RESEARCH

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, 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)

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Dr. Ham’s research group has received a total funding of over $5.2 million as PI or Co-PI.

Extramural Research Grants

  1. Synchronizing Decision-Support via Human- and Social-centered Digital Twin Infrastructures for Coastal Communities. 09/2021 8/2023. Co-PI
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

  2. Digital Twin City for Age-friendly Communities - Crowd-biosensing of Environmental Distress for Older Adults. 10/2021 09/2024. Co-PI
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

  3. The Future of Teleoperation in Construction Workplaces. 01/2021 12/2023. PI
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

  4. Building PreK-12 School Resilience in the Face of COVID-19. 01/2021 06/2021. Co-PI
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

  5. Improving Undergraduate Education in Civil & Building Engineering through Student-centric Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and Real-world Problems. 10/2020 09/2023. PI
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

  6. Elevate, Integrate, and Document Research for Architecture and Technologies to Support an Integrated RADAS Framework. 08/2020 12/2020. Co-PI
    Sponsor: Department of Defense (DOD) Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC)

  7. Behavior Analysis of Socially Vulnerable Households Responding to Planned Power Shutoffs. 08/2020 08/2021 . PI
    Sponsor: Natural Hazards Center by National Science Foundation (NSF) (Award #1635593)

  8. Artificial Intelligence-driven Disaster Risk Prediction and Assessment. 07/2020 12/2021. PI
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

  9. Guidance for the Use of UAS During Suboptimal Environmental Conditions. 01/2020 08/2021 . Co-PI
    Sponsor: Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)

  10. Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU): Uncovering Potential Risks of Wind-induced Cascading Damages to Construction Projects and Neighboring Communities. 02/2019 12/2021 . PI
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

  11. Uncovering Potential Risks of Wind-induced Cascading Damages to Construction Projects and Neighboring Communities. 01/2017 12/2021. PI
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Intramural Research Grants

  1. Leveraging Human-Building Interaction for Occupant Comfort and Productivity. 01/2021 12/2022. PI
    Sponsor: TAMU President's Excellence Fund (T3)

  2. Intelligent Psychoacoustic Space for Health and Well-Being. 09/2020 08/2021. Co-PI
    Sponsor: Innovation [X] Program

  3. Improving Undergraduate Education in Construction & Building Science. 11/2019 10/2022 . PI
    Sponsor: Center for Teaching Excellence

  4. Digital Twin City for Age-friendly Communities: Crowd-biosensing of Environmental Distress for Older Adults. 09/2019 08/2022 . Co-PI
    Sponsor: X-Grant program

  5. Boosting Workplace Productivity: Data-driven Framework for Enhancing Occupant Environmental Comfort. 09/2019 12/2021 . PI
    Sponsor: Texas A&M Institute of Data Science

  6. Adaptive Responsive Environments for Physical and Mental Health. 09/2019 11/2020. Co-PI
    Sponsor: Innovation [X] Program

  7. Wearable Sensing Framework for Examining the Effect of Built Environments to Human Performance. 01/2019 12/2020. PI
    Sponsor: TAMU President's Excellence Fund (T3)