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Zhang Limao












Assistant Professor
B.Mgmt., M.Eng., D.Eng.
Office: N1-01b-42
Tel: (65) 6790-5272
Email: limao.zhang@ntu.edu.sg



Education

  • Dr.Eng Huazhong University of Science and Tech 2014
  • MEng Huazhong University of Science and Tech 2012
  • BMgmt Huazhong University of Science and Tech 2009

Appointment in Professional Societies

  • Editorial Board Member, Automation in Construction
  • Affiliated Member, American Society of Civil Engineering



  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Tunnelling Excavation
  • BIM Data Analytics
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Data-Driven Simulation
  • Uncertainty Modelling and Risk Analysis
  • Decision Support Systems


  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Science and Technology Progress Award, 2015
  • National Scholarship Award, China, 2014
  • National Scholarship Award, China, 2013
  • Three-Good Students Award, Wuhan, China, 2012
  • Academic Excellence Award, Wuhan, China. 2011
  • Outstanding Student Scholarship Award, Wuhan, China. 2009


  • Yuan Pan, Shenwei Ou, Limao Zhang*. Wenjing Zhang, Xianguo Wu, Heng Li (2019). Modeling risks in dependent systems: A Copula-Bayesian approach. Reliability Engineering and System Safety. 188, 416-431.
  • Yuan Pan, Limao Zhang*. Xianguo Wu, Wenwei Qin, Miroslaw Skibniewski (2019). Modeling face reliability in tunneling: A copula approach. Computers and Geotechnics, 109, 272-286.
  • Limao Zhang, Baabak Ashuri, Wenli Liu, Xianguo Wu. Discovering worst fire scenarios in subway stations: a simulation approach. Automation in Construction. 99, 183-196.
  • Limao Zhang, Baabak Ashuri. BIM log mining: Discovering social networks. Automation in Construction. 2018, 91, 31-43.
  • Limao Zhang, Hongyu Chen, Hongxian Li, Xianguo Wu, Miroslaw J. Skibniewski. Perceiving interactions and dynamics of safety leadership in construction projects. Safety Science. 2018, 106, 66-78.
  • Limao Zhang, Wenli Liu, Hongyu Chen, Xianguo Wu, Miroslaw J. Skibeniewsk. A simulation-hybrid approach to protecting aging bridges against nearby tunnel excavation. ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities. 2018, 32(4): 04018052.
  • Limao Zhang, Min Wen, Baabak Ashuri. BIM Log Mining: Measuring Design Productivity. ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. 2018, 32(1), 04017071.
  • Limao Zhang, YanLi, RobertStephenson, BaabakAshuri. Valuation of energy efficient certificates in buildings. Energy and Building. 2018, 158, 1226-1240.
  • Limao Zhang, Lieyun Ding, Xianguo Wu, Miroslaw J. Skibniewski. An improved Dempster–Shafer approach to construction safety risk perception. Knowledge-Based Systems. 2017, 132 (15): 30-46.
  • Limao Zhang, Xianguo Wu, Hongping Zhu, Simman M. AbouRizk. Performing global uncertainty and sensitivity (US) analysis from given data in tunnel construction. ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. 2017, 31(6): 04017065.
  • Limao Zhang, Simaan M. AbouRizk. Fuzzy Cognitive Maps enabled Root Cause Analysis in Complex Projects. Applied Soft Computing. 2017 (57): 235-249.
  • Limao Zhang, Yuanhua Huang, Xianguo Wu, Simaan M. AbouRizk. A hybrid information fusion approach to safety risk perception using sensor data under uncertainty. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment. 2017 (135): 1-18.
  • Limao Zhang, Yuanhua Huang, Xianguo Wu, Miroslaw J. Skibniewski. Risk-based estimate for operational safety in complex projects under uncertainty. Applied Soft Computing. 2017 (54): 108-120.
  • Limao Zhang, Xianguo Wu, Hongping Zhu, Simaan M. AbouRizk. Perceiving safety risk of buildings adjacent to tunneling excavation: An information fusion approach. Automation in Construction. 2017 (1): 88-101.
  • Limao Zhang, Xianguo Wu, Wenying Ji, Simaan M. AbouRizk. Intelligent approach to estimation of tunnel-induced ground settlement using wavelet packet and support vector machines. ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. 2016. 04016053.
  • Limao Zhang, Xianguo Wu, Simaan M. AbouRizk. Simulation-based route planning for pedestrian evacuation in metro stations: A case study. Automation in Construction. 2016, 71 (2): 430-442.
  • Limao Zhang, Qian Liu, Xianguo Wu, Miroslaw J. Skibniewski. Perceiving interactions on construction safety behaviors: a workers' perspective. ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering. 2016. 10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000454 , 04016012.
  • Limao Zhang, Huitao Liu, Xianguo Wu. Strategies to Reduce Ground Settlement due to Shallow Tunnel Excavation: A Case Study in China. ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 2016. 04016001.
  • Limao Zhang, Xianguo Wu, Miroslaw J. Skibniewski. BIM-based risk identification system in tunnel construction. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management. 2016, 22(4): 529-539.
  • Limao Zhang, Xianguo Wu, Yawei Qin, Miroslaw J. Skibniewski. Towards a Fuzzy Bayesian Network based Approach for Safety Risk Analysis of Tunnel-Induced Pipeline Damage. Risk Analysis. 2016, 36(2):278-301.
  • Limao Zhang, Xianguo Wu, Miroslaw J. Skibniewski. Simulation-based Analysis of Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) Performance in Tunneling Excavation. ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. 2015. 10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000542, 04015073.
  • Limao Zhang, Xianguo Wu*, Miroslaw J. Skibniewski. Conservation of historical buildings in tunneling environments: Case study of Wuhan metro construction in China. Construction and Building Materials. 2015 (82): 310-322.
  • Limao Zhang, Xianguo Wu, Miroslaw J. Skibniewski. Dynamic risk analysis for adjacent buildings in tunneling environments: A Bayesian network based approach. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment. 2015 (29): 1447-1461.
  • Limao Zhang, Xianguo Wu, Miroslaw J. Skibniewski Jingbing Zhong. Bayesian-Network-based safety risk analysis in construction projects. Reliability Engineering & System Safety. 2014(13):29-39.
  • Limao Zhang, Xianguo Wu, Yueqing Chen, Miroslaw J. Skibniewski. Towards a safety management approach for adjacent buildings in tunneling environments: Case study of Wuhan metro construction in China. Building and Environment. 2014(75):222-235.
  • Limao Zhang, Miroslaw J. Skibniewski, Xianguo Wu, Yueqing Chen, Qianli Deng. A probabilistic approach for safety risk analysis in metro construction. Safety Science. 2014(63): 8-17.
  • Limao Zhang, Xianguo Wu, Yueqing Chen, Miroslaw J. Skibniewski, Jingbing Zhong. Developing a cloud model based risk assessment methodology for tunnel-induced damage to existing pipelines. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment. 2014(29): 513-526.
  • Limao Zhang, Xianguo Wu, Lieyun Ding, Miroslaw J. Skibniewski. Decision Support Analysis for Safety Control in Complex Project Environments Based on Bayesian Networks. Expert Systems with Applications. 2013(40): 4273-4282.
  • Limao Zhang, Xianguo Wu, Lieyun Ding, Miroslaw J. Skibniewski. A Novel Model for Risk Assessment of Adjacent Buildings in Tunneling Environments. Building and Environment. 2013(65): 185-194.