FIU to help infuse artificial intelligence into the building design, construction industries with $1 million NSF grant

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Convergence Accelerator program has awarded a $1 million grant to a team of FIU researchers to evaluate the automation needs of the architecture, engineering and construction industries and develop a training program in partnership with several local firms and global industry experts.

FIU SCIS Professor and Associate Director, Shu-Ching Chen, is one of the project’s co-principal investigators. He will lead the AI and machine learning components of the project.

“Using object detection and pattern recognition will enable us to improve training programs in virtual environments,” Chen said. “It will also allow us to customize the lessons based on the user’s interactions and evaluate the trainee’s performance.”

~ Dr. Shu-Ching Chen

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