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Kelvin Wang

Regents Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering



Dr. Wang started his professional career in 1989 at Arizona DOT. Since 1993, he is a university faculty and researcher with substantial professional society service record. For nearly 30 years, Dr. Wang led his team to tackle the problem of automating survey of pavement distresses. His work profoundly changed the landscape of pavement survey and is closely followed by industry and researchers on worldwide basis. His technological contributions in recent years include sub-mm 3D laser imaging of pavements at full-lane coverage and highway speed for data collection, and automated data processing for distresses and safety evaluations based on unique and novel Deep-Learning techniques. His technologies are used in the US, Brazil, South Africa, China, and Japan. Dr. Wang is considered a world leader in automated sensor technology and software solutions for roadway and airfield pavement surveys. He received two awards from American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): 2011 Masters and 2017 Turner. He is a former president of ASCE Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI). He is a co-editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Rail Transportation.

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