Caddell Building, Rm 231
Jing Wen is an assistant professor in the School of Building Construction, at Georgia Tech. She received her Ph.D. in M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management, at the University of Florida.
Her research interest focuses on investigating the implications of human-technology interactions within the construction management domain. Specifically, she is interested in exploring the applications of emerging technologies to promote inclusion and diversity in construction and shape the future of construction education and work.
Under this big picture of her research interest, she has been conducting research in two areas of (1) Attracting new students to construction and (2) Enhancing learning for current students in construction. Her research efforts follow multidisciplinary study methodologies that blend human-technology interaction and educational technology. She has the experience and willingness to engage in collaboration with construction industry practitioners and experts from various areas (such as education and computer science).
Dr. Wen sees teaching as an integral part of academic activities. After research findings are established, teaching provides a natural path for the transfer of knowledge. New cutting-edge technologies are becoming more important than ever in the construction industry. She believes that her role as an instructor is to enable students to become independent lifelong learners and prepare them for the future of work by bringing applied cutting-edge research and knowledge from real-world construction work contexts to her classroom. She teaches Building Information Modeling and Digital Twins for the Built Environment at Georgia Tech.