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Nov 9-12, 2022

During the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers (KSME) Annual Meeting 2022, Jeju, South Korea,

 

Jonathan Boyack delivered a presentation entitled “A Real-Time Log Data Analytics-based Electric Vehicle Path Optimization (실시간 로그데이터 분석 기반의 전기차 경로 최적화 기법)” with co-authors Jongseong Brad Choi.

Ricardo Ortiz delivered a presentation entitled “Development of User-Designated-Path Driving Ground Rover for Construction Site Monitoring (건설현장 모니터링을 위한 사용지 지정경로 주행 지상로버 개발)” with co-authors Jee Won Lee, Jonathan Boyack, and Jongseong Brad Choi.

Jee Won Lee delivered a presentation entitled Automated Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera Control to Enable Long-Range Visual Assessment and Localization (원거리 시각검사를 위한 PTZ 카메라 자동제어 알고리즘 개발) with co-authors Chul Min Yeum, Ricardo Ortiz, and Jongseong Brad Choi.

Pureun Jeong was in poster session entitled “Indoor Navigation System Designed for a Safety of Construction Site” with co-authored Jimin Shin, Seung Hyun Cha, and Jongseong Brad Choi.

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Nov 11, 2022

MEICers went out for outdoor activity together after KSME 2022 conference in Jeju. After hiking Oreum, we went outdoor bar to enjoy a nice senary and food! 

June 30, 2022

Jee Won Lee, a master student, presented in the poster session entitled “Automated Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera Control to Enable Long-Range Visual Assessment and Localization” at PHM Korea 2022: PHM for Industrial Digital Platform held in Seoul, South Korea, June 29 – July 1.

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July 1, 2022

Jonathan Boyack, a Ph.D. student, delivered a presentation session entitled “Enhancing Electric Vehicle Path Optimization Exploiting Real-Time Log Data Analysis” at PHM Korea 2022: PHM for Industrial Digital Platform held in Seoul, South Korea, June 29 – July 1.

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Sep 23, 2022

Prof. Jongseong Brad Choi was invited to deliver a seminar at National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (국립현대미술관 청주) in their Preservation Science Lecture Series. His talk was entitled “Computer Vision engaged Lifecycle Assessment of Cultural Heritages”.

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Oct 11, 2022

Prof. Jongseong Brad Choi hosted a seminar regarding entitled Human-Machine Collaborative Infrastructure Assessment through Mixed and Virtual Reality along with professor Chul Min Yeum from University of Waterloo. Prof. Choi and Yeum have been collaborating years and plan for another project for our graduate students visiting program.

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Oct 13, 2022

MEICers had a welcome dinner party for our new member Alfredo Valenzuela, master’s course, from all the way from Equador. We all enjoyed Jeju sagyeosal and karaoke in Songdo. Welcome to MEIC lab, Alfredo!

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Nov 11, 2022

Prof. Jongseong Brad Choi was invited to deliver a presentation in the session of “Promissing Young Scientists” in the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers (KSME) Annual Meeting 2022, Jeju, South Korea. His talk was entitled “Visual Analytics toward Lifecycle Assessment of Large-Scale Structures (구조물 수명주기관리를 위한 대용량 시각데이터 수집 및 분석 자동화)”.

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June 24, 2022

Prof. Jongseong Brad Choi and Chi Hwan Lee (Purdue Univ.) hosted a collaborating seminar (Biomedical Engineering at Purdue Univ. and Mechanical Engineering at SUNY Korea) along with prestigious scholars from Purdue Univ. The topics spanned from research collaboration bio-mechanical engineering to student exchange programs. We look forward to collaborating with the Biomedical Engineering department of Purdue University with broader topics in the future.

June 1, 2022

Prof. Jongseong Brad Choi received journal publication; 

Xiao-Le Han, Ning-Jun Jiang*, Yu-Fei Yang, Jongseong Choi, Devandra N. Singh, Yan-Jun Du, & Yi-Jie Wang (2022), Deep Learning Approach for the Detection and Instance Segmentation of Clayey Soil Desiccation Crack, Computers and Geotechnics (IF: 4.956, JCR top 12.5%)

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May 26, 2022

MEIC Lab members had a gathering and semester-end party at Songdo. This gathering was after a field trip to H&I co., Uiwang-si,  to learn RTK GPS system to be adopte to our auto-navigating rover system.

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May 25, 2022

Pureun Jeong, Seunghyun Cha, and Jimin Shin presented in the poster session entitled “Smart IGC Campus and Community with A Self-Navigating Robot System” at 2022 IGC Project Symposium held in Songdo, South Korea, June 29 – July 1.

May 25, 2022

Prof. Jongseong Brad Choi was awarded research a grant from NRF (National Research Foundation of Korea) amount of 98 million KRW (equivalent to 80k USD) for 1.7 years, entitled “Emulation and Enhancement of Human Capability on Infrastructure Assessment: EngineeringSoft-Power Engaged Monitoring and 3 Major Techniques Development (사회인프라 검사관 능력의 모방 및 강화: 엔지니어링 소프트파워를 활용한 3종의 모니터링 자동화 요소기술 개발) ”

May 23, 2022

Prof. Jongseong Brad Choi and AIDL co.  were awarded research a grant from ITP (Incheon Technopark) amount of 60 million KRW (equivalent to 54k USD) for 0.5 years, entitled “Development of An Integrated MCU (Mechanical Control Units) Component and Module Corresponding to Smart-Car Complex Control System (스마트카 복합제어에 대응가능한 통합형 MCU, Mechanical Control Units, 부품 및 모듈 개발) ”

Apr 13, 2022

Prof. Jongseong Brad Choi received journal publication; 

