Professor Emeritus Dr. Yasuo Tanaka

Professor Emeritus of Kobe University, Japan 
 Adjunct Professor of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Malaysia

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Qualification: 

PhD Civil and Structural Engineering, Sheffield University, UK 

Specialities: 

Geotechnical Engineering, Disaster Management 

Professional Experience / Advisory Committees: 

  • 2021 to present: Adjunct Professor at Dept. of Civil Engineering, UTAR.
  • June 2019 to Dec 2020,Professor  at Dept. of Civil Engineering at Dept. of Civil Engineering, UTAR.
  • June 2017 to May 2019: Adjunct Professor at Dept. of Civil Engineering, UTAR.
  • From 2012 to June 2017, Professor and Brunsfield Professor at Dept. of Civil Engineering, Chairperson of CDRR, Senate Member, of UTAR; 
  • 1996 to 2012, Associate Professor (1996-1999), Professor (1999-2012), Director (2010-2012) at RCUSS (Research Center for Urban Safety and Security), Kobe University; 
  • 1980 to 1996, Research Associate (1980-1991), Lecturer (1991-1993), and Associate Professor (1991-1996) at Dept. of Civil Engineering, Kobe University; 
  • 1973 to 1977, Geotechnical Consulting Engineer, Acres Manitoba Ltd., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and Montreal Engineering Co. Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, Canada; 
  • Member for various technical committee for Kobe municipal government, e.g., Kobe Airport Project (1998-2006), Kaigan-sen Subway Construction (1993-2000), Disaster Prevention (1996-2004) etc.; 
  • Member for various technical committee for the projects supported by Ministry of Construction, Ministry of Transportation, e.g., Submerged Tunnel in Osaka Port (1998-1999), Underground Tunnel Road for Hyogo Prefecture (1994-1995), etc.

Professional Memberships: 

  • Member, Japan Earthquake Engineering Society 
  • Member, Japanese Geotechnical Society 
  • Former members for various technical committees for the Society. 
  • Member, Canadian Geotechnical Society Member, South-east Asian Geotechnical Society

Professor Dr. Wang Chung-Yue

Professor in Division of Mechanics and Structure Engineering, Faculty of Structural and Geotechnical Eng., National Central University, Taiwan

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Qualification:

University of Texas at Austin (PhD)

Research Interest:

Bridge Engineering, Impact, Penetration and Explosion Mechanics, Mechanics of Composite Material, Mechanics of Granular Material and Deformable Multi-body System, Non-Destructive Evaluation, Structural Health Monitoring, Motion Analysis of Structures and Fluid-Solid-Structure Interaction Analysis 

Professional Membership:

  • Member of the TAU BETA PI Honor Society, the BETA ALPHA PHI International Honor Society
  • Member of the ASME, JSCE, ASCE and ACI, respectively

Awards:

  • Fellow of the Chinese Society of Civil and Hydraulics Engineering of Taiwan in 2015 
  • Best Paper Award of Journal of the Civil & Hydraulics Engineering (2007, 2012), Journal of Structural Engineering of Taiwan (2007) and Paper Award of Journal of Mechanics (2007) 
  • Research Award, National Central University, 2008 Research Project Award - Institute of Transportation Research, Ministry of Transportation & Communication, Taiwan, 2009 
  • Pattern Award - National Central University, Taiwan (2009, 2010, 2011), National Invention Silver Award of Taiwan (2014)

Professor Dr. Yusuke Uchiyama

Professor of Kobe University, Japan 

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Qualification:

Ph.D. Environmental Informatics, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Academic Appointments 

