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Oswald Chong

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Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3005
Senior Sustainability Scientist
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3005
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3005
Biography: 

Oswald Chong is an associate professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. His two research foci include, first, clustering, modeling and disseminating sustainable engineering knowledge, and, second, understanding and modeling the degredation and recovery processes (EDEC) of materials, products, buildings, infrastructure, and systems. His research crosses path with the following theories and concepts: (1) knowledge mining and modeling; (2) causality models between impacts and outcomes; (3) cloud technology; (4) BIM platform; (5) Big Data; (6) predictive analytics; (7) sustainability; (8) engineering knowledge; (9) information technology; (10) life cycle analysis; and (11) materials, products and systems behaviors. Sample research include:  (1) Sustainable Design and Project Planning; (2) Eco-efficiency; (3) Technical Metabolism; (4) Energy Efficiency; (5) Sustainable Information Modeling; (6) Socio-Economics of Eco-Efficient Communities; (7) Corporate-Society Sustainability Interface; (8) Life Cycle Performance; (9) Building Information Modeling; (10) Social and Human Dimensions; (11) Carbon Management and Baseline Estimating; and (12) Carbon Taxation and Cap and Trade.

In addition, he also conducts research in professional development for the estimating professions, business operations and construction productivity research. Chong's publications are mainly in the areas of building defects, sustainability and social-human dimensions.

Read a faculty profile of Oswald Chong written in conjunction with the grand opening of the College Avenue Commons in 2014.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Texas-Austin 2005
  • M.S. National University of Singapore 1999
  • B.S. National University of Singapore 1997
Research Interests: 

I'm constantly looking for graduate students. Your research should focus on the modeling of materials' life cycle environmental impacts, and the development of knowledge models for sustainable engineering designs. Students who have prior experiences and/or are interested in sustainability, statistical analysis, building/infrastructure design, and programming (C++, PHP, SQL and/or VB.net) are encouraged to contact Dr. Chong. Existing applicants will be given priority.

My two research foci include, first, clustering, modeling and disseminating sustainable engineering knowledge, and, second, understanding and modeling the degredation and recovery processes (EDEC) of materials, products, buildings, infrastructure, and systems.  My research crosses path with the following theories and concepts:

(1) knowledge mining and modeling; (2) causality models between impacts and outcomes; (3) cloud technology; (4) BIM platform; (5) Big Data; (6) predictive analytics; (7) sustainability; (8) engineering knowledge; (9) information technology; (10) life cycle analysis; and (11) materials, products and systems behaviors. Sample research include:  (1) Sustainable Design and Project Planning; (2) Eco-efficiency; (3) Technical Metabolism; (4) Energy Efficiency; (5) Sustainable Information Modeling; (6) Socio-Economics of Eco-Efficient Communities; (7) Corporate-Society Sustainability Interface; (8) Life Cycle Performance; (9) Building Information Modeling; (10) Social and Human Dimensions; (11) Carbon Management and Baseline Estimating; and (12) Carbon Taxation and Cap and Trade.

 

In addition, I also conduct research in Professional Development for the Estimating Professions, Business Operations, and Construction Productivity Research. My publications are mainly in the areas of building defects, sustainability, lean and sustainability, and social-human dimensions.

Research Activity: 
  • Chong,Oswald Wk*. North America-East Asia Workshop on Big Data Analytics for Infrastructure and Building Sustainability and Resilience (IBSR) Research. NSF-ENG-CBET(8/1/2014 - 7/31/2015).
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 590Reading and Conference
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 590Reading and Conference
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 450Geotechnical Appls for Constr
CON 493Honors Thesis
SOS 498Pro-Seminar
SOS 594Conference and Workshop
CON 598Special Topics
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CON 790Reading and Conference
CON 792Research
CEE 792Research
Work History: 

Oswald Chong came to ASU in 2014 from the University of Kansas, where he was an associate/assistant professor. He worked in the tunneling industry for nearly six years. He founded the International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction, the Institute of Sustainable Engineering Knowledge, and the Elsevier Journal of Knowledge and Information Modeling for Sustainable Science, Design and Engineering. He advises government agencies in several countries on issues pertaining to carbon emissions, energy efficiency, sustainability, information technology and productivity.