Yingbin Zhang obtained his doctor of engineering degree from Kyushu University, Japan in 2013. Dr. Zhang is now an Associate Professor in the School of Civil Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China. He has authored more than 80 research publications in recent years. His research interest lies in slope stability analysis, landslide run-out analysis, earthquake-induced geo-hazard, numerical methods and limit analysis. He is now the investigator of several national research projects.