Xi Wang

Xi Wang

Assistant Professor in Construction Science

Texas A&M University


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Construction Science at Texas A&M University (Profile). My research focuses on the intersection of robotics, humans, and infrastructure to create a much safer, productive, and comfortable construction and built environment. My research interests include human-robot interaction, multi-robot coordination, robot and infrastructure intelligence, and human factors interacting with intelligent agents. Before joining Texas A&M, I obtained my Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan, working with professors Carol Menassa and Vineet Kamat.

  • Human-robot interaction
  • Multi-robot coordination
  • Process-level digital twin
  • Robot and infrastructure intelligence
  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, 2022

    University of Michigan

  • M.S. in Robotics, 2022

    University of Michigan

  • M.S.E. in Construction Engineering and Management, 2018

    University of Michigan

  • B.S. in Construction Management, 2017

    Dongbei University of Finance and Economics


Texas A&M Univesity
Assistant Professor
Sep 2022 – Present College Station, TX
  • Multi-Robot Coordination in Construction
  • Process-Level Construction Process Supervision
  • Additive Manufacturing for Construction Applications
Unviersity of Michigan
Graduate Student Research Assistant
Jan 2019 – Present Ann Arbor, MI
  • Interactive and Immersive Digital Twin for Human-Robot Collaborative Construction
  • Integrating Building Information Model (BIM) into Construction Robotics
  • Robot Construction Task Learning from Demonstration
  • Human-Centric Indoor Monitoring and Control
Unviersity of Michigan
Graduate Student Instructor
Jan 2021 – Apr 2021 Ann Arbor, MI
  • Delivered lectures in weekly online lab sessions
  • Developed and administed lab projects (project delivery , construction cost estimation, dispute resolution, project scheduling, resource planning) and weekly quizzes materials
  • General Administrations
Unviersity of Michigan
Research Assistant
Sep 2017 – Dec 2018 Ann Arbor, MI
  • Human Mental Workload and Performance in Different Indoor Enviornments
  • Advancing Caregivers' Skills and Comfort Level in Ambulatory Ontology Settings
  • Promoting Independent Mobility for People with Physical Disabilities with Crowdsourcing Mechanism and SLAM
  • Life Cycle Assessments for Interdependencies in Community Resilience

Selected Paper

(2023). Automatic High-Level Motion Sequencing Methods for Enabling Multi-Tasking Construction Robots. In Automation in Construction.

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(2023). Enabling BIM-Driven Robotic Construction Workflows with Closed-Loop Digital Twins. In arXiv.

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(2021). Interactive and Immersive Process-Level Digital Twin for Collaborative Human–Robot Construction Work. In Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering.

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(2021). Human-Robot Collaboration in Construction: Classification and Research Trends. In Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.

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(2019). Investigating the Neurophysiological Effect of Thermal Environment on Individuals' Performance Using Electroencephalogram. In Building and Environment.

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