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Assistant Professor

Center for Sustainable Infrastructure, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

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  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Alabama, 2017
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Alabama, 2015
  • B.S., Construction Engineering and Management, Suzhou University of Science and Technology, China, 2014


Dr. Siyuan Song joined the department of civil, construction, and environmental engineering at the University of Alabama as an assistant professor in 2021. Prior to joining UA, she was an assistant professor in the school of construction and design at the University of Southern Mississippi from 2018 to 2021. She also worked as a post-doc at UA in 2018.

Her research interests include occupational safety and health, workforce training and education, Building Information Modeling applications in construction, safety culture and professional development, and optimization and simulation of construction operations. She has been a principal investigator on three federal grants through the US Department of Labor to build new training capacities by providing heat stress and infectious diseases, including COVID-19 training to employers and workers in general, construction, and maritime industries. Her research goal is to implement and develop innovative research methods to create solutions for safety and productivity problems in construction and general industries.

Dr. Song is also experienced in teaching engineering topics including Construction Safety, Building Information Modeling, Revit, and Capstone Design and coaching the ABC, DBIA, and ASC student competition teams. She strives to integrate technology and innovation into engineering topics to provide motivation and desire for student learning.

Honors and Awards

  • College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Travel Awards, The University of Southern Mississippi, 2019
  • 1st Place Poster Award at the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), 2016
  • Outstanding Graduate Award, Suzhou University of Science and Technology, China, 2014

Areas of Research

Latest Publications

  • Song, S. and Awolusi, I. “Industrial Safety Management Using Innovative and Proactive Strategies.” Concepts, Applications and Emerging Opportunities in Industrial Engineering. IntechOpen. (2021)
  • Kim, S., Song, S., Lee, D., Kim, D., Lee, S., and Irizarry, J. “A Conceptual Model of Multi-Spectra Perceptions for Enhancing the Safety Climate in Construction Workplaces.” Buildings, 11(8), 347. (2021)
  • Song, S., Awolusi, I., and Jiang, Z. “Work-Related Fatalities Analysis Through Energy Source Recognition.” In Construction Research Congress 2020: Safety, Workforce, and Education (pp. 279-288), ASCE. (2020)
  • Song, S., Marks, E., and Moynihan, G. “Dynamic 3D Blind Spot Mapping for Equipment Operations.” Journal of Safety, Health and Environmental Research, ASSP, 15(1), 348-353. (2019)
  • Song, S. and Marks, E. “Construction Site Path Planning Optimization through BIM.” In Computing in Civil Engineering 2019: Visualization, Information Modeling, and Simulation (pp. 369-376). Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers. (2019)