People

Prof. Heng LI

BE, ME, PhD(Syd.), MAIB, MAIQS, MHKIE

Director of Smart Construction Lab & Chair Professor of Construction Informatics

Heng started his academic career from Tongji University since 1987. He received his PhD from The University of Sydney. Heng then researched and lectured at the University of Sydney, James Cook University and Monash University before joining Hong Kong Polytechnic University. During this period, Heng have also worked with engineering design and construction firms and provided consultancy services to both private and government organizations in Australia, Hong Kong and China. Heng has conducted many funded research projects related to the innovative application and transfer of construction information technologies. For more information, please visit his Personal Website.

Dr. Xiaochun LUO

Principal Research Fellow

Dr. Xiaochun LUO is a Principal Research Fellow of Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In the last 10 years, Dr. Luo has been studying the temporal and spatial evolution of construction activities under the background of extensive production, proposed a series of new process models and analysis methods. His papers can be found here. As the first author, Dr. Luo won the 2018 Best Paper Award of the Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. To advance technological progress in the construction industry, Dr. Luo has proposed a series of practical intelligent sensing technologies and innovative applications based on Internet of Things and computer vision, which won 2015 Merit Innovation Achiever’s Award of CIOB International Innovation & Research Award and 2019 Gold Medal in the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions, Geneva, Switzerland.

Lang FAN

Project Assistant

Lang FAN is a project assistant in the Department of Building and Real Estate at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He received his master’s degree in Operations Research at Northeastern University, Boston and attained bachelor’s degree in Information and Computing Science at Shandong University. His research focuses mainly on optimization algorithms related to queuing problem and road planning, dynamic programming in supply chain, data mining and statistical analysis. Currently his interests are the application of deep learning and computer vision in construction management, especially in 3D model reconstruction, object detection and recognition.

Yue WU

Project Assistant

Yue WU is a project assistant in the Department of Building and Real Estate at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She received her master’s degree in Mathematics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and attained her bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics at Hebei University. Her research focuses mainly on Computational Mathematics, Digital Image Processing, Graph Theory. Currently, her interests are the application of deep learning and computer vision in semantic image segmentation.

Guo ZHANG

Research Assistant

Guo ZHANG is a research assistant in the Department of Building and Real Estate at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His current research is to develop robust control algorithms for UAVs. His research mainly focuses on nonlinear systems, control theory and control engineering, and multiagent systems. For more information, please visit his Personal Website.

Shahnawaz ANWER

PhD Student

Mr. Shahnawaz Anwer is a PhD student in the Department of Building and Real Estate at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He attained his Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2007 and Master of Physiotherapy in 2009 from the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences at the Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India. Previously, he worked as a full-time researcher at the King Saud University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (ranked 56th among universities in Asia) from June 2013 to Jan 2019. He also worked as Assistant Professor at Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy, Pune, India from 2012 to 2013. He worked as Junior Lecturer at the National Institute of Orthopedically Handicapped (NIOH), Kolkata, India from 2010 to 2012. He is a reviewer for more than 20 International peer reviewed Indexed Journals. Additionally, he has been serving as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy and BMC Musculoskeletal disorders since 2015. He has published more than 90 peer-reviewed articles in indexed journals. His articles have been cited for more than 1300 times and his H-index is 19. His research focuses mainly on Musculoskeletal problems in construction workers, Physical fatigue, Construction Ergonomics, Construction Health and Safety, Digital Construction Technologies and Innovations (e.g., BIM, wearable sensors, robotics), Biomechanical Analysis and Technology Transfer in Construction. For more information, please visit his Personal Website.

Ying WANG

PhD Student

Ying WANG is a PhD student in the Department of Building and Real Estate at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She earned a MSc degree in Construction Project Management from the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering, The University of Manchester. Her research interests mainly fall in prefabricated construction, public housing, construction management, and text mining. In the spare time, she enjoys watching movies, singing, traveling, and writing novels.

Imran MEHMOOD

PhD Student

Mr. Imran MEHMOOD is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Building and Real Estate at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with Honors degree from University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Taxila, Pakistan in 2010 and Master of Science in Construction Engineering and Management degree from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan in 2013. His research interest is Construction Informatics and Construction Health & Safety. For more information, please visit his Personal Website.

Haitao WU

PhD Student

Haitao WU is a PhD student in the Department of Building and Real Estate at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He received his master’s degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and his bechelor’s degree from Nanjing Agricultural University. His research focuses mainly on construction quality management and construction robots. For more information, Please visit his Personal Website.

Ting KONG

PhD Student

Ting KONG is a PhD student in the Department of Building and Real Estate at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She received her MS degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and her bechlor’s degree from China University of Geosciences. Her research mainly focuses on construction informatics and construction safety management.

Xin FANG

PhD Student

Xin FANG is a PhD student in the Department of Building and Real Estate at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He earned a MS degree from the School of Civil Engineering, Tianjin University. He is good at mathematics and computer programming. His research focuses mainly on robotics, computer vision, and their applications in construction.

Yi YU

PhD Student

Yi YU is a PhD student in the Department of Building and Real Estates at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He earned a MS degree in Construction and Real Estate from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His research focuses mainly on automated and intelligent construction, facilitate and develop the traditional and complex construction industry by using hardware devices such as drones and robots.

Xiaoying LI

PhD Student

Xiaoying LI is currently a PhD student in the Department of Building and Real Estate at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She received her MPhil degree at the same department in 2018. Her research mainly focuses on Building Information Modeling and Inter-organization collaboration.

Alumni

Dr. Yantao YU

PhD

Dr. Yantao YU is an Assistant Professor in Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). She received her doctoral degree in construction informatics from BRE at PolyU in July 2020, and her master’s and bachelor’s degree in construction management from Tsinghua University in 2014 and 2017, respectively. Her research interest is construction informatics and automation. For more information, please visit her Personal Website.

Dr. Maxwell Fordjour Antwi-Afari

PhD

Dr. Maxwell Fordjour Antwi-Afari is a Lecturer in Construction & Qs at School of Engineering Systems & Management in Aston University, Birmingham, UK. He attained his Ph.D. in Construction Information Technology at the Department of Building and Real Estate in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University through the Postgraduate Studentship Scholarship in March 2019. He received his MPhil in Building Technology at the Department of Building Technology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi-Ghana in August 2015. Maxwell obtained his BSc in Construction Technology and Management (First Class Honours) from KNUST, Kumasi-Ghana in August 2012. His research focuses on Construction Informatics, Construction Management and Engineering, Construction Ergonomics, Construction Health and Safety, Digital Construction Technologies and Innovations (e.g., BIM, wearable sensors, robotics), Biomechanical Analysis and Technology Transfer in Construction. For more information, please visit his Personal Website.

Dr. Dongping CAO

PhD

Dr. Dongping CAO is an Associate Professor in the Department of Construction Management and Real Estate at Tongji University. For more information, please visit his Personal Website.

Dr. Xincong YANG

PhD

Dr. Xincong YANG is an Assistant Professor in the School of Civil and Enviormental Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen. For more information, please visit his Personal Website

Dr. Ping HE

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Ping HE is a Professor in the School of Intelligent Systems Science and Engineering, Jinan University, Zhuhai, Guangdong, China. For more information, please visit his Personal Website.