Shangjia Dong

Assistant Professor

Dr. Shangjia Dong is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, a core faculty member in the Disaster Research Center (DRC), and a faculty member in the Sociotechnical System Center (SSC) at the University of Delaware. He obtained his dual B.S.E. in Information and Computational Science and Finance from the University of Electronic Sciences and Technology of China. After he received his M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering and minor in Computer Sciences from Oregon State University, he spent two years at the UrbanResilience.AI Lab of Texas A&M University at College Station as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. He joined the University of Delaware Civil Engineering and the Disaster Research Center in 2020.

Graduate Students

Utkarsh Gangwal

Ph.D. Student (2021. 09 - )

Utkarsh is an undergraduate student and is currently pursuing Civil Engineering with honors at the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar. He will be joining UD as a Ph.D. student in Fall 2021. He is interested in the application of network science to build robust systems. His research interests include Networks and Complex Systems, and Critical Infrastructure Resilience. In his leisure time, he enjoys swimming, playing basketball, and spending time with friends and family.


Ph.D. Student

We are always looking for strong candidates who is interested in smart and resilient city research. We welcome the applications from civil engineering, computer science/engineering, industrial/systems engineering, applied mathematics, network science, and other related disciplines. Candidates with strong modeling and programming skills are preferred. Interested candidates are welcomed to send a CV and a statement of interest to: sjdong(at)