2023 4th International Conference on Civil, Architecture and Disaster Prevention and Control (CADPC 2023)
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Keynote Speakers of CADPC 2023


Prof. Danhui Dan

Tongji University


Dr. Danhui Dan is a professor of the Department of Bridge Engineering at Tongji University. Dr. Dan’s research focuses on the structural health monitoring (SHM) and life-cycle maintenance of bridges. His main research interests include designing the bridge SHM system, general theory of intelligent SHM, complex cable structural dynamics, and evaluation and diagnosis of the existing structures. He has served as the Principle Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator for thirty-one projects funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China(NSFC) and other regional institutions. As the director or main technical backbone, Dr. Dan also participated in the studying and designing of more than 40 bridge SHM systems, including the Donghai bridge SHM system. He has published over 180 peer-reviewed technical papers, including 72 SCI papers with first-author and communication-author and 68 EI papers. One of his publications was recognized as both the ESI highly-cited(1%) and ESI hot(0.1%) paper, and one was reported by Advances In Engineering(AIE) as excellent scientific research. Dr. Dan has been awarded 12 utility patents and 5 computer software copyrights by the Copyright Protection Center of China(CPCC). He is also the only author of the book Intelligent Monitoring of Bridge Engineering Structure: Theory and Practice (in Chinese), and the 1st author of book Complex cable structure dynamics and its intelligent monitoring (in Chinese). He is the main contributor to the Specification for Bridge Structural Monitoring System in Shanghai, China.


Prof. Ka-Veng Yuen

University of Macau


Prof. Yuen is a Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE). He also serves as a Council Member of the Escola Superior das Forças de Segurança de Macau (ESFSM) and Member of Board of Trustee of the Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT) of the Macau SAR Government. Prof. Yuen’s research interest includes Bayesian inference, model selection, model updating, structural health monitoring, structural reliability, and structural vibration control. His paper “Model selection using response measurements: Bayesian probabilistic approach” (coauthored with J.L. Beck) is one of the top 10 most cited papers among all papers published in the Journal of Engineering Mechanics (established since 1983) of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Furthermore, his single-author book “Bayesian methods for structural dynamics and civil engineering” (published by John Wiley & Sons in 2010) has attracted great attention of Bayesian methods for structural dynamics. It has become a classical reading in this research field. In 2012, he was elected in the National Science and Technology Award Panel Expert Bank and the National Science and Technology Programs Expert Bank of the Ministry of Science and Technology, People's Republic of China. His major awards include: Young Investigator Award, International Chinese Association on Computational Mechanics;  QIAN Weichang programme scholar, K.C. Wong Education Foundation; and Phi-Tau-Phi Honorary member.


Prof. Zheng Chen

Guangxi University


Prof. Zheng Chen is currently Professor and Dean of the School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Guangxi University of China, and Deputy Director of Key Laboratory of Disaster Prevention and Structural Safety of China Ministry of Education. He was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta in 2014-2015. His interest is in the design and control of performance of concrete, and corrosion protection of reinforced concrete. Zheng Chen has published 122 articles and received 26 Chinese patents and is the editor of 13 standards about preparation and construction of concrete, including 2 national standards. He is the Vice Chairman of the committee of rheological testing techniques for Chinese Ceramic Society and an editor of Journal of Sustainable Cement-based Materials and Chinese Journal of Civil Engineering. Zheng Chen is one of the recipients of the National Innovation Medal of China as a core member of the research team of key technologies of long-span arch bridges. He has significantly participated in many bridge structures in China, more recently the design and construction of the 575m span Pingnan Third Bridge, and the 600m span Longtan Bridge in Tian’e county, successively the world's longest span arch bridges.


Assoc. Prof. Liqiang Jiang

Central South University


Liqiang Jiang, associate professor of civil engineering in Central South University, master supervisor. He received his Ph.D. from Southeast University. He is one of the academic members of the 8th International Conference on Seismology and Earthquake Engineering (SEE8) of International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (IIEES) and the New Material&Structure Committee of Chinese Society of Architecture, and the associate member of the American Society of Civil Engineering (A.M.ASCE). Dr. Jiang interests the research of prefabricated structural systems and seismic analysis of engineering structures. He has undertaken 7 scientific research projects, published nearly 30 academic papers in many international journals and authorized 3 national patents of invention.


Assoc. Prof. Yu Chen

Sun Yat-sen University


Dr. Yu Chen, Associate Professor, Sun Yat-sen University. Dr. Yu Chen engaged in the research of tunnel engineering, subway engineering, underground engineering support, numerical simulation model calculation method development and theory, geotechnical multi-field multi-phase coupling, engineering toughness support mechanism, engineering testing and so on. Rich in scientific research and practical experience in urban underground space development, rock mass engineering, mountain tunnels, large cross-sea tunnels, etc. Editors of the following journals: International Journal of Coal Science & Technology, Academic editor; Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China, Young editorial board member; Results in Engineering, Young editorial board member; Deep Underground Science and Engineering, Young editorial board member;