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Pingbo Tang

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Biography: 

Pingbo Tang is an associate professor in Del E. Webb School of Construction within the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University (ASU). He founded and is directing Spatiotemporal Workflows and Resilient Management Laboratory (SWARM Lab) at ASU. He obtained his bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 2002, and his master's degree in bridge engineering in 2005, both from Tongji University, Shanghai, China. He obtained his doctorate from the Advanced Infrastructure Systems group at Carnegie Mellon University in 2009. Before joining ASU in July 2012, he completed his postdoctoral training in the Mapping and GIS Lab at The Ohio State University from September 2009 to August 2010, and then worked as an assistant professor of the Civil and Construction Engineering Department at Western Michigan University from August 2010 to July 2012.

Tang’s research explores the remote sensing (e.g., LiDAR, Photogrammetry), human systems engineering, and information modeling technology (e.g., Building Information Modeling) to support spatiotemporal analyses needed for effective management of construction job sites, constructed facilities, and civil infrastructure systems. His recent research efforts examined sensing and modeling methods for comprehending the Human-Cyber-Physical-Systems (H-CPS) in accelerated construction and facility management (e.g., nuclear plant outage control). He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles in these areas. The National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Energy (DOE), The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Salt River Project (SRP), DPR Construction, and Phoenix Government have funded his research efforts. He holds memberships or leadership positions of several professional organizations, which include the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE, serving as the chair of the ASCE Data Sensing and Analysis committee), TRB (Committee on Bridge Management, AHD35), IABSE, ASPRS, and ASTM International (Committee E57: 3D imaging systems). He is serving as an associate editor of ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, as well as a reviewer of multiple top journals and conferences in the general area of IT and Computing in Civil and Construction Engineering. He won best paper awards on multiple top conferences (the ASCE 2017 International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, the ASCE 2009 Construction Research Congress), the best poster award of Construction Industry Institute's 2011 Annual Conference, the 2013 Recent Alumnus Achievement Award of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University, and the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2015.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Advanced Infrastructure Systems, Carnegie Mellon University 2009
  • Master's degree. Bridge Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China 2005
  • Bachelor's degree. Civil Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China 2002
Research Interests: 

Bridge Inspection, Construction Automation, Computer Vision, Spatiotemporal Analysis, GIS, Information Systems, Scientific Workflows

Research Activity: 
  • Tang,Pingbo*. CAREER: Risk Monitoring of Civil Infrastructures Using Correlated Change Patterns in Spatiotemporal Data. NSF-ENG-CMMI(6/1/2015 - 5/31/2020).
  • Tang,Pingbo*. CIF21 DIBBs: An Infrastructure Supporting Collaborative Data Analytics Workflow Design and Management. CARNEGIE MELLON UNIV(1/1/2015 - 12/31/2016).
  • Tang,Pingbo*. City of Phoenix Steel Tank Program. H D R, INC(11/1/2013 - 6/30/2014).
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CON 592Research
CON 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CON 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2020
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CON 493Honors Thesis
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CON 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CON 593Applied Project
CON 595Continuing Registration
CON 599Thesis
CEE 599Thesis
CON 680Practicum
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CON 792Research
CON 795Continuing Registration
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CON 799Dissertation
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CON 592Research
CON 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CON 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 590Reading and Conference
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CON 592Research
CON 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CON 792Research
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CON 590Reading and Conference
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CON 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CON 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CON 590Reading and Conference
CON 790Reading and Conference
CON 792Research
CEE 792Research