Yang Chen is a Fellow of the Center for Buildings, Infrastructure and Public Space and enrolled in the master’s degree program for Construction Engineering & Management at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science of Columbia University. His undergraduate degree was a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Tongji University, Shanghai, China. He was awarded outstanding students’ leader of Tongji university. He was also the vice president of the student association of the school of civil engineering. He finished a research subject based on the expert system and a large-scale steel bridge design which is now under construction.
His worked as an intern in Shanghai Longxiang Construction Co., Ltd. There he worked as an engineer assistant to review the drawing and coordinate the work between design and construction of Chuanyang river bridge. He also collaborated with Shanghai Lin&Li Engineering Consultant Company to design the structure and construction process of Pudong river bridge. During the two periods of experience, he not only learned the design but also the on-site process of a construction project. Based on these experiences, he believes the management of a project is of first importance and he plans to be a project manager.
His research interest focus on project management, visualization and CAE. At CBIPS he will participate in the research related to the Washington Height community in Manhattan.