Dr. Kaiwen Chen works at the direction of Architecture/Construction Engineering. Her doctoral and postdoctoral research primarily looked into the application of drone robotics, sensor technologies, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to automate the diagnostics and performance simulation of a building envelope system.
Her research focus is on innovations and informatics in the AECO field. Topics of interest include: drones and sensors, 2D image processing, 3D point cloud processing, infrared data analysis, high-performance computing, cloud computing, data modeling, image-based diagnostics, building performance simulation, and building energy modeling.
She has been serving for the US Department of Energy (DOE) research project on building envelope diagnostics and modeling through aerial intelligence, as well as the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) research project studying drone-assisted pavement inspection and maintenance.