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Hosein Naderpour

Soft Computing in Civil Engineering Professor, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran

+98 2333535203

h-index: WOS: 18, Scopus: 23, Google Scholar: 25  

Hosein Naderpour received his Ph.D. degree with high honors in Structural Engineering. He then joined Semnan University where he is presently Professor of Structural Engineering. Since joining the faculty of Civil Engineering at Semnan University, Dr. Naderpour has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of structural engineering, numerical methods, mechanics of materials, structural stability, concrete structures, structural reliability, as well as soft computing. Dr. Naderpour is author of 60 papers published in journals and about 100 papers presented at national and international conferences. He has given several speeches in Switzerland, China, Australia, South Korea, Romania, Turkey, Canada, Hong Kong, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Japan, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic and France. He is currently a chief member of Iranian Earthquake Engineering Association, Iran Concrete Institute (ICI), Iranian Society for Light Steel Framing (LSF), Iran's National Elites Foundation, Safe School Committee, Organization for Development, Renovation and Equipping Schools of Iran (DRES). Furthermore, he is currently the editor-in-chief of three international journals in the area of civil and mechanical engineering including Journal of Soft Computing in Civil Engineering (SCCE), Journal of Computational Engineering and Physical Modeling (CEPM) and Reliability Engineering and Resilience (REngR). His major research interests include: application of soft computing in structural engineering, seismic resilience, structural reliability, structural optimization and damage detection of structures.

Associate Editor

Seyed Rohollah Hoseini Vaez

Soft Computing (Metaheuristic Algorithms, Neural Networks, …), Data Mining, Structural Health Monitoring and Damage Detection, Near-Fault Ground Motions, Seismic Base Isolation, Structural Optimization, Structural Reliability, Advanced Reinforced Concrete Structures Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Qom, Qom, Iran


h-index: Scopus: 9  


  • Soft Computing (Metaheuristic Algorithms, Neural Networks, …)
  • Data Mining
  • Structural Health Monitoring and Damage Detection
  • Near-Fault Ground Motions
  • Seismic Base Isolation
  • Structural Optimization
  • Structural Reliability
  • Advanced Reinforced Concrete Structures

Deputy Editor

P. Fakharian

Structural Engineering, Structural Reliability, Artificial Neural Network, Soft Computing, Civil Engineering Faculty of Civil Engineering, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran

+98 912 756 3681

h-index: WOS: 5, Scopus: 5, Google Scholar: 10  

P. Fakharian received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Civil and Structural Engineering from Semnan University. He is currently a Ph.D. student of Structural Engineering and is working on the reliability of structure with emphasis on code calibration. Furthermore, he is a professional in the area of application of soft computing in Civil Engineering. He is a member of many associations such as American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Iranian Society of Structural Engineering (ISSE), Iran Concrete Institute (ICI), Iranian Society of Steel Structures (ISSS). He serves as deputy editor in two international journals including Journal of Soft Computing in Civil Engineering (SCCE) and Journal of Computational Engineering and Physical Modeling (CEPM). During his academic experience in university, he has performed lots of activity as an executive manager in many parts. His awards include: 1st Top Ranked Ph.D. Student Honor at Semnan University, Faculty of Civil Engineering, a Distinguished student of Semnan University masters student, Top 10% Ranked B.Sc. Student Honor at Semnan University, Faculty of Civil Engineering. He has taught a variety of academic courses including Statics, Construction Machinery, Strength of Materials, Bridge Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Cost Estimating, Principles of Construction Management, Building Construction Techniques, Architecture and Urban Design, Principles of Architecture and Urbanism.

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Faezehossadat Khademi

Structural Optimization, Soft Computing, Computational Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Finite Element Modeling, Structural Analysis, Bridge Engineering Ph.D. in Civil (Structural) Engineering, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, United States


h-index: Scopus: 7  

Faezehossadat Khademi received her B.Sc. in Civil Engineering in 2013 from University of Kashan, IRAN. She received her M.Sc. in Civil Engineering (Structural engineering) in 2015, and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Structural engineering) in 2017 from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA. She served as the “Session Chair” for the “20th International Conference on Steel Bridge Construction and Fabrication Technologies” in October of 2018 in Chicago. She also won the “Best Presentation Award” of the aforementioned conference. In 2018, she won the “Publons Peer Review Award” for placing within the Top 1% of reviewers.  She has also been serving as an Editor for “Soft Computing in Civil Engineering” Journal since November 2017. She is now working as a “Bridge Rating Engineer” for CN railway since August of 2017 in USA. She is specialized in Data-Driven Modeling in Structural Engineering, Concrete Technology, Cement, Compressive Strength of Materials, Steel Railway Truss and Bridges, and Bridge Ratings.

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Danial Jahed Armaghani

Artificial Intelligence, Optimization Algorithms, Geotechnical Engineering, Rock Mechanics,Tunneling 1. Senior Researcher, Department of Urban Planning, Engineering Networks and Systems, Institute of Architecture and Construction, South Ural State University, Russia
2. Adjunct Fellow, School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment, Western Sydney University, Australia


h-index: Scopus: 52  

Dr. Danial is currently an adjunct fellow at the School of Engineering, Design, & Built Environment at Western Sydney University. Prior to joining Western Sydney University, Dr Danial was a senior lecturer at the University of Malaya, Malaysia. He is also working as a part-time senior researcher at South Ural State University, Russia. He received his PhD degree in geotechnical engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2015. He is the author or co-author of over 200 scholarly publications (mostly journal publications), on a wide range of topics in the areas of rock mechanics, tunnelling, pile and foundation, slope stability, concrete technology, applying artificial intelligence (AI) systems and optimization algorithms in getechnics and geomechanics. Dr. Danial is also a recognized reviewer in the areas of rock mechanics and geotechnical engineering. He was among the world’s Top 2% Scientists, in 2020 and 2021.

