Dr. JoonOh Seo
Ph.D
Assistant Professor;  Deputy Award Coordinator for MSc/PgD in Construction and Real Estate (CRE); Technology Laboratory Management Committee Chair
Tel.: (852) 2766 5823
E-mail address : joonoh.seo@polyu.edu.hk
 
  Dr. JoonOh Seo is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Building and Real Estate. Dr. Seo received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Architectural Engineering from Seoul National University, South Korea. He also obtained his master’s degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering (specialised in Ergonomics) and his PhD degree in Civil Engineering (construction management program) from the University of Michigan, USA in 2016. Prior to starting his PhD studies, he worked for 5 years as a cost and safety manager in building construction projects in South Korea.
Teaching
 
Main areas
Construction Technology and Materials
Construction Information Technologies
Construction Safety and Health
Research and Scholarly Activities
 
Research
Interests
Body Kinematics Analysis using Computer Vision
Wearable Sensors for Workers’ Safety and Health Monitoring
Construction Simulation
 
Awards and Honors
Tishman Pre-Doctoral Fellow, University of Michigan, USA, 2015-2016
Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan, USA, 2015
Academic Poster Session Finalist, 2015 Construction Industry Institute (CII) Annual Conference, Boston, MA, USA, 2015
1st Place Technical Session Award in Civil Engineering, 2014 Engineering Graduate Symposium, University of Michigan, USA, 2014
John L. Tishman Fellowship, University of Michigan, USA, 2012
Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Project Management Institute, 2011
Professional Service
 
Professional Service
  Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), since 2011
  Reviewer, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, since 2015
  Reviewer, KICEM Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management, since 2013
  Reviewer, ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, since 2013
  Assistant to the Technical Chair of 2013 IWCCE (ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering), Los Angeles, CA
Selected Recent Publication List
 

Publications in Refereed Journals

1 Seo, J., Alwasel, A., Lee, S., Abdel-Rahman, E. and Haas, C. (2016). “A Comparative Study of In-field Motion Capture Approaches for Body Kinematics Measurement in Construction” Robotica, Cambridge Univ. Press (in review) (invited to the special issue on Automation & Robotics in Construction)
2 Hwang, S., Seo, J., Jebelli, H. and Lee, S. (2015). “Feasibility Analysis of Heart Rate Monitoring of Construction Workers Using a Photoplethysmography (PPG) Sensor Embedded in a Wristband-Type Activity Tracker” Automation in Construction, Elsevier (in press)
3 Seo, J., Lee, S. and Seo, J. (2015). “Simulation-based Assessment of Workers’ Muscle Fatigue and Its Impact on Construction Operations” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE (in press)
4 Golabchi, A., Han, S., Seo, J., Han, S., Lee, S. and Al-Hussein, M. (2015). “An Automated Biomechanical Simulation Application to Ergonomic Job Analysis for Workplace Design” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000998
5 Seo, J., Han, S., Lee, S. and Kim, H. "Computer Vision Techniques for Construction Safety and Health Monitoring” Advanced Engineering Informatics, Elsevier, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 239-251
6 Seo, J., Starbuck, R., Han, S., Lee, S. and Armstrong, T. (2015). "Motion-Data–driven Biomechanical Analysis during Construction Tasks on Sites” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE. Vol. 29, No. 4 (Invited Paper from article at the 2013 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering)
7 Koo, C.W., Hong, T.H., Hyun, C.T, Park, S.H. and Seo, J. (2010). “A Study on the Development of a Cost Model Based on the Owner’s Decision Making at the Early Stages of a Construction Project”, International Journal of Strategic Property Management, Vol. 14, pp. 121-137
8 Lee, H.S., Seo, J., Park, M., Ryu, H.G. and Kwon, S.S. (2009). “Transaction-Cost-Based Selection of Appropriate General Contractor-Subcontractor Relationship Type” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, Vol. 135, No. 11, pp. 1232-1240
9 Seo, J., Ryu, H.G. and Lee, D.Y. (2008). “Development of Public Office Cost Estimating Framework in Feasibility and Design Stage”, Journal of Architectural Institute of Korea, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp153-160
 
