Vei-Chung Liang

NRC/NIST Post-doctoral Research Associate
National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Dr. Stop 8263
Gathersburg, MD 20899
Email: vcliang@nist.gov
Phone: (301)975-6536
 
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Ph.D. in Engineering (Computer Aided Engineering)


Education

Ph.D. in Engineering (Computer Aided Engineering)

Dec 2004

Carnegie Mellon University, PA
Thesis: Towards an Engineering Port Ontology for System Design and Simulation.
Advisor: Dr. Christiaan J.J. Paredis
Program: Interdisciplinary Ph.D.in Carnegie Institute of Technology

 
M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering May 1998

Carnegie Mellon University, PA
Thesis: A Java-based Regulation Broker
Advisor: Prof. James H. Garrett Jr.
Program: Computer Aided Engineering

 
M.S. in Structural Engineering June 1996

Stanford University, CA
Program: Structural Engineering
Academic Advisor: Prof. Helmut Krawinkler

 
B.S. in Civil Engineering May 1993

National Central University, Chungli, Taiwan

 

Research Projects

Carnegie Mellon CyLab (INI)2004-2005

Developed backend for My Cyber Security Web site for the general public.  The backend featured a Content Management System (CMS) with XML processing capability and an in-browser XML editing environment for content authors to update, renew, and maintain the up-to-date security know-how.

Composition in Simulation and Design (ICES) 1999-2003

Built composable simulation and design environment, which designers to reuse design knowledge iteratively. The environment featured an attribute grammar that enable incrementally specify design requirements from conceptual design to detail design. The attribute specification can be used also for search applicable artifacts based on functional description. The attribute grammars are used also for interaction model instantiation.

Geoplex Project (ICES) 1998-1999

Distributed Design Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management Sponsored by AT&T GeoPlex Internet Platform University Network and Institute for Complex Engineering Systems (ICES) at CMU. Built a distributed service on top of Geoplex for active management of the manufacturing design process and the coordination of the manufacturing and supply chain process. 

Web-Based Environmental Regulation Broker (ICES) 1997-1998

A Java-Based Regulation Broker (Master Thesis).  Sponsored by Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance (PITA) and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.  Developed and implemented a Java-based regulation broker that assists environment regulation users to identify applicable regulations over the network.


Experience

Research Associate, NIST (2005-present)

Post-Doctoral Fellow, CMU (2005)

Research Assistant , CMU (1997-2003)

Teaching Assistant, CMU (Fall 1998 -2002) in:

12-631 Structural Design (1998)
12-741 Advanced Programming Concepts in CAE (1999)
12-600 AutoCAD  (2000)
12-749 Web-Based CAE (2002)

Main Research Interests

     Information modeling in engineering design, construction, and operations.

     Semantic web and knowledge management.

     Simulation-based design and virtual prototyping.

     Engineering data visualization.

     Computational geometry and solid modeling.

     Design optimization and design automation.

     Spatial database development.

     Machine learning and artificial intelligence.

     Computer aided engineering and management.

     COTS and software engineering methodology.

     Infrastructure Management.
 


Honors and Awards


Professional Activities


Publication

    1. Vei-Chung Liang and Chris Paredis, "A Port Ontology for Conceptual Design of Systems", Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, ASME, Vol. 4(3), pp.206-217, September 2004.
    2. Vei-Chung Liang and Chris Paredis, "A Port Ontology for Automated Model Composition", Winter Simulation Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2003.
    3. R. Sinha, V.C. Liang, C.J.J. Paredis, and P.K. Khosla, "Modeling and Simulation Methods for Design of Engineering Systems," Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, ASME, Vol. 1, pp.84-91, 2001.
    4. Liang, Vei-Chung and Garrett. Jr., James H. "A Java-Based Regulation Broker", Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 14, Number 2,  pp. 100-108, April 2000.
    5. Liang, Vei-Chung and Garrett. Jr., James H. "An Environmental Regulation Broker," ICES Report ICES 12-73-98, Institute for Complex Engineered System, Carnegie Mellon University, 1998
    6. Liang, Vei-Chung "A Java-based Regulation Broker," Master Thesis, Carnegie Mellon University, 1998
    7. Wang, Chung-Yue and Liang, Vei-Chung "A Packing Generation Scheme for the Granular Assemblies with Planar Elliptical particles" International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics Vol.21, Number5, 1997
    8. Liang, Vei-Chung and Wang, Chung-Yue, "A Packing Generation Scheme for the   Granular Assemblies with Planar Elliptical Particles," National Science Council Report, NSC 83-0115-C008-064, 1994
    9. Wang, Chung-Yue and Liang, Vei-Chung "A Packing Generation Scheme for the Granular Assemblies with Planar Circular Particles," The 3rd World Congress on Computational Mechanics, August 1-5, Chiba, Japan, pp.650-651, 1993
last modified on Augues, 2005