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My interdisciplinary research integrates advancements in health sciences, artificial intelligence & machine learning, and digital technologies to address critical issues in the construction industry. With my collaborators, I have explored several key areas: (1) real-time location monitoring using ultra-wide band sensors, (2) ergonomic evaluation of workers using electromyography & motion sensors, (3) investigating factors leading to fall accidents using force-plate and inertial measurement units, (4) mental fatigue monitoring with eye-tracking technology, electroencephalography, and computer vision sensors, and (5) physical fatigue prediction for construction workers using physiological and computer vision sensors. Some notable outputs from these research endeavors include: (1) Development of a tool to monitor balance of construction workers, (2) A novel methodology to assess fatigue using heart rate variability metrics, (3) Fatigue monitoring by fusing vision and foot-pressure sensors using inverse dynamic modelling. My current work focuses on: (1) augmented reality and Visual Learning Models (VLMs) powered solutions, (2) developing human-robot collaboration tools, and (3) exploring innovative methods for accurate fatigue monitoring.

I have worked on several funded research projects as PI and co-PI with a combined funding of over £300,000. These projects were funded by Research Grant Council of Hong Kong and Ministry of Higher Education, Saudi Arabia.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Education/Academic qualification

Construction Managment, PhD, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Construction Managment, MSc, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Civil Engineering, BEng (Hons), University of Engineering and Technology Lahore

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