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Yu Qian

University of South Carolina

Dr. Yu Qian is assistant professor at the University of South Carolina. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in structural engineering from the Huazhong University of science and technology; Master’s degree, with honor, in geotechnical engineering from the University of Kansas; second Master’s degree in theoretical and applied mechanics, and Ph.D. in railroad engineering both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 
He has been working on transportation infrastructure related research for 10 years, including heavy haul, urban transit, and high-speed railroad. His research interests mainly focus on intelligent railroad infrastructure design and maintenance, discrete and finite element and computational fluid dynamics simulation, image analysis, and geosynthetics application.  He has published more than 100 journal articles, conference papers, and technical reports. He is currently serving as the Secretary of ASCE Rail Transportation Committee, and committee member at the Transportation Research Board (TRB), and the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association (AREMA).