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Chien-Ho Ko, Ph.D., P.E.

Research Professor
Director of Craig and Diane Martin National Center for Construction Safety
Primary office:
785-864-0215
Learned Hall, 2148B


Summary

Education

B.S., Construction Engineering, National Taiwan Institute of Technology, Taiwan, June 1997

Certificate, Teacher Education Program, National Taiwan Institute of Technology, Taiwan, June 1997

M.S., Construction Management, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, May 1999

Ph.D., Construction Management, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, Oct. 2002

Postdoc, Lean Construction, University of California at Berkeley, Aug. 2005

Certificate, Digital Ecologies Program, School of Architecture, Clemson University, Dec. 2020 (certificate pending)

Ph.D. Candidate, Architectural Design (PDBE), Clemson University, Feb. 2021

Work Experience

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, Aug. 2013-July 2019

Visiting Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Aug. 2017-Feb. 2018

President, Association of Engineering, Project, and Production Management, Feb. 2013-Nov. 2014

President, Taiwan Industrial Robot Association, Taiwan, Jan. 2013-Mar. 2019

President, Taiwan Lean Construction Institute, Taiwan, Oct. 2012-Nov. 2018

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, Aug. 2010-July 2013

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, Feb. 2008-July 2010

Chief of International Cooperation, Office of International Affairs, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, Feb. 2009-Feb. 2010

Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Technology Management, Da-Yeh University, Taiwan, Aug. 2005-Jan. 2008

Construction Engineer Officer, Second Lieutenant, Ministry of National Defense, Taiwan, Oct. 2002-Apr. 2004

Research Assistant, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, Sep. 1997-Oct. 2002

Student Teacher, Taipei Municipal Da-An Vocational High School, Taiwan, Mar. 1997-June 1997

Lifeguard, Swimming Club of Chinese Culture and Movie Center, Taiwan, July 1995-Sep. 1995

First Year at KU: 2021

Teaching

CE 895: Construction Safety

Research

Construction Safety

Lean Construction

Construction Automation and Robotics

Artificial Intelligence

Architectural Design

Concrete 3D Printing

Editorships

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Engineering, Project, and Production Management, Publisher: Engineering, Project, and Production Management (EPPM), USA, July 2011-Present

Editor-in-Chief, Industrial Robot Magazine, Publisher: Taiwan Industrial Robot Association, Taiwan, Jan. 2012-Dec. 2019

Editor, Journal of Engineering Management in Production and Services, Publisher: Sciendo, Poland, Feb. 2021-Present

Editor, International Journal of Management Research and Economics, Publisher: SvedbergOpen, South Africa, Oct. 2020-Present

Editor, Artificial Intelligence Advances, Publisher: Bilingual Publishing, Singapore, Dec. 2018-Present

Editor, Journal of Advances in Civil Engineering and Construction Materials, Publisher: Unique Pub International (UPI), India, July 2018-Present

Editor, Frontiers Research of Architecture and Engineering, Publisher: Bilingual Publishing Co., Singapore, June 2018-Present

Editor, Journal Zarządzanie Przedsiębiorstwem. Enterprise Management, Publisher: Polish Association for Production Management, Poland, Apr. 2018-Present

Editor, Journal of Construction Engineering, Management & Innovation, Publisher: Golden Light Publishing, Turkey, Apr. 2018-Present

Editor, Journal of the Chinese Institute of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering, Publisher: Chinese Institute of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering, Taiwan, Jan. 2018-Dec. 2022

Editor, Journal of Engineering & Science, Publisher: YunTech, Taiwan, Dec. 2017-Dec. 2020

Editor, Decision Science Letters, Publisher: Growing Science Publisher, Canada, Nov. 2012-Present

Editor, Journal of Advanced Studies in Artificial Intelligence, Publisher: Prakriti Publications, India, June 2012-Dec. 2016

Editor, The Scientific World Journal, Publisher: Hindawi, USA, May 2012-Aug. 2016

Editor, Open Construction and Building Technology Journal, Publisher: Bentham Science, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 2008-Present

Memberships

Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Mar. 2021-Present

National Lifetime Member, Phi Kappa Phi, Feb. 2021-Present

Lifetime Member, Chinese Institute of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering, 2015-Present

Lifetime Member, Chinese Institute of Engineers, 2015-Present

Member, Association of Engineering, Project, and Production Management, Feb. 2013-Present

Lifetime Member, Taiwan Industrial Robot Association, Jan. 2013-Present

Member, Taiwan Lean Construction Institute, Oct. 2012-Present

Selected Publications

Ko, C. H. “Constraints and Limitations of Concrete 3D Printing in Architecture.” Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology (accepted).

