Staff Profile

School of Science and Technology People Key Staff Staff Profile
Dr. Li Yaohan Yolanda 李瑤函博士
BEng (Hons) UNNC, MSc UCL, PhD PolyU
Senior Lecturer
School of Science and Technology


Dr. LI Yaohan is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Construction and Quality Management at Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU). She joined HKMU as a Lecturer in 2022. Dr. Li obtained her BEng(Hons) in Civil Engineering from the University of Nottingham Ningbo China in 2015, followed by an MSc in Civil Engineering with Seismic Design from University College London in 2016. In 2021, she completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Structural Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and continued her research in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Her research interests encompass life-cycle management, hazard mitigation, long-term risk analysis, resilience assessment, and decision-making. Dr. Li has secured several research grants as a Principal Investigator and has collaborated on various projects. She has served as session Chairs at international conferences such as IALCCE, HUIXIAN International Forum, ASCE-ICVRAM-ISUMA, published in top-tier journals such as Reliability Engineering & System Safety, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, and is an active reviewer for several prestigious journals.

Teaching Areas & Research Interests

  • Sustainable and intelligent infrastructure systems
  • Multi-hazard risk assessment
  • Life-cycle maintenance and management
  • Robust decision making under deep uncertainty

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Li, Y., Dong, Y., and Guo, H. (2023). Copula-based multivariate renewal model for life-cycle analysis of civil infrastructure considering multiple dependent deterioration processes. Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 231, 108992. (JCR Q1, IF: 8.1)
  • Li, Y., Lee, C. C., & Cai, Y. (2023). Recent Research Advances in High-Performance Steel Tubular Members: Material Properties, Stub Columns, and Beams. Buildings, 13(11), 2713. (JCR Q2, IF: 3.8)
  • Li, G., Ding, H., Li, Y., Li, C. Y., and Lee, C. C. (2022). Signal Identification of Wire Breaking in Bridge Cables Based on Machine Learning. Mathematics, 10(19), 3690. (JCR Q1, IF: 2.4)
  • Zhang, Y., Li, Y.*, and Dong, Y. (2022). Probabilistic analysis of long-term loss incorporating maximum entropy method and analytical higher-order moments. Journal of Infrastructure Preservation and Resilience, 3(1), 1-17.
  • Li, G., Zhao, Z., Li, Y., Li, C. Y., and Lee, C. C. (2022). Preprocessing Acoustic Emission Signal of Broken Wires in Bridge Cables. Applied Sciences, 12(13), 6727. (JCR Q2, IF: 2.7)
  • Wu, J., Zhang, L., Li, Y., and Dong, Y. (2021). Prediction of dry shrinkage deformation for partially enclosed steel reinforced concrete columns. Journal of Building Engineering, 44, 102675. (JCR Q1, IF: 6.4)
  • Zhu, D., Li, Y., and Dong, Y. (2021). Reliability-based retrofit assessment of coastal bridges subjected to wave forces using 3D CFD simulation and metamodeling. Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems, 38(1), 59-83. (JCR Q3, IF: 1.8)
  • Zhu, D., Li, Y., Dong, Y., and Yuan, P. (2021). Long-term loss assessment of coastal bridges from hurricanes incorporating overturning failure mode. Advances in Bridge Engineering, 2(1), 1-15.
  • Li, Y., Dong, Y., and Qian, J. (2020). Higher-order analysis of probabilistic long-term loss under nonstationary hazards. Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 203, 107092. (JCR Q1, IF: 8.1)
  • Li, Y., Dong, Y., Frangopol, D. M., and Gautam, D. (2020). Long-term resilience and loss assessment of highway bridges under multiple natural hazards. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 16(4), 626-641. (JCR Q2, IF: 3.7)
  • Li, Y., Dong, Y., and Zhu, D. (2020). Copula-based vulnerability analysis of civil infrastructure subjected to hurricanes. Frontiers in Built Environment, 6, 571911. (JCR Q2, IF: 3)
  • Anwar, G. A., Dong, Y., and Li, Y. (2020). Performance-based decision-making of buildings under seismic hazard considering long-term loss, sustainability, and resilience. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 17(4), 454-470. (JCR Q2, IF: 3.7)
  • Zheng, Y., Dong, Y., and Li, Y. (2018). Resilience and life-cycle performance of smart bridges with shape memory alloy (SMA)-cable-based bearings. Construction and Building Materials, 158, 389-400. (JCR Q1, IF: 7.4)

