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SHMC Student Paper Competition Winners

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Sponsored by the: EMI Structural Health Monitoring and Control (SHMC) Committee
Competition Chair: Prof. Jian Li, The University of Kansas

The ASCE EMI-Structural Health Monitoring and Control Committee held it's annual Student Paper Competition in the areas of structural health monitoring, system identification, smart materials and structures, and structural control on May 27, 2020.


  • To increase the involvement of younger professionals in the EMI conferences, particularly in the area of structural health monitoring and control.
  • To allow them to interact with the SHMC committee members and to promote further growth as engineers, develop stronger bonds within the SHMC community, and take responsibilities within the technical community.
  • To improve their technical writing and presentation skills, as well as to promote high-quality submissions to the flagship journal of EMI, the Journal of Engineering Mechanics.

Congratulations to all the winners:

First Place:

Seyed Omid Sajedi - PortraitSeyed Omid Sajedi
Xiao Liang (advisor)
University at Buffalo
Paper title: "Risk-informed Semantic Damage Segmentation for Large-scale Vibration-based SHM"

Second Place:

Roya Nasimi - Portrait Roya Nasimi
Fernano Moreu (advisor), Nicolas Yepes, and Jorshua Rosa
University of New Mexico
Paper title: "Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) Equipped with Lasers, Cameras, and Algorithms Measuring Bridges Condition under Trains"

Third Place:

Pu Ren - Portrait Pu Ren
Hao Sun (advisor)
Northeastern University
Paper title: "Tensor Learning for Structural Monitoring Data Imputation and Response Forecasting"