Yunping Liang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021
M.S., Operations Research, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020
B.Eng., Civil Engineering, Tongji University, 2017
Dr. Yunping Liang is Assistant Professor in Construction and Infrastructure System Engineering at Concordia University. Liang’s research interests are at the intersections of Civil Engineering, Operations Research, Behavioral Economics, and Public Policy. Currently, Liang’s research focuses on enhancing infrastructure investment planning & decision-making to promote environmental, social, and economic sustainability. Prior to joining Concordia, Dr. Liang worked with structural engineers, construction workers, superintendents, business consultants, and transportation agencies in US and China
BCEE478 Project Management; BLDG6571 Project Management for Construction (Summer 2022)
BLDG6561 Building Economics I (Summer 2022)
- Infrastructure Investment
- Sustainability & Resilience of Infrastructure System
- Construction Analytics
- Engineering Decision-Making
- Construction Management and Economics
- Project Finance (Public-Private Partnership)
- Project Delivery System
Funded Graduate Student Positions
I strongly commit myself on diversifying the demographic (race, gender, sexuality, disability, etc.) composition of my lab.
There is currently one opening for MASc student. Knowledge and skills on multivariate time series analysis are must. I read every emails, but only shortlisted applicants will be replied because of my limited capacity. Do not send any reminders.
To apply, please visit my personal website and submit a package as instructed.
Undergraduate Student Supervision
I have two openings for U/G students for academic year 2022-2023. Please email me your CV and transcripts if you want to get involved. Selected U/G students are highly encouraged to and will get my full support to explore funding opportunities (https://www.concordia.ca/research/students-and-postdocs/undergraduate-opportunities.html).
Publications (as of 05/2022)
[C3] Baek, M., Liang, Y., and Ashuri, B. 2022. “A Pattern-Recognition Method for Highway Construction Project Expenditure Cash Flows Using Clustering-Based K-Means Approach.” The 2022 ASCE Construction Research Congress (CRC), Arlington, VA, USA, March 9-12, 2022.
Research Reports and Guidebooks
[R4] Ashuri, B., Liang, Y., Baek, M., Li, M.,and Zeng, S. 2020. “Developing a New Cash Flow Expenditures Model Considering the Flexibilities Offered by the Design-Build-Finance (DBF) and Public-Private Partnership (P3) Project Delivery Methods.” Georgia DOT Research Project RP18-13,Georgia Department of Transportation, Atlanta, Georgia, December 2020, 111 pp.
[R3] Ashuri, B., Moradi, A., Baek, M.,Kingsley, G., An, H.Y., Zhang, L., Liang, Y., and Bahrami, S. 2018.“Enhancement of the Comprehensive Risk Assessment for Transportation Projects.”Georgia DOT Research Project RP16-28, Georgia Department of Transportation, Atlanta, Georgia, September 2018, 159 pp.
[R2] Ashuri, B., Moradi, A., Baek, M.,Kingsley, G., An, H.Y., Zhang, L., Liang, Y., and Bahrami, S. 2018. “Risk Mitigation Strategies to Enhance the Delivery of Highway Projects.” Georgia DOT Research Project RP16-40, Georgia Department of Transportation, Atlanta, Georgia, September 2018, 168 pp.
[NP3] Liang, Y., Ashuri, B, and Zeng, S.“Developing a New Cash Flow Expenditure Model Considering the Flexibilities Offered by the Innovative Project Delivery Methods.” The 8th Annual Transportation Research Expo Jointly Hosted by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and the Georgia Transportation Institute (GTI), Atlanta,GA, October 19, 2020.
[NP2] Liang, Y., and Ashuri, B. “Using Analytics and Partnerships to Advance Smart Cities and Smarter Engineering and Construction Decisions.” 2019 Engineering Project Organizations Conference (EPOC), Vail, CO, June 26, 2019.
C1. Invited Conference/ Workshop Presentations
[CP3] Liang, Y., 2021. “Variability analysis of project performance and expenditure flow forecasting for design-build projects: a data-driven approach.” 9th Research Conference, International Project Management Association, June 12, 2021.
[CP2] Liang, Y., and Ashuri, B. 2019. “The use of Public-Private Partnerships to facilitate the development of electric vehicle charging infrastructures in the Unites States.” Inaugural Georgia Tech Sustainability Showcase, Atlanta, GA, October 28, 2019.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rSRS23iVVs
[L5] Liang, Y. 2022. “Investing in Sustainable Infrastructure System.” Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia, February 3, 2022.
[L4] Liang, Y. 2021. “Analyzing critical construction economic indices: a time series approach.” School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and School of Building Construction, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA November 15, 2021.
[L3] Liang, Y., Guensler, R., and McKinnon,Y. 2021. “Thriving in a virtual learning environment.” The Graduate Student Journey Workshop Series, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA, January 8, 2021.
[L2] Liang, Y. 2020. “Time series analysis and its applications in construction research.” BC School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and School of Building Construction, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA, November 30, 2020.
[L1] Liang, Y. 2020. “Things I wish I’d known when I started my PhD: capacity-building advice for strengthening academic skills and maintaining mental health.” McWhorter School of Building Science, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA, October 12, 2020.