Xianfei (Walt) Yin

Research Interests

Xianfei's research interests include machine learning-based sewer pipe maintenance, infrastructure maintenance, deep learning, object detection, video processing, and building information modelling (BIM).

Background

During his master's degree at the Harbin Institute of Technology, Xianfei contributed to research on the application of BIM technology in the operation and maintenance of a utility tunnel.

Education

  • Master of Management, Management Science and Engineering (2017), Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
  • Bachelor of Management, Construction Management (2015), Qingdao University of Technology, Qingdao, Shandong, China

Publications

Journal papers

  • Yin, X., Bouferguene, A., and Al-Hussein, M. “Data-driven sewer pipe data random generation and validation.” Accepted (Jun., 2020) for publication in Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.
  • Yin, X., Chen, Y., Bouferguene, A., and Al-Hussein, M. (2020). “Data-driven bi-level sewer pipe deterioration model: Design and analysis.” Automation in Construction, 116, 103181.
  • Yin, X., Chen, Y., Bouferguene, A., Zaman, H., Al-Hussein, M., and Russell, R. (2020). “Data-driven framework for modeling productivity of closed-circuit television recording process for sewer pipes.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 146(8), 04020093.
  • Yin, X., Liu, H., Chen, Y., Wang, Y., and Al-Hussein, M. (2020) "A BIM-based framework for operation and maintenance of utility tunnels." Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 97, 103252.
  • Yin, X., Chen, Y., Bouferguene, A., Zaman, H., Al-Hussein, M., and Kurach, L. (2020). "A deep learning-based framework for an automated defect detection system for sewer pipes." Automation in Construction, 109, 102967.
  • Chen, Y., Bouferguene, A., Shen, Y., Yin, X., and Al-Hussein, M. (2020). "Bilevel decision-support model for bus-route optimization and accessibility improvement for seniors." Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 34(2), 04019057.
  • Yin, X., Liu, H., Chen, Y., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). "Building information modelling for off-site construction: Review and future directions." Automation in Construction, 101, 72–91.
  • Liu, B., Chen, Y., Shen, Y., and Yin, X. (2019). “Clustering experts in linguistic environment: A hybrid method.” Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, 37(5), 6983–7001.

Conference papers

  • Chen, Y., Yin, X., Bouferguene, A., and Al-Hussein, M. "An optimization model for bus route redesign considering accessibility improvement for seniors." Accepted (Sep., 2019) for publication in Proceedings, Construction Research Congress, Tempe, AZ, USA, Mar. 8–10.
  • Yin, X., Chen, Y., Bouferguene, A., Al-Hussein, M., Russell, R., and Kurach, L. "A neural network-based approach to predict the condition for sewer pipes." Accepted (Sep., 2019) for publication in Proceedings, Construction Research Congress, Tempe, AZ, USA, Mar. 8–10.
  • Yin, X., Chen, Y., Zhang, Q., Bouferguene, A., Zaman, H., Al-Hussein, M., Russell, R., and Kurach, L. (2019). "A neural network-based application for automated defect detection for sewer pipes." Proceedings, 7th CSCE International Construction Specialty Conference (jointly with Construction Research Congress), Laval, QC, Canada, Jun. 12–15, 8 pages.
  • Chen, Y., Yin, X., Zhang, Q., Bouferguene, A., Zaman, H., Al-Hussein, M., Russell, R., and Kurach, L. (2019). "Productivity analysis of manual condition assessment for sewer pipes based on CCTV monitoring." Proceedings, 7th CSCE International Construction Specialty Conference (jointly with Construction Research Congress), Laval, QC, Canada, Jun. 12–15, 10 pages.
  • Yin, X., Chen, Y., Bouferguene, A., Zaman, H., Al-Hussein, M., Russell, R., and Kurach, L. (2019). "Standard closed-circuit television (CCTV) collection time extraction of sewer pipes with machine learning algorithm." Proceedings, 2019 International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC), Banff, AB, Canada, May 21–24, pp. 107–113.
  • Chen, Y., Yin, X., Bouferguene, A., Zhang, Y., Al-Hussein, M., and Liu, B. (2019). "Accessibility-based location selection for building panelized housing for seniors." Proceedings, 2019 Modular and Offsite Construction (MOC) Summit, Banff, AB, Canada, May 21–24, pp. 92–99.
  • Wang, J., Yin, X., Tian, Y., Li, X., and Al-Hussein, M. (2018). "Simulation of production line improvements in panelised floor manufacturing." Proceedings, European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, Budapest, Hungary, Sep. 17–19, pp. 157–164.

Xianfei (Walt) Yin

PhD candidate
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
5-362.18 Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering
xianfei@ualberta.ca