Carnegie Mellon University

Ying Shi headshot

February 03, 2021

Shi Awarded Smith Graduate Fellowship

PhD candidate Ying Shi has been awarded the Bradford and Diane Smith Graduate Fellowship. Shi earned her undergraduate and master's degrees in Bridge Engineering at Southeast University, China.

Advised by Professor Pingbo Tang, Shi studies how falsified or missing data mislead multiple levels of bridge inspection and maintenance planning.

"I am happy to be chosen for the Bradford and Diane Smith Graduate Fellowship," says Shi. "I am grateful for the fellowship support from Bradford and Diane Smith, and would like to thank the support of the committee and my advisor. Thanks to your support for my graduate studies I will keep focusing on my research."

The Bradford and Diane Smith fellowship was created through the generosity of Bradford Smith, a 1969 graduate of the College of Engineering, and his wife Diane, a 1971 graduate of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, to help support the graduate studies of highly deserving students in the College of Engineering (CMU).