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  • Jiang, Z., J. Caicedo and S. Baxter. 2016. Including Uncertainty in Modeling the Dynamic Response of a Large-Scale 200 kN Magneto-Rheological Damper. ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering.

  • Liu, C., Z. Jiang, F. Wang and H. Chen. 2016. Energy-Efficient Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Deployment with Multiple Objectives for Structural Health Monitoring. SENSORS 16: 1865-1882.

  • Phillips, B., Z. Jiang, R. Sause, A. Agrawal, A. Ozdagli, J. Zhang, R. Ahn, S. Dyke, R. Christenson and N. Castaneda. 2015. Large-Scale Real-Time Hybrid Simulation for Evaluation of Advanced Damping System Performance. Journal of Structural Engineering 141: 4014150-4014162.

  • Jiang, Z. and R. Christenson. 2013. Pure Simulation - Simplified Bridge Model. .

  • Jiang, Z., S. Kim, S. Plude and R. Christenson. 2013. Real-time hybrid simulation of a complex bridge model with MR dampers using the convolution integral method. Smart Materials and Structures 22.

  • Jiang, Z., S. Kim, R. Christenson and S. Plude. 2013. Real-Time Hybrid Simulation with Complex Bridge Model. .

  • Jiang, Z. 2012. Increasing Resilience in Civil Structures Using Smart Damping Technology. Ph.D. Dissertation/University of Connecticut.

  • Friedman, A. and Z. Jiang. 2012. Phenomenological Bouc-Wen Model for 200 kN Large-Scale Magneto-Rheological Fluid (MR) Damper. .

  • Jiang, Z. 2012. Increasing Resilience in Civil Structures Using Smart Damping Technology. .

  • Scianna, A., Z. Jiang, R. Christenson and J. DeWolf. 2012. Implementation of a Probabilistic Structural Health Monitoring Method on a Highway Bridge. Advances in Civil Engineering 2012.

  • Jiang, Z. and R. Christenson. 2010. Experimental Verification of an MR Damper Controlled Highway Bridge. Structures Congress 2010: 347-358.

  • Jiang, Z. and R. Christenson. 2010. Key Findings from the Nonlinear Benchmark for Seismically Excited Buildings. Structures Congress 2010: 273-284.

  • Dyke, S., R. Christenson, Z. Jiang, X. Gao and Z. Feinstein. 2007. Tele-operation tools for bench-scale shake tables for instruction in earthquake engineering. Seismological Research Letters 78: 460-463.

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Educational Background

  • 2012 – Ph.D., University of Connecticut (Civil Engineering/Structural)

  • 2008 – M.S., University of Connecticut (Civil Engineering/Structural)

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  • Inferring at-home gait parameters of older adults using floor vibrations

  • Integrated Academia-Industry Research Experience for Undergraduate in Smart Structure Technology

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Positions & Honors

  • 2019 – Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CEETL) Award, San Francisco State University

  • 2018 – Presidential Award for Professional Development of Probationary Faculty, San Francisco State University

  • 2018 – Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award, California State University

  • 2017 – Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd) Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

  • 2014 - Current – Assistant Professor, San Francisco State University

  • 2012-2014 – Structural Engineering Professional, Skidmore, Owing, and Merrill LLP

  • 2011 – Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships for Advanced Students, University of Connecticut

  • 2010 – 2nd Place, 2010 National Security Innovation Competition, Colorado Homeland Defense Alliance

  • 2010 – Summer Fellowship for Advanced Graduate Students, University of Connecticut

  • 2009 – The Narasimha Rao Adidam Scholarship, University of Connecticut

  • 2009 – Predoctoral Fellowship, University of Connecticut

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