Computational Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Organization (CIGSO)

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Chenxi Yuan

Vice President


Civil Engineering


Hubo Cai

Research Title:

Object Recognition and Tracking, Point Cloud and Image Fusion, Geo-Spatial Information Management in Construction

Research Description:

My research is focused on using vision-based sensing technologies to automate the process of data collection and processing to assist decision-making. My previous research/project involved: (1) detect and quantify the pavement defects using color-depth camera; (2) design a key node model to facilitate object detection and location on construction site using color-depth cameras; (3) investigate the data collected from intelligent compaction roller machines for the future adoption of intelligent compaction mapping as QA/QC tools. My on-going research is to analyze the behavioral pattern of moving object on construction site and predict some potential danger at early stage to improve the safety during construction.

About Me:

Since my undergraduate study in Central South University (CSU) in China, I attended an inter-disciplinary program which offered rigorous training in both science and technology. I was very excited in its teaching style which explained the whole story behind each theory or finding, but hated the repetitive assignments to make each student to be a proficient "memory machine". Computer seemed to be able to let human focus on more creative ideas. Therefore, I continued my master study in computer and civil engineering interdisciplinary program in Tongji University in China. After graduate, I worked at ARUP consultant company for two years. Based on both my academic and industrial experiences, I continued my graduate study in Prof. Hubo Cai's Laboratory in the school of Civil Engineering, and joined the CS&E program since my first semester. I really benefit a lot from such program and glad to be a supporter or promoter of interdisciplinary program.

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