David Y. Yang
Assistant Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Portland State University

PostDoc – Structural Engineering, Lehigh University
Ph.D. – Structural Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
B.Eng. – Civil Engineering, Zhejiang University, China

Dr. David Yang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Portland State University (PSU). He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Structural Engineering from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Prior to joining PSU in 2020, Dr. Yang worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the ATLSS Engineering Research Center, Lehigh University, where he conducted research funded by prominent academic, governmental, and industrial leaders such as National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, and Federal Highway Administration, among others. He is an active member of several professional organizations and societies including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS), and the International Association for Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE).

Research Interests

Dr. Yang’s current research is focused on the climate risk assessment and management of infrastructure systems and risk-informed decision-making for deteriorating structures. Specific research interests include:

  • Structural reliability and risk assessment
  • Adaptation of civil infrastructure to climate change
  • Decision-making under (deep) uncertainty
  • Resilience improvement of critical infrastructure systems
  • Probabilistic machine learning for life-cycle management

Contact Information

Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science
Civil and Environmental Engineering
PO Box 751 – CE 751
Portland, OR 97201-0751

Office: EB 301F
Phone: (503) 725-2870
Email: david.yang@pdx.edu