Keynote Speakers


2nd International Conference on Civil Engineering Fundamentals and Applications (ICCEFA’21)
Due to COVID'19 pandemic it will be done VIRTUALLY



The Keynote Speakers for the 2nd International Conference on Civil Engineering Fundamentals and Applications (ICCEFA'21) :



Dr. Kypros Pilakoutas

Dr. Kypros Pilakoutas
University of Sheffield, UK
Keynote Speaker

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Dr. Wei Gao

Dr. Wei Gao
University of New South Wales, Australia
Keynote Speaker

Professor Wei Gao has been working in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia since 2008. He obtained his PhD in Mechanical Manufacturing and Automation from Xidian University, China in 2003. He worked at UNSW as a Vice-Chancellor’s postdoctoral research fellow from 2004-2007 and at University of Technology Sydney as a Chancellor’s postdoctoral research fellow from 2007-2008. Professor Gao works in challenging research areas bringing together computational mechanics, stochastic mechanics, mechanical and structural engineering. He has made profound contributions to computation uncertainty/stochastic mechanics, AI and machine learning in structural analysis and design, stochastic structural analysis and safety assessment in CAD/CAE. He has published over 280 papers including over 180 articles on international prestigious journals. His research outcomes have strong impact on the areas and have been cited frequently by researchers worldwide. The developed computational uncertainty mechanics and safety assessment framework has been further extended to solve many problems in broad engineering areas. In the last decade, he has secured 8 Australian Research Council Projects and has developed strong collaborations with industries to deliver the research outcomes to engineering practice. He is currently serving on the editorial board of Applied Mathematical Modelling, Nanotechnology Reviews and Committee on Probability and Statistics in the Physical Sciences of the Bernoulli Society.

Topic of Keynote: Machine learning assisted nondeterministic structural analysis and safety assessment
Keynote Abstract