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Dr Johnson Xuesong Shen


Dr. Johnson Xuesong Shen is a Senior Lecturer of Engineering Construction and Management, Founder and Director of the Autonomy and Intelligence in CONstruction laboratory (AICON) at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia. Dr. Shen’s research interests lie in Autonomous Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Twins, Smart Sensing, Internet of Things, Mixed Reality, and their applications in the preparation, construction, operation, and maintenance of civil infrastructure and the built environment.  Dr. Shen has extensive research experiences in Real-Time 3D Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) Mapping with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or Drones; AI-enabled Automated As-built Building Information Modelling (BIM); Field Emissions and Fuel Consumption Modelling of Construction Equipment; Automated Machine Control and Guidance in Construction, as well as Tunnel Boring Machine Tunnelling Methods and Trenchless Techniques for Urban Underground Infrastructure Construction. He is representing Australia in the Board of Directors of the prestigious International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC).