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Pingbo Tang, Ph.D., P.E.
Assistant Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Arizona State University

Pingbo Tang, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University. He obtained his Bachelor Degree of Civil Engineering in 2002, and his Master Degree of Bridge Engineering in 2005, both from Tongji University, Shanghai, China. His Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering is from Carnegie Mellon University (2009). Dr. Tang completed his postdoctoral training in the Mapping and GIS lab at The Ohio State University from 2009 to 2010 and then worked as an assistant professor of Construction Engineering at Western Michigan University from 2010 to 2012. Dr. Tang’s research explores imaging (e.g., LiDAR) and information modeling techniques (e.g., Building Information Modeling) to support visual data-driven management of construction sites, constructed facilities, and civil infrastructure systems. He won one of the best paper awards of ASCE Construction Research Congress 2009, the best poster award of Construction Industry Institute’s 2011 Annual Conference, and the 2013 Recent Alumnus Achievement Award of Carnegie Mellon University. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Early Faculty Career Award from the Civil Infrastructure Systems (CIS) program in 2015.