Ken-Yu Lin

Associate Professor

Dr. Ken-Yu Lin is a P.D. Koon Endowed Associate Professor in the Department of Construction Management at the University of Washington (UW). She is the director for the Construction Management Occupational Safety and Health (CMOSH) program at the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Health (NCOSH), a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) funded Education and Research Center (ERC) in Region X. Dr. Lin also co-directs the SHARE (Safety and Health Advancement through Research and Education) Lab with her colleague Dr. Giovanni Migliaccio and serves on the Executive Committee for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Computing and Information Technology Division since 2014.

Dr. Lin is interested in research applications that contribute to smart safety and health in construction; construction education and training; and sustainable practices. Her technical backgrounds land in serious gaming and visualization; information and communication technology; intelligent sensing and monitoring; and ontologies and semantic approaches. Dr. Lin has been involved in research projects funded by the UW, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Science Foundation (NSF), Hewlett-Packard (HP) Development Company, WA Department of Transportation (WADOT), NIOSH, and the Taiwanese National Science Council (NSC). She has published journal and conferences papers in major venues and is also the co-author of Construction Project Safety, a text book published by John Wiley and Sons in 2013.

CMOSH: Click here to see Dr. Lin being featured in Seattle’s Daily Journal of Commerce for her leadership role in the CMOSH program.

SHARE Lab: Dr. Lin co-directs with Dr. Migliaccio the Laboratory for Safety and Health Advancement through Research and Education (SHARE) in Construction Management, which is physically hosted at the UW Construction Education and Research Center (CERC). The mission of the lab is to promote construction safety and health through evidenced-based innovative research, education, and practices. In particular, the SHARE lab specializes in creating new knowledge, learning resources, and practical solutions using technology interventions such as wearable sensors, visualization, serious gaming and tablet computers. Research work is supported by domestic stakeholders as well as national institutions and global corporations.