Current Graduate Students:
Ph.D. Students:
• Chuanni He (August 2019 – present)
• Gongfan Chen (August 2019 – present) 

MSc Students:
• ZhiGao Wang (August 2019 – present)
• KeWang Jiang (August 2020 – present)
• Min Zhang (August 2020 – present)
• Fan Ding (August 2021 – present)

Former Graduate Students:
Ph.D. students:
Ashtad Javanmardi, 2019 July Thesis Title: Strategies and Predictive Models for Reducing Workflow Variability in Construction Production Systems Current Position: Engineering Manager, FDH Infrastructure Services

Dr. Brad McCoy, 2019 May Thesis Title: Design and Implementation of a New Retrofit for Prestressed Concrete Bridge Elements Using Mechanically-Fastened Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Current Position: Academy Professor, West Point, Dept. of Civil and Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Alizera Abbasian Hosseini, 2015 October Thesis Title: Social and Engineering Aspects of Construction Site Management using Simulation and Social Network Analysis Current Position: Project Manager, Flatrion Construction

Dr. Marion M. Russell, 2013 June Thesis Title: Allocation of Time Buffer to Construction Project Task Durations Current Position: Major, Academy Professor, U.S. Air Force Academy, Dept of Civil Engineering

Dr. Brad W. Wambeke, 2011 May Thesis Title: Identifying, Prioritizing, and Reducing Variation of Construction Related Tasks Current Position: Colonel, Director CE Division, Academy Professor/Associate Professor, West Point, Dept. of Civil and Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Donna Hollar, 2011 July, co-advised with Prof. William Rasdorf and Prof. Joe Hummer Thesis Title: Predicting Preliminary Engineering Costs for Highway Projects Current Position: Associate Professor, East Carolina University, Dept. of Construction Management

MSc students:
NingNing Liu, June 2021 Thesis Title: Improving Construction Planning Reliability – An Information Theory Based Exploration

Minerva Bonilla, May 2020 Thesis Title: Estimating Seasonal Population’s Impact for Powell Bill Funding Allocation

Naishan Xiang, May 2015 Thesis Title: Predicting, Benchmarking and Warning the Impact of Change for Construction Projects Current Position: Business Intelligence Engineer, Amazon

Joshua L. Vaughan, 2012 December Thesis Title: Effects of an Innovative Technology on Construction Management Time Current Position: Assessment Engineering Supervisor, North Carolina Department of Transportation

Kiarash Hajifathalian, 2011 May Thesis Title: Effects of Working Strategy and Duration Variance on Productivity and Work in Process A Simulation-Based Investigation Current Position: Regional Project Manager, Baker Concrete Construction

Chao Wang, 2010 July Thesis Title: Causes and Penalties of Variation – Case Study of a Concrete Slab Prefabrication Shop Current Position: Project Manager, Bureau Veritas

Jaime m. Perez, 2009 May Thesis Title: Implementing Target Costing Principles in Green Building Current Position: Project Manager, Odebrecht

Major Collaborators
Prof. Gregory Howell, Lean Construction Institute

Prof. and Dept. Head, Simon Hsiang, Dept. of Industrial Engineering, Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte, co-advising students since 2008

Prof. Glenn Ballard, UC Berkeley, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering