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Houtan Jebelli

Assistant Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Architectural Engineering

224 Engineering Unit A

hkj5117@psu.edu

814-863-6442

Research Website

Google Scholar Profile

Research Areas:

Building Construction

Interest Areas:

Data science, Automation, and Robotics in Construction; Sensing and Modeling workers' behaviors; Applications of Wearable Biosensors in the Field; Virtual and Augmented Reality for Health and Safety Management; Human-centered CPS Systems; Human-robot Collaboration.

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic University, 2012
  • MS, Structural Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2013
  • MS, Construction Engineering and Management, University of Nebraska- Lincoln, 2015
  • MS, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, 2016
  • MS Minor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2016
  • Ph D, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, 2019

Publications

Book, Chapters

  • Houtan Jebelli and SangHyun Lee, 2019, Feasibility of Wearable Electromyography (EMG) to Assess Construction Workers’ Muscle Fatigue, Springer, pp. 181--187
  • Houtan Jebelli, Mohammad Mahdi Khalili and SangHyun Lee, 2019, Mobile EEG-based workers’ stress recognition by applying deep neural network, Springer, pp. 173--180

Journal Articles

  • Gaang Lee, Byungjoo Choi, Houtan Jebelli, Changbum Ryan Ahn and SangHyun Lee, 2020, "Wearable Biosensor and Collective Sensing\&\#x2013;Based Approach for Detecting Older Adults\&\#x2019; Environmental Barriers", Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 34, (2), pp. 04020002
  • Mahmoud Habibnezhad, Jay Puckett, Houtan Jebelli, Ali Karji, Mohammad Sadra Fardhosseini and Somayeh Asadi, 2020, "Neurophysiological testing for assessing construction workers' task performance at virtual height", Automation in Construction, 113, pp. 103143
  • Houtan Jebelli, Byungjoo Choi and SangHyun Lee, 2019, "Application of wearable biosensors to construction sites. I: Assessing workers’ stress", Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 145, (12), pp. 04019079
  • Houtan Jebelli, Byungjoo Choi and SangHyun Lee, 2019, "Application of wearable biosensors to construction sites. II: Assessing workers’ physical demand", Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 145, (12), pp. 04019080
  • Changbum R Ahn, SangHyun Lee, Cenfei Sun, Houtan Jebelli, Kanghyeok Yang and Byungjoo Choi, 2019, "Wearable Sensing Technology Applications in Construction Safety and Health", Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 145, (11), pp. 03119007
  • Byungjoo Choi, Houtan Jebelli and SangHyun Lee, 2019, "Feasibility analysis of electrodermal activity (EDA) acquired from wearable sensors to assess construction workers’ perceived risk", Safety science, 115, pp. 110--120
  • JuHyeong Ryu, JoonOh Seo, Houtan Jebelli and SangHyun Lee, 2018, "Automated Action Recognition Using an Accelerometer-Embedded Wristband-Type Activity Tracker", Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 145, (1), pp. 04018114
  • Houtan Jebelli, Mohammad Mahdi Khalili and SangHyun Lee, 2018, "A continuously updated, computationally efficient stress recognition framework using Electroencephalogram (EEG) by applying Online Multi-Task Learning Algorithms (OMTL)", IEEE journal of biomedical and health informatics
  • Houtan Jebelli, Sungjoo Hwang and SangHyun Lee, 2018, "EEG-based workers' stress recognition at construction sites", Automation in Construction, 93, pp. 315--324
  • Sungjoo Hwang, Houtan Jebelli, Byungjoo Choi, Minji Choi and SangHyun Lee, 2018, "Measuring workers’ emotional state during construction tasks using wearable EEG", Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 144, (7), pp. 04018050
  • Hyunsoo Kim, Changbum R Ahn, Terry L Stentz and Houtan Jebelli, 2018, "Assessing the effects of slippery steel beam coatings to ironworkers' gait stability", Applied ergonomics, 68, pp. 72--79
  • Houtan Jebelli, Sungjoo Hwang and SangHyun Lee, 2017, "EEG signal-processing framework to obtain high-quality brain waves from an off-the-shelf wearable EEG device", Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 32, (1), pp. 04017070
  • Sungjoo Hwang, JoonOh Seo, Houtan Jebelli and SangHyun Lee, 2016, "Feasibility analysis of heart rate monitoring of construction workers using a photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor embedded in a wristband-type activity tracker", Automation in Construction, 71, pp. 372--381
  • Houtan Jebelli, Changbum R Ahn and Terry L Stentz, 2016, "Fall risk analysis of construction workers using inertial measurement units: Validating the usefulness of the postural stability metrics in construction", Safety science, 84, pp. 161--170
  • Houtan Jebelli, Changbum R Ahn and Terry L Stentz, 2015, "Comprehensive fall-risk assessment of construction workers using inertial measurement units: Validation of the gait-stability metric to assess the fall risk of iron workers", Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 30, (3), pp. 04015034
  • Houtan Jebelli, 2015, "Assessing Gait and Postural Stability of Construction Workers Using Wearable Wireless Sensor Networks"
  • Houtan Jebelli and M Mofid, 2014, "Effects of using low yield point steel in steel plate shear walls", The IES Journal Part A: Civil \& Structural Engineering, 7, (1), pp. 51--56
  • Houtan Jebelli, Melika Sharifironizi, Vandad Mazarei and Esmail Aflaki, 2014, "Using Neural Networks for the prediction of Permeability in Rock for Derik Embankment Earth Dam", Science Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, 2014

