Ka Veng YUEN, Kelvin  阮家榮
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Academic Qualifications | Working Experience | Award and Honor | Teaching | Research | Selected Publications | Services | Professional Affiliations | Contact Details

Academic Qualifications
Working Experience

09/2010 – Professor, FST, University of Macau
08/2006 – 08/2010 Associate Professor, FST, University of Macau
09/2002 – 08/2006 Assistant Professor, FST, University of Macau


Award and Honor

2012Listed in National Science and Technology Award Panel Expert Database, Ministry of Science and Technology, People’s Republic of China (life appointment)
2012 Listed in National Science and Technology Programs Expert Database, Ministry of Science and Technology, People’s Republic of China (life appointment)
2011 Young Investigator Award, International Chinese Association on Computational Mechanics
2006 K.C. Wong Education Foundation Lecture Fellowship
1997 Honorary member, the Phi-Tau-Phi scholastic honor society (life membership)


Teaching

B.Sc. Courses

  1. Strength of Materials I (CIVL215)
  2. Structures III (CIVL413)
M.Sc. Courses
  1. Advanced Mathematics (IMSC001)
  2. Theory of Elasticity and Plasticity (IMSC002)
  3. Structural Vibrations (IMSC010)
  4. Plates and Shells (IMSC011)
  5. Special Topics in Structural Engineering (IMSC014)
  6. Introduction to Structural Control (IMSC221)

Research

Research Interests

Bayesian inference, structural health monitoring, structural control, reliability of engineering system

Recent Research Projects (Since 2002 - present)

Internal Grants and Contracts
  1. Development of a rational dynamic model for modeling the ground-level ozone concentrations of Macau
    K.M. Mok, and K.-V. Yuen
    052/2005/A, FDCT Science and Technology Development Fund, Macau
    Duration: August 2011 – August 2013
  2. Monitoring Air Quality in Macau Using Mobile In-situ Platform
    K.M. Mok, K.-V. Yuen, K.I. Hoi, S.W. Chang, C. S. Mak, and T. C. Mok
    FDCT Science and Technology Development Fund, Macau
    Duration: January 2009 – December 2009
  3. Development of Standardized Wireless System for Health Monitoring of Typical Pedestrian, Highway and Railway Bridges
    L.S. Katafygiotis, and K.-V. Yuen
    HKUST630203, RGC Competitive Earmarked Research Grant, Hong Kong
    Duration: September 2006 – December 2009
  4. Air Quality Prediction by an Efficiency-Robustness Tradeoff Adaptive Model
    K.M. Mok, and K.-V. Yuen
    052/2005/A, FDCT Science and Technology Development Fund, Macau
    Duration: January 2006 – December 2008
  5. Structural Health Monitoring Using Measured Ritz Vectors Following the Pattern Recognition
    Approach, H.-F. Lam, J. L. Beck, K.-V. Yuen and M. Veidt
    Strategic Research Grant (7001831), City University of Hong Kong
