Portland State University
Dr. David Yang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Portland State University. He joined the department in Fall 2020, after working as a postdoctoral researcher at Lehigh University. His research strives to advance effective and efficient management for structures and infrastructure systems, primarily through the integration of structural engineering and probabilistic machine learning methods. He has extensive experience in structural reliability analysis and calibration, risk management for transportation infrastructure networks, and probabilistic life-cycle management for deteriorating structures. His ongoing work deals with (a) robust climate adaptation strategies for vulnerable structures and infrastructure systems and (b) probabilistic machine learning for infrastructure metamodeling and optimum management. Additional research areas include sustainability and resilience of structures, decision-making under uncertainty, and climate change impact on infrastructure and communities. He serves in the ASCE/SEI Task Group 1 on Life-cycle Performance of Structural Systems.