Researchers


Engineering Team

John W. van de Lindt John W. van de Lindt, Ph.D.
Co-Director
Howard H. Short Endowed Chair
Colorado State University
Email: jwv@engr.colostate.edu
Personal Webpage
CV/Bio

Expertise: Multi-hazards; performance-based analysis and design damage/loss modeling; fragility curves and surfaces

Bruce Ellingwood Bruce Ellingwood, Ph.D.
Co-Director
Professor
Colorado State University
Email: Bruce.Ellingwood@colostate.edu
Personal Webpage
CV/Bio

Expertise: Structural reliability; extreme/abnormal events loads/modeling; probabilistic risk assessment

Andre Barbosa Andre Barbosa, Ph.D.
Task 4 Lead
Associate Professor
Oregon State University
Email: Andre.Barbosa@oregonstate.edu
Personal Webpage

Expertise: Performance-based earthquake engineering; reliability analysis; resilient design

Eun Cha Eun Cha, Ph.D.
Researcher
Assistant Professor
University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign
Email: ejcha@illinois.edu
Personal Webpage
CV/Bio

Expertise: Risk analysis; risk aversion and risk informed decision modeling; stochastic modeling

Dan Cox Dan Cox, Ph.D.
Task 1 Lead
Professor
Oregon State University
Email: Dan.Cox@oregonstate.edu
Personal Webpage

Expertise: Surge, wave and tsunami modeling; coastal fluid/structure interaction

Leonardo Duenas-Osorio Leonardo Duenas-Osorio, Ph.D.
Researcher
Professor />Rice University
Email: leonardo.duenas-osorio@rice.edu
CV/Bio
Personal Webpage

Computational and theoretical models; Resilience and Risk Assessment

Steven French Steven French, Ph.D.
Researcher
Dean and John Portman Chair
Georgia Institute of Technology
Email: steve.french@design.gatech.edu
CV/Bio
Personal Webpage

Expertise: Earthquake and Flood Hazard Analysis and Mitigation; Sustainable Urban Development; Urban Planning and Policy; Urban Big Data

Paolo Gardoni Paolo Gardoni, Ph.D.
Task 6 Lead
Professor
University of Illinois - Urbana - Champaign
Email: gardoni@illinois.edu
Personal Webpage
CV/Bio

Expertise: Risk and life cycle analysis; decision making under uncertainty; deteriorating systems

Mikhail Gershfeld Mikhail Gershfeld, S.E.
Researcher
Professional Practice Professor
California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Email: mikhail.gershfeld@gmail.com

Expertise: Earthquake engineering, design, light-frame construction

Andres Gonzalez Andres Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Researcher
Assistant Professor
University of Oklahoma
Email: andres.gonzalez@ou.edu
CV/Bio
Personal Webpage

Expertise: Developing and applying analytical tools from systems dynamics; statistical physics, operations research; and civil engineering to study the dynamics associated with social and physical systems

Yanlin Guo Yanlin Guo, Ph.D.
Researcher
Research Scientist
Colorado State University
Email: Yanlin.Guo@colostate.edu
CV/Bio
Personal Webpage

Expertise: Real-time structural health monitoring (SHM); system identification and diagnosis; signal processing; structural dynamics and vibration; big data interpretation; remote sensing; decision making; data-driven wind simulation

Gaofeng Jia Gaofeng Jia, Ph.D.
Researcher
Assistant Professor
Colorado State University
Email: Gaofeng.Jia@colostate.edu
CV/Bio
Personal Webpage

Expertise: Uncertainty quantification and propagation; Stochastic simulation; Risk-informed design and decision making; Aging and deterioration of infrastructure system

Victoria Johnson Victoria (Tori) Johnson, Ph.D.
Researcher
Assistant Professor
U.S. Naval Academy
Email: vjohngson@usna.edu
Personal Webpage

Expertise: Engineering Risk Analysis

Maria Koliou Maria Koliou, Ph.D.
Researcher
Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University
Email: maria.koliou@tamu.edu
Personal Webpage

Expertise: Multi-Hazard Performance-Based Design of Buildings and Non-Building Structures; Engineering Risk Analysis; Post-Disaster System Functionality; Collapse Assessment of Structural Systems; Timber Structures

Hussam Mahmoud Hussam Mahmoud, Ph.D.
Researcher
George T. Abell Professor of Infrastructure and Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Colorado State University
Email: Hussam.Mahmoud@colostate.edu
Personal Webpage
CV/Bio

Expertise: Fire analysis; tsunami/structure interaction; earthquake engineering; fragility development

Charles Nicholson Charles Nicholson, Ph.D.
Researcher
Associate Professor
University of Oklahoma
Email: cnicholson@ou.edu
Personal Webpage
CV/Bio

Expertise: Meta-heuristic and evolutionary search, network flows, applications of data mining

