Semi-plenary lecturer: Yeong-Bin Yang

Professor Yeong-Bin Yang received his Ph.D. degree from Cornell University in 1984. He is a member of Chinese Academy of Engineering and foreign member of Austrian Academy of Sciences. Currently, he is Honorary Dean of Civil Engineering, Chongqing University; and Professor Emeritus of National Taiwan University. Also, he is a fellow of ASCE and IACM, and Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics. In addition, he is Chairman of Accreditation Council, Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan (IEET), President of Asian-Pacific Association of Computational Mechanics (APACM) and Chairman of East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction (EASEC). Previously, he was President of National Yunlin University of Science and Technology and Dean, College of Engineering, National Taiwan University. He has published over 200 referred journal papers. His areas of expertise include structural nonlinear theory and analysis, vehicle-bridge interaction dynamics, and train-induced wave propagation. In each area he has published a monograph.