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Dr. Ling Ma is a senior lecturer in Built Environment. He has worked at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China, Technion in Israel, and Georgia Institute of Technology in the US before he joined University of Huddersfield in the UK.

Ling’s research focuses on applying various digital technologies to promote sustainable and resilient civil infrastructure.

Research Expertise and Interests

Building Information Modeling

Data Mining

Remote Sensing

Computer Vision

Agent-based Simulation

Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality

Research Degree Supervision

Structural Inspection using Photogrammetry and Machine Learning

Automated Generation of Semantically Rich 3D Information Models of Structures using Remote Sensing

Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality for Asset Management


  • Computer Vision
  • Data Mining
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Machine Learning
  • Remote Sensing
  • Project Management

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Research Output 2011 2018

  • 12 Article
  • 6 Conference contribution
3 Citations

3D Object Classification Using Geometric Features and Pairwise Relationships

Ma, L., Sacks, R., Kattel, U. & Bloch, T., 1 Feb 2018, In : Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering. 33, 2, p. 152-164 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Computer aided design

Exploring Virtual Reality in Construction, Visualization and Building Performance Analysis

Al-Adhami, M., Ma, L. & Wu, S., 1 Aug 2018, 2018 Proceedings of the 35th ISARC, Berlin, Germany. p. 960-967 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Virtual reality
Construction industry
Computer hardware
Data structures
2 Citations

SeeBridge as next generation bridge inspection: Overview, Information Delivery Manual and Model View Definition

Sacks, R., Kedar, A., Borrmann, A., Ma, L., Brilakis, I., Hüthwohl, P., Daum, S., Kattel, U., Yosef, R., Liebich, T., Barutcu, B. E. & Muhic, S., Jun 2018, In : Automation in Construction. 90, p. 134-145 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Electronic data interchange

Building Model Object Classification for Semantic Enrichment Using Geometric Features and Pairwise Spatial Relations

Ma, L., Sacks, R. & Kattel, U., 2017, Proceedings of the 2017 Joint Conference on Computing in Construction (JC3). Bosché, F., Brilakis, I. & Sacks, R. (eds.). Edinburgh: Heriot-Watt University, Vol. 1. p. 373-380 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
7 Citations

Semantic Enrichment for Building Information Modeling: Procedure for Compiling Inference Rules and Operators for Complex Geometry

Sacks, R., Ma, L., Yosef, R., Borrmann, A., Daum, S. & Kattel, U., 28 Aug 2017, In : Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. 31, 6, 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Mathematical operators
Highway bridges