    Duration: September 2005 – August 2007
  6. Novel Algorithms for Calculating the Reliability of Complex Dynamic Systems with Applications in Seismic Analysis and Structural Optimization
    L.S. Katafygiotis, S.K. Au, C.M. Chan, J. Ching, and K.-V. Yuen
    HKUST 614305, RGC Competitive Earmarked Research Grant, Hong Kong
    Duration: September 2005 – December 2006
  7. Development of Novel Simulation Methods for Reliability-based Seismic Analysis and Design of Structures,
    L.S. Katafygiotis, S.-K. Au, C.-M. Chan, and K.-V. Yuen
    HKUST630203, RGC Competitive Earmarked Research Grant, Hong Kong
    Duration: September 2003 – September 2006
  8. A Bayesian Probabilistic Method for the Design of Artificial Neural Networks & its Applications in Structural Health Monitoring Utilizing Dynamic Measurement
    H.-F. Lam, and K.-V. Yuen
    Direct Allocation Grant (7100296), City University of Hong Kong
    Duration: October 2003 - September 2004
Internal Grants and Contracts
  1. Hydraulic Conductivity and Correlations of Completely Decomposed Granite Soil
    MYRG189(Y1-L3)-FST11-ZWH
    W.H. Zhou and K.-V. Yuen
    Duration: June 2011 – May 2014
  2. Continuous Structural Health Monitoring under Ambient Interference
    RG059/09-10S/YKV/FST, RG059/09-10S/11R/YKV/FST
    K.-V. Yuen
    Duration: January 2010 - December 2011
  3. Development of an Operational Air Quality Management System
    RG-UL/07-08S/Y0/MKM/FST, UL019/08-Y3/CEE/MKM01/FST, UL019/08-Y4/CEE/MKM01/FST
    K.M. Mok and K.-V. Yuen
    Duration: January 2008 - December 2010
  4. On the Seismic Attenuation Relationship in China
    RG077/07-08S/YKV/FST UMAC, RG077/07-08S/09R/YKV/FST
    K.-V. Yuen
    Duration: January 2008 - December 2009
  5. Efficient Reliability Methodology for High Dimensional Problems
    RG074/05-06S/YKV/FST UMAC, RG074/05-06S/07R/YKV/FST
    K.-V. Yuen, S.K. Au and H.F. Lam
    Duration: January 2006 - December 2007
  6. A Backward Mapping from the Incomplete Noisy Modal Space to the Physical Coordinate Space with Applications to Damage Detection
    RG068/04-05S/YKV/FST UMAC, RG075/05-06S/YKV/FST UMAC
    K.-V. Yuen
    Duration: January 2005 - December 2006
  7. A Novel Sub-structuring Approach for Structural Health Monitoring
    RG097/03-04S/YKV/FST UMAC, RG021/04-05S/C74/YKV/FST UMAC
    K.-V. Yuen
    Duration: January 2004 - December 2005
  8. Stochastic Robust Semi-active Control for Dynamical Systems
    RG030/02-03S/YKV/FST UMAC, RG020/03-04S/YKV/FST UMAC
    K.-V. Yuen
    Duration: January 2003 - December 2004
  9. Structural Health Monitoring without Excitation Measurements
    RG007/02-03W/YKV/FST UMAC, RG007/02-03W(S)/C38/YKV/FST UMAC
    K.-V. Yuen
    Duration: November 2002 - December 2003

