2013-2016 Ph.D. in Construction Engineering and Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
2010-2011 Ph.D. in Project Management (Visiting Student), University of Manchester
2009-2015 Ph.D. in Construction Engineering and Management, Tongji University
2006-2009 M.Sc. in Management Science and Engineering, Tongji University
2002-2006 B.Sc. in Construction Engineering and Management, Chongqing University
2019-Now Associate Professor, School of Economics and Management, Tongji University
2017-2019 Assistant Professor, School of Economics and Management, Tongji University
2016-2017 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
2015-2016 Research Associate, Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Building Information Modeling and Management
Virtual Design and Construction
“Exploring the Structural Characteristics and Evolutionary Mechanisms of Behavioral Responses to Technological Changes in Construction Projects Using the Embeddedness Perspective: A Longitudinal Study based on Stochastic Actor-Oriented Models”, National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 71802150), 01/2019-12/2021, Principal-Investigator.
“Evolution of Innovation Implementation Behaviors in Construction Projects: A Dynamic Network Perspective”, Shanghai Pujiang Talent Progam (Grant No. 18PJC110), 09/2018-08/2020, Principal-Investigator.
“Co-evolution of BIM Implementation Behaviors and Project-Based Relationship Networks”, Program for Young Excellent Talents in Tongji University (Grant No. 22120180008), 01/2018-12/2019, Principal-Investigator.
“Smart Construction Platform based on Cloud BIM & Image Processing”, Innovation and Technology Fund in Hong Kong (Grant No: ITP/002/16LP), 06/2016-05/2018, Co-Investigator.
“The Effect of Isomorphic Pressure for BIM in Hong Kong Construction Industry”, Public Policy Research (PPR) Funding Scheme in Hong Kong (Grant No: 2014.A6.054.15B), 09/2015-11/2016, Co-Investigator.
“Research on the Internal Mechanism and Structure Optimization for the Contractual Governance of Construction Projects with BIM Implementation”, National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 71272046), 01/2013-12/2016, Co-Investigator.
“Research on ICT-based Construction Management using Open BIM”, Ministry of Science and Technology of China (Grant No. 2011DFG73520), 01/2012-05/2015, Co-Investigator.
SELECTED JOURNAL PAPERS (* Corresponding Author)
Li, X., Li, H., Cao, D.*, Tang, Y., Luo, X., Wang, G. (2019). Modeling the dynamics of project-based collaborative networks for BIM implementation in the construction industry: An empirical study in Hong Kong. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 145(12), 05019013.
Luo, X., Li, H., Wang, H., Wu, Z., Dai, F., Cao, D.* (2019). Vision-based detection and visualization of dynamic workspaces. Automation in Construction, 104, 1-13.
Luo, X.*, Li, H., Yang, X., Yu, Y., Cao, D. (2019). Capturing and understanding workers’ activities in far-field surveillance videos with deep action recognition and Bayesian nonparametric learning. Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 34(4), 333-351.
Oraee, M., Hosseini, M. R.*, Edwards, D. J., Li, H., Papadonikolaki, E., Cao, D. (2019). Collaboration barriers in BIM-based construction networks: A conceptual model. International Journal of Project Management, 37(6), 839-854.
Cao, D., Li, H., Wang, G., Luo, X., Tan, D.* (2018). Relationship network structure and organizational competitiveness: Evidence from BIM implementation practices in the construction industry. Journal of Management in Engineering, 34(3), 04018005.
Luo, X., Li, H., Cao, D. *, Yu, Y., Yang, X., Huang, T. (2018). Towards efficient and objective work sampling: Recognizing workers’ activities in site surveillance videos with two-stream convolutional networks. Automation in Construction, 94, 360-370.
Tang, Y., Wang, G., Li, H., Cao, D. * (2018). Dynamics of collaborative networks between contractors and subcontractors in the construction industry: Evidence from National Quality Award Projects in China. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 144(9), 05018009. (* Corresponding Author)
Luo, X., Li, H., Cao, D., Dai, F., Seo, J., Lee, S. (2018). Recognizing diverse construction activities in site images via relevance networks of construction related objects detected by Convolutional Neural Networks. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 32(3), 04018012.
Cao, D., Li, H., Wang, G., Luo, X., Yang, X., Tan, D. (2017). Dynamics of project-based collaborative networks for BIM implementation: Analysis based on stochastic actor-oriented models. Journal of Management in Engineering, 33(3), 04016055.
Cao, D. *, Li, H., Wang, G., Huang, T. (2017). Identifying and contextualising the motivations for BIM implementation in construction projects: An empirical study in China. International Journal of Project Management, 35(4), 658-669. (ESI Highly Cited Paper, March 2018)
Cao, D. *, Li, H., Wang, G. (2017). Impacts of building information modeling (BIM) implementation on design and construction performance: A resource dependence theory perspective. Frontiers of Engineering Management, 4(1), 20-34.
Luo, X., Li, H., Dai, F., Cao, D., Yang, X., Guo, H. (2017). A Hierarchical Bayesian Model of workers’ responses to proximity warnings of construction safety hazards: Towards constant review of safety risk control measures. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 143(6), 04017006.
Cao, D. *, Li, H., Wang, G., Zhang, W. (2016). Linking the motivations and practices of design organizations to implement building information modeling in construction projects: Empirical study in China. Journal of Management in Engineering, 32(6), 04016013.
He, Q., Dong, S., Rose, T., Li, H., Yin, Q., Cao, D. (2016). Systematic impact of institutional pressures on safety climate in the construction industry. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 93, 230-239.
Cao, D. *, Wang, G., Li, H., Skitmore, M., Huang, T., Zhang, W. (2015). Practices and effectiveness of building information modelling in construction projects in China. Automation in Construction, 49, 113-122.
Cao, D. *, Li, H., Wang, G. (2014). Impacts of isomorphic pressures on BIM adoption in construction projects. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 140(12), 04014056.
Cao, D. *, Wang, G. (2014). Contractor-subcontractor relationships with the implementation of emerging interorganizational technologies: Roles of cross-project learning and pre-contractual opportunism. International Journal of Construction Education and Research, 10(4), 268-284.
2018 Selected into the Shanghai Pujiang Talent Progam
2018 Best Journal Paper Award, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering
2017 Second Class Prize, Shanghai Science and Technology Award
2017 Selected into the Program for Young Excellent Talents in Tongji University
2017 Outstanding Reviewer, Automation in Construction
2016 Outstanding Reviewer, International Journal of Project Management
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