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Is a Sustainable Costal Margins Graduate Fellow in the Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center and doctoral student in the Urban and Regional Science program at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Prior joining Texas A&M University, he worked on several research projects of typhoon risk analysis and structural health monitoring of high-rise buildings as a research assistant at the City University of Hong Kong. He received his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Chongqing Jianzhu University(former Chongqing Institute of Architecture & Engineering), Chongqing, China and his master degree in Engineering Mechanics from Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China. He will continue his PhD study in the Civil Engineering Program at Universtiy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research is focused on civil systems, engineering risk analysis, probabilistic and statistics methods, geographic information system (GIS), structural health monitoring, structural reliability, natural hazards risk analysis and loss estimation, disaster socio-economic consequences analysis.