Dr. Yalong Pi has been a Data Scientist at the Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (TAMIDS) at Texas A&M University since 2020. During 2013-2016, he worked as a project manager at Gree Real Estate Co. Ltd, Zhuhai City, China. He also worked as a junior architect at Shanghai Water&Rock Group in 2017. He obtained a Ph.D. in Architecture from Texas A&M University (2020), a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering (2013) from Wuhan Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (2011) from Wuhan Textile University. He is a certified Architectural Engineer in mainland China. His research focuses on machine learning (computer vision) and data mining, applications in domains including disaster reconnaissance, transportation, construction automation, and building information modeling.


2017-2020      Ph.D. in Architecture/Construction, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA

2011-2013       M.S. in Civil Engineering, Wuhan Institute of Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China

2007-2011      B.S. in Mechanical Design and Automation, Wuhan Textile University, Wuhan, Hubei, China


2020-present             Operational Data Scientist, Texas A&M Institute of Data Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA.

2017-2020                   Research Assistant, Department of Architecture/Construction, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA.

2016-2017                   Assistant Architect, Shanghai W&R Group, Shanghai, China.

2013-2016                   Engineer, Zhuhai Gree Real Estate Co., Ltd., Zhuhai, Guangdong, China.

2011-2013                   Technician, Transportation Research Center at Wuhan Institute of Technology (TRCWIT), Wuhan, Hubei, China.


  • Norman & Renee Zelman scholarship, $2,500, TAMU, 2017
  • The Best New Employee, Zhuhai Gree Real Estate, 2014
  • Second-level Scholarship, ¥ 10,000, WIT, 2012