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CHCI Alumna Highlight: Omobolanle Ogunseiju

January 17, 2023

Omobolanle Ogunseiju

Omobolanle Ogunseiju is an assistant professor in the School of Building Construction at Georgia Tech. She received her PhD in Environmental Design and Planning from the Department of Building Construction in the Myers Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech  (Abiola Akanmu, advisor) in August 2022.

Ogunseiju’s research focuses on advancing workforce development (safety, health, and well-being), and developing smart communities through the application of wearable robots and Artificial Intelligence (enabled by digital twin, cyber-physical systems, data sensing, and reality capture technologies). She is particularly interested in understanding and shaping the human–technological dynamics involved in workforce development, safety, and health, especially within the construction sector. This includes understanding the ethical concerns of automation and robotics in the construction industry.

Ogunseiju believes that the next generation of construction engineers should be trained to serve as innovators, risk managers, and leaders that shape public policy. She notes that teaching should be based on promoting experiential learning among students, applying a variety of engagement techniques, and providing hierarchical learning assessments.

During her PhD studies at VT, Ogunseiju was recognized as the outstanding doctoral candidate at the Myers Lawson School of Construction, and the outstanding doctoral student in the VT College of Architecture and Urban Studies.  As a graduate teaching assistant at VT, she had the opportunity to teach course sections and conduct labs in Smart Construction, Building Systems Technology, and Wireless Sensing in Construction Management. At Georgia Tech, she has developed and been teaching Construction Cost Management at the School of Building Construction, and will develop and teach Construction Technology courses in the coming semesters.