Research Interest

Smart City Resilience & Resilient Infrastructure System 

Smart City Digital Twin, Big Data-driven Risk Management, Social Sensing, Citizen Science, Risk-informed Decision-Making, Experimental Testing of Extreme Weather Effects on Built Environments in collaboration with the NSF NHERI Experimental Facility

Smart Construction & Intelligent Maintenance

Smart Construction Digital Twin, Space (Lunar) Construction, Human-Robot Interfaces, IoT & Big Data-driven Construction Management, UAV-based Project Monitoring and Controls, Teleoperation, Automation in Construction, Construction Site Hurricane Preparedness

Smart Building & Sustainable Community 

Human-Building Interaction, Human-in-the-loop Sensing and Control, Thermographic & Physiological Sensing and Data Analytics, Environmental Comfort, Building Energy, Building Information Modeling (BIM) 


Dr. Ham’s research group has received a total funding of over $6.1 million as PI or Co-PI. 

Extramural Research Grants 

Intramural Research Grants