Kuo-Hsin Yang

Doctoral Candidate

The University of Texas at Austin
Civil Engineering Department-GEO
1 University Station C1792
Austin, TX 78712-0280

Office: ECJ 9.234

Phone: 734-846-3648


Educational Qualifications
Philosophy of Doctor in Geotechnical Engineering, 2009 (Expected)
   The University of Texas at Austin
Exchange Scholar in Mining Engineering, 2008 May~ 2008 October
   Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Brazil
Master of Science in Geotechnical Engineering, 2004    
   The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Bachelor of Science in Bioenvironmental System Engineering, 2000
   National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Research Interests [View]
Application of Geosynthetics to Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Issues
Computational Soil Mechanics, Finite Element Programming and Engineering Modeling
Reliability-Based Design, Hazard and Risk Assessment 
Digital Image Processing of Soil Classification and Noninvasive Instrumentation
  and Measurement.             /
Engineering Solutions Improving Geo-, Bio-, and Eco- Environmental Systems.
.Stochastic Methods for Sediment Transport and Hydraulic Problems .
Research Projects
Numerical Simulation of GRS Structures at Large Soil Strain Condition (In Progress)
Design of MSE Walls Placed in Front of a Stable Face, CTR, No. 0-5506 (Completed) [View]     
Walter and Reta Graduate Fellowship in Civil Engineering, UT, 2008
North America Taiwanese Engineers' Association Scholarship, 2007 
Walter and Reta Graduate Fellowship in Civil Engineering, UT, 2007 
Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society, 2007
2nd Place of Student Retaining Wall Competition, Geo-Denver, 2007
Cockrell School of Engineering Scholarship, UT, 2006
Top 10 Best Papers Award, UT Graduate Engineering Student Paper Competition, 2006
Outerstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award, NTU, Taiwan, 2000
Teaching Experiences
CE357:Introduce to Geotechnical Engineering, Undergrad Level, UT, Spring 2008 
CE387M1:Stability of Earth Slopes, Graduate Level, UT, Fall 2007
CE387R4:Earth Retaining Structures, Graduate Level, UT, Spring 2007
GE298K:Undergraduate Research Experience, Undergrad. Level, UT, Spring 2007
Publications [View]