Academic Profile : Faculty

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Prof Yang Yaowen
Associate Chair (Faculty), School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Prof Yang Yaowen is currently a Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He is one of the lead researchers in areas of structural and geotechnical monitoring and small energy harvesting. His research interests include structural health monitoring, aeroelastic and vibration energy harvesting, metamaterials, and uncertainty analysis in structural dynamics. Over the years, Prof Yang has received more than $8M research fund from funding agencies and industry, and published over 250 journal and conference papers. Prof Yang received his B.Eng and M.Eng from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Ph.D from Nanyang Technological University. He serves as Associate Editor and Editorial Board member for multiple international journals and delivered keynote and invited lectures in many international conferences.
Prof Yang is the founder of Syswell Technology Pte Ltd, a system solution provider for geotechnical, structural and construction process monitoring and decision making based on his inventions. He is appointed as an iNTUitive Fellow for his innovative research and entrepreneurship.
(a) Smart sensor technology for structural health and geotechnical monitoring;
(b) Energy harvesting using smart materials;
(c) Metamaterials for vibration control and energy harvesting;
(d) Uncertainty analysis and modeling for structural systems; and
(e) Evolutionary computation for optimization and inverse problem solving;
 
  • A smart digital twin framework using advanced modelling and data analytics for monitoring and management of underground transportation infrastructure
  • Automating the Process of Concrete Finishing
  • Edge Intelligence Enabling Smart IoT Networks for Autonomous Long-Term Monitoring of Civil Infrastructure
  • Energy harvesting for wireless sensing
  • Integrated BIM & Digital Twin: Efficient Operation & Maintenance Systems Development with Machine Learning Approach
  • Monitoring of tunnel liner performance during construction and operation in local ground conditions
  • Proof-Of-Concept, Proof-Of-Value And Test-Bedding In Smart Integrated Construction System
  • Proof-Of-Concept, Proof-Of-Value And Test-Bedding In Smart Integrated Construction System (Phase 2)
  • Robotics for Construction 4.0
  • School Research Funding Support to Associate Chairs, Assistant Chairs and Prog Directors
  • Smart Bus Monitoring and Maintenance Inspection System
US 2018/0274979 A1: Optical Sensor, Sensor Arrangement And Method For Sensing (2019)
Abstract: Various embodiments provide an optical sensor having an optical source, a grating arrangement optically coupled to the optical source to receive a source optical signal from the optical source, the grating arrangement including a chirped FBG having a defined spectral profile, wherein, in response to a first change in at least one parameter interacting with the chirped FBG, the defined spectral profile is shifted in a first direction relative to a reference spectral profile, and the grating arrangement is configured, in response thereto, to generate a first output optical signal corresponding to the first change, and wherein, in response to a second change in the at least one parameter interacting with the chirped FBG, the defined spectral profile is shifted in a second direction relative to the reference spectral profile, and the grating arrangement is configured, in response thereto, to generate a second output optical signal corresponding to the second change.