Conference Proceedings

  • Gaang Lee, Byungjoo Choi, Houtan Jebelli, Changbum Ryan Ahn and SangHyun Lee, 2019, "Reference Signal-Based Method to Remove Respiration Noise in Electrodermal Activity (EDA) Collected from the Field", American Society of Civil Engineers Reston, VA, pp. 17--25
  • Mahmoud Habibnezhad, Jay Puckett, Mohammad Sadra Fardhosseini, Houtan Jebelli, Terry Stentz and Lucky Agung Pratama, 2019, "Experiencing Extreme Height for The First Time: The Influence of Height, Self-Judgment of Fear and a Moving Structural Beam on the Heart Rate and Postural Sway During the Quiet Stance"
  • Byungjoo Choi, Gaang Lee, Houtan Jebelli and SangHyun Lee, 2019, "Assessing Workers Perceived Risk During Construction Task Using A Wristband-Type Biosensor", Creative Construction Conference 2019
  • Houtan Jebelli, Byungjoo Choi, Hyeonseung Kim and S Lee, 2018, "Feasibility study of a wristband-type wearable sensor to understand construction workers’ physical and mental status", pp. 367--377
  • Houtan Jebelli, Kanghyeok Yang, Mohammad Mahdi Khalili, Changbum R Ahn and Terry Stentz, 2018, "Assessing the effects of tool-loading formation on construction workers’ postural stability", 2018, pp. 292--302
  • Houtan Jebelli, Mohammad Mahdi Khalili, Sungjoo Hwang and S Lee, 2018, "A supervised learning-based construction workers’ stress recognition using a wearable electroencephalography (EEG) device", 2018, pp. 43--53
  • Gaang Lee, Byungjoo Choi, Houtan Jebelli, Changbum Ahn and SangHyun Lee, 2018, "Wearable Sensor-based Detection of City Dwellers’ Discomfort in Urban Infrastructure"
  • Gaang Lee, Byungjoo Choi, Houtan Jebelli, Changbum Ahn and SangHyun Lee, 2018, "Wearable Sensor Based Detection of City Dwellers’ Discomfort in Urban Infrastructure"
  • Houtan Jebelli, Sungjoo Hwang and S Lee, 2017, "Feasibility of field measurement of construction workers’ valence using a wearable EEG device", Computing in Civil Engineering, pp. 99--106
  • K Yang, Houtan Jebelli, C Ahn and M Vuran, 2015, "Threshold-based approach to detect near-miss falls of iron workers using inertial measurement units", Computing in Civil Engineering, pp. 148--155
  • Houtan Jebelli, Changbum R Ahn and Terry L Stentz, 2014, "The validation of gait-stability metrics to assess construction workers’ fall risk", pp. 23--25
  • Houtan Jebelli, Masood Mofid and Mahmoud Habibnezhad, 2013, "Assessing the Effect of Low Yield Steel on Energy Absorption of the Steel Plate Shear Walls under Lateral Loads Using Finite Element Method"
  • Houtan Jebelli, Ali Khodaii and Vandad Mazarei, 2012, "Using Neural and Fuzzy-Neural Approaches in School Trip Distribution Modeling"

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • John L. Tishman Fellowship, University of Michigan, 2015 - 2019
  • The Calvin C. Solem Foundation Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2013 - 2015
  • Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2013
  • The Charles M. Eastman Top PhD Paper Award, 35th CIB W78 Conference: IT in Design, Construction, and Management, January 2019
  • Towner Prize for Outstanding Engineering Graduate Student Instructor (GSIs), College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2019
  • The Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Outstanding Ph.D. Research, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2019

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Graduate Studies & Recruitment Committee, August 2019
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Undergraduate Studies & Recruitment Committee, August 2019
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Faculty Search Committee, August 2019
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Safety/Facilities Committee, August 2019

Service to External Organizations:

  • Other, Secretary, May 2019
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Committee Member, ASCE, May 2019
  • Other, Committee Member, May 2019
 


 

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