Dr. Yalong Pi is a Postdoctoral Data Scientist in 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 of Civil Engineering (2013) from Wuhan Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor Degree of Mechanical Engineering (2011) from Wuhan Textile University. He is a certified Architectural Engineer in China mainland. His research focuses on machine learning (computer vision) 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             Postdoc 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                   Junior Architect, Shanghai W&R Group, Shanghai, China.

2013-2016                  Project Manager, Zhuhai Gree Real Estate Company, 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
  • Best new employee, Zhuhai Gree Real Estate, 2014
  • Second level scholarship, ¥ 10,000, WIT, 2012