Selected Publications (Full list of publications)

Book/Chapter Contributions (Since 2002 - present)

  1. Yuen, K.-V. (2010) “Bayesian Methods for Structural Dynamics and Civil Engineering.” (294 pages) John Wiley & Sons, ISBN: 978-0-470-82454-2.
Journal Papers (Since 2002 - present)
  1. Mok, K.-M., Yuen, K.-V., Cheong, K.-H.# and Hoi, K.-I.# (2013) “A Search of the Dominant Free Surface Fluctuation Frequency Downstream of the Oscillating Hydraulic Jump with the Bayesian Spectral Density Approach.” Physica Scripta (Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences), in press.
  2. Kuok, S.C.# and Yuen, K.-V. (2012) “Structural Health Monitoring of Canton Tower Using Bayesian Framework.” Smart Structures and Systems (Techno Press), 10(4-5), 375-391.
  3. Yuen, K.-V., and Mu, H.-Q.# (2012) “Novel Probabilistic Method for Robust Parametric Identification and Outlier Detection.” Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics (Elsevier), 30: 48-59.
  4. Chiu, C.F., Yan, W.M. and Yuen, K.-V. (2012) “Estimation of Water Retention Curve of Granular Soils from Particle Size Distribution – a Bayesian Probabilistic Approach.” Canadian Geotechnical Journal (NRC Research Press), 49: 1024-1035.
  5. Chao, K.-M.#, Hoi, K.-I.#, Yuen, K.-V., and Mok, K.-M. (2012) “Adaptive Modelling of the Daily Behavior of the Boundary Layer Ozone in Macau.” ISRN Meteorology, doi:10.5402/2012/434176.
  6. Chiu, C.F., Yan, W.M. and Yuen, K.-V. (2012) “Reliability Analysis of Soil-Water Characteristics Curve and its Application to Slope Stability Analysis.” Engineering Geology (Elsevier), 135-136:  83-91.
  7. Yuen, K.-V. (2012) “Updating Large Models for Mechanical Systems Using Incomplete Modal Measurement.” Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 28(1): 297-308.
  8. Yuen, K.-V. and Kuok, S.C.# (2011) “Bayesian Methods for Updating Dynamic Models.” Applied Mechanics Reviews (ASME), 64(1): 010802-1 – 010802-18.
  9. Yuen, K.-V., and Mu, H.-Q.# (2011) “Peak Ground Acceleration Estimation by Linear and Nonlinear Models with Reduced Order Monte Carlo Simulation.” Journal of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (Wiley & Blackwell), 26(1): 30-47.
  10. Wang, J.#, Au, S.K., and Yuen, K.-V. (2011) “Reliability Analysis Using a “Taylor Expansion-Expected Value Saddlepoint Approximation.” International Journal of Reliability and Safety (InderScience Publishers), 5(1): 44-65.
  11. Yuen, K.-V. and Kuok, S.C.# (2010) “Ambient Interference in Long-term Monitoring of Buildings.” Journal of Engineering Structures (Elsevier), 32(8): 2379-2386.
  12. Yuen, K.-V. (2010)Recent Developments of Bayesian Model Class Selection and Applications in Civil Engineering.” Journal of Structural Safety (Elsevier), 32(5): 338-346.
  13. Yuen, K.-V. and Kuok, S.C.# (2010) “Modeling of Environmental Influence in Structural Health Monitoring Assessment for Reinforced Concrete Buildings.” Journal of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration (Springer Verlag), 9(2): 295-306.
  14. Katafygiotis, L.S., Cheung, S.H., and Yuen, K.-V. (2010) “Spherical Subset Simulation (S3) for Solving Non-linear Dynamical Reliability Problems.” International Journal of Reliability and Safety (InderScience Publishers), 4(2): 122-138.
  15. Hoi, K.-I.#, Yuen, K.-V., and Mok, K.-M. (2010) “Optimizing the Performance of Kalman Filter Statistical Time-varying Air Quality Models.” Global NEST (Network for Environmental Science and Technology) Journal 12(1): 27-39.
  16. Yuen, K.-V. (2010) “Efficient Model Correction Method with Modal Measurement.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics (ASCE) 136(1): 91-99.
  17. Yan, W.M., Yuen, K.-V., and Yoon, G. L. (2009) “Bayesian Probabilistic Approach for the Correlations of Compressibility Index for Marine Clays.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (ASCE) 135(12): 1932-1940.
  18. Yuen, K.-V., and Mu, H.-Q.# (2009) “Seismic Hazard Analysis from a Bayesian Perspective.” Journal of Disaster Advances 2(4): 36-42.
  19. Hoi, K.-I.#, Yuen, K.-V., and Mok, K.-M. (2009) “Prediction of Daily Averaged PM10 Concentrations by Statistical Time-varying Model.” Journal of Atmospheric Environment (Elsevier) 43(16): 2579-2581.
  20. Hoi, K.-I.#, Yuen, K.-V., and Mok, K.-M. (2008) “Kalman Filter Based Prediction System for Wintertime PM10 Concentrations in Macau.” Global NEST (Network for Environmental Science and Technology) Journal 10(2): 140-150.
