Date & Time:
Tuesday, July 10, 2012; 11:00 AM
This talk will present ongoing research at the University of Michigan Laboratory for Interactive Visualization in Engineering (LIVE) that is exploring applications of mobile pervasive computing and visualization in design, engineering, and construction. Findings from three specific research projects will be presented: Interactive Visualization of Construction Operations in Mobile Outdoor Augmented Reality; Rapid Building Damage Evaluation using Augmented Reality and Structural Simulation; and Location-Aware Contextual Information Access and Retrieval for Rapid On-Site Decision Making. In each case, the development of fundamental algorithms, their implementation as reusable and modular software, and their implementation in the engineering applications will be described.
Prof Vineet Kamat
University of Michigan
Dr. Vineet R. Kamat is an Associate Professor and the Frank and Brooke Transue Faculty Scholar in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan, where he directs the Laboratory for Interactive Visualization in Engineering. Dr. Kamat's research is primarily focused on Virtual and Augmented Reality Visualization, Simulation, Mobile Computing, Robotics, and their applications in Construction. Dr. Kamat was awarded the 2012 Daniel W. Halpin Award for scholarship in construction by the American Society of Civil Engineers. He has also received the Outstanding Early Career Researcher Award from FIATECH; and two Outstanding Young Alumnus Awards from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech. He has also received two ASCE Best Paper Awards, from the Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, and the Construction Research Congress.