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Structural Health Monitoring and Control Committee

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Purpose: to cover the broad areas of engineering mechanics related to (1) Structural Health Monitoring (2) System identification (3) Damage detection (4) Fault isolation and detection (5) Sensor networks, new forms of actuation (6) Smart materials and structures, and (7) Passive, active, semi-active and hybrid structural control. The activities would engage the national and international researchers and practitioners in the broad fields of structural health monitoring and control. Furthermore, the committee will encourage and foster research that will, in the future, support the implementation of structural health monitoring and structural control in practice.


  • Yang Wang, Ph.D., M.ASCE
  • Eric Manuel Hernandez, Ph.D., M.ASCE
  • Hae Young Noh, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE

List of Past Committee Chairs

Committee Initiatives

List of Committee Members

Annual Student Paper Competition


  • 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 Structural Health Monitoring and Control (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.

2020 Competition Winners

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

    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"

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

(2020 Competition Chair: Jian Li, Ph.D., M.ASCE, The University of Kansas)

2019 Sessions at the EMI 2019 Conference

#20 Multiscale Behavior of Damage and Failure Mechanics - Leong Hien Poh and Gutierrez Soto
#55 Advances in Vibration Control in Structures under Single and Multiple Hazard Loads - Aly Mousaad Aly
#59 Innovations and Advances in Passive Structural Control  - Nicholas Wierschem
#62 Complex Dynamics and Vibration Control of Structures under Single/Multiple Hazards - Chao Sun
#62 Complex Dynamics and Vibration Control of Structures under Single/Multiple Hazards  - Chao Sun and Gutierrez Soto
#69 Dynamic Response and Risk Mitigation for Advanced Structures -  Gutierrez Soto and Michele Barbato
#80 Structural Identification and Damage Detection - Eleni Chatzi
#85 Human-Machine Interfaces and Cyber Physical Systems for Visual Inspection, Non-Destructive Examination, and Structural Health Monitoring  - Rebecca Napolitano
#86 Advanced Vision-based SHM - Youngjin Cha, Jian Li
#89 Bayesian Inference in System Identification: Efficient Algorithms and Applications -  Heung-fai LAM
#90 Machine Learning and Data Analytics for Infrastructure Integrity Assessment - Hao Sun
#91 Safety Assessment of Aging Infrastructure: From Data to Decision -  Suparno Mukhopadhyay
#93  Advances in Vision-based Structural Health Monitoring - Mohammad Jahanshahi
#94 Integration of Physics-based Models with Data for Model Identification, Updating, and Uncertainty Quantification - Hamed Ebrahimian
#97 Innovations in Impact Control, Attenuation, and Mitigation -  Fernando Moreu
#100 Risk and Resilience Assessment of Civil Infrastructure Systems - Hamed Ebrahimian
#103 Engineering REUs Showcase - Zhaoshuo Jiang
#104 Analysis of Heritage Structures: Tools and Methods for Assessing Historic Monuments and Structures -  Rebecca Napolitano