Prof. WANG Yu (王宇)

PhD(Cornell), FASCE, MHKIE    

Visiting address
Phone: +852 34427605

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes


Dr. Wang's recent research efforts have focused on geotechnical uncertainty, risk, and reliability (e.g., probabilistic site characterization, development and application of Bayesian methods in geotechnical engineering, reliability-based design of geotechnical engineering, probabilistic slope stability analysis), soil-structure interaction (e.g., responses of buried utility pipelines to ground displacement induced by seismic strong motions or urban underground construction activities such as tunneling), and seismic risk assessment of critical civil infrastructure systems (e.g. water supply systems and submarine telecommunication cables). Recruitment of PhD students and research staff (RA or postdoc) is currently ongoing. Potential applicants, particularly those with strong mathematical background or significant numerical simulation experience, are welcome to send CV directly to


  • CA3687: Soil Mechanics
  • CA4665: Geotechnical Analysis and Design
  • CA5693: Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering
  • CA6110: Statistical Methods and Data Analytics
  • GE1313: Earthquakes

Research Interests/Areas

Machine learning, sampling and analytics of geo-data, digital twins of geo-structures, Geotechnical Risk and Reliability, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Lifeline Systems, Soil Structure Interaction, Soil and Rock Property Characterization Using Laboratory and Field Tests