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Dr Weiwei Chen
1-19 Torrington Place
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  • Lecturer in Building Information Modelling and Management
  • The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction
  • Faculty of the Built Environment

Dr Weiwei Chen holds a doctoral degree in Civil Engineering from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (in 2019), where she was awarded the postgraduate scholarship and overseas research awards. She got an opportunity to study at the Carnegie Mellon University in 2018 and board horizon of her research. Afterwards, Dr Chen became a postdoctoral fellow in HKUST.

Dr Chen was a postdoctoral research associate in Cambridge from 2021 to 2022. She was sponsored by the OMICRON project, funded by Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme. Her research project aimed to develop Road Digital Twin Tools and an Intelligent Asset Management Platform to address the needs of road design, construction and maintenance processes. Dr Chen got the Future Road Fellowship, which is co-funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA). In the DRF project, she studied Understanding and Digitally Representing the Expressway/Highway/Roads in Digital Twins and Developing An Intelligent Road Digital Twin Platform in technology readiness level (TRL) 7.

After that, Dr Chen joined in the Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction as a lecturer in Building Information Modeling and Management in November 2022. Her research interests include Digital Twin, Internet of Things, 3D Reconstruction, Laser Scanning, and facility management in roads, bridges, buildings and other infrastructure. 

Research Themes
Research Summary

• Digital Twin (DT) of Buildings and Roads, Building Information Modelling (BIM)

• 3D Reconstruction, Laser Scanning, Sensing Technology, and Internet of Things (IoT) 

• Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Application in Construction Engineering 

• Smart Facility Management (FM) and Smart Infrastructures

• Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR & VR)

• Construction Information Technology and Engineering Management

Teaching Summary

BCPM0092 Management of Major Programmes with Digital, Spring 2023

BCPM0050 Integrating Project Information Systems with Building Information Modelling (BIM), Spring 2023

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