Welcome to Ai Research Group at UMass Amherst! 

Ai Research Group will continuously look for talented undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral researchers. Research assistantship and other sponsorships will be provided for qualified candidates. For undergraduate research assistantship, please check on the UMass Amherst Student Job Board, where openings in Ai Research Group will be posted periodically. For graduate research assistantship, please refer to the Graduate School Admission Office for general requirements, and email Dr. Chengbo Ai with your recent CV and names of your references. For postdoctoral researchers, please directly contact Dr. Chengbo Ai to further discuss your research interests and plan.

Recent Group News

  • In collaboration with Dr. Colin Gleason, we at UMass Amherst become one of the few institutions that have the capacity to conduct mobile LiDAR scan for both ground transportation and maritime applications.
  • A paper titled "A Non-Ballasted Rail Track Slab Crack Identification Method Using a Level Set Based Active Contour Model" is accepted in Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (CACAIE). The paper is based on the collaborative studies among five universities in both the United States and China. Way to go, team!
  • A paper titled “Identification of Site Characteristics for Proactive High-Friction Surface Treatment Site-Selection Using Sensor-Based, Detailed, Location-Referenced Curve Characteristics Data” is accepted in Transportation Research Record. I am glad that some of my previous work at Georgia Tech became part of the publication on this topic. Good job! James and Cibi!
  • Welcome to Kyle Noel to our research group. Kyle is a currently a sophomore student majored in Computer Science. He will be working on the hardware and software integration of a low-cost LiDAR system with consumer GPS and IMU sensors for roadway and sidewalk surface condition evaluation.