Pingbo Tang is an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He founded and is directing Spatiotemporal Workflows and Resilient Management Laboratory (SWARM Lab). He obtained his bachelor’s degree of civil engineering in 2002, and his master’s degree of bridge engineering in 2005, both from Tongji University, Shanghai, China. He obtained is Ph.D. from the group of Advanced Infrastructure Systems (AIS) at Carnegie Mellon University in 2009.

Tang’s research explores the remote sensing, human systems engineering, data analytics, and information modeling technology to support spatiotemporal analyses needed for predictive management of constructed facilities, workspaces and civil infrastructure systems. His on-going studies have been examining sensing and modeling methods for comprehending the Human-Cyber-Physical-Systems (H-CPS) in accelerated construction and infrastructure operations (e.g., airport operations, nuclear plant outage control). He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in these areas. The National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Energy (DOE), The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Salt River Project (SRP), and Phoenix Government have funded his research efforts.

Tang holds memberships or leadership positions of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE, the Chair of the ASCE Data Sensing and Analysis committee), TRB (Committee on Bridge Management, AHD35), IABSE, ASPRS, and ASTM International (Committee E57: 3D imaging systems). He is on the editorial board of ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, as well as a reviewer of multiple top journals and conferences related to Computing in Civil Engineering. He won best paper awards on top conferences (the 2019 ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering, the ASCE 2017 International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, the ASCE 2009 Construction Research Congress), the best poster award of Construction Industry Institute's 2011 Annual Conference, the 2013 Recent Alumnus Achievement Award of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University. Tang won the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2015.

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2009 Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University

2005 M.S., Tongji University, China

2002 B.S., Tongji University, China

Media mentions

CMU Engineering

AI for aviation

Pingbo Tang is working toward realizing several AI techniques supporting the predictive management of aircraft and other systems.

CEE News

Tang researches water treatment infrastructure using digital twins

CEE’s  Pingbo Tang and CEE alumnus Damon Weiss collaborate on water treatment infrastructure research using digital twins.

2022 Faculty Awards announced

The 2022 Engineering Faculty Awards winners have been announced.

CMU Engineering

Designing a National Institute for AI in Construction

Burcu Akinci and Pingbo Tang are part of a team designing the future National Institute for AI in Construction.