Wei Gao

Current positions held

Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Sydney


Professor Wei Gao joined UNSW as a Vice-Chancellor’s postdoctoral research fellow in 2004. He has been working in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering since 2008. Professor Gao works in challenging research areas bringing together computational mechanics, stochastic mechanics, mechanical and structural engineering. He has made profound contributions to computational uncertainty/stochastic mechanics, AI and machine learning in structural analysis and design, stochastic structural analysis, and safety assessment in CAD/CAE.
He has published over 300 papers including about 200 articles in international prestigious journals. His research outcomes have strong impact on the areas and have been cited frequently by researchers worldwide. The developed computational uncertainty mechanics and safety assessment framework has been further extended to solve many problems in broad engineering areas. In the last decade, he has secured nine Australian Research Council Projects and has developed strong collaborations with industry to deliver the research outcomes to engineering practice. He is currently an Associate Editor of Engineering Structures, a Subject Editor of Applied Mathematical Modelling, an Editorial Advisory Board Member of Nanotechnology Reviews and Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering.