特任准教授/全 邦釘

Project Associate Professor/Pang-jo Chun

Infrastructure informatics, Infrastructure maintenance, Infrastructure asset management
Special Lecture on i-Construction Systems for Infrastructure Projects

2003年東京大学工学部土木工学科卒業,2004年 Yonsei Univeristy(交換留学),2005年東京大学大学院工学系研究科社会基盤学専攻修士課程修了,2010年Wayne State University博士課程修了(Ph.D.),2010年 Yonsei University Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2010年 愛媛大学大学院理工学研究科 助教,2016年同准教授,2019年より東京大学 大学院工学系研究科 特任准教授

Pang-jo Chun is currently a Project Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Tokyo. He received his PhD from Wayne State University in 2010 and subsequently worked at Yonsei University in Korea as a Project Research Associate until he moved to Ehime University in December of the same year. He worked there until March 2019, and since April 2019, he has been a Project Associate Professor with the Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo.




 私たちはまた、電磁気学を活用した新たな点検器具の開発も手掛けています。サビを落とさず、非接触で、かつ空気中・水中を問わず鋼材の残存性能を点検できるもので、崩落事故が発生した高知県四万十市の岩間大橋でも活用されました。このテーマは電磁気学の面からも革新的かつ一気通貫な研究であると認められ、2020年度イギリス土木技師学会(Institution of Civil Engineers; ICE)の論文賞「Telford Premium」を受賞しています。 


Overview of Research Topic and Future Outlook

In recent years, the increase in damage due to deterioration in civil engineering infrastructure, such as bridges and tunnels, in Japan has become a serious issue. Appropriate maintenance and management are necessary to prevent accidents caused by such damage. However, as an example, the total number of bridges in Japan is more than 730,000; hence, this would require a significant amount of labor and cost. Therefore, in our laboratory, we have been conducting research and development on the enhancement of infrastructure maintenance and management utilizing “AI” and “ICT.” For example, regarding images captured by drones or infrared technology, we have been developing an algorithm for investigating the location of damage by utilizing deep learning, and this method has already started being used on a practical level in railway company tunnels and electrical company dams. We have also developed a new type of inspection apparatus that utilizes electromagnetics. This apparatus allows us to inspect the residual performance of steel materials without removing rust, in a noncontact form, and in air and water. The apparatus was also utilized at the Iwama Ohashi Bridge in Shimanto City, Kochi Prefecture, where a collapse accident occurred. In the field of electromagnetics, this research topic has been recognized as being both innovative and comprehensive, and it duly won the “Telford Premium” Best Paper Award from the Institution of Civil Engineers in 2020. Hence, at our laboratory, we have been continually engaged in research on the utilization of “AI” and “ICT” in infrastructure maintenance and management and, moving forward, will continue to conduct studies on the additional use of “point cloud data” and “3D models” to realize maintenance management methods based on different dimensions and concepts from those of the past.



What is the purpose of the laboratory?

Another issue faced in constructing civil structures is the failure to make progress in exchanging data between workers, which reduces productivity. Although an increasing number of people are becoming aware of the importance of data platforms in resolving these issues, it is necessary to consider what the data platform itself should be as well as the required framework for data acquisition, storage, and utilization. The aim of the laboratory is to “greatly increase safety and productivity” through this type of R&D while making “civil engineering exciting.”




The characteristics and attractions of seminars and communication with students

When creating a new thing or concept or trying to develop resources who can do so, we feel that it is essential to provide a space where one can exercise their autonomy. This, of course, comes with a high degree of responsibility, and this high level of autonomy can be said to be a feature and point of appeal for this seminar. As instructors, our goal is to always try and educate our students, and the fact is that our students take the initiative and spend a great deal of time in our laboratory, discussing in a free and lively manner. We always try to communicate with our students in a fun manner; however, when the need arises, we also deal with them very seriously. Having said that, the University of Tokyo and the Graduate School of the University of Tokyo are not places where things are taught in just one way. It is important that learning should involve something being thrown and something coming back, such as playing catch or throwing a ball against a wall. Our wish is that they make a wide range of discoveries, have enjoyable conversations at fun times and serious conversations when things get serious, and that we can also learn through our interactions with our students.




What we expect of our students and their learning in our laboratory

We want students who think “I have something that I can become obsessed with” or “I don’t have anything now, but if I find it, I know I will be obsessed with it.” If they like civil engineering or cutting-edge technology, they will get on well with me. I hope that students who wish to take this path will learn to always ask themselves, “What is the true essence of things?” There is a “specific type of interest” existing in many things. If you can unearth that interest for yourself and become obsessed with it, your life will become more interesting and fun. We hope that you will be able to find that “something” at our laboratory.