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Ali Behnood

Hybrid Algorithms, Transportation Engineering, Pavement Engineering, Asphalt Binders and Mixtures, Concrete Durability Lyles School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, United States


h-index: Scopus: 24  

I am a young professional who is interested in both teaching and research. As a multidisciplinary scholar, I am able to work in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary ways. I have broad based knowledge in the areas of Transportation Economics and Safety, Pavement Engineering, Concrete Durability, Asphalt Binders and Mixtures, and Artificial Intelligence; which show my ability and passion to work in different research fields.

Aleš Zamuda

Differential Evolution, Multiobjective Optimization, Evolutionary Robotics, Artificial Life, Cloud Computing Assistant Professor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia

+386 2 22 07 404

h-index: Scopus: 22  

EDUCATION - Potential of the candidate

2012 Ph. D. in computer science, University of Maribor (UM), Slovenia
2008 M. Sc. in computer science, University of Maribor (UM), Slovenia
2006 B. Sc. in computer science, University of Maribor (UM), Slovenia

WORK POSITIONS - Potential of the candidate

2014 – Assistant Professor (Docent), UM, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
2006 – Teaching Assistant, UM, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
before 2006 student-paid works (laboratories at UM and other companies), see http://cv.aleszamuda.si


2018- EU project employed member: SmartVillages - Smart digital transformation of villages in the Alpine Space
2017 worked under EU ERC project AI4REASON with team based in Prague
2017- COST (Cooperation in Science & Technology) Actions member: IC1406 High-Performance Modelling
and Simulation for Big Data Applications (cHiPSet), CA15140 Improving Applicability of Nature-
Inspired Optimisation by Joining Theory and Practice (ImAppNIO); also vice-leader for CA15140 WG3:
Benchmarks and leader of IC1406 CS9: Forecasting Cryptocurrency Value by Sentiment Analysis
2017 project lead (national project): Interactive Multimedia Bulletin Boards - Adin DS: Upgrading the
Transformation Server, Display Widgets, and Marketing Structures
2015 project co-lead (national project): Adding new sales routes and the introduction of a new labeling
shipments technology
2015 project co-lead (national project): Developing a model for the demonstration of the APS system on the
test data of the company
2012- Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS) research programme (stable funding) employed group member: P2-
0041 Computer Systems, Methodologies, and Intelligent Services
2006 – research group member: 0796-001 Computer Architecture and Languages Laboratory

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS - Scientific excellence and innovative approach of the academic work

2017, 2018 Publons top 1% reviewer
2016 Danubius Young Scientist Award, IDM (Austria)
2012 gold medal at SIIF, Seoul (2012)
2011 most important scientific results of national research programme P2-0041 at UM FEECS
2012 most important socio-economic results of national research programme P2-0041
2007–2010 several Top 5 rankings at IEEE CEC world competitions on Evolutionary Algorithms;
2007 IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Competition vice champion
2008 Andrej Perlach UM research award
2006–2014 four UM FEECS research awards; UM bronze award for research, education, and profession
2007 – international research society member: IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
other several other national awards (available at http://aleszamuda.si/w/awards)

M. Mirrashid

Structural Engineering, Earthquake, Soft Computing Faculty of Civil Engineering, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran


h-index: Scopus: 9  

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Yiannis Tsompanakis

Structural Mechanics with Emphasis on Earthquake Engineering Associate Professor, School of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece

+30 28210 37634

h-index: Scopus: 15  

Dr Yiannis Tsompanakis is a civil engineer specialized in computational dynamic methods in engineering. He is Assoc. Professor in the School of Environmental Engineering of the Technical University of Crete, Greece, and Head of Computational Dynamics & Energy (CODEN) Research Group. He teaches undergraduate & postgraduate courses and has supervised PhD, MSc and Diploma theses. He is expert in development and application of advanced simulation techniques and computational methods for structures and infrastructures. His research and engineering interests and expertise include structural and geotechnical earthquake engineering, geoenvironmental engineering, soil-structure interaction, structural optimization, probabilistic mechanics, structural integrity assessment & monitoring, life-cycle analysis & performance-based design, and artificial intelligence methods. As an internationally recognized researcher he has published more than 200 publications (journal papers, international conference papers, book chapters, edited books and conference proceedings). He has also prepared special issues in journals and organized several conferences, special sessions and mini-symposia. He is reviewer in many archival scientific engineering journals. Dr Tsompanakis has excellent leadership, interpersonal and negotiating skills and many international cooperations with other scientific groups and engineering firms in Greece and abroad (USA, UK, Italy, Germany, France, Serbia, etc). He is highly skilled in implementation and management of quantitative/qualitative state-of-the-art research. He has significant practical and scientific experience from his participation in many national and international projects, working either with his group or jointly with other collaborating teams. He is Secretary of Technical Committee TC4: Life-cycle performance, cost and optimization ηηρ International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability (IASSAR). He is Organizer of the International Conference Series on Soft Computing Technology in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering. Moreover, he is Technical Editor of the Structure and Infrastructure Engineering Journal (Taylor & Francis Publ.).

