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Dr Junseo Bae has joined the School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) since February 2018, as a Lecturer in Construction Management. He is currently the Programme Leader (Interim) for MSc Construction Management with Digital Engineering (since Sept 2019), while being deeply involved in the programmes of MSc/BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering and Graduate Apprenticeship (GA)-BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering. In addition, he is a key member of Construction Innovation and Built Environment Research (CIBER) Group at UWS. Prior to joining UWS, Dr Bae served as a Visiting Lecturer and Instructor of Record in the Department of Construction Science at Texas A&M University-College Station in the United States.

Dr Bae received both BSc and MSc degrees from Hanyang University in South Korea. He then earned his PhD degree from Texas A&M University. His doctoral research was fully focused on creating, testing and validating a Machine-Learning-based spatiotemporal Decision-Support framework that learns and predicts the Mobility Impact of critical Highway Construction Work Zones by training Multi-Contextual Big Data.

  • PhD Thesis: A Multi-Contextual Approach to Modeling the Impact of Critical Highway Work Zones in Large Urban Corridors
  • MSc Dissertation: Reinforcement Steel Design applying Set-based Design Methodology to Flat Plate in the Structural BIM (S-BIM) Environment
  • BSc Dissertation: Optimal Weight Design of Steel Structure followed by Selection of Member Section on Adaptive Simulated Annealing

Dr Bae is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in the UK.

Desired research direction

Dr Bae's research is focused on big-data-driven decision-support modelling for streamlined construction planning, operation and management. His research topics include construction informatics, sustainability and asset management, improved project delivery and building information modelling (BIM). Strategic research agenda falls into four key areas that address the unique spectrum of challenges and issues facing councils, local authorities, public sector, affected communities and business enterprises:

Transport infrastructure informatics: Automating and predicting the level of mobility disruption and potential safety risks before and during construction for critical motorway improvement projects, through multi-contextual big-data-based machine learning or deep learning under arbitrary and user-defined “what-if” construction scenarios

Sustainability & asset management: Developing a state-of-art decision-support model through the integrated life-cycle assessment (LCA) and life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA), aiming at selecting the most sustainable infrastructure improvement project scenario alternative

Improved project delivery: Developing the optimal decision-support model through stochastic/statistical modelling and discrete-event simulations, which could predict time-cost-change order risks for different project classifications and market characteristics

BIM applications: Intermingling BIM techniques and numerical approaches into developing decision-support models for improved AEC projects, ranging from pre-construction to post-construction phases. 

Current teaching activities and interests

Postgraduate Level

  • Construction Business Economics (Module Coordinator (MC))
  • Digital Engineering (MC)
  • Research Design and Methods*
  • MSc Dissertations

Undergraduate Level

  • Supervision of Civil Engineering Honours Projects
  • Modern Practice in Construction Management*
  • Engineering Project Management (MC)
  • Graduate Apprenticeship (GA)-Technical Communications (MC)
  • Technical Communications (MC)
  • Engineering Industry (MC)

*: Contributing to the module by lecturing certain topics

External positions

Visiting Lecturer, Texas A&M University

Jan 2017May 2017

Instructor of Record, Texas A&M University

Sep 2014May 2015

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Costs Engineering & Materials Science
Neural networks Engineering & Materials Science
Insurance Engineering & Materials Science
Structural optimization Engineering & Materials Science
Risk assessment Engineering & Materials Science
Pavements Engineering & Materials Science
Contractors Engineering & Materials Science
Concrete slabs Engineering & Materials Science

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 2007 2019

24 Downloads (Pure)

Analysis of plant construction accidents and loss estimation using insurance loss records

Kim, J-M., Kim, T., Bae, J., Son, K. & Ahn, S., 13 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Risk analysis
Risk assessment
Risk management
23 Downloads (Pure)

A quantitative risk assessment development using risk indicators for predicting economic damages in construction sites of South Korea

Kim, J-M., Kim, T., Son, K., Bae, J. & Son, S., 30 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering. 18, 5, p. 472-478 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Risk assessment

Monitoring changes in gait adaptation to identify construction workers’ risk preparedness after multiple exposures to a hazard

Sun, C., Ahn, C. R., Bae, J. & Johnson, M., 2018, Construction Research Congress 2018. Wang, C., Harper, C., Lee, Y., Harris, R. & Berryman, C. (eds.). American Society of Civil Engineers, p. 221-230

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Effect of the socio-geographic factors on cost overruns in roadway renewal projects

Ryu, K. R., Choi, K., Bae, J. & Lee, D-W., 19 Jul 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

IRIER: a decision-support model for optimal energy retrofit investments

Hosseinian, S., Choi, K. & Bae, J., 1 Sep 2017, In : Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 143, 9

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Energy conservation
Energy efficiency
Decision support model
Risk assessment

Activities 2017 2019

Urban design, cultural city protection, construction operation management

Junseo Bae (Invited speaker)
10 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Changchun Institute of Technology

Junseo Bae (Visiting lecturer)
14 Oct 201918 Oct 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

Gateway to Engineering

Ashwini Konanahalli (Examiner), Junseo Bae (Contributor), Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir (Contributor), Shahriar Al-Ahmed (Contributor)
1 Oct 201930 Nov 2019

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement

Higher Education Academy (External organisation)

Junseo Bae (Member)
26 Jul 2019 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of network

Construction engineering technical regulations and management

Junseo Bae (Invited speaker)
22 Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course