Conference Papers
1 Seo, J., Liu, M. and Lee, S. (2015). “Vision-based Posture Classification Using Virtual Training Datasets for Automated Postural Ergonomic Evaluation” Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality (CONVR), Banff, Alberta, Canada (Nominated for the best paper, honorably mentioned)
2 Seo, J., Moon, M. and Lee, S. (2015). “Construction Operation Simulation Reflecting Workers’ Muscle Fatigue” Proceedings of 2015 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering (IWCCE), Austin, TX
3 Seo, J., Starbuck, R., Han, S., Lee, S. and Armstrong, T. J. (2014). “Dynamic Biomechanical Analysis for Construction Tasks Using Motion Data from Vision-Based Motion Capture Approaches” Proceedings of the Joint Conference International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering and CIB W078 Annual International Conference (ICCCBE), Orlando, FL
4 Starbuck, R., Seo, J., Han, S. and Lee, S. (2014). “A Stereo Vision-based Approach to Marker-less Motion Capture for On-Site Kinematic Modeling of Construction Worker Tasks” Proceedings of the Joint Conference International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering and CIB W078 Annual International Conference (ICCCBE), Orlando, FL
5 Seo, J., Han, S., Lee, S. and Armstrong, T. J. (2014). “Feasibility of On-Site Biomechanical Analysis during Ladder Climbing” Proceedings of 2014 ASCE Construction Research Congress (CRC), Atlanta, GA
6 Seo, J., Han, S., Lee, S. and Armstrong, T. J. (2013) “Motion-Data–driven Unsafe Pose Identification through Biomechanical Analysis” Proceedings of 2013 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering (IWCCE), Los Angeles, CA. (Identified as one of the top papers and invited to the special issue publication in the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering).
7 Seo, J., Han, S., Armstrong, T. J. and Lee, S. (2013). “Force Prediction during Ladder Climbing for Biomechanical Analysis” Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PREMUS), Busan, Korea.
8 Seo, J., Lee, S., Armstrong, T. J. and Han, S. (2013). “Dynamic Biomechanical Simulation for Identifying Risk Factors for Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders during Construction Tasks” Proceedings of the 30th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining (ISARC), Montréal, Canada.
9 Jun, Y. J., Seo, J., Park, S.H. and Kwon, O.K. (2011). “Estimating the Owner’s Appropriate Manpower Model to Manage Delivery Method for the Military Institute Facility” Proceedings of the KICEM Annual Conference, Seoul, Korea (Excellent Paper Award)
10 Seo, J., Park, S.H., Koo, C.W. and Kim, J.H., (2009). “A Cost Data-Based Cost Estimating Model for Finishes in the Korean Public Office Building Projects” Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Construction Engineering and Management (ICCEM) and the 6th International Conference on Construction Project Management (ICCPM), KICEM
11 Koo, C.W., Park, S.H., Seo, J., Hong, T.H. and Hyun, C.T. (2009). “A Study on the Development of a Cost Model Based on the Owner’s Decision Making at the Early Stages of a Construction Project” Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Construction Engineering and Management (ICCEM) and the 6th International Conference on Construction Project Management (ICCPM), KICEM
12 Lim, H.Y., Yoo, S.K. and Seo, J. (2007). “A Case Study on Construction Management in Nuritkum Spuare Project” Proceedings of the Korean Institute of Construction Engineering and Management
13 Seo, J., Ryu, H.G. and Lee, D.R. (2007). “Framework of the Cost Model for Public Office Buildings in Korea” Proceedings of Quantity Surveying International Convention
14 Seo, J., Ryu, H.G., Park, M. and Lee, H.S. (2005). “Progress Monitoring using Augmented Reality” Proceedings of Fall Conference of Architectural Institute of Korea
 
Invited Presentation/ Workshop
1 Seo, J. and Lee, S. “Tracking and Action Recognition of Construction Workers” Workshop on the 33rd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC 2016), Auburn, AL (Invited).
2 Seo, J. and Lee, S. “Understanding of Workers’ Physical Demand and Its Impact on Construction Operation” 2015 FIATECH Technology Conference & Showcase, Boca Raton, FL (Invited).

Updated in 27th June 2016