Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Postgraduate







Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Hongmin is a first-year PhD student at the Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation (CSEI) and the Transport Systems and Logistics Laboratory (TSL), Imperial College London. He is supervised by Prof Jennifer Whyte, Dr Christian Onof and Dr Panagiotis Angeloudis.

His research focuses on the reliability analysis of redundant and repairable civil infrastructure systems, with particular emphasis on rail infrastructure. He develops models that are based on Grey Systems Theory (GST) and multivariate time series analysis (mainly using Vector Autoregression models).

The resulting models will be used to perform reliability analysis (mainly prognostics) of critical civil infrastructure systems with limited datasets and uncertainties. Metrics of interest include the failure rate and failure distribution functions, Remaining Useful Life (RUL) estimates and the interdependencies among interacting or proximal subsystems.

Prior to joining Imperial College London, Hongmin obtained a BEng and an MEng degree in Safety Engineering from the University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), in 2016 and 2019 respectively.