CODEN Research Group consists of several under-graduate and post-graduate students and post-doc research associates. The scientific expertise of the CODEN Research Group focuses mainly in the broad area of Computational Dynamics. Main research and scientific fields with strong know-how of CODEN are related with this area. In particular, innovative computational tools and methodologies are developed and applied for the analysis and design of structures and infrastructures under static or dynamic/seismic loading. CODEN group main expertise is the development and application of advanced simulation techniques and computational methods for structures and infrastructures (buildings, geostructures, lifelines, etc). Research interests of CODEN group include structural and geotechnical earthquake engineering, soil-structure interaction, structural optimization, probabilistic mechanics, structural integrity assessment & monitoring, mitigation of geohazards, life-cycle analysis & performance-based design, artificial intelligence methods in engineering, etc. CODEN group has many cooperations with other scientific groups in Greece and other countries and has participated in national and international projects. CODEN group has given particular emphasis on various engineering problems related to geohazards for structures and energy infrastructure, aiming to assist in the protection of the environment, population and energy infrastructures (transportation networks, pipelines, plants, tanks, etc) from natural and man-made disasters. Indicative research fields: a) design of onshore and offshore gas pipelines against geohazards (active faults, landslides, soil liquefaction, etc), b) seismic design of liquid fuel tanks and storage terminals, c) onshore and offshore wind turbine design with emphasis on dynamic soil-structure interaction, d) seismic vulnerability of dams, waste landfills, tailings dams, etc.

Robert Jankowski

Civil Engineering, Pounding Professor, Department of Construction Management and Earthquake Engineering, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Gdansk University of Technology, Gdańsk, Poland

(4858) 3472200

h-index: Scopus: 29  

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He was born on December 26, 1968 in Gdynia. Graduate of the High School at the Consulate of the People's Republic of Poland in Benghazi, Libya (1987), student at the Gdańsk University of Technology (uniform master's studies, 1987-1991 and 1992-1993), University of Sheffield, England (engineering studies, 1991-1992), University of Roskilde, Denmark (Master's course, 1993) and University of Tokyo, Japan (doctoral studies, 1994-1997).

From the beginning of his professional career associated with the Gdańsk University of Technology: assistant-trainee (1992-1993), assistant (1993-1994), assistant professor (1998-2010), associate professor of PG (2010-2017), full professor of PG (from 2018). At the Gdańsk University of Technology he also obtained the degree of habilitated doctor (2007) and the title of professor of technical sciences (2014).

His research interests are related to seismic and paraseismic engineering and the dynamics of metal structures. He is the author / co-author of nearly 300 scientific publications, and his Hirsch index is: 21 (Web of Science - Core Collection), 25 (Scopus), 28 (Google Scholar). He also has 2 patents granted. He participated in the implementation of 10 research projects financed from domestic and foreign sources (including twice as project manager, once as deputy manager and once as team leader). He promoted 8 doctors (including 2 times as a co-promoter abroad), currently he is a promoter in 3 open doctoral dissertations and a supervisor of 1 doctoral student. He is a member of the editorial committees of 11 scientific journals and a member of 5 expert teams and committees.

He held a number of functions at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the Gdańsk University of Technology: dean's representative for vocational studies (2002-2005), dean's representative for the implementation of teaching in foreign languages ​​(2008-2012), deputy dean for education (2012-2016), deputy Head of the Department of Metal Structures and Construction Management (2016-2017). Currently, he is the head of the Department of Management in Construction and Seismic Engineering and the head of Doctoral Studies. He was also a member of the Rector's Commission for ECTS (2002-2003), the University Recruitment Commission (2000-2005) and the Senate Committee on Education (2012-2016). In addition, the chairman, vice-chairman and member of the Board of the Gdańsk Branch of the Polish Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2018),

He was awarded 20 individual prizes by the Rector of the Gdańsk University of Technology for scientific and didactic activities. He received the award of the Minister of Environmental Protection, Natural Resources and Forestry (1994), the award of the Gdańsk Scientific Society (1998), the scholarship of the Foundation for Polish Science (1999), the award of the IV Department of Technical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences (2008), the prize of W. Nowacki for outstanding scientific achievements of the Warsaw Branch of the Polish Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (2015). He was awarded the Bronze Cross of Merit (2006) and the Medal of the National Education Commission (2011).

Privately, husband of Monika, father of two sons: Kacper and Kajetan. His hobbies are sports (volleyball, cycling, tennis, skiing).

Zong Woo Geem

Harmony Search Algorithm, Engineering Optimization, Computational Intelligence, Interdisciplinary Research, Sustainability Associate Professor, Department of Energy IT, Gachon University, Seongnam, South Korea


h-index: Scopus: 35  

Zong Woo Geem is an associate professor at Gachon University in South Korea.
He has obtained B.Eng. in Chung-Ang University, M.Eng. and Ph.D. in Korea University, and M.Sc. in Johns Hopkins University, and researched at Virginia Tech, University of Maryland - College Park, and Johns Hopkins University.
He invented a music-inspired optimization algorithm, Harmony Search, which has been applied to various scientific and engineering problems. His research interest includes phenomenon-mimicking algorithm and its applications to energy, environment and water fields.

Nikos D. Lagaros

Structural Optimization, Computational Mechanics, Earthquake Engineering, Soft Computing Associate Professor, Institute of Structural Analysis and Antiseismic Research, Department of Structural Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece

+30 210 7722625

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Degree:                       Ph.D., National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 2000
Major:                         Structural Engineering
Doctoral Dissertation:    Structural design optimization based on evolutionary algorithms and neural networks

Degree:                      Dipl. Eng., Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 1994
Major:                        Structural Engineering
Diploma Thesis:            Application of neural networks in the analysis and designs of structures

Employment History
National Technical University of Athens, Greece, Associate Professor, 2017-present
ACE HELLAS, technical software company, Athens, Greece, Consultant, 1999-present
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA, Visiting Professor, January-March 2014
McGill University, Montreal, Canada, Visiting Professor, October-December 2013
National Technical University of Athens, Greece, Assistant Professor, 2012-2017
National Technical University of Athens, Greece, Lecturer, 2007-2012
School of Corps of Engineers of the Hellenic Army (SCEHA), Lecturer, 2007-2013
University at Thessaly, Volos, Greece, Assistant Professor, 2000-2007
Hellenic Ministry for Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works, Consultant, 1999-2001

