Yizhi Liu

Assistant Professor

Civil and Environmental Engineering

137 Link Hall




  • PhD Architectural Engineering, Penn State University
  • MS Robotics, Columbia University
  • MS Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Penn State University
  • MS Construction Engineering & Management, University of Michigan
  • BS Construction Management, Tianjin University

Research Interests:

  • Construction robotics;
  • Human-robot interaction;
  • Robotic teleoperations;
  • Robot path planning;
  • Computer vision and machine learning algorithms for seamless human-robot collaboration;
  • Physiological sensing for workers’ health and safety

Selected Publications:

Liu, Y., Habibnezhad, M., and Jebelli, H. (2021). “Brain-computer interface for hands-free control of construction robots,” Automation in Construction, Elsevier, 123, 103523. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2020.103523.

Liu, Y., Habibnezhad, and Jebelli, H. (2021). “Brainwave-driven human-robot collaboration in construction” Automation in Construction, Elsevier, 124, 103556. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2021.103556.

Liu, Y., Habibnezhad, M., Shayesteh, S., Jebelli, H., and Lee, S. (2021). “Paving the Way for Future EEG Studies in Construction: Dependent Component Analysis (DCA) for Automatic Ocular Artifact Removal from Brainwave Signals,” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0002097.

Liu, Y., Ojha, A., Shayesteh, S., and Jebelli, H. (2022). “Robotic Sensing and Perception in Construction: Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) based Physiological Computing Mechanism to Enable Robots to Perceive Workers’ Cognitive Load” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Canadian Science Publishing. http://doi.org/10.1139/cjce-2021-0646.

Ojha, A., Liu, Y., Shayesteh, S., Jebelli, H., and Sitzabee, W., (2022). “Affordable Multiagent Robotic System for Same-level Fall Hazard Detection in Indoor Construction Environments,” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE. https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/%28ASCE%29CP.1943-5487.0001052