Mu He-qing
time: 2017-04-25


Mu Heqing



Date of Birth



Assistant Professor




Civil Engineering


7222 Building 7#

South China University of Technology

Tianhe District, Guangzhou 510640, China

Post Code




(86) 18588591545

Fields of Postgraduate Admissions




Research Fields

Bayesian Inference

Engineering Seismology

Structural Health Monitoring

Uncertainty Quantification

Education Background

Visiting Researcher, University of California, Berkeley(2013-2014)

Supervisor: Prof. Armen Der Kiureghian

Research Topic: Bayesian Inference in Earthquake Engineering


Visiting Researcher, California Institute of Technology(2010, 2013)

Supervisor: Prof. James L. Beck

Research Topic: Bayesian Machine Learning


Ph.D. in Structural Engineering, University of Macau, Macau (2014)

Thesis: Probabilistic Approach for Robust Parametric Identification, Outlier Detection and

Real-Time Model Class Selection

Supervisor: Prof. Ka-Veng Yuen (PhD, Caltech)


M.Sc. in Structural Engineering, University of Macau, Macau (2010)

Thesis: Bayesian Model Class Selection on Regression Problems

Supervisor: Prof. Ka-Veng Yuen


B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, University of Macau, Macau (2008)

Thesis: On the Seismic Attenuation Relationship in China

Supervisor: Prof. Ka-Veng Yuen


Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau (2010-2014)

Research Assistant, Dynamics Lab, University of Macau (2006-2014)

Concurrent Academic Posts

Journal Reviewer for Structural Engineering and Mechanics (2014-)

Honors and Awards

Best Paper Award (8-th National Civil Engineering forum for Graduate Students) (2010)

University of Macau PhD Scholarship (2010)

Ocean-Tech Award (Excellent Bachelor Thesis) (2008)

University of Macau Scholarship (2007)

FST Dean’s Honor List (2006)

University of Macau Entrance Scholarship (Excellent in National Matriculation Test) (2004)


Structural Analysis (2015-)

Research Activities and Projects


State Key Laboratory of Subtropical Building Science Open Fund, Bayesian inference for robust multi-model structural damage detection, PI.



Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, Uncertainty analysis of peak ground acceleration, PI

China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, On the seismic attenuation relationship by Bayesian inference, PI

Research Achievements/Selected Publications

Mu, H.-Q., Yuen, K.-V. (2015)

Novel Outlier-Resistant Extended Kalman Filter for Robust Online Structural Identification

Journal of Engineering Mechanics (ASCE) 01; 141(1). (SCI, Impact factor: 1.12)


Yuen, K.-V., Mu, H.-Q. (2015)

Real-Time System Identification: Model Class Selection and Parametric Identification

Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering01/2015; 00:1-17. (SCI, Impact factor: 5.53)


Mu, H.-Q., Xu, R.-R. and Yuen, K.-V. (2014)

Seismic Attenuation Relationship with Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Prediction-Error Variance Model

Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration 13(1): 1-11. (SCI, Impact factor: 0.604)


Yuen, K.-V., Mu, H.-Q. (2012)

A Novel Probabilistic Method for Robust Parametric Identification and Outlier Detection

Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics 30: 48-59. (SCI, Impact factor: 1.44)


Yuen, K.-V., Mu, H.-Q. (2011)

Peak Ground Acceleration Estimation by Linear and Nonlinear Models with Reduced Order Monte Carlo Simulation

Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering 26(1): 30-47. (SCI, Impact factor: 4.46)


Yuen, K.-V., Mu, H.-Q. (2008)

On the Seismic Attenuation with Consideration of the Prediction Model Complexity

Chapter 5 in Earthquake Engineering: New Research, Nova Science Publishers, New York.

ISBN: 978-1-60456-736-6