Jongseong Choi*, Ju An Park, Shirley J. Dyke, Chul Min Yeum, Xiaoyu Liu, Ali Lenjani, & Ilias Bilionis (2022), Similarity Learning to Enable Buliding Searches in Post-event Image Data, Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 37(2), 261-275, DOI: 10.1111/mice.12698 (IF: 11.775, JCR top 0.72%)

Mar 15, 2022

Prof. Jongseong Brad Choi and Mr. Ricardo Ortiz received journal publication; 

Jongseong Choi*, Lazaros Toumanidis, Chul Min Yeum, Patrikakis Charalampos, Ali Lenjani, Xiaoyu Liu, Panagiotis Kasnesis, Ricardo Ortiz, Nin-Jun Jiang, & Shirley J. Dyke (2022), Automated Graffiti Detection: Automated Graffiti Detection: A Novel Approach for Maintaining Historical Architectures in Community, Applied Sciences, 12(6), 2983 DOI: 10.3390/app12062983 (IF: 2.679, JCR top 42.2%)

Mar 14, 2022

Prof. Jongseong Brad Choi received journal publication; 

Xiaoyu Liu, Shirley J. Dyke*, Ali Lenjani, Ilias Bilionis, Xin Zhang, &  Jongseong Choi (2022), Automated Image Localization to Support Rapid Building Reconnaissance in a Large-scale Area, Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, DOI: 10.1111/mice.12828 (IF: 11.775, JCR top 0.72%)

Feb 23, 2022

Prof. Jongseong Brad Choi delivered a lecture at 2022 Artificial Intelligence Winter School, AI Research Group, KSME (2022 인공지능 겨울학교, 대한기계학회 인공지능머신 연구회) held at KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea, Feb 21 – 23, 2022, entitled “Citizen Data to Machine Learning: Application of Lifecycle Management of Infrastructure (시민사진을 인공지능 데이터로: 사회인프라 생애주기관리 어플리케이션)”.

Jan 1, 2022

Prof. Jongseong Brad Choi is appointed as a committee member of the financial board in KSME Reliability Division (대한기계학회 신뢰성부문) starting from Jan 1, 2022.

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Apr 1 – Dec 27, 2021

Prof. Jongseong Brad Choi received a equipment grant/contract from Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT) (한국건설기술연구원),  H&I co. (주식회사 에이치앤아이), and AIDL co. (주식회사 아이들) such as 3 Rover vehicles, 1 Velodyne Puck LidAR sensor, 2D LidAR, 1 RTK GPS and 1 GPU boards, which are amount of 53 million KRW (equivalent to 45k USD).

Nov 30, 2021

Prof. Jongseong Brad Choi received a patent publication (특허출원) entitled “Computer Vision Technique to Extract Structural Information from Citizen Science Data: Automated Lifecycle Infrastructure Monitoring Application (시민데이터로부터의 구조정보 추출을 위한 컴퓨터비전 기법: 사회인프라의 생애주기 모니터링 자동화 요소기술)”, Korean Patent No. 10-2021-1068454

Oct 20, 2021

Prof. Jongseong Brad Choi was awarded research a grant from ITP (Incheon Technopark) amount of 10 million KRW (equivalent to 8k USD) for 0.2 year, entitled “2021 Global Product Service Localization Research”, Incheon Technopark (2021 글로벌 제품생산 현지화 연구) ”

Sep 28, 2021

Jonathan Boyack, PhD student, delivered a presentation at Asia Pacific Conference of Prognostics and Health Management Society 2021 (PHMAP2021) in Jeju, South Korea on Sep 8, 2021. His talk was entitled "Machine Learning Approach for a Rapid Falling Hazard Assessment on High-Rise Buildings".

Sep 28, 2021

Prof. Jongseong Brad Choi served as a chair of the session "Machine Learning Methods for PHM" at the Asia Pacific Conference of Prognostics and Health Management Society 2021 (PHMAP2021) held in Jeju, South Korea on Sep. 7 - 10, 2021. He also delivered a presentation entitled "Similarity Learning to Building Search Capability: Post-event Image Data Application"

Sep 28, 2021

Prof. Jongseong Brad Choi delivered a presentation as an invited speaker at PHM Korea 2021: Toward 'Ontact' Industries through PHM held in Jeju, South Korea Sep 7 - 9, 2021, where he was also served as a chair of the session "Application of PHM". His talk was entitled "Automating Visual Data Analytics to Aid Lifecycle Management of Infrastructure toward Sustainable Cities".

Sep 28, 2021

Realtime video of our rover making 3D Pointcloud Mapping at SUNY Korea campus!

May 17, 2021

Prof. Jongseong Brad Choi is appointed as a committee member of the education board in the Korean Society of Prognostics and Health Management (KSPHM) starting from May 17, 2021.

May 17, 2021

Prof. Jongseong Brad Choi is appointed as a Short Course Committee member of International Conference on Prognostics and Health Management Asia-Pacific 2021 (PHMAP 2021), Sep 8 – 10, 2021, held at Jeju, South Korea.

Feb 18, 2021

Prof. Jongseong Brad Choi was awarded research a grant from NRF (National Research Foundation of Korea) amount of 30 million KRW (equivalent to 24k USD) for 1 year, entitled “Automating visual assessment of infrastructure exploiting computer vision and big visual data (대용량 시각데이터를 활용한 대형사회인프라 안전검사 모니터링 자동화 요소기술 개발) ”

Jan 21, 2021

MEIC Lab members visited Dr. Taewook Kang, chief scientist, at Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT) (한국건설기술연구원), to learn electric vehicle system for large-scale 3D point cloud modeling.

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Nov 18, 2022

Prof. Jongseong Brad Choi was invited to deliver a seminar at Inha University, in their Dept. Architecture Engineering Seminar Series. His talk was entitled “Computer Vision engaged Infrastructure Remote Sensing”.