National Technical University of Athens, (2007-present)
Dr. Lagaros is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Structural Analysis and Antiseismic Research in the School of Civil Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens. He teaches Structural Analysis I, Structural Analysis II, Structural Analysis V-Plastic Analysis of Framed Structures, Introduction in Systems Optimization and Computer Applications in Civil Engineering. Dr. Lagaros is an active member of the structural-engineering research community, focusing on (a) nonlinear dynamic analysis of concrete and steel structures under seismic loading, (b) performance-based earthquake engineering, (c) structural design optimization of real-world structures, (d) seismic risk and reliability analysis, (e) neural network in structural engineering, (f) fragility evaluation of reinforced concrete and steel structures, (g) inverse problems in structural dynamics, (h) parallel and distributed computing – Grid computing technologies, (i) evolutionary computations and (j) geotechnical earthquake engineering.

Consultant, (1999-present)               
Dr. Lagaros has provided consulting, peer-review and expert-witness services to private companies and federal government agencies in Greece. A focus of his consulting work is the assessment of buildings after earthquake events and the development of technical software for structural analysis and design.

School of Corps of Engineers of the Hellenic Army (SCEHA), (2007-2013)
Dr. Lagaros was a Lecturer at the School of Corps of Engineers of the Hellenic Army. He has joined the School in September 2007 and has taught Structural Analysis I, Structural Dynamics, Plastic Analysis of Framed Structures and Theory of Plates.

University at Thessaly, (2000-2007)
Dr. Lagaros was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering in the University of Thessaly. He has joined the Department in October 2000. He has taught the junior-level classes on Strength of Material III, the senior-level classes on Structural Dynamics I and the graduate class on Structural Dynamics II.

Research Interests

Structural Optimization
Topology Optimization
Shape Optimization
Sizing Optimization
Reliability-based Design Optimization
Robust Design Optimization

Computational Mechanics
Software Engineering
Material Design
Mesh Generation
Stochastic FE Analysis

Earthquake Engineering
Fragility Analysis
Performance-based Design

Soft Computing
Neural Networks
Radial Basis Networks
Support Vector Machines
Metaheuristic Search Algorithms
Fuzzy Logic

Ardeshir Bahreininejad

Computational Engineering, Computational Intelligence, Metaheuristic Optimization Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Technology Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

+673 2461020 Ext 1224

h-index: Scopus: 21  


  • Ph.D. Heriot-Watt University, UK
  • MSc Dundee University, UK
  • BSc Aberdeen University, UK

Journal Editorial Board Membership:
Computers & Structures – Elsevier (https://www.journals.elsevier.com/computers-and-structures/editorial-board)
Advances in Engineering Software – Elsevier (https://www.journals.elsevier.com/advances-in-engineering-software/editorial-board)
Soft Computing in Civil Engineering (http://www.jsoftcivil.com/journal/editorial.board)
Conferences (http://www.cstconference.com/), (http://www.ectconference.com/)

Current Teaching Module

  • Computer Programming
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Computer Aided Drawing

Research Interest

  • Applications of Computational Intelligence and High-Performance Computing
  • Engineering Optimization and Operation Research
  • Computational Structural Mechanics
  • Applications of Information Technology in Engineering

Other Achievements/ Most Prominent Publications

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Qing Quan Liang

Structural Engineering, Structural Optimization, Steel-Concrete Composite Structures, Steel Structures, Concrete Structures Associate Professor, College of Engineering and Science, Victoria University, Victoria, Australia

+61 3 9919 4134

h-index: Scopus: 28  

Professor Qing Quan (Stephen) Liang is an Associate Professor of Structural Engineering in the College of Engineering and Science at Victoria University, Australia. He's also the Founder and President of the Australian Association for Steel-Concrete Composite Structures (AASCCS), a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and has served on the ASCE Technical Committees on Optimal Structural Design and Composite Construction. In 2005 Dr Liang received the State-of-the-Art of Civil Engineering Award from ASCE.

He has been a Guest Professor at Changsha University of Science and Technology, Central South University and Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology in China since 2003 and is also a member of the editorial boards of several international journals, including Steel and Composite Structures ― An International Journal.

Before joining Victoria University in 2008, Dr Liang was a Lecturer in Structural Design, Associate Head and Program Coordinator at the University of Southern Queensland, ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Associate at the University of New South Wales and Research Associate at University of Western Sydney.

His research focuses on developing efficient computational methods and computer simulation technologies for the optimal structural design and nonlinear inelastic analysis of steel-concrete composite structures, steel structures and concrete structures. He has published over 90 books, book chapters, journal articles and refereed conference papers. Dr Liang is the sole author of the research book Performance-Based Optimization of Structures: Theory and Applications and of the textbook Analysis and Design of Steel and Composite Structures published by Taylor and Francis Group. He also co-authored the research book Nonlinear Analysis of Concrete-Filled Steel Tubular Columns. More than 85% of his journal articles were published in SCImago Journal Rank Q1 international journals.

Dr Liang's teaching is directly informed by the latest research in structural engineering.

Recent publications


Patel, V. I., Liang, Q. Q. & Hadi, M. N. S. (2015) Nonlinear Analysis of Concrete-Filled Steel Tubular Columns(external link), Scholars’ Press, Germany, ISBN 978-3-639-66536-9.

Liang, Q. Q. (2014) Analysis and Design of Steel and Composite Structures(external link), CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, London and New York, ISBN 9780415532204.

