Research Group

Positions are available at PhD and PostDoc levels in BiLAB. please contact Prof. Ergan for details.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

PhD Students

MS Students

Undergraduate Students

High School Students

 

PhD Students

Zhengbo Zou, PhD

Expected graduation date: May 2021

Research Project: Impact of construction on urban quality of life

Quantification of impact of architecture design on human experience project, Lead Researcher

Reserch poster (.pdf) One pager.pdf

 

Xinran Yu, PhD

Expected graduation date: December 2020

Research project: Building-grid interactions and improving demand response in buildings

Reserch poster (.pdf)

 

Zhuoya Shi, PhD

Expected graduation date: May 2022

Research Project: Facade monitoring in cities with advanced sensing techniques

Research poster (.pdf) One pager.pdf

 

Raghuram Sunnam, PhD

Expected graduation date: May 2019

Research Project: Raghuram has been working on developing a formal representation to enable generation of sequence of operations given a design information represented in BIMs and using the digitally represented sequence of operations to detect discrepancies between the implemented control and the design intent.

Research poster (.pdf)

 

Xue Sheryl Yang, PhD

Graduated: September 2014

Research Project: A formal approach to provide information support for troubleshooting of HVAC related problems.

Sheryl worked on developing a formal approach to identify applicable HVAC system components and information requirements that an HVAC mechanic should consider during troubleshooting of indoor air problems, generate the applicable information, and present them to mechanics to better conceive all the clues in relation to the space/system being evaluated.

Research poster (pdf)

Te Gao, PhD  

Graduated: December 2013

Research Project: Complete And Accurate As-Built BIM Based On An As-Designed BIM And Progressive Laser Scans.

Te developed a framework that supports the update of an as-designed BIM into an as-built BIM by incorporating geometric information captured by progressive laser scans.

The framework is composed of three main parts:

(1) identifying different types of features that contribute in recognizing the correspondences between a point cloud and an as-designed BIM;

(2) evaluating the performance of features for the mapping between a point cloud and an as-designed BIM; and

(3) leveraging point clouds captured by progressive laser scans to retrieve a complete view of the building and increase the accuracy of the updated BIM.

Research poster (pdf)

 

MS Students

Neda Talebzadeh, MS (Project)

Research Project: TBD (May 2019)

 

Prateek Khourasia, MS in Computer Science and Engineering (Project)

Research Project: Data analysis on building automation systems for system degradation (December 2016)

 

Zeyu Meng, MS in Computer Science and Engineering (Project)

Research Project: Data analysis on building automation systems for system efficiencies (December 2016)

 

Robert Chiarelli, MS in Computer Science and Engineering (Thesis)

Graduation date: May 2017

Research Project: Development of a system architecture for customizing BIMs for FM tasks

Research poster (.pdf)

 

Emanuele Morbidoni, MS in Civil and Urban Engineering (Project)

Research Project: Automated safety compliance checking in BIMs (August 2016)

 

Rodrigo Barbosa Lima, MS in Civil and Urban Engineering (Thesis)

Expected graduation date: May 2016

Research Project: Analysis of construction impact on airport operations

Research poster (.pdf)

 

Luiz Eduardo Da Silva Arruda, MS in Civil and Urban Engineering (Thesis)

Expected graduation date: May 2016

Research Project: Dveloping interactive virtual environments from BIMs for user tests in the built environment

Research poster (.pdf)

 

Priscila Daher Russo Dias, MS in Civil and Urban Engineering (Thesis)

Expected graduation date: December 2015

Research Project: Capturing requirements of facilities management tasks for as-built BIM deliverables

Research poster (.pdf)

 

Naveen D'Souza Lazar, MS in Civil and Urban Engineering

Expected graduation date: December 2015

Research Project: Analysis of renovation challenges in historical landmarks

Research poster (.pdf)

 

 

Dhruv Patel, MS in Civil and Urban Engineering (Project)

Research Project: Converting OSHA requirements into rulesets for automated safety compliance checking in BIMs  (May 2016)

 

Undergraduate Students

Sue Nopachinda, BS in Civil and Urban Engineering (Honor's Student Thesis)

Expected graduation date: May 2016

Research Project: Challenges faced while developing interactive virtual models for FM use.

Sue is a BS/MS student currently working on gaming engines and their use in facilities maintenance, identifying challenges and issues during the workflow from importing Revit models into game engines.

Research poster (.pdf)

 

Austin Newell, BS in Civil and Urban Engineering (Project)

Research Project: Readings on neuroscience for architecture (May 2016)

 

Jesper Karlsson, BS in Sustainable Urban Environments (Summer Project)

Research Project: TBD (August 2019)

 

High School Students Hosted


Summer 2018:
Tina Wong, Stuyvesant High School
Daniel Gomez, Stuyvesant High School

 

Summer 2017:

Connie Tsang, Hunter College High School
Jason Cheung, Stuyvesant High School