASCE journal of Computing in Civil Engineering and Automation in Construction. 11. 1. 2019 One research project about flood resilience has been funded from NOAA and Louisiana Sea Grant. 10. 30. 2019 Five conference papers have been accepted to present in 2020 CRC conference/ 10. 14. 2019 One research project about data interoperability for smart cities has been funded from Qatar National Research foundation. 10. 12. 2019 Two journal papers have been published in ASCE journal of Computing in Civil Engineering and Sensors. 7. 03. 2019 Three Research projects have been funded from DOT, Tran-SET. 5. 10. 2019 Dr. Lee was selected as a fellow of Louisiana Sea Grant LaDIA Program for 2019-2020. 4. 19. 2019 One journal paper has been published in the journal of Applied Science. 1. 11. 2019 One journal paper has been published in the journal of Advanced Engineering Informatics. 12. 31. 2018 One journal paper has been published in the journal of Automation in Construction. 11. 19. 2018 Three TranSET Problem Statements were selected for full proposals. 6. 01. 2018 One journal paper regarding BIM validation logic has been identified by Advances in Engineering as a key scientific article contributing to excellence in science and engineering research. 05. 10. 2018 One journal paper has been published in the journal of Facilities. 05. 02. 2018 Dr. Lee was selected as a recipient of 2018 TAG Michael R. Mangham College of Engineering Memorial Undergraduate Teaching Award. 04. 02. 2018 Four conference papers have been presented in 2018 CRC conference and published as proceedings. 03. 12. 2018 Two research proposals have been funded from LTRC and LSU Faculty Research Grant program. 02. 01. 2018 Research proposal about disaster recovery has been funded from Louisiana Economic Development Assistantships. 09. 01. 2018 Two journal papers have been published in Automation in Construction. 06. 25. 2017 Dr. Lee received two awards: 1st Place Best Paper Award at IWCCE conference and Ranked among top 9 Paper at the LC3 Conference. 03. 01. 2017 Two research proposals have been funded by Vectorworks and LIFT2 program. 01. 15. 2017 Two journal papers have been published in Automation in Construction. 08. 15. 2016 Dr. Lee joined LSU as an assistant professor in the Department of Construction management.
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