Xingzhou Guo

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Professional Title
Assistant Professor

Project Management


  • Ph.D. Construction Management Technology, Purdue University
  • M.S. Construction Engineering and Management, University of Alberta
  • B.Eng. Safety Engineering, Chang’an University
Academic Experience:
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota Duluth (2023 - Present)
  • Research Assistant & Graduate Student Instructor, School of Construction Management Technology, Purdue University (2019-2023)
  • Research Assistant & Teaching Assistant, School of Construction Engineering and Management, University of Alberta (2014-2016)
Research Interests:

My research interests have mainly revolved around sustainable design and construction of buildings and infrastructures, with particular focus on adopting emerging Artificial Intelligence techniques and human factors knowledge to improve worker’s health and safety in human-centric building and infrastructure networks. In my academic journey, I have contributed to acquiring research fundings from the National Science Foundation, Indiana Department of Transportation, and Local Technical Assistance Program.

Courses Taught:
  • CE 3026 - Project Management (UMD)
  • CM 200 - Intermediate Pre-Construction Management (Purdue)
  • CM 300 - Advanced Pre-Construction Management (Purdue)
  • CM 581 - Construction Finance & Company Management (Purdue)
Select Publications:
  • Guo, X., Hu, X., & Chen, Y. (2023). Exploration of back exoskeleton’s effectiveness on transportation maintenance workers during lifting activities. 14th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics 2023, San Francisco, California, US.
  • Guo, X., Chen, Y., Zhang, J. (2022). Exploration of ergonomic injuries and risky activities among transportation maintenance workers. International Conference on Transportation and Development 2022, Seattle, Washington, US.
  • Guo, X., & Chen, Y. (2022). Comparing impacts of indoor environmental quality factors on satisfaction of occupants with different genders and ages between office-and home-based work environments. Construction Research Congress 2022 (pp. 569-577), Arlington, Virginia, US.
  • Guo, X., Wu, H., Chen, Y., Chang, Y., & Ao, Y. (2022). Gauging the impact of personal lifestyle, indoor environmental quality and work-related factors on occupant productivity when working from home. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management.
  • Guo, X., Tian, C., Chen, Y., & Zhang, J. (2021). Case study of Building Information Modeling implementation in infrastructure projects. Transportation Research Record.
  • Golabchi, A., Guo, X., Liu, M., Han, S., Lee, S., & AbouRizk, S. (2018). An integrated ergonomics framework for evaluation and design of construction operations. Automation in Construction, 95, 72-85.