Yong Kwon Cho

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Mason Building
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Dr. Yong Cho, MSCE ’97, has returned to CEE as an associate professor. Cho comes to Georgia Tech most recently from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, where he taught construction engineering, construction management, and architectural engineering after earning his doctorate at the University of Texas in 2000. A 2011 recipient of the NSF Early Career Award, his research interests include construction automation, robotics, and transportation. He is leading the development of a new paradigm in these research areas by challenging the current understanding of science/engineering technologies in construction and sustainable built environments. Among the challenges he is investigating are robotizing several critical construction and maintenance tasks and disaster relief efforts.

  • Construction Automation and Robotics
  • Infrastructure Construction and Maintenance
  • IoT-based Construction Safety Technology
  • Disaster Relief Technology
  • Sustainability in Built Environment
Distinctions & Awards

Tucker-Hasegawa Award, 2022
The former board members Dr. Richard Tucker and Dr. Yukio Hasegawa have established an award, the Tucker-Hasegawa Award. The intent of the prestigious Tucker-Hasegawa Award is to recognize individuals in industry or academia who have made major, distinguished, and sustained contributions to the field of automation and robotics in construction. The annual award presentation ceremony takes place at the annual ISARC symposium.

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