Liang, Q. Q. (2005) Performance-Based Optimization of Structures: Theory and Applications(external link), Spon Press, Taylor and Francis Group, London and New York, ISBN 0-415-33594-9.

Liang, Q. Q. & Patrick, M. (2001) Design of the Shear Connection of Simply-Supported Composite Beams, Design Booklet DB1.2, Composite Structures Design Manual, OneSteel, Sydney.

Refereed journal articles

Liang, Q. Q. (2018) Numerical simulation of high strength circular double-skin concrete-filled steel tubular slender columns, Engineering Structures, 168: 205-217. SCImago Journal Rank = Q1. Impact Factor = 2.258.

Kamil, G. M., Liang, Q. Q. and Hadi, M. N. S. (2018). Local buckling of steel plates in concrete-filled steel tubular columns at elevated temperatures, Engineering Structures, 168: 108-118. SCImago Journal Rank = Q1. Impact Factor = 2.258.

Patel, V. I., Liang, Q. Q. and Hadi, M. N. S. (2017). Nonlinear analysis of biaxially loaded rectangular concrete-filled stainless steel tubular slender columns, Engineering Structures, 140: 120-133. SCImago Journal Rank = Q1.  Impact Factor = 2.258.

Liang, Q. Q. (2017). Nonlinear analysis of circular double-skin concrete-filled steel tubular columns under axial compression, Engineering Structures, 131: 639-650. SCImago Journal Rank = Q1. Impact Factor = 2.258. Citations = 3.

Patel, V. I., Liang, Q. Q. and Hadi, M. N. S. (2017). Nonlinear analysis of circular high strength concrete-filled stainless steel tubular slender beam-columns, Engineering Structures, 130: 1-13. SCImago Journal Rank = Q1.  Impact Factor = 2.258.

View the full list of Associate Professor Liang’s publications(external link).

View Associate Professor Liang's ORCID profile(external link).

View Associate Professor Liang's Google Scholar profile(external link).

View Associate Professor Liang’s ResearchGate profile(external link).

Teaching responsibilities

Currently, Associate Professor Liang teaches the following units:

He has previously taught the following units:

Postgraduate research students and fellows

Currently supervising 2 PhD students as Principal Supervisor at Victoria University.

Research grants

  • Discovery Project Grant from the Australian Research Council in 2004-2006 for the research project entitled “Advanced Analysis of Steel-Concrete Composite Frames under Extreme Loading”, $210,000.
  • Large Project Grant from the National Natural Science Foundation of China in 2005-2007 for the research project entitled “Study on the Theory and Applications of Structural Topology Optimization with Topological Variation and Level Set”, $270,000.
  • Internal Early Career Researchers Program Grant from the University of Southern Queensland in 2006 for the research project entitled “Nonlinear analysis and behavior of thin-walled concrete-filled steel tubular beam-columns”, $6,000.
  • Internal VU Researchers Development Grants Scheme from Victoria University in 2009 for the research project entitled “Nonlinear Analysis and Behaviour of Thin-Walled Concrete-Filled Stainless Steel Tubular Columns”, $26,998.

Professional memberships

  • Founder and President, Australian Association for Steel-Concrete Composite Structures (AASCCS)
  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Member, The International Society of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (ISSMO
  • Member, The Association for Steel-Concrete Composite Structures (ASCCS)

Industry experience

Associate Professor Liang has many years of industry experience as a structural design engineer and has designed many multi-storey buildings.

Areas of expertise

  • Computational mechanics
  • Concrete structures
  • Nonlinear/finite element analysis
  • Steel structures
  • Steel-concrete composite structures
  • Structural optimisation

Trilok Nath Singh

Rock Mechanics, Artificial Intelligence, Engineering Geology, Mining Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India

+91-22-2576 7271

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Research Areas

  • Natural and Engineered Slope Stability
  • Rock – Blasting
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Engineering Geology
  • Waste Dump and Rock Environment
  • Ground Control
  • CO2 Sequestration


  • B.Sc. (Geology), 1982

            Banaras Hindu University (B.H.U.), Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.

  • M.Sc. (Geology), 1985

            Banaras Hindu University (B.H.U.), Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.

  • Ph.D., 1991

            Banaras Hindu University (B.H.U.), Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Tshilidzi Marwala

Artificial Intelligence, Bayesian Updating, Finite Element Updating, Structural Monitoring, Structural Dynamics Professor, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Sciences, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa


h-index: Scopus: 27  

Prof Tshilidzi Marwala is the Vice-chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Previously he was the deputy vice-chancellor for Research and Internationalisation and the executive dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, both at UJ.  

He progressively held the positions of Associate Professor, Full Professor, the Carl and Emily Fuchs Chair of Systems and Control Engineering, as well as the SARChI Chair of Systems Engineering at the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand. 

Tshilidzi, who's PhD specialised in Artificial Intelligence and Engineering, has published 11 books on artificial intelligence, one of which has been translated into Chinese, more than 280 papers in journals, proceedings, book chapters and magazines and holds three international patents. 

He is an associate editor of the International Journal of Systems Science (Taylor and Francis Publishers), has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University, University of California at Berkeley, Wolfson College of the University of Cambridge and Nanjing Tech University, as well as member of the programming council of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Silesian University of Technology in Poland. 

He has received more than 45 awards, including the Order of Mapungubwe.