Ko, C. H. (Mar. 2020). “Improving Formwork Design Using Lean Thinking.” Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering, 435-445.

Ko, C. H. and Kuo, J. D. (Jan. 2019). “Making Formwork Design Lean.” Journal of Engineering, Project, and Production Management, 9(1), 29-47.

Kikolski, M. and Ko, C. H. (Oct. 2018). “Facility layout design — review of current research direction.” Engineering Management in Production and Services, 10 (3), 70-79.

Ko, C. H. (Mar. 2018). “Web-Based Intelligent RFID Facilities Maintenance System.” Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering, 31-38.

Ko, C. H. (Apr. 2017). “Lean Building Design Model.” Procedia Engineering, 182, 329-334.

Ko, C. H. (Jan. 2017). “Accessibility of Radio Frequency Identification Technology in Facilities Maintenance.” Journal of Engineering, Project, and Production Management, 7(1), 45-53.

Ko, C. H. (Apr. 2015). “Integrating RFID, Web-Based Technology, and Artificial Intelligence in Engineering Management.” Scientia Iranica, 22(2), 299-312.

Ko, C. H. and Kuo, J. D. (Apr. 2015). “Making Formwork Construction Lean.” Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, 21(4), 444-458.

Ko, C. H. and Li, S. C. (Mar. 2015) “Lean Concurrent Submittal Review Systems.” KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, 19(3), 478-484.

Ko, C. H. and Li, S. C. (Aug. 2014) “Enhancing Submittal Review and Construction Inspection in Public Projects.” Automation in Construction, 44, 33-46.

Ko, C. H. and Chung, N. F. (June 2014) “Lean Design Process.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 140(6), 04014011-1~ 04014011-11.

Ko, C. H. and Liao, H. S. (Mar. 2014). “Reducing Ineligible Contractor Disputes in Government Procurement: A Lesson from Taiwan.” KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, 18(2), 409-418.

Ko, C. H. and Tsai, P. C. (June 2013). “Applying Lean Production A3 to Enhance Construction Work Flow.” Life Science Journal, 10(2), 2409-2416.

Ko, C. H. (June 2013). “3D-Web-GIS RFID Location Sensing System for Construction Objects.” The Scientific World Journal, vol. 2013, Article ID 217972, 8 pages, 2013.

Ko, C. H. (June 2013). “Predicting Subcontractor Performance Using Web-Based Evolutionary Fuzzy Neural Networks.” The Scientific World Journal, vol. 2013, Article ID 729525, 9 pages, 2013.

Ko, C. H. and Liao, H. S. (May 2013). “Amendments to Government Procurement Act in Publishing Deficient Suppliers.” Life Science Journal, 10(2), 1543-1552.

Ko, C. H. (June 2013). “Diagnosis for Introducing Lean Production Systems in Precast Fabrication.” Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 8(3), 75-80.

Ko, C.H. (June 2013). “Material Transshipment for Precast Fabrication.” Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, 19(3), 335-347.

Ko, C. H., Pan, N. F., and Chiou, C. C. (May 2013) “Web-Based Radio Frequency Identification Facility Management Systems.” Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 9(5), 465-480.

Ko, C. H. (July 2012). “Evolutionary Fuzzy Neural Inference Model 2.0 (EFNIM 2.0) for Decision-Making in Construction.” Engineering Science and Technology Bulletin, NSC, 128, 216-219 (in Chinese).

Ko, C. H. and Chen, Y. C. (July 2012). “Evaluating Production Time Buffer for Precast Fabrication.” Journal of Engineering, Project, and Production Management, 2(2), 101-111.

Ko, C. H., Wang, W. C., and Kuo, J. D. (July 2011). “Improving Formwork Engineering Using the Toyota Way.” Journal of Engineering, Project, and Production Management, 1(1), 13-27.

Pan, N. F., Ko, C. H., Yang, M. D., and Hsu, K. C. (Aug. 2011). “Pavement Performance Prediction through Fuzzy Regression.” Expert Systems with Applications, 38(8), 10010-10017.

