Speaker: Zheng Yi Wu
Affiliation: Bentley Systems, Incorporated

UCLA Civil & Environmental Engineering Department

C&EE 200 Section 1 Seminar

Structural, Geotechnical and Civil Engineering Materials


 Advanced Sensing and Modeling for Infrastructure

 Zheng Yi Wu, Ph.D., F. EWRI

Bentley Fellow, Bentley Systems, Incorporated

With the aging infrastructure in the developed countries and the massive construction of new infrastructure in the developing countries, infrastructure performance is of great concerns on nations’ sustainability. Monitoring and modeling the performance of various infrastructure systems are critical but challenging tasks. This seminar will present an overview of Bentley’s research within the context of infrastructure asset performance modeling, elaborate on our endeavor in developing computational intelligent methods for facilitating monitoring/field testing, extracting information from large datasets, inverse modeling for adequately representing an infrastructure system, and also the use of the calibrated model for performance evaluation and anomaly identification. The needs and opportunities will also be discussed for future innovative research in infrastructure performance modeling. In particular, the seminar will cover the topics including smart monitoring, intelligent data analytics and advanced modeling for building, bridges and water systems, advanced structural health monitoring and modeling by remote vision sensor, and big 3D data and classification for semantic 3D modeling.

Where: 4275 Boelter Hall

When: 12:00 – 2:00 PM on Monday, April 2, 2018

Zheng Yi Wu, Ph.D., F. EWRI, is Bentley Fellow with more 25 years of experience. Since 2007, Dr. Wu has been managing the applied research projects for Bentley Systems in developing the computational intelligence with the emerging computation paradigms. Prior to joining Bentley through the acquisition of Hasted Methods in 2004, he had various positions of software development, engineering consulting and applied research at MWH Global in Pasadena CA, Sinclair Knight Merz in Sydney Australia, Sembawang Engineers and Constructors in Singapore, and Danish Hydraulic Institute in Copenhagen Denmark. Dr. Wu is an author of more than 160 technical papers, contributing author of three technical books, primary inventor of 15 patents (issued and pending), and also awardee of ACM, ASCE, AWWA and IWA. He holds bachelor and master degrees in Civil and Structural Engineering from Guizhou University in China, master degree in Hydroinformatics from UNESCO-IHE Delft in the Netherlands, and Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of Adelaide in Australia.

Date(s) - Apr 02, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Boelter Hall 4275
4275 Boelter Hall, Los Angeles CA 90095