Jamie Padgett Jamie Padgett, Ph.D.
Task 5 Lead
Associate Professor
Rice University
Email: jamie.padgett@rice.edu
Personal Webpage
CV/Bio

Expertise: Multi-hazard analysis; bridge engineering; fragility development

Elaina J. Sutley Elaina J. Sutley, Ph.D.
Researcher
Assistant Professor
University of Kansas
Email: enjsutley@ku.edu
CV/Bio
Personal Webpage

Expertise: Community resiliency; performance-based seismic design; loss modeling; fragility curves and surfaces; social vulnerability; woodframe structures

Bret Webb Bret Webb, Ph.D.
Researcher
Associate Professor
University of South Alabama
Email: bwebb@southalabama.edu
Personal Webpage
CV/Bio

Expertise: Coastal engineering; storm surge and wave modeling; climate change impacts; scour and erosion; vulnerability and risk

Economics Team

Harvey Cutler Harvey Cutler, Ph.D.
Task 3 Lead
Professor
Colorado State University
Email: Harvey.Cutler@ColoState.EDU
CV/Bio

Expertise: Regional economics; computable equilibrium modeling; risk analysis

Bradley Ewing Bradley Ewing, Ph.D.
Researcher
Professor
Texas Tech University
Email: Bradley.Ewing@ttu.EDU
CV/Bio

Expertise: Natural hazards economics; energy economics; times series analysis; economic impact analysis; development of new benefit, cost and performance metrics; integration of economics with engineering and physical sciences

Jamie Brown Kruse Jamie Kruse, Ph.D.
Co-Director
Professor
East Carolina University
Email: Jamie.Kruse@colostate.edu
Personal Webpage
CV/Bio

Expertise: Risk and decision making; experimental economics; industrial organization and regulation; natural hazards economics; insurance and risk mitigation; and interdisciplinary research that integrates economic analysis with engineering, ecology, and the geosciences

Martin Shields Martin Shields, Ph.D.
Researcher
Professor
Colorado State University
Email: Martin.Shields@ColoState.EDU
CV/Bio

Expertise: Regional economics; labor economics; economic volatility modeling; risk modeling

Sammy Zahran Sammy Zahran, Ph.D.
Researcher & NIST Liason
Associate Professor and Co-Director for Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis
Colorado State University
Email: Sammy.Zahran@colostate.edu
CV/Bio

Expertise: Demography; environmental economics; population health; disaster modeling

Data/Framework Team

Expertise: Web Application and Service development. (OPIETM) for scientific portals.

Shannon Bradley Shannon Bradley
Associate Project Manager
NCSA

Expertise: Project Management, Human Resources, Applied Management

Diego Calderon Diego Calderon
Researcher
Research Programmer
NCSA

Expertise: Experience collaborating with researchers in statistics, regression models, and learning under conditional distributions

Mark Fredricksen Mark Fredricksen
Researcher
Research Programmer
NCSA

Expertise: System Administration and HPC environments, combined with database and programming experience

Yong Wook Kim Yong Wook Kim
Researcher
Research Programmer
NCSA

Expertise: Developer on Ergo and IN-CORE teams, GIS, Database Management

Jong Sung Lee Jong Sung Lee, Ph.D.
Task 1 Lead
Deputy Associate Director of software directorate, NCSA
Lead of ERGO (MAEviz) platform
Email: jonglee1@illinois.edu
Personal Webpage
CV/Bio

Expertise: GIS; transportation planning; regional science; data management

Gowtham Naraharisetty Gowtham Naraharisetty
Researcher
Research Programmer
NCSA

Expertise: Software Engineering, Web Application and Service development

Chris Navarro Chris Navarro
Lead Research Programmer
NCSA

Expertise: One of the original MAEviz developers, on which ERGO is now based, an Eclipse Committer Open Source Developer

Michal Ondrejcek Michal Ondrejcek
Researcher
NCSA

Expertise: Material Science, Electron Microscopy and Statistical/Error Analysis

Nathan Tolbert Nathan Tolbert
Researcher
Research Programmer
NCSA

Expertise: Developer on both the MAEviz - Harturk and Ergo teams, IN-CORE developer, Developer for Open Portal Interface Environment (OPIETM) for scientific portals.

Social Sciences Team

Sara Hamideh Sara Hamideh, PhD
Assistant Professor
Community & Regional Planning
Stony Brook University
Email: sara.hamideh@stonybrook.edu
CV/Bio

Expertise: Disaster recovery and community resilience

Michelle Meyer Michelle Meyer, Ph.D.
Researcher
Assistant Professor, Director
Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center
Texas A&M University
Email: mmeyer@tamu.edu
CV/Bio

Disaster resilience and mitigation; climate change displacement; environmental sociology and community sustainability

Walter Peacock Walter Peacock, Ph.D.
Researcher
Professor, Director
Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center
Texas A&M University
Email: wgpeacock@gmail.com
CV/Bio

