Profile

Dr. Boong Yeol Ryoo has a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering with specialized studies in Construction Engineering and Management and minored in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has more than eight years of industry experience in engineering and construction, six years of experience in the information technology industry, and fourteen years of research and teaching at leading universities in the United States and Korea.

He specializes in information technology such as information systems development, system integration, visualization, wireless/mobile devices and sensors, and robotics in the construction industry. System selection and integration methodologies are his specialty areas. He is also specialized in developing business procedure manuals, construction management procedure manuals and computerization.

He has successfully completed a number of research and development projects on information management systems for the construction industry. He has been a recipient of various government and industry funds in the field of information technology in construction where he has extensive experience in developing computer tools for both industrial and government projects.

He has served as an editorial board member and reviewer for seven international journals including Automation in Construction, one of the highest ranking journals in information technology in construction. He has served with more than 15 academic organizations in information technology and construction. He has 16 referred journal papers and 25 conference papers in the areas of construction management, automation, and information technology.  His recent research includes implementation of wireless/mobile sensors and construction management information systems.

He currently serves as Vice President for The RFID in Construction Consortium (http://www.rfidinconstruction.org/), is organized and operated under the auspices of The International RFID Business Association (http://www.rfidba.org/). The international Consortium advocates the safe and effective use of RFID and Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) technologies, sensors, and associated wireless-based technologies through quality, relevant, and timely educational programs designed to address the specific needs of the global construction industry.

Academic Degrees

  • 1995 Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Construction Management), University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S.A.
    Thesis: "Selection of Highway Retaining Structure: Implementation and Evaluation using Bayesian-Fuzzy Logic", Academic supervisor: Dr. Teresa M. Adams
  • 1992 Master of Science Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Construction Management), University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S.A.
    Thesis: "Cost Estimation of Water Treatment Plant Construction", Academic supervisor: Dr. Teresa M. Adams
  • 1983 Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, Yonsei University, Republic of Korea.

Academic Appointments

  • 2008~Present Assistant Professor, Department of Construction Science, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University, Texas, U.S.A.
  • 2004~2008 Assistant Professor, Department of Construction Management, Florida International University, Florida, U.S.A.
  • 2002~2004 Research Associate, School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A.
  • 1999~2001 BK 21 Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hanyang University, Republic of Korea.

Professional memberships

  • Member Dersign-Build Institute of America (DBIA), (2008~Present)
  • Member America Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (2006~2008)
  • Member Korean Society of Geodesy, Photogrammetry and Cartography (1983~Present)
  • Member Korean Society of Civil Engineers (1995~Present)
  • Member Korean Institute of Construction Engineering and Management (1995~Present)

Professional registrations

  • Certified as CMP (Construction Management Professional), Korea (1999)
  • Certified as Civil Engineer (1986)
  • Certified as Geodetic Survey Engineer (1982)
  • CErtified as Regional and Urban Planning Engineer, Korea (1982)
  • Certified as Surveyor, Korea (1978)

Professional experience

  • 2000~2002, CEO & R&D Director, Intellix technologies Co., Republic of Korea.
  • 2001~2002, CEO, Dmind Far Est Korea Co., Republic of Korea.
  • 1995~1999, Seneior Consultant, Samsung SDS Co., Republic of Korea.
  • 1983~1990, Project Engineer, Daewoo Engineering Co., Republic of Korea.
  • 1983~1985, First Lieutenant, Korea Army, Republic of Korea.

    Teaching and academic experience

    College of Architecture, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, U.S.A.

    • COSC 475, Construction Project Scheduling (Undergraduate), 3 cr. hrs
    • COSC 491, Research (Undergraduate), 3 cr. hrs
    • COSC 621 Advanced Construction Project Schedluing and Project Management (Graduate), 3 cr. hrs
    • COSC 650, Introduction to Construction Visualzation (Graduate), 3 cr. hrs
    • COSC 689, Special Topics:  Introduction to Demolition - Practices, Technology, and Management (Graduate), 3 cr. hrs
    • COSC 691, Research (Graduate), 3cr. hrs

    College of Engineering, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.

    • BCN 3240, Construction Equipment (Undergraduate), 3 cr. hrs
    • BCN 4612, Construction Cost Estimating II (Undergraduate), 3 cr. hrs
    • BCN 4703, Management of Construction Projects (Undergraduate), 3 cr. hrs
    • BCN 5784, Construction Information Systems (Graduate), 3 cr. hrs
    • BCN 5716, Productivity in Construction (Graduate), 3cr. hrs

    College of Engineering, Hanyang University, Ansan, Republic of Korea

    • Construction Management and Project Management (Graduate), 3 cr. hrs
    • e-Business in Construction (Graduate), 3 cr. hrs
    • Human Resource Management (Graduate), 3 cr. hrs
    • Introduction to Construction Management (Undergraduate), 3 cr. hrs
    • Engineering Economy (Undergraduate), 3 cr. hrs
    • Construction Materials and Methods (Undergraduate), 3 cr. hrs

    Estate School of Construction Engineering, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

    • E-Business in Construction (Graduate), 3 cr. hrs
    • Information Technology in Construction (Graduate), 3 cr. hrs
    • System Integration and Constriction Enterprise Management (Graduate), 3 cr. hrs
    • Construction Management Seminar (Graduate), 3 cr. hrs

    College of Engieering, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

    • Construction Management and Project Management (Graduate), 3 cr. hrs
    • Information Technology in Construction (Graduate), 3 cr. hrs
    • Introduction to Construction Management (Undergraduate), 3 cr. hrs

    Awards and Honors

    • 2012, Research Excellence Award, Department of Construction Science, Texas A&M University 
    • 2011, Research Excellence Award, Department of Construction Science, Texas A&M University
    • 2009, Best Paper Award, The 3rd International Conference on Construction Engineering and Management (ICCEM) - The 6th International Conference on Construction Project Management (ICCPM), jeju, Korea, May 27~30, 2009.