Dr. Xianfei Yin

Email: xfyin@um.edu.mo 

 Tel: (853) 8822-4365

Location: E11-3009

University of Macau, Macau, China



Dr. Xianfei Yin (殷憲飛) is an Assistant Professor in Construction Management at the Department of Civil &Environmental EngineeringUniversity of Macau, Macau, China. Prior to joining the University of Macau, he was a tenured Assistant Professor in Construction Management at the University of Twente, the Netherlands.  His research focused on the improvement of civil infrastructure maintenance, smart infrastructure construction, smart city development, and information integration/visualization for buildings and construction processes (such as Building Information Modeling), drawing upon knowledge in the domains of artificial intelligence, advanced data analytics, simulation modeling, decision support system, and construction project management. 

 I am looking for PhD/PDF/RA to join me. Please contact me at xfyin@um.edu.mo if you are interested.


  • Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental engineering, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Mater degree in Construction Management, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
  • Bachelor degree in Construction Mnagement, Qingdao University of Technology, China


Research Interests

  • Construction management
  • Infrastructure maintenance
  • Machine learning
  • BIM
  • Simulation modelling



  • Assistant Professor, University of Macau, Macau, China, 2023 – present
  • Assistant Professor, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, 2021 – 2023
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 2020 
  • Research Assistant, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 2017 – 2020
  • Engineer Assistant, China Overseas Property Group, Jilin, China, 2016


Simulation modelling for CCTV inspection

Deep learning-based defect detections

Infrastructure condition assessement system

Deterioration modelling


Please refer to the following links for full list:

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Selected publications

  • Wang, L., Zhao, Y. , & Yin, X. (2023). “Precast production scheduling in off-site construction: Mainstream contents and optimization perspective.” Journal of cleaner production, 405, 137054. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2023.137054 
  • Ma, S., Li, Z., Li, L., Yuan, M. , & Yin, X. (2023). “Exploring the effect of stakeholder relationship quality on technological innovation in off-site construction: The mediating role of the knowledge sharing.” Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, 29(1), 77-92. https://doi.org/10.3846/jcem.2022.17870
  • Yuan, M., Li, Z., Li, X., Luo, X. , Yin, X., & Cai, J. (2023). “Proposing a multifaceted model for adopting prefabricated construction technology in the construction industry.” Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 30(2), 755-786. https://doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-07-2021-0613
  • Wang, M. & Yin, X.* (2022). “Construction and maintenance of urban underground infrastructure with digital technologies.” Automation in Construction. 141, 104464. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2022.104464
  • Karabij, M., Yin, X.*, Bouferguene, A., & Al-Hussein, M. (2022). “Image processing-based framework for determining deterioration in sewer pipe defects.” Journal of Infrastructure Systems. 28(4), 04022030. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000713
  • Li, L., Luan, H., Yin, X.*, Dou, Y., Yuan, M., Li., Z. (2022). “Understanding sustainability in off-site construction management: state of the art and future directions.” Journal of Construction Engineering & Management. 148(11), 03122008. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0002396
  • Zhang, N., Wang, J., Al-Hussein, M. & Yin, X.* (2022). “BIM-based automated design of drainage systems for panelized residential buildings.” International Journal of Construction Management, https://doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2022.2085853
  • Xiao, B., Chen, C., & Yin, X.* (2022). “Recent advancements of robotics in construction”. Automation in Construction, 144, 104591. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2022.104591
  • Yin, X., & Wang, M. (2022). “Science Mapping for Recent Research Regarding Urban Underground Infrastructure.” Buildings, 12(11), 2031. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings12112031
  • Yin, X., Ma, T., Bouferguene, A., & Al-Hussein, M. (2021). “Automation for sewer pipe assessment: CCTV video interpretation algorithm and sewer pipe video assessment (SPVA) system development.” Automation in construction, 125, 103622. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2021.103622
  • Xiao, B., Zhang, Y., Chen, Y., and Yin, X.,* (2021). “A semi-supervised learning detection method for vision-based monitoring of construction sites by integrating teacher-student networks and data augmentation.” 50, 101372. Advanced Engineering Informatics. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aei.2021.101372
  • Xiao, B., Yin, X., and Kang, S. (2021). “Vision-based method of automatically detecting construction video highlights by integrating machine tracking and CNN feature extraction”. Automation in Construction, 129, 103817. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2021.103817
  • Yin, X., Chen, Y., Bouferguene, A., Zaman, H., Al-Hussein, M., and Kurach, L. (2020). “A deep learning-based framework for an automated defect detection system for sewer pipes.” Automation in Construction, 109, 102967. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2019.102967
  • Yin, X., Chen, Y., Bouferguene, A., and Al-Hussein, M. (2020). “Data-driven bi-level sewer pipe deterioration model: Design and analysis.” Automation in Construction, 116, 103181. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2020.103181
  • Yin, X., Chen, Y., Bouferguene, A., Zaman, H., Al-Hussein, M., and Russell, R. (2020). “Data-driven framework for modeling productivity of closed-circuit television recording process for sewer pipes.” Journal of Construction Engineering & Management, 146(8), 04020093. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001885
  • Yin, X., Liu, H., Chen, Y., Wang, Y., and Al-Hussein, M. (2020). “A BIM-based framework for operation and maintenance of utility tunnels.” Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 97, 103252. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tust.2019.103252
  • Yin, X., Bouferguene, A., and Al-Hussein, M. (2020). “Data-driven sewer pipe data random generation and validation.” Journal of Construction Engineering & Management, 146(12), 04020131. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001937
  • Chen, Y., Bouferguene, A., Shen, Y., Yin, X., and Al-Hussein, M. (2020). “Bi-level decision support model (BLDSM) for bus route optimization and accessibility improvement for seniors.” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 34(2), 04019057. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000875
  • Yin, X., Liu, H., Chen, Y., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “Building information modelling for off-site construction: Review and future directions.” Automation in Construction, 101, 72-91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2019.01.010 (WoS Highly Cited Paper).
  • Liu, B., Chen, Y., Shen, Y., and Yin, X. (2019). “Clustering experts in linguistic environment: A hybrid method.” Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, 37(5), 6983-7001. https://doi.org/10.3233/JIFS-191092

Academic service

  • Guest Editor, Journal of Buildings MDPI, special issue “Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Construction and Infrastructure Management
  • Advisory Board Member, International Conference on Recent Advances in Infrastructure Developments (RAID 2024)
  • Organizing Committee Member, Modular and Offsite Construction Summit (MOC 2019)
  • Organizing Committee Member, International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC 2019)
  • Executive Editor, International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management (ICCREM 2017)
  • Executive Editor, International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management (ICCREM 2016)
  • Affiliated Member, American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE)
  • Member, Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI)


  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-finance Students Abroad, China Scholarship Council, 2021
  • Robert Stollery/USF and G Insurance Company of Canada Award in Construction Engineering and Management, University of Alberta, 2020
  • Advanced Education Alberta Graduate Students Travel Incentive, University of Alberta, 2020
  • Joseph D Thompson/Zurich Canada Graduate Award in Construction Engineering and Management, University of Alberta, 2019
  • GSA Academic Travel Award, University of Alberta, 2019
  • Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship, University of Alberta, 2017
  • Graduate Student First Class Scholarship, Harbin Institute of Technology, 2016