PI and Director, Structures And Artificial Intelligence Lab
Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Houston
Vedhus Hoskere joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Houston as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2020. His current research interests are highly interdisciplinary, at the intersection of civil engineering, computer science and robotics. His doctoral work at the University of Illinois with Billie F. Spencer Jr. focused on developing artificial intelligence, machine learning and computer vision solutions for rapid and automated civil infrastructure inspection and monitoring. For his research toward automated post-earthquake building inspections, Vedhus received the Liu Huixian Earthquake Engineering Scholarship in 2018. He received the Will K. Brown Endowment Scholarship from the University of Illinois to visit Mexico City immediately after the September 2017 earthquake, where he collected data from aerial surveys at several damaged buildings. Vedhus also works closely with the US Army Corps of Engineers to develop solutions for automated inspections and monitoring of navigational locks and dams using computer vision and machine learning. Vedhus has won multiple awards for his work including “best poster” at SHMII-9 and “best paper” at the ASCE EMI Structural Health Monitoring and Control competition.
PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Aug 2020
MS, Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2020
MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2016
BS, Civil Engineering, BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore, India, May 2014