Jun Wang, Ph.D.

Jun Wang

Assistant Professor

Director of Mississippi Transportation Research Center
ASCE Presidential Appointee, Governor, Construction Institute Board (2021-Present)

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, Dalian University of Technology - China, 2010.

Research Interests

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

Teaching Interests

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

  • Faculty advisor of the Associated General Contractors of America, Mississippi State University
  • Reviewer of Automation in Construction, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and
    Management, ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, and several international
  • 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
  • Professional Memberships: ASCE Data Sensing and Analysis Committee; ASCE Visualization,
    Information Modeling, and Simulation Committee; Transportation Research Board (TRB)
    Construction Management Committee; TRB Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing
    Applications Committee; American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSE); American Society for
    Engineering Education (ASEE), etc.

Honors & Awards

  • 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.