I am an Assistant Professor at Washington State University in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. My group is conducting research in the broad area of sensing and machine learning applications in structural engineering, wind engineering and resilience assessment. Research will be highly interdisciplinary at the intersection of civil engineering and other fields. Specifically, research topics will include four main areas: (i) Machine learning-assisted catastrophe modeling; (ii) Computer vision-based structural condition assessment; (iii) drone-based data acquisition and analysis; and (iv) bluff-body aerodynamics and structural wind resilience.

Before joining WSU, I was a Post-doctoral Research Associate at Lehigh University co-advised by Dr. Bocchini and Dr. Padgett (Rice University). I received my bachelor’s and master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Southeast University in Nanjing, China. I earned my Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering in August 2021 at the University at Buffalo (advisor Dr. Teng Wu).