Faculty Directory


Cheung Sai Hung, Joseph

Assistant Professor
B.Sc. (Eng), MPhil, Ph.D.
Office: N1-01a-07
Tel: (65) 6790-5329
Email: shcheung@ntu.edu.sg


  • BEng(1st Class Hons.), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • MPhil, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • PhD, California Institute of Technology

Career details:

  • Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University (Sep 2010 – Present)
  • Postdoctoral fellow, the University of Texas at Austin (Mar 2009 – Aug 2010)
  • Teaching assistant, California Institute of Technology (Oct 2003 – Dec 2008)
  • Teaching assistant, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Sep 2001 – June 2003)
  • Research assistant, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (July 2001 – Sep 2001)

Member of Professional Societies

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI)
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)

Main research interest

  • Catastrophe risk modelling, analysis, mitigation and management
  • Reliability, Risk engineering and science
  • Stochastic dynamics
  • Complexity science
  • Complex network systems and cascading failure
  • Performance-based engineering
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Sustainable urban planning and development
  • Climate change modelling and impact studies
  • Optimal decision making, design and control under uncertainty
  • Uncertainty quantification, system identification
  • Structural and Infrastructural health monitoring

  • Prudencio E. and Cheung, S.H. (2012). “Parallel Adaptive Multilevel Sampling algorithms for the Bayesian analysis of mathematical models”. International Journal for Uncertainty Quantification, in press.
  • Taflanidis, A. and Cheung, S.H. (2012), “Stochastic sampling using moving least squares response surface approximations”. Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, 28: 216-224.
  • Cheung, S.H., Oliver, T.A., Prudencio, E.E., Prudhomme, S. and Moser, R.D. (2011). “Bayesian Uncertainty Analysis with Applications to Turbulence Modeling”. Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 96(9): 1137-1149.
  • Cheung, S.H. and Beck, J.L. (2010). “Calculation of posterior probabilities for Bayesian model class assessment and averaging from posterior samples based on dynamic system data”. Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 25(5): 304-321.
  • Katafygiotis, L.S., Cheung, S.H., and Yuen, K.V. (2010). “Spherical Subset Simulation (S3) for solving nonlinear dynamical reliability problems.” International Journal of Reliability and Safety, 4(2-3): 122-138.
  • Cheung, S.H. and Beck, J.L. (2009). “Bayesian model updating using Hybrid Monte Carlo simulation with application to structural dynamic models with many uncertain parameters”. Journal of Engineering Mechanics-ASCE, 135(4): 243-255
  • Katafygiotis, L.S., Cheung, S.H. (2007). “Application of Spherical Subset Simulation method and Auxiliary Domain Method on a benchmark reliability study”. Structural Safety (special issue on A Benchmark Study on Reliability in High Dimensions), 29(3): 194-207.
  • Katafygiotis, L.S., Moan, T., and Cheung, S.H. (2007). “Auxiliary Domain Method for solving multi-objective dynamic reliability problems for nonlinear structures”. International Journal of Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 25(3): 347-363.

Prizes and Awards received

  • Inaugural Hojjat Adeli Award for Innovation in Computing from the journal Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (2011)
  • Inaugural International Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EM08) Travel Fellowship Award (2008)
  • 10th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP10) Student Scholarship (2007)
  • Housner Fellowship (2004-2009)
  • Harold Hellwig Fellowship (2003-2004)
  • Highways into the Next Century International Conference Scholarship (2002)
  • Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarship (1998-2001)
  • Hong Kong Institute of Engineers Scholarship (Civil Engineering Division) (1998)