Kunhee (KC) Choi

Professor, Chancellor EDGES Fellow, Endowed Cecil O. Windsor Jr. '66 Professor

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  • Department of Construction Science
  • Texas A&M Transportation Institute

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A member of Texas A&M’s faculty since 2010, Dr. Choi is a Chancellor EDGES professor in the Department of Construction Science. His interests have centered on improving the adaptive capacity of the legacy transportation system by creating and testing cyber-enabled systems to empower digital twinning intelligence, which ultimately revolutionizes the way we live, work, and travel. Dr. Choi’s research is ground-breaking and of utmost significance to multiple key areas related to the renewal of the nation’s aging transportation infrastructure systems, and his work showcases for the world what outstanding research, discovery, and teaching look like. Dr. Choi serves on editorial boards of several leading academic journals and is currently a specialty editor for the JCEM and JME, both published by the American Society of Civil Engineers. When it comes to teaching, Dr. Choi treasures the integrative aspects of construction management and strives to spark students to engage in transformational learning and interdisciplinary critical thinking. Dr. Choi provides truly significant innovative and transformational learning benefits to his students at Texas A&M.



B.E. in Architectural Engineering

Korea University

M.S. in Construction Science

Texas A&M University

Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of California, Berkeley

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Choi’s research interests fall into four (4) key areas that address a unique spectrum of challenges and issues facing state transportation agencies, daily commuters, and business enterprises, such as (1) artificial intelligence mobility-safety (AIMs) for creating unified and generalizable data-driven solutions that can autonomously predict mobility and safety impacts of highway construction projects under lane closures, (2) cost-time-change-risk-production tradeoff analyses of different types, sizes, and complexities of projects built under different alternative contracting methods (ACMs), (3) infrastructure sustainability (IS) from the perspectives of life-cycle assessment and life-cycle cost analysis, and (4) civil integrated planning and management (CIPM) through stochastic simulations, construction economics, and contingency analysis. Dr. Choi’s research has been funded by a combination of federal and state funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, and the Texas Department of Transportation. His work advances existing knowledge and provides practical solutions to the research communities in academia and practitioners in the industry.

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  • Texas Sea Grant Awards $1.8 Million In Research Funding

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  • Dr. Choi named Chancellor EDGES Fellow

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  • CoSci prof KC Choi is studying ways to improve road construction zone safety by in NSF funding

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  • Dr. Choi earned the honorable Fluor Educator of the Year Award for the second time

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  • Studies to bolster rural motorist safety, cut road construction costs

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