Selected Professional & Community Services

  • Member of International Association for Bridge Maintenance & Safety (IABMAS)
  • Member of International Association for Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE)

Further Information

Link to Google Scholar page

Modified Date: 23 Apr, 2024
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Jonathan Chiu
Marketing Director
3DP Technology Limited

Jonathan handles all external affairs include business development, patents write up and public relations. He is frequently interviewed by media and is considered a pioneer in 3D printing products.

Krutz Cheuk
Biomedical Engineer
Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital

After graduating from OUHK, Krutz obtained an M.Sc. in Engineering Management from CityU. He is now completing his second master degree, M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering, at CUHK. Krutz has a wide range of working experience. He has been with Siemens, VTech, and PCCW.

Hugo Leung
Software and Hardware Engineer
Innovation Team Company Limited

Hugo Leung Wai-yin, who graduated from his four-year programme in 2015, won the Best Paper Award for his ‘intelligent pill-dispenser’ design at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering’s International Conference on Consumer Electronics – China 2015.

The pill-dispenser alerts patients via sound and LED flashes to pre-set dosage and time intervals. Unlike units currently on the market, Hugo’s design connects to any mobile phone globally. In explaining how it works, he said: ‘There are three layers in the portable pillbox. The lowest level is a controller with various devices which can be connected to mobile phones in remote locations. Patients are alerted by a sound alarm and flashes. Should they fail to follow their prescribed regime, data can be sent via SMS to relatives and friends for follow up.’ The pill-dispenser has four medicine slots, plus a back-up with a LED alert, topped by a 500ml water bottle. It took Hugo three months of research and coding to complete his design, but he feels it was worth all his time and effort.

Hugo’s public examination results were disappointing and he was at a loss about his future before enrolling at the OUHK, which he now realizes was a major turning point in his life. He is grateful for the OUHK’s learning environment, its industry links and the positive guidance and encouragement from his teachers. The University is now exploring the commercial potential of his design with a pharmaceutical company. He hopes that this will benefit the elderly and chronically ill, as well as the society at large.

Soon after completing his studies, Hugo joined an automation technology company as an assistant engineer. He is responsible for the design and development of automation devices. The target is to minimize human labor and increase the quality of products. He is developing products which are used in various sections, including healthcare, manufacturing and consumer electronics.

Course Code Title Credits
  COMP S321F Advanced Database and Data Warehousing 5
  COMP S333F Advanced Programming and AI Algorithms 5
  COMP S351F Software Project Management 5
  COMP S362F Concurrent and Network Programming 5
  COMP S363F Distributed Systems and Parallel Computing 5
  COMP S382F Data Mining and Analytics 5
  COMP S390F Creative Programming for Games 5
  COMP S492F Machine Learning 5
  ELEC S305F Computer Networking 5
  ELEC S348F IOT Security 5
  ELEC S371F Digital Forensics 5
  ELEC S431F Blockchain Technologies 5
  ELEC S425F Computer and Network Security 5
 Course CodeTitleCredits
 ELEC S201FBasic Electronics5
 IT S290FHuman Computer Interaction & User Experience Design5
 STAT S251FStatistical Data Analysis5
 Course CodeTitleCredits
 COMPS333FAdvanced Programming and AI Algorithms5
 COMPS362FConcurrent and Network Programming5
 COMPS363FDistributed Systems and Parallel Computing5
 COMPS380FWeb Applications: Design and Development5
 COMPS381FServer-side Technologies and Cloud Computing5
 COMPS382FData Mining and Analytics5
 COMPS390FCreative Programming for Games5
 COMPS413FApplication Design and Development for Mobile Devices5
 COMPS492FMachine Learning5
 ELECS305FComputer Networking5
 ELECS363FAdvanced Computer Design5
 ELECS425FComputer and Network Security5