Summary of research interests
- Computer Vision
- Building Information Modeling
- Technology Adoption
- Information Systems
I am interested in information management as it relates to civil and architectural engineering.
I’m working on a collaborative project called:
Living Building Information Model (BIM): A Layered Approach for Automatic and Continuous Built Environment Model Update
You can read the abstract on the National Science Foundation website.
The project aims to improve the information practices of people who operate, maintain, and renovate facilities.
Specifically, by applying tools found in machine learning and computer vision, we hope to make Building Information Models easier to update throughout the life-cycle of a facility.
We are in the process of releasing an RGB-D dataset of building facilities for semantic segmentation research – 3DFacilities.
Team from the University of Waterloo
My master’s degree was focused on developing automated quality control tools for industrial construction, specifically pipe spool fabrication.
By analyzing point clouds captured by laser scanners, we could identify geometrical fabrication errors and mitigate the risk of on-site rework.
If you’re interested, feel free to peruse my Masters_Thesis_Seminar presentation.