• Ph.D. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Arizona State University, 05/2007
  • MA/MS Construction Engineering & Management, Arizona State University, 12/2003
  • BA/BS Civil Engineering, Kwandong University, 02/1999

Professional Experience

  • Civil Engineer, Project Engineering Consultants (PEC), LTD., 7/2007 - 7/2010

Awards & Honors

  • Trustee Teaching Award, IUPUI., 8/2015
  • Certification of Appreciation, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Pipeline Division., 8/2015
  • Recipient of NSF Travel Grant for North America-East Asia Workshop on Big Data Analytics for Infrastructure and Building Sustainability and Resilience (IBSR) Research, Beijing, China., 9/2014
  • Outstanding Master of Science Graduate, Arizona State University., 12/2003

Selected Publications

  • "A Comparison Study of Water Pipe Break Prediction Models Using Weibull Distribution and Binary Logistic Regression," Proceedings of ASCE Pipeline Conference, Baltimore, MD, August 23 – 26, 12 pages., 8/2015
  • "Towards Sustainable Water Supply: Schematic Development of Big Data Collection Using Internet of Things (IoT)," Proceedings of International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction – ICSDEC 2015, Chicago, IL, May 10 – 13, 2015, Elsevier Procedia Engineering, 9 pages., 5/2015
  • Conceptual Development of Reinforced Concrete Pipe Renewal Technology Using Modified Static Pipe Bursting," The International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering, Vol. 5, Issue 3, page 30 – 39., 3/2015
  • "Verification of the Pipe Depth Dependent Model Using a Finite Element Analysis for Soil-Pipe Interaction," Tunneling Underground Space Technology, Elsevier, Vol. 39, page 34-40., 1/2014
  • Roadway Striping Productivity Data Analysis for INDOT Greenfield and Crawfordsville Districts Publication FHWA/IN/JTRP-2013/26, Joint Transportation Research Program, Indiana Department of Transportation and Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, doi: 10.5703/1288284315228, Available at, 74 pages., 11/2013
  • Assessment and Determination Chemical Permeation Through HDPE Water Pipe, Plastic Pipe Institute (PPI) Research Contract Final Report, Available at, 51 pages., 7/2012
  • "Development of a Sustainability Assessment Model for Underground Infrastructure Projects," Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, NRC Research Press, Vol. 36, No. 5, page 765-776., 5/2009
  • "Application of a Sustainability Model for Assessing Water Main Replacement Options, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, Vol. 34, No. 8, page 563-574., 8/2008


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