Board of Directors

Tony Yang

Ph.D., P.Eng.


International Joint Research Laboratory of Earthquake Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, P.R. China.



Prof. Yang received his B.Sc. (2001) and M.Sc. (2002) from the University at Buffalo, New York, and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2006. His research focus on improving the structural performance through advanced analytical simulation and experimental testing. He has developed the next-generation performance-based design guidelines (adopted by the Applied Technology Council, the ATC-58 research team) in the United States; developed advanced experimental testing technologies, such as hybrid simulation and nonlinear control of shake table, to evaluate structural response under extreme loading conditions; developed risk-based simulation models for countries in the North and South America and the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) for the counties in the South East Asia. Prof. Yang’s research has been well applied to international research and code committees. He has been invited to over 50 leading research institutes worldwide to present his research. Prof. Yang is one of the 19 voting members of the Standing Committee for Earthquake Design, which is responsible for writing the seismic design provision of the 2020 National Building Code of Canada (NBCC). Prof. Yang is also a corresponding member of the TC9 committee within the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), which is responsible for writing the seismic design provision of steel structures in the United States. Prof. Yang is an active member of the Tall Buildings Initiative Project which has developed seismic design guidelines for tall buildings in the West Coast of United States. Prof. Yang’s work has been well recognized by his colleagues, he is the recipient of the 2014 CISC H.A. Krentz Award and the 2011 Kwang-Hua Professor Title from Kwang-Hua Foundation, China.