  • 2015 – present: Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan 2016 – present Adjunct Researcher, Port and Airport Research Institute, Yokosuka, Japan 
  •  2016 – 2017: Visiting Professor, Dept. Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of California at Los Angeles, USA 
  • 2011 – 2015: Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan 
  • 2005 – 2011: Assistant Research Geophysicist, Inst. Geophys. & Planetary Phys., University of California at Los Angeles, USA 
  • 2002 – 2004: Visiting Scholar / JST-JSPS Overseas Research Fellow, Dept. Civil and Environmental Eng., University of Califronia, Berkeley, USA 
  • 2001 – 2005: Senior Researcher, Littoral Drift Division, Port and Airport Research Institute, Yokosuka, Japan 
  • 1998 – 2001: Research Engineer, Littoral Drift Laboratory, Port and Harbour Research Institute, Yokosuka, Japan 
  • 1995 – 1998: Ph.D. student / JSPS Research Fellow (DC1), Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan

Editorial Services

  • 2019 – present: Coastal Engineering Journal (Taylor & Francis), Editor-in-Chief 
  • 2013 – present: Ocean Modelling (Elsevier), Editorial Board 
  • 2017 – 2019: Coastal Engineering Journal (Taylor & Francis), Associate Editor-in-Chief 
  • 2017 – 2019: Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, Third Edition (Elsevier), Wave Section Editor 
  • 2016 – 2019: Journal of JSCE Series B2 (Japan Soc. Civil Eng.), Editor 
  • 2015 – 2017: Journal of JSCE Series B (Japan Soc. Civil Eng.), Editor 
  • 2014 – 2017: Coastal Engineering Journal (World Scientific), Editor

Scientific Contributions 

  • 2019 – present: Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS), Ocean Sciences Section Vice President 
  • 2015 – present: CROCO (Coastal and Regional Ocean Community Model) Associate Developer 
  • 2005 – present: ROMS (Regional Oceanic Modeling System) Associate Developer 
  • 2008 – 2011: SBC LTER (Santa Barbara Coastal Longterm Ecological Research) Associate Investigator 
  • 2006 – 2009: CSTM (Community Sediment Transport Modeling System) Modeling Collaborator

Professor Dr. Chen Po-Han

Professor in Department of Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University

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Academic Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Civil Engineering) – National Taiwan University, 1994
Master of Science in Civil Engineering – Purdue University, 1999
Doctor of Philosophy – Purdue University, 2001

Professional Qualifications/Memberships:

  • Associate Member – American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2001-Present
  • Member – Construction Institute (CI), ASCE, 2001-Present
  • Invited member (Membership status: Associate, which is the membership type for individuals) to Asian Institute of Intelligent Buildings (AIIB), Singapore Chapter to join its Auditing Committee, 2005 (The AIIB Headquarters are in Hong Kong.)
  • Founding member, International Construction Management Forum in Asia (ICMFA), 2008-Present (This Forum was initiated by Prof. Shunji Kusayanagi of Kochi University of Technology, Japan in 2008)
  • Member, Board of Directors, International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC), 2017-Present
Summary of Academic & Research Experiences:
  • Aug 1992 - Jun 1994: Research Assistant, Hydrotech Research Institute, National Taiwan University
  • Nov 1996 - Aug 1997: Assistant Researcher, Taiwan Construction Research Institute (TCRI)
  • Jan 1999 - Aug 2001: Research Assistant, School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University
  • Sep 2001 - Sep 2009: Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University
  • Oct 2009 - Jul 2013: Associate Professor, National Taiwan University
  • Aug 2013 - Present: Professor, National Taiwan University
  • Aug-Sep 2014: Visiting Fellow, Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development (RISUD), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Oct-Nov 2014: Visiting Scholar, Human Interactive Technology Laboratory (HIT Lab Australia), University of Tasmania, Australia
  • Jan-May 2017: Visiting Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Construction and Environment, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Jun-Sep 2019: Guest Scholar, Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering, Kyoto University

Expertise and Research Interests: 

  • Image processing / pattern recognition applications in civil engineering
  • Artificial intelligence applications
  • Information technology in construction / IFC (Industry Foundation Classes)
  • Financial management / construction management / facilities management
  • Optimization of construction processes
  • Risk management and mitigation for infrastructure construction
  • Sustainable building design and assessment
  • Public-private partnership (PPP)
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBie)