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Yan Deng

  • Yan Deng
  • Dept: Civil and Environmental Engineering
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I began my M.S./Ph.D study at Cornell University in August 2013, majoring in Transportation Systems Engineering, minoring in Operation Research, under the advisement of Associate Professor Oliver Gao. Prior to Cornell, I received my B.Eng. from Southeast University in Nanjing, China, majoring in Highway and Bridge Engineering. In my spare time, I like playing the piano, traveling and photography.

Research Interests

My research interests focus on the areas of Urban Infrastructure Asset Management, Life-Cycle Assessment, Life-Cycle Optimization, and Infrastructure Resilience. Currently, my research is about the optimal decision-making for maintenance of a large infrastructure network, with the deterioration uncertainty and interdependency, using stochastic dynamic programming, simulation and multi-objective optimization Algorithms.

Teaching Experience

I have been a TA for the core courses in System Engineering. SYSEN 5100 Model Based System Engineering, Fall 2014; SYSEN 5200 System Analysis, Behavior and Optimization, Spring 2015; SYSEN 5300 Systems Engineering and Six-Sigma for the Design and Operation of Reliable Systems, Spring 2016.