Ko, C. H. and Wang, S. F. (July 2011). “Precast Production Scheduling Using Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithms.” Expert Systems with Applications, 38(7), 8293-8302.

Ko, C. H. (Feb. 2011). “Production Control in Precast Fabrication: Considering Demand Variability in Production Schedules.” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 38(2), 191-199.

Ko, C. H. and Wang, S. F. (Nov. 2010). “GA-Based Decision Support Systems for Precast Production Planning.” Automation in Construction, 19(7), 907-916.

Ko, C. H. (Sep. 2010). “An Integrated Framework for Reducing Precast Fabrication Inventory.” Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, 16(3), 418-427.

Ko, C. H. (July 2010). “Application of Lean Production System in the Construction Industry: An Empirical Study.” Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 5(2) 71-77.

Ko, C. H. (Aug. 2010). “RFID 3D Location Sensing Algorithms.” Automation in Construction, 19(5), 588-595.

Ko, C. H. (May 2009). “RFID-Based Building Maintenance System.” Automation in Construction, 18(3), 275-284.

Cheng, M. Y., Tsai, H. C., Ko, C. H., and Chang, W. T. (Aug. 2008). “Evolutionary Fuzzy Neural Inference System for Decision Making in Geotechnical Engineering.” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 22(4), 272-280.

Cheng, M. Y., Ko, C. H., and Lin, Y. C. (Jan. 2008) “Prediction of Diaphragm Wall Deflection in Deep Excavations Using Evolutionary Fuzzy Neural Inference Model.” Journal of the Chinese Institute of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering, 20(2), 175-182 (in Chinese).

Ko, C. H. and Wang, S. F. (July 2007) “Overcoming Difficulties in Weekly Work Planning Using Computational Algorithms.” Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 2(7), 823-827.

Ko, C. H. and Cheng, M. Y. (Apr. 2007) “Dynamic Prediction of Project Success Using Artificial Intelligence.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 133(4), 316-324.

Ko, C. H., Cheng, M. Y., and Wu, T. K. (July 2007). “Evaluating Sub-Contractors Performance Using EFNIM.” Automation in Construction, 16(4), 525-530.

Cheng, M. Y. and Ko, C. H. (Dec. 2006). “A Genetic-Fuzzy-Neuro Model Encodes FNNs Using SWRM and BRM.” Journal of Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 19(8), 891-903.

Cheng, M. Y. and Ko, C. H. (July 2003). “Object-Oriented Evolutionary Fuzzy Neural Inference System for Construction Management.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 129(4), 461-469.

Ko, C. H. and Cheng, M. Y. (May 2003). “Hybrid Use of AI Techniques in Developing Construction Management Tools”, Automation in Construction, 12(3), 271-281.

Cheng, M. Y. and Ko, C. H. (Jan. 2003). “Automated Safety Monitoring and Diagnosis System for Unstable Slopes.” Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 18(1), 64-77.

Cheng, M. Y., Ko, C. H., and Chang, W. T. (June 2002). “Evolutionary Fuzzy Neural Inference System for Decision-Making in Geotechnical Engineering.” 91, Sino-Geotechnics, 31-38 (in Chinese).

Cheng, M. Y. and Ko, C. H. (June 2002), “Computer-Aided Decision Support System for Hillside Safety Monitoring.” Automation in Construction, 11(4), 453-466.

Cheng, M. Y., Ko, C. H., and Chang C. H. (June 2002), “Computer-Aided DSS for Safety Monitoring of Geotechnical Construction.” Automation in Construction, 11(4), 375-390.

Cheng, M. Y., and Ko, C. H. (Mar. 2001). “Computer-Aided Expert Decision Support System for Disaster Prevention of Hillside Residents.” Journal of the Chinese Institute of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering, 13 (1) 39-50 (in Chinese).

