• Thu. Mar 23rd, 2023

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researchers earn esteemed National Science Foundation awards


Mar 16, 2023

From left, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Assistant Professor in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Lichun Li and Assistant Professor in Civil &amp Environmental Engineering Juyeong Choi. They received Faculty Early Profession Improvement from the National Science Foundation. (Mark Wallheiser/FAMU-FSU College of Engineering)

Two researchers in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering are winners of prestigious National Science Foundation early-profession awards that celebrate emerging leaders in their fields.

Juyeong Choi, an assistant professor in the Division of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Lichun Li, an assistant professor in the Division of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, received Faculty Early Profession Improvement, or Profession, Awards and will obtain a 5-year grant from the NSF.

“We are exceptionally proud of the analysis these two faculty members have achieved,” stated Richard Liang, interim associate dean for analysis and graduate research. “The NSF award makes it possible for researchers to develop and push boundaries and bring far more student successes to the college and universities.”

Choi received the award for his function creating sustainable waste management practices in constructing demolition. He is top a analysis group to investigate the impacts of choices produced by a variety of stakeholders across a building’s lifecycle on material use, reuse and recycling. Choi plans to create a holistic strategy to maximize recyclable and reusable material yields by harvesting sustainable material in the course of the demolition.

“I am humbled and honored to obtain this award,” he stated. “I am grateful to my household for their unwavering assistance and my colleagues at the division and the Resilient Infrastructure and Disaster Response (RIDER) Center for their assistance and encouragement.”

Li is investigating revolutionary techniques to integrate artificial intelligence, handle theory and game theory to give effective computation algorithms handled on a common computer system. The notion is to make it achievable to fight intelligently and effectively against cyberattacks and swiftly deploy sources in the most up-to-date ultra-dense computer system networks.

“I am really thankful to have recognized and received the NSF grant,” Li stated. “We will add the subject of video game improvement into a freshman course and give early analysis possibilities to undergraduate students, specifically female students. This will aid assistance STEM initiatives as nicely.”