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Feb 9 2024

Shaping a Safer Future: Harnessing Technological Innovations for Enhanced Safety and Decision-Making in Construction

CME Department Seminar

February 9, 2024

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM America/Chicago


ERF 1047


842 W. Taylor St., Chicago, IL 60607

Presenter: Sogand Hasanzadeh, PhD, Purdue University
Location: ERF 1047

Abstract: In a world where technology is embedded throughout all communities and where the boundaries between humans and technology are considerably shrinking, the question becomes how safety technological advances are set to revolutionize the way workers behave, make decisions, communicate, and work safely at the current and future jobsites. This seminar will draw on examples from research studies to highlight the key features and benefits of using safety technologies to predict workers’ at-risk behavior, to augment workers’ interactions with their physical environment, to localize hazards in dynamic jobsites, and ultimately to keep workers safe. The significant contributions of these studies will be discussed in terms of their translational impacts on how the construction industry should approach and maintain controls after providing required safety interventions.

Speaker Bio: Sogand Hasanzadeh, is a director of the Intelligent-Inclusive-Safe (I2SAFE) lab and is an assistant professor at the Lyles School of Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering and Management at Purdue University. She received her Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in civil engineering, and two M.Sc. in construction engineering and management from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Shahid Beheshti University, Iran.  Her research focuses on advancing smart construction safety through the application of cyber-physical-human systems, human factor, wearable sensors, VR/AR/MR/XR, robotics and AI. Her interdisciplinary work is looking for creating a shared language between civil engineering, data science, computer science, human factor, and cognitive/behavioral psychology that leads to more informed engineering solutions in response to the current and future challenges in complex construction projects. Her research studies are sponsored by NSF, several DOTs, construction companies, and the Electri International. Her work also has repeatedly been recognized nationally and internationally.


Prof. Aslihan Karatas

Date posted

Feb 2, 2024

Date updated

Feb 2, 2024