Kaan Yetilmezsoy

Design of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants, Environmental Modeling, Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics, Linear/Non-Linear Regression Analysis-Based Modeling, Artificial Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic, Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System, Experimental Design, Empirical Modeling, Kinetic Modeling, Composite Desirability Function, Multi-Objective Optimization Techniques, Programming and Scientific Computation for Engineers Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

+90 212 383 53 76

h-index: Scopus: 27  

Dr. Kaan Yetilmezsoy is a Professor of Environmental Engineering Department, Civil Engineering Faculty, at Yildiz Technical University, Davutpasa Campus, Esenler, Istanbul, TURKEY. He received BSc in both Environmental Engineering (First Rank Graduate in both Department of Environmental Engineering and Faculty of Civil Engineering, 2002, GPA: 3.86/4.00) and Civil Engineering (graduated as High Honor Student, 2004, GPA: 3.60/4.00) from Yildiz Technical University (2nd rank graduate). He also obtained MSc (Numerical Analysis Approach to Absorption Tower Design, 2004, GPA: 3.79/4.00) and PhD (Treatability of Poultry Manure Wastewater Using Anaerobic Sludge Bed Reactor, 2008, GPA: 3.90/4.00) in Environmental Engineering from Yildiz Technical University.

His areas of interest include design of water and wastewater treatment plants, post-treatment technologies, fluid mechanics and hydraulics, environmental modeling, linear/non-linear regression analysis-based modeling, artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic, adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference systems (ANFIS), statistical analysis, verification and validation methods, parametric and non-parametric tests, numerical analysis, anaerobic digestion processes, post-treatment technologies, MAP precipitation, Fenton's oxidation, composite desirability functions, empirical modeling, absorption tower (packed tower) design, kinetic modeling, RSM-based experimental design, multi-objective optimization techniques, MATLAB® programming, and scientific computation for engineers.

He has served as the Peer Reviewer of 85 Journals (total peer reviews: 183) including Water Research (Elsevier), Journal of Hazardous Materials (Elsevier), Water and Environment Journal (Wiley), Environmental Technology (Taylor & Francis), Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Springer), Chemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier), CLEAN - Soil, Air, Water (Wiley), Environmental Engineering Science (Mary Ann Liebert), Biochemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier), Fluid Phase Equilibria (Elsevier), Bioresource Technology (Elsevier), Applied Mathematical Modelling (Elsevier), Neural Computing & Applications (Springer), Environmental Engineering and Management Journal (Gh. Asachi, Technical University of IASI), and Applied Clay Sciences (Elsevier). He has also served as the Ad Hoc Reviewer for two project proposals submitted to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program (Small and Mid-Size Farms, Phase I and II).

He has 148 publications including 114 refereed international journal papers, 10 national journal papers, 18 conference proceedings, 1 international book chapter, and 5 books entitled Water Supply and Sewerage Applications (Turkish Water Foundation Publications, ISBN: 975-6455-16-0, 1st Edition, 2004, and ISBN: 978-975-6455-16-6, 2nd Edition, 2008, 3rd Edition, 2015), Operating Principles of Water Treatment Plants (Turkish Ministry of Forest and Water Affairs), and Statistics and Experimental Design for Environmental Engineers (ISTAC, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Environmental Protection and Waste Materials Recycling Industry and Trade Company, ISBN: 978-605-6326-974). According to Google Scholar Citations, his papers got 2837 citations including peer-reviewed journal papers, conference proceedings, thesis and scientific books. His h-index and i-index are 26 and 52, respectively.

In the last 14 years, he has performed research in the areas of anaerobic digestion technology artificial intelligence-based modeling and computation in Environmental Engineering. He has been Supervisor for 12 graduate theses (3 PhD and 9 MSc). He also developed two new courses (Graduate Degree: Application of Prediction Models in Environmental Engineering – 0416126 and Undergraduate Degree: Projection and Application in Environmental Engineering – 0412071) and taught at Department of Environmental Engineering, Yildiz Technical University. He also developed several new empirical equations (prediction models) dealing with optimum body diameter of air cyclones, required retention time in hindered settling, volume of completely mixed activated sludge reactor, packed tower design in physical ammonia absorption, dimensionless kinetic coefficient (inhibition parameter) for poultry wastes, waste sludge flow rate and aeration parameters in the steady-state completely mixed activated sludge process.

Prof. Yetilmezsoy teaches undergraduates (Wastewater Treatment Plant Hydraulics, Water Supply and Sewerage, Wastewater Treatment Plant Design, Water Treatment Plant Design, Biological Unit Operations, Projection and Application in Environmental Engineering, Technical Drawing and Design Geometry, Advanced Wastewater Treatment Technologies, Computer Applications in Environmental Engineering, Materials in Environmental Engineering) and graduates (Application of Prediction Models in Environmental Engineering, Optimization Applications in Environmental Engineering, Filtration) of Environmental Engineering Department at Yildiz Technical University.

He has been a Coordinator, an Adviser, and a Researcher of 1001 Turkish Scientific and Technologic Research Association (TUBITAK) Project and Yildiz Technical University KAP and GEP Projects. He has headed the Quality and Strategic Planning Committee of Department of Environmental Engineering, Yildiz Technical University since September 2009. He has served as a member of the Committee of Continuous Quality Improvement Education Project (EKSIP Project), Revolving Fund Team, Accreditation Committee, Inspection Committee, MUDEK Committee, Dicipline Investigation Committee, and the Committee for inspection of historical water galleries and cisterns in Davutpasa Campus at Yildiz Technical University. He has also served as the Panel Examiner and the External Adviser in the Turkish Scientific and Technologic Research Association (TUBITAK) for examining of the Scientific Reseach Project Proposals submitted to TUBITAK-CAYDAG, TUBITAK-3001, TUBITAK-2223, and the External Examiner in the Examining Committee for Doctoral Proficiency and MSc Thesis Defence Examinations. He is a recipient of 80 major awards from Turkish Scientific and Technologic Research Association (TUBITAK), Rectorship of Yildiz Technical University, Elsevier, Wiley, and other institutions. He is also a receipient of the Outstanding Young Scientist Award (GEBIP) of the year 2018 from Turkish Academy of Sciences (TUBA).

