BBD 2017


Wednesday, October 4th, 2017


8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

BBD 2017 is now concluded

BBD 2017 hosted a number of great speakers, system demonstrations and working sessions. A summary of the working group discussions has been prepared by the workshop organizers and is linked here. If interested, you may request the slides or more information from the speakers below directly. We hope to see you at the next BBD event!



8:00 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.

BD Spoke Project Updates

8:45 to 9:30 a.m.


9:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Facilitated Working Session 1

9:45 to 10:30 a.m.  


10:30 to 11:45 p.m.

Lunch with System Demos

11:45 a.m. to 12:45


  • NBI Data Analysis with Jupyter and MongoDB, Akshay Kale (M.S. Student), Robin Gandhi, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Acoustic Scanning System for Bridges, Jinying Zhu, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Diving into Bridge Data, Brian Ricks, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Health Monitoring Schemes for Double-Track Steel Railway Bridges, Ahmed Rageh (M.S. Student), Saeed Eftekhar Azam (Ph.D.), Daniel Linzell, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Development of Image-Based Autonomous Bridge Deck Crack Mapping System, Chungwook Sim, Kwanghee Won, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Interactive Control of a Flying Robot for Automated Bridge Inspection, Kwanghee Won and Chungwook Sim, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • National Data Service Labs Workbench for TERRA-REF, Craig Willis, Senior research programmer for the National Data Service at NCSA
  • Damage Detection in Civil Infrastructure from Point Clouds, M. Ebrahim Mohammadi, Yijun Liao, Richard L. Wood, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


12:45 to 1:30 p.m.


1:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Facilitated Working Session 2

2:00 to 2:45 p.m.  

UAV/UAS for Infrastructure Monitoring Session

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Talk 1

Talk 2


4:00 – 4:30 p.m.