ProfileDr Lei Fan is Assistant Professor within Department of Civil Engineering at Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University. He obtained his first degree (BEng) in Hydraulics from Sichuan University, China, and an MSc degree in Civil Engineering from University of Nottingham, UK. He received a scholarship from EPSRC to carry out his PhD research in University of Southampton, UK. During his PhD study, he was supported financially by the EPSRC funding to study at Massachusetts Institude of Technology (MIT) as a visiting researcher. He also worked as a consulting engineer for Ramboll (Gifford) and Atkins in the UK for over 2.5 years.
His main research interests include lidar and photogrammetry techniques, point cloud data, machine learning, deformation monitoring, semantic segmentations, monitoring of civil engineering structures and geohazards.