Fabio Mazza

Earthquake, Wind and Fire Engineering: Modelling and Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of Fire-Damaged R.C. Framed Structures, Passive Control of Seismic or Wind Vibrations through Isolation and/or Energy Dissipation, Modelling and Nonlinear Static and Dynamic Analysis of Two- and Three-Dimensional Reinforced Concrete (R.C.) Structures, Modelling and Nonlinear Analysis of Composite Steel-Concrete Beam-Column Sub-Assemblages, Assessment of the Seismic Vulnerability of R.C. Buildings Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Calabria, Rende, Italy

+39 (0)984 496908

h-index: Scopus: 21  

Fabio Mazza, born in Cosenza (Italy) in 1968, graduated in Civil Engineering with honours at the University of Calabria (Italy) in 1993. He is Associate Professor of "Structural Engineering" (ICAR/09) at the University of Calabria (Cosenza). He is Ph. Doctor of Computational Mechanics. He previously was: C.N.R. scholarship holder (1994-95), tutor of the National Group for Protection against Earthquakes to evaluate the seismic vulnerability of buildings inn Calabria (1998-99), research fellow (1999-2003); researcher of "Structural Engineering". He is giving the course of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Engineering of Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete at the University of Calabria. He is a member of the Ph. Doctorate of Civil and Industrial Engineering. He is author of about 150 scientific papers, for the most part regarding topics of Earthquake, Wind and Fire Engineering: modelling and nonlinear dynamic analysis of fire-damaged r.c. framed structures; passive control of seismic or wind vibrations through isolation and/or energy dissipation; modelling and nonlinear static and dynamic analysis of two- and three-dimensional reinforced concrete (r.c.) structures; modelling and nonlinear analysis of composite steel-concrete beam-column sub-assemblages; assessment of the seismic vulnerability of r.c. buildings. He has been scientific responsible for projects financed by the University of Calabria (projects "Young Researchers", for years 2001 and 2003) and M.I.U.R. ( Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research) since 2005. He is responsible of a research unit for Re.L.U.I.S. (Italian network of university laboratories of earthquake engineering) for a research line regarding “Control of seismic vibrations of structures”. He also participated to research units for P.R.I.N. (Scientific Research Program of Relevant National Interest) in 1999, 2003 and 2007. He presented papers at several national and international conferences. He has been referee of the many International Journals (e.g. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Engineering Structures, Smart Structures and Systems, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Recent Patent on Computer Science, Wind and Structures). He is member of many technical and scientific associations. Among these: Italian Association of Wind Engineering (AA.N.I.V.), Italian Association of Earthquake Engineering (A.N.I.D.I.S.), Italian Working-Group of Seismic Isolation (G.L.I.S.), Anti--Seismic Systems International Society (A.S.S.I.S.I.), Italian Association of Concrete Structure (A.I.C.A.P.), Italian Association of Steel Structures (C.T.A.).

Mauricio Sanchez-Silva

Risk Reliability and Systems, Life-Cycle and Optimization, System Degradation Models, Integrated Infrastructure Systems Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

+57 1 3324312

h-index: Scopus: 22  


Areas of research

Dr. Sánchez-Silva main area of research is structural reliability and risk analysis. His work is directed mainly towards risk assessment and management of physical infrastructure related problems. His work includes stochastic modeling and optimization. His research also includes problems where the socioeconomic context and the environment play a significant role, and consequently, traditional risk analysis models can only be used partially.

Courses taught

  • Engineering Risk analysis
  • Structural deterioration
  • Optimization-based design
  • Uncertainty and optimization in CE
  • Structural reliability
  • Reliability and risk assessemnt
  • Solid mechanics (Statics and Strength of mat.)
  • Probability and statistics

Eisuke Kita

Computer Science Professor, Graduate School of Information Science, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan


h-index: Scopus: 15  

Eisuke Kita was born in Japan in 1964. He moved straight from high school to School of Engineering of Mie University. After getting the bachelor and the master degree, he moved to Graduate School of Mechanical Engineering of the Nagoya University and graduated with the Doctor of Engineering in 1991. He spent 9 years in the School of Mechanical Engineering as a lecturer and an assistant professor, and 11 years in the School of Informatics and Science as an associate professor. He became, in 2009, the full professor of the Graduate School of Information Science of the Nagoya University. His publications include numerical analysis schemes, multi-agent traffic simulation, artificial market simulation, application of Bayesian network and so on. He earned the honor as Encouraging prize of Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering in 2000, Encouraging prize of Computer Science Committee of Information Processing Society of Japan in 2007 and 2009.

Research Content

There are many things that you do not know how it will happen to various objects in nature and society, such as environment, buildings, stock prices, transportation, ecosystems, networks, and the phenomena found there. Therefore, by simulating natural phenomena and social phenomena on a computer together with scientific knowledge of mathematics · computer and literary knowledge such as economics and psychology, and by taking advantage of these results, We are conducting research on stock price forecasting, data mining, traffic congestion mitigation and so on. While actively discussing, both the teacher and the students are learning together. People who are interested in various things are welcome. 1) Stock price forecast, company analysis, artificial market simulation, 2) easing traffic congestion, running in rows, 3) evolutionary calculations such as grammar evolution and so on.

Jolanta Tamošaitienė

Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, Decision Support Systems, MCDM, Risk Associate Professor, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania

+370 5 274 5231

h-index: Scopus: 23  

Jolanta Tamošaitiene. Doctor, Associate professor, working in the Institute of Sustainable Construction, Dept. of Construction Management and Real Estate, of Civil Engineering Faculty at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.