Patents

Hook Assembly, US Patent, Inventor: Chien-Ho Ko, Patent Number: US 10,470,596 B2, Nov. 2019

Warning Device, Invention Patent, Taiwan, Inventor: Chien-Ho Ko, Patent Number: I 665359, July 2019

Warning Device, Invention Patent, Taiwan, Inventor: Chien-Ho Ko, Patent Number: I 659139, May 2019

Management and Control Method for Construction Process, Invention Patent, Taiwan, Inventor: Chien-Ho Ko and Hsiang-Tse Tsai, Patent Number: I 659385, May 2019

Bridge Decision Support System and Bridge Decision Support Method, Invention Patent, Taiwan, Inventor: Chien-Ho Ko, Patent Number: I 648705, Jan. 2019

Hook Structure, Invention Patent, Taiwan, Inventor: Chien-Ho Ko, Patent Number: I 635827, Sep. 2018

Construction Coordinated Operation Method, Invention Patent, Taiwan, Inventor: Chien-Ho Ko, Patent Number: I549089, Sep. 2016

Intelligent Construction Cone, US Patent, Inventor: Chien-Ho Ko, Patent Number: US 9,127,420 B2, Sep. 2015

Intelligent Construction Cone, Invention Patent, Taiwan, Inventor: Chien-Ho Ko, Patent Number: I 495772, Aug. 2015

Construction Signal and System Thereof, Invention Patent, Taiwan, Inventor: Chien-Ho Ko, Patent Number: I 479068, Apr. 2015

Method for Coordinated Operation of Architecture Design, Invention Patent, Taiwan, Inventors: Chien-Ho Ko and Neng-Fu Zhong, Patent Number: I 438705, May 2014

Method of Managing Finished Goods Inventory for Precast Fabricators, Invention Patent, Taiwan, Inventor: Chien-Ho Ko, Patent Number: I 430190, Mar. 2014

Wall Detection Apparatus, Invention Patent, Taiwan, Inventor: Chien-Ho Ko, Patent Number: I 428586, Mar. 2014

A Method of Positioning a RFID Tag Using Spatial Mesh Algorithm, Invention Patent, Taiwan, Patent Number: I 427313, Inventor: Chien-Ho Ko, Feb. 2014

Method of Positioning a Target RFID, Invention Patent, Taiwan, Patent Number: I 427314, Duration, Feb. 2014

A Method of Positioning a RFID Tag Using Spatial Mesh Algorithm, Invention Patent, Taiwan, Patent Number: I 411806, Oct. 2013

Method of Positioning a RFID Tag Using Geographic Information System (GIS), Invention Patent, Taiwan, Patent Number: I 411805, Oct. 2013

Method of Positioning a RFID Tag Using Received Signal Strength Indicator, Inventor: Chien-Ho Ko, Patent Number: I 402532, Jul. 2013

Precast System for Managing Resource and Equipment, Invention Patent, Taiwan, Inventor: Chien-Ho Ko, Patent Number: I 391865, Apr. 2013

Radio Frequency Identification Tag Mounting Base with an Inclined Mounting Surface, Invention Patent, Taiwan, Inventor: Chien-Ho Ko, Patent Number: I 387928, Mar. 2013

Control System for Managing Power and Method for the Same, Invention Patent, Taiwan, Inventors: Chien-Ho Ko, Cong-Qi Luo, Ying-Chen Pan, Pin-Xian Yu, Tan-Lin Hsieh, Xiao-Pei Wang, Patent Number: I 370351, Aug. 2012

Suspended Backpack, Invention Patent, Taiwan, Inventor: Chien-Ho Ko, Patent Number: I 365056, June 2012

Food and Beverage Handling System Using Radio Frequency Identification and Method of the Same, Invention Patent, PR China, Inventor: Chien-Ho Ko, Patent Number: ZL 2008 1 0001243.1, Jan. 2008

Food and Beverage Handling System Using Radio Frequency Identification and Method of the Same, Invention Patent, Taiwan, Inventor: Chien-Ho Ko, Patent Number: I 358666, Feb. 2012

Movable Device with Solar Tracking Device and Multi-Layer Track-Type Solar Panel, Invention Patent, Taiwan, Inventor: Chien-Ho Ko, Patent Number: I 354759, Dec. 2011

Predicting Facility and Equipment Failure Module and Operation Method of the Same, Invention Patent, PR China, Inventor: Chien-Ho Ko, Patent Number: ZL 2008 1 0086866.3, Mar. 2008

Automatic Load System and Operation Method of the Same, Invention Patent, Taiwan, Inventor: Chien-Ho Ko, Patent Number: I 344439, Jul. 2011

Automatic Load System and Operation Method of the Same, Invention Patent, PR China, Inventor: Chien-Ho Ko, Patent Number: ZL 2008 1 0005815.3, Feb. 2008

