Dr. Ying Huang

Associate Professor
Welch Faculty Fellow Professor
AI SUSTEIN Center:https://www.aisustein.com/

Office: CIE 204A 
Phone: (701) 231-7651
Email: ying.huang@ndsu.edu


  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology
  • M.Sc. Civil Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
  • B.Sc. Civil Engineering, Guangzhou University, China

Interests Areas

  • Smart Cities and Autonomous Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence and Big Data
  • Energy Networks and Pipeline
  • Advanced, High-performance, and Smart Materials
  • Corrosion Protection and Mitigation
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Pavement and Traffic Monitoring
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Railroad Damage and Defect Assessment
  • Wildfire and Natural Hazards Detection
  • Assessment and Emergency Evacuation for Multi-Hazards

Professional/Teaching Experience

Prof. Ying Huang currently is an associate professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, North Dakota State University. She obtained her Ph.D. from Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2012. Since 2012, Dr. Huang joined North Dakota State University as a faculty till now. Dr. Huang teaches or taught ten civil engineering undergraduate and graduate courses with high student rating, including CE204 (Surveying, offered in fall semester),CE418 (Transportation Engineering in spring semester), CE303 (Materials, offered in spring semester), and CE303L (Materials Laboratory, offered in spring semester), CE456/656 Railroad Planning and Design, CE452/652 Introduction to Oil/Gas Pipeline Design, CE 458/658 Bituminous Materials and Mixtures, CE441/641 Finite Element Analysis, and CE782 Introduction to Intelligent Infrastructure. She was or currently is a major advisor for 30 graduate students (19 Ph. D.s and 11 Masters), and more than 20 undergraduate research assistants, in addition to advisory committee member for 60 graduate students from civil engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, construction engineering, and statistics, etc.


Dr. Huang’s research backgrounds are in steel corrosion protection and mitigation, smart cities and autonomous systems, smart materials and structural health monitoring, intelligent transportation systems, pavement and traffic monitoring, railroad damage and defect assessment, big data for civil engineering application, wildfire detection and emergency evacuation for multi-hazards. Dr. Huang obtained over $11 million research grants from NSF, U.S. DOT, NASA, etc. She possess two US approved and pending patents, published over 120 high quality peer reviewed publications that include one book chapter, 68 journals, and 50 conference papers, which were cited 1250 times with an i10-index of 31 (Till Oct 2018). She has more than 20 keynote and invited presentations and 30 international and national presentations. Dr. Huang received numerous awards including the Walter F. and Verna Gehrts Endowed Presidential Professor, RCA Faculty Fellow on Undergraduate Research, 2021 NDSU College of Engineering Researcher of the Year, 2018 Welch Faculty Fellow Professor, 2018 NSF CAREER Award, the 2017 NDSU College of Engineering Researcher of the Year, 2017 NDSU Centennial Award, 2016 NDSU Forward Leap Research Award, and 2015 NDSU Ozbun Economic Development Award.

Academic Highlights

Dr. Huang is a chief editor, associate editor, or editorial board member for six international journals, committee member for five distinguishing professional society such as ASCE Structural Condition Assessment and Rehabilitation of Buildings Committee, ASTM Fiber Optic Practices Committee, and SPIE Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies Committee. She organizes and modulates five international conferences such as ASME IMECE, IWSHM, SHMII, SPIE Smart Structures & NDE Conference, and the ASCE Pipelines Conference. She is a grant reviewer for NSF CMMI Program, U.S. DOT PHMSA R&D Program, National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore R & D, and Energy Market Authority of Singapore R & D. Dr. Huang is also a frequent peer reviewer for more than 90 international top leading journals (more than 80 journals as reviewer) and conferences, reviewing more than 80 papers per year.

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