The author of 5 Highly Cited Papers and Hindex-18 of the author ISI Thomson Reuters Web of Science database. Since 2013 is a member of Editorial Board “The Journal of Engineering, Project, and Production Management”, Member since 2011 is a member of Editorial Board „Technological and Economic Development of Economy” journal. Since 2009 is a member of EURO Working Group OR in Sustainable Development and Civil Engineering, EWG-ORSDCE. She published about 50 scientific papers. Research interests: many miscellaneous management areas (enterprise, construction project and etc.), risk assessment, construction project administration, building life-cycle, construction technology and organisation, decision-making and grey system theory, Decision Making (DM), statistics, optimization, strategies, game theory, intelligent support system, Sustainable Development: developing of alternative construction processes, economic and other aspects, sustainable development challenges for business and management in construction enterprises, environmental impact processes and etc.

Sherif Beskhyroun

Earthquake Engineering, Structural Health Monitoring, Structural Dynamics, Bridges Assistant Professor, Department of Built Environment Engineering, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand

+64 (0)9 921 9999 Ext 6381

h-index: Scopus: 9  


PhD (Structural Engineering) Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan
MSc (Technical Education), Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands
BE (Hons), Cairo University, Egypt

Memberships and Affiliations:

The International Association for Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (or IALCCE)

The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ)

Teaching Areas:

ENBU603 Building Construction
ENBU705 Concrete Structures
ENBU800 Structural Engineering Design
ENBU801 Structural Dynamics

Research Areas:

Structural health monitoring and damage detection
Earthquake engineering
Dynamic testing of bridges
Large-scale field testing

Links to relevant web pages: 
Google Scholar profile
Research Gate profile



Ali Pirdavani

Transportation Engineering, Road safety Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Hasselt University, Hasselt, Belgium


h-index: Scopus: 11  

Education 2018-2019  
course unit function
Bachelor's thesis - Construction(3524) Co-lecturer
Integrated project - Construction(3554) Co-lecturer
Introduction to building engineering(2587) Co-lecturer
Master's thesis - Construction(2865) Member of the teaching team
Research and communication: construction(2582) Co-lecturer
Road design and road ergonomics 1(2669) Co-lecturer
Road design and road ergonomics 2(2871) Co-lecturer
Road safety evaluation: methods and applications(3145) Coordinating lecturer
Road safety evaluation: methods and applications_DL(3053) Coordinating lecturer
Road safety evaluation: methods en applications(3043) Coordinating lecturer
The construction site from A to Z 3 (internship)(3569) Member of the teaching team

Shreenivas N. Londhe

Soft Computing Applications in Hydrology, Ocean Engineering Professor, Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology Pune, Pune, India


h-index: Scopus: 13  

Area of Interest

Hydrology, Hydrodynamics, wave mechanics, stochastics, soft computing

Research Interest

Soft Computing Applications in Hydrology, Ocean Engineering

Effect of climate change on Oceanic and Hydrologic variables

Technical Skills

Software used: MATLAB, Discipulus, GP Kernel, LS-SVM, WEKA,


UG: Engineering Mechanics, Strength of Materials, Fluid Mechanics I and II, Hydrology, Dams and Hydraulic Structures, Systems Approach in Civil Engineering, Mechanics of waves

PG (Water Resources): Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel Hydraulics, Optimization Techniques, Hydrology, Design of Hydraulic Structures


Column buckling load using ANN

Preliminary beam design using ANN

Runoff forecasting using ANN

Rainfall-runoff modeling using ANN

Modeling stage-discharge relationship using soft and hard tools

Hydrological Behavior of Green Roofs under UK Climatic conditions

Rainfall-runoff modeling using SVR

Online tide prediction using Neural Networks

Modeling evaporation using M5 model trees

Jalil Kianfar

Traffic Operations, Traffic Modeling and Simulation, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Connected Vehicles, Transportation Safety, Optimization and Heuristic Technique Assistant Professor, Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, United States


h-index: Scopus: 5  

Jalil Kianfar, Ph.D., joined Parks College of Engineering, Aviation, and Technology in January 2014 as Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering. He received his B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Azad University-Najaf Abad, M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Azad University-Tehran South and his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri.

Over the past 10 years, Dr. Kianfar has conducted work and research in the field of transportation engineering in a variety of environments. He has been involved in development of simulation models for connected vehicles, evaluation of active traffic management strategies, development of travel demand forecasting models, and analysis of pedestrian and transit facilities. Dr. Kianfar’s research interests include traffic operations, traffic modeling and simulation, Intelligent Transportation Systems, connected vehicles, transportation safety, optimization and heuristic techniques.

Dr. Kianfar’s research interests include traffic operations, traffic modeling and simulation, Intelligent Transportation Systems, connected vehicles, transportation safety, optimization and heuristic techniques.

While studying at University of Missouri, Dr. Kianfar developed a connected vehicle simulation test-bed. The simulation test-bed provided a foundation to further investigate the various applications of connected vehicle technology. The test-bed was used to develop a framework for the placement of roadside equipment units (RSEs) in an urban network.

Yoyong Arfiadi

Structural Dynamics, Structural Control, Earthquake Engineering, Soft Computing, Optimization Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Atma Jaya University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

+62 274 487711 Ext. 3313

h-index: Scopus: 7  

Tanja Kalman Šipoš

Neural Network Modelling, Structural Analysis, Structural Dynamics, Earthquake Engineering, Construction Engineering Assistant Professor, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Osijek, Osijek, Croatia

+385 (0)31 540 082

h-index: Scopus: 8  

Anna Jakubczyk-Gałczyńska

Artificial Neural Networks, Traffic-Induced Vibrations, Buildings, Communication Vibrations Assistant Professor, Department of Construction Management and Earthquake Engineering, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland

0048 58 347 18 65

h-index: Scopus: 4