  21. Yuen, K.-V., Wang, J.#, and Au, S.K. (2007) “On the Applicable Region of the Saddlepoint Approximation in Reliability Analysis of Dynamical Systems.” Journal of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration (Springer Verlag) 6(4): 391-400.
  22. Yuen, K.-V., Shi, Y.-F.#, Beck, J.L., and Lam, H.-F. (2007) “Structural Protection Using MR Dampers with Clipped Robust Reliability-based Control.” Journal of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (Springer Berlin) 34(5): 431-443.
  23. Yuen, K.-V., Hoi, K.-I.#, and Mok, K.-M. (2007) “Selection of Noise Parameters for Kalman Filter.” Journal of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration (Springer Verlag) 6(1): 49-56.
  24. Hoi, K.-I. #, Mok, K.-M., and Yuen, K.-V. (2006) “Analysis of the Wet Acid Deposition in Macau.” Global NEST (Network for Environmental Science and Technology) Journal 8(3): 224-233.
  25. Yuen, K.-V., and Katafygiotis, L.S. (2006) “Substructure Identification and Health Monitoring Using Response Measurement Only.” Journal of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (Blackwell) 21(4): 280-291.
  26. Yuen, K.-V., and Lam, H.-F. (2006) “On the Complexity of Artificial Neural Networks for Smart Structures Monitoring.” Journal of Engineering Structures (Elsevier) 28(7): 977-984.
  27. Yuen, K.-V., Beck, J.L., and Katafygiotis, L.S. (2006) “Efficient Model Updating and Monitoring Methodology Using Incomplete Modal Data without Mode Matching.” Special issue in memory of Prof. T.K. Caughey in Journal of Structural Control and Health Monitoring (IASCM & EACS, John Wiley & Sons) 13(1): 91-107.
  28. Yuen, K.-V., Beck, J.L., and Katafygiotis, L.S. (2006) “Unified Probabilistic Approach for Model Updating and Damage Detection.” Journal of Applied Mechanics (ASME) 73(4): 555-564.
  29. Lam, H.-F., Yuen, K.-V., and Beck, J.L. (2006) “Structural Health Monitoring Via Measured Ritz Vectors Utilizing Artificial Neural Networks.” Journal of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (Blackwell) 21(4): 232-241.
  30. Yuen, K.-V., and Katafygiotis, L.S. (2005) “Model Updating Using Noisy Response Measurements without Knowledge of the Input Spectrum.” Journal of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics (John Wiley & Sons) 34(2): 167-187.
  31. Yuen, K.-V., and Katafygiotis, L.S. (2005) “An Efficient Simulation Method for Reliability Analysis Using Simple Additive Rules of Probability.” Journal of Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics (Elsevier) 20(1): 109-114.
  32. Yuen, K.-V., Beck, J.L., and Au, S.K. (2004) “Structural Damage Detection and Assessment by Adaptive Markov Chain Monte Carlo Simulation.”Journal of Structural Control and Health Monitoring (IASCM & EACS, John Wiley & Sons) 11(4): 327-347.
  33. Beck, J.L., and Yuen, K.-V. (2004) “Model Selection Using Response Measurements: Bayesian Probabilistic Approach.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics (ASCE) 130(2): 192-203.
  34. Yuen, K.-V., Au, S.K., and Beck, J.L. (2004) “Two-Stage Structural Health Monitoring Approach for Phase I Benchmark Studies.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics (ASCE) 130(1): 16-33.
  35. Yuen, K.-V., and Beck, J.L. (2003) “Updating Properties of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems with Uncertain Input.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics (ASCE) 129(1): 9-20.
  36. Yuen, K.-V., and Beck, J.L. (2003) “Reliability-Based Robust Control for Uncertain Dynamical Systems Using Feedback of Incomplete Noisy Measurements.” Journal of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics (John Wiley & Sons) 32(5): 751-770.
  37. Yuen, K.-V., and Katafygiotis, L.S. (2003) “Bayesian Fast Fourier Transform Approach for Modal Updating Using Ambient Data.” Advances in Structural Engineering – an International Journal (Multi-Science) 6(2): 81-95.
  38. Yuen, K.-V., Beck, J.L., and Katafygiotis, L.S. (2002) “Probabilistic Approach for Modal Updating Using Nonstationary Noisy Response Measurements Only.” Journal of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics (John Wiley & Sons) 31(4): 1007-1023.
  39. Yuen, K.-V., and Katafygiotis, L.S. (2002) “Bayesian Modal Updating Using Complete Input and Incomplete Response Noisy Measurements.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics (ASCE) 128(3): 340-350.
  40. Yuen, K.-V., Katafygiotis, L.S., and Beck, J.L. (2002) “Spectral Density Estimation of Stochastic Vector Processes.” Journal of Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics (Elsevier) 17(3): 265-272.

