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Yu Qian, PhD

University of South Carolina

Dr. Yu Qian is an associate professor at the University of South Carolina.  He obtained his Ph.D. in railroad engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2014.  He has been working on transportation infrastructure-related research for over ten years, including heavy haul, urban transit, and high-speed railroad.  Dr. Qian's research interests mainly focus on intelligent railroad infrastructure design and maintenance, discrete element and computational fluid dynamics simulation, image analysis, computer vision, and edge computing.  He has published over 100 journal articles, conference papers, and technical reports. Dr. Qian is affiliated with AREMA Committees 1 and 30.