Tai-Ping Chang received the B.S. degree in civil engineering from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, in 1977, and the M.S. degree in civil engineering and the M.A. degree in applied math from Pennsylvania State University, in 1981, and the Ph.D. degree in civil engineering and engineering mechanics from Columbia University, in 1985. After working for four years in industries in USA, he joined the Applied Math Department, National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan, in 1989, and worked there until 2001. In 1994, he became a Full Professor and worked as a Chairman from 1997 to 1999. From 2001 to 2002, he worked as a Professor in Civil Engineering Department, National Chi-Nan University, Taiwan. Since 2002, he serves as a Professor and worked as a Chairman from 2002 to 2008 at Construction Engineering Department in National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. His current research interests include structural dynamics, random vibration, finite element methods, computational mechanics, nanomechanics, fluid-structure interaction, mathematical and computer modeling, numerical analysis, disaster prevention, and mitigation and hazard risk assessment.
Biography Updated on 30 November 2011