Jun Wang, Ph.D.

Jun Wang

Assistant Professor

Director of Mississippi Transportation Research Center

Office: 3051 Richard A. Rula Engineering & Science Complex
P 662.325.7185


  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, McMaster University - Canada, 2018.
    • Dissertation: Situational Awareness for Construction Safety Risks Management
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Dalian University of Technology - China, 2013.
  • B.S., Civil Engineering Management, Dalian University of Technology - China, 2010.

Research Interests

  • Smart Construction and Automation in Construction
  • Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Systems and Smart Cities
  • Human Behaviors and Factors
  • Construction Safety and Health
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Human-in-the-Loop Cyber-Physical Systems
  • AI in CEM

Teaching Interests

  • Construction Engineering and Management
  • Advanced Information Technologies in Construction
  • Sustainable Construction
  • Construction Safety Management
  • Construction Engineering Equipment and Methods

Recruiting Students

I am recruiting Ph.D. students all the time. The research will focus on construction engineering and management, construction safety, human behaviors, smart construction, automation in construction, and sustainable and resilient infrastructure systems. Please contact me for more information.

Service Interests

  • Reviewer of Automation in Construction, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, and several international conferences
  • Technical Committee Track Chair - Safety Track, 2019 ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering
  • Session Chair - Robotics, Automation, and Control Session, 2019 ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering
  • Best Paper Committee Member, 2019 ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering
  • Professional Memberships: ASCE Data Sensing and Analysis Committee; ASCE Visualization, Information Modeling, and Simulation Committee; Transportation Research Board (TRB); American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSE); American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), etc.

Honors & Awards

  • NSF CAREER Award, Leveraging Virtual Reality (VR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Maximize Skill Transfer in Human-Robot Interaction and Collaboration for Advanced Construction, 2024-2029 (expected), $557,391.00.
  • Best Paper Award. Jun Wang and Saiedeh Razavi. (2019). Network-Based Safety Leading Indicators for Safety Risk Analysis in Construction. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 63(1), 1787-1791. Oct 28- Nov 01, 2019, Seattle, WA.
  • Nominated for the Governor General’s Award, McMaster University, 2018.
  • Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS), awarded by the Government of Canada, 2015-2018.
  • International Excellence Award, McMaster University, 2014-2017.
  • Best Presentation Award. Jun Wang and Saiedeh Razavi. (2015). An Unsafe Proximity Detection Model to Decrease False Alarms for Construction Applications. International Conference on Civil and Building Engineering Informatics (ICCBEI 2015), April 22-24, Tokyo, Japan.

Sponsors of My Projects

  • National Science Foundation
  • Mississippi Department of Transportation
  • Department of Labor
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Mississippi State Board of Contractors
  • Association for Iron & Steel Technology
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • The Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety