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Lei Fan

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Dr Lei Fan is with Department of Civil Engineering at Xian 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 Institute of Technology (MIT) as a visiting researcher. He also worked as a consulting engineer for Ramboll (Gifford) and Atkins in the UK for approximately three years.

His main research interests include LiDAR and photogrammetry, point cloud and remotely sensed imagery, machine deep learning, semantic segmentations, computer vision, monitoring of structures and geohazards.

He is accepting applications from PhD students.


Xian Jiaotong Liverpool University - Present

Consulting Engineer in Geotechnical Engineering, Atkins - 2014-2015

Visiting researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - 2011 to 2012

Consulting Engineer in Civil Structures, Ramboll (Gifford) - 2008 to 2011

Awards and honours

2018 Suzhou SEID Excellent Scientific and Education Talent

2017 Jiangsu Province Shuang Chuang Talent

2010 PhD Scholarship, The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council of the UK

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D. , University of Southampton, - Dec 2014

MSc , University of Nottingham, - Dec 2008

B.Eng , Sichuan University, - Sep 2008

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