Dr. Zhigang Shen is an assistant professor of the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. He received his Ph.D. in Construction (2007) and M.S in Computer Engineering (2003) from the University of Florida. He had been worked as an architect in Shanghai, China before he moved to the United States. Dr. Shen is the recipient of several federal research grants, from NSF, EPA and DOE. He has many years industry experience in design and construction of large-scale complex building projects in both US and China. His current research focuses on 1) innovative construction engineering education using computer simulations and animations; 2) energy efficient buildings using renewable energy
Dr. Yimin Zhu received his Ph.D. degree in 1999 from the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Building Construction at the University of Florida. He is an associate professor in the Department of Construction Management at Florida International University (FIU), where he taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses and performed research in the area of information science and applications to construction. His research was funded by various agencies including National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Electri International (EI), and General Services Administration (GSA). He has published more than fifty technical articles in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He served as a reviewer for several academic journals and as the vice-chair of the Database and Information Management Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
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