Portable Wireless Computer Apparatus, Invention Patent, PR China, Inventor: Chien-Ho Ko, Patent Number: ZL 2007 1 0307336.2, Dec. 2007

A Device for Collecting the Data of Radio Frequency Identification Tag, Invention Patent, PR China, Inventor: Chien-Ho Ko, Patent Number: ZL 2007 1 0300532.7, Dec. 2007

Modular Multi-Purpose Machine, Invention Patent, Taiwan, Inventor: Chien-Ho Ko, Patent Number: I 342912, June 2011

Device for Retrieving Data from A Radio Frequency Identification Tag, US Patent, Patent Number: US 7,967,870 B2, Inventor: Chien-Ho Ko, June 2011

A Programming Method Combining Static Interaction with Dynamic Interaction, Invention Patent, Taiwan, Inventor: Chien-Ho Ko, Patent Number: I 336820, Feb. 2011

A Radio Frequency Identification Tag Stand, Utility Patent, Taiwan, Inventor: Chien-Ho Ko, Patent Number: M 333632, June 2008

A Device for Collecting Data of Radio Frequency Identification, Utility Patent, Taiwan, Inventor: Chien-Ho Ko, Patent Number: M 328364, Mar. 2008

Wireless Computer Apparatus and Portable Bag Thereof, Utility Patent, Taiwan, Inventor: Chien-Ho Ko, Patent Number: M 334372, June 2008

Assembly of Wireless Computer Equipment and Carrying Bag, Utility Patent, PR China, Inventor: Chien-Ho Ko, Patent Number: ZL200720177496.5, June 2008

Selected Awards & Honors

Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Marquis Who’s Who, 2017-2019

Gold Medal, Kaohsiung International Invention and Design EXPO, Taiwan, 2015, 2017

Best Paper Award, 8th International Conference on Engineering, Project, and Production Management, Amman, Jordan, 2017

Best Presentation Award, Quality Management II Session, 7th International Conference on Engineering, Project, and Production Management, Bialystok, Poland, 2016

Gold Medal, International Invention and Design Fair, Taiwan, 2016

Distinguished Teaching Award, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, 2016

Distinguished Engineering Professor Award, Chinese Institute of Engineers-Kaohsiung Chapter, Taiwan, 2015

Merit Award, Vocational Education Research and Development Exhibition, Center for Regional Industry-Academic Collaboration, YunTech, Taiwan, 2015

Science Education Award, Pingtung County Government, Taiwan, 2012

Scientific Award of Excellence, American Biographical Institute, 2011

Excellent Research Award, Faculty research and development competition, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, 2011

International Plato Award for Educational Achievement, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, 2010

Tatung System Technologies INC Enterprise Award, RFID Tendency Cup, Taipei Computer Association, Taiwan, 2009

Excellent Paper Award, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology and University of Science and Technology Beijing Joint Conference, Taiwan, 2009

Best Market Value Patent Combination, Metal Industries Research & Development Centre, Taiwan, 2009

First Position, Faculty research and development competition, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, 2009

Teaching Excellence Award, Da-Yeh University, Taiwan, 2007

Outstanding Teaching Materials Award, Da-Yeh University, Taiwan, 2007

Meritorious Award, Ministry of National Defense, Taiwan, 2004

Excellent Performance Award, Student Thesis Competition, Chinese Institute of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering, Taiwan, 2000

First Prize of Student Thesis Competition (for Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau areas), the Hong Sze-Chuen Foundation of Public Culture and Education, Taiwan, 1999

Phi Kappa Phi, 2021

Who’s Who in the World, Marquis Who’s Who, 2008-Present

Lifetime acceptance into Who’s Who in the World, Marquis Who’s Who, 2020

Who’s Who in American, Marquis Who’s Who, 2018-2019

Outstanding Researcher Reward, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan, 2013-2018

Leading Engineers of the World, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, 2015

American Order of Merit, American Biographical Institute, 2012

Who’s Who in Asia, Marquis Who’s Who, 2012, 2017

2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21 Century, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, 2007-2015

Ministry of Education Scholarship for Studying Abroad, Taiwan, 2005

Sinotech Scholarship, Sinotech Foundation for Research & Development of Engineering Sciences and Technologies, Taiwan, 2001

Lin Hsiung Scholarship, Taiwan, 1996


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