Services

Professional Services (Since 2002 - present)

  1. Invited for participation in QS World University Rankings (2012-)
  2. Invited for participation in Time Higher Education World University Rankings (2011-)
  3. Panel member for control theory and system identification, National Science and Technology Award (2012)
  4. Invited Expert, Concrete Accreditation Regulation, Hong Kong-ZhuHai-Macau Bridge Management Bureau (2012)
  5. Academic advisor, The Macau Institute of Engineers (AEM) (2011-)
  6. Bridge Committee, Mao Yi-Sheng Science and Technology Education Foundation (茅以升科技教育基金會橋樑委員會) (2009-)
  7. Committee of Financial Analysis and Computation, Chinese Association of New Cross Technology in Mathematics, Mechanics and Physics (中國數學力學物理學高新技術交叉研究學會金融量化分析與計算專業委員會) (2006-)
  8. SC-1 Subcommittee on Computational Stochastic Mechanics, IASSAR (2005-)
  9. SC-5 Subcommittee on System Identification and Structural Control, IASSAR (2002-)
  10. Committee on Stochastic Methods in Structural Engineering, International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability (IASSAR) (2002-)
  11. Executive committee, Hong Kong Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (HKSTAM) (2005-2007)
  12. Dynamics Committee, ASCE (2002-2006)
  13. Probabilistic Methods Committee, ASCE (2002-2006)

University Services (Since 2002 - present)

  1. Member, Student Disciplinary Committee (2012)
  2. Member, Panel of Naming Competition for New Campus (2012)
  3. Chair, selection committee for academic recruitment for: FST/AR/PMES/12/2012 (Assistant professor in Electromechanical Engineering)
  4. Member, Faculty-level academic staff promotion advisory panel, FST (2012)
  5. Member, recruitment panel for: FSH/JAP/AP/04/2011 (Assistant professor in Centre for Japanese Studies, Department of English, FSH)
  6. Chair, Selection Committee of FST representatives for Challenge Cup (2011)
  7. Chair, Committee to select candidate for “Youth Female Scientist” (2011)
  8. Chair, recruitment panel for: FST/ALL/09/2011 (Assistant professor in Physics)
  9. Member (representative of academic staff), Full Workgroup on Naming Plan for  New Campus Project (2011-)
  10. Member, Health and Safety Committee (2011-2012)
  11. Member, Faculty-level academic staff promotion advisory panel, FBA (2011)
  12. Chair, Information and education technology committee, Senate subcommittee (2008-)
  13. Member (faculty representative), Scholarship Committee (2010-2011)
  14. Member (faculty representative), Academic Quality Assurance Committee, Senate subcommittee (2010-2012)
  15. Member (representative of academic staff), New Campus Project Campus Liaison Task Force (2010-)
  16. Member (representative of academic staff), New Campus Project (2010-)
  17. Member (faculty representative), Task Force, Center for Teaching and Learning Enhancement (2010-)
  18. Member, Seminar/Conference committee, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (2010-; chair, 2010)
  19. Member, Search Committee for academic recruitment (2010)
  20. Member, University Senate (2002-2003, 2007-)
  21. Member and Chair, Program review committee, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (2008-2009)
  22. Member, Bachelor program revision committee, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (2007-2010; chair, 2008-2010)
  23. Member, selection panel for direct admission of undergraduate students (2006, 2009-2010; chair, 2009-2010)
  24. Member, selection panel for MSc students recruitment (2005, 2006, 2009, 2010; chair, 2009, 2010)
  25. Member, Academic Council, FST (2002-)
  26. Member, recruitment panel for: FST/DCEE/GE/03/2009 (Assistant professor), FST/DCEE/SE/06/2007 (Assistant professor), FST/PROF/GE/12/2003 (Assistant professor), FST/DCEE/2010 (Assistant professor)
  27. Adhoc promotion committee, FST (2009)
  28. Member, panel for promotion to assistant professorship (2009)
  29. Member, Selection committee for Honours College students of FST (2009)
  30. Member, Library Committee, Senate subcommittee (2005-2008)
  31. Briefing for Recommend Direct Admission (2008)
  32. Member, panel for promotion to associate professorship (2008)
  33. Team leader of UMAC team, 4th Inter-University Invitational Civil Engineering Competition, Ansan, Korea (2006).
  34. Member, recruitment selection panel for “PISA project – Centre Administrator”, FED (2005)

Community Services (Since 2002 - present)


Professional Affiliations
Contact Details

Faculty of Science and Technology
University of Macau, E11
Avenida da Universidade, Taipa,
Macau, China

Room: E11-3023
Telephone: (853) 8822-4807,4195
Fax: (853) 8822-2426
Email: kvyuen
Personal Homepage: http://www.cis.umac.mo/~kvyuen