Our research is focused on computational modeling, physical modeling and data analytics, and methodologies to achieve the synergy among them. We utilize these methodologies and models to better understand the interaction of the built environment with the earthquake hazard. We further use this understanding to devise and train physics-based models for engineering applications.
Examples of focus areas are:
Physics-based ground motion modeling in design and performance assessment of distributed lifelines and buried infrastructure.
Uncertainty quantification and reduced-order/surrogate modeling for complex systems such as soil-structure interaction problems.
Data assimilation and statistical inference to improve our understanding and predictive tools of the physics that govern the built environment.
Currently, we have a number of openings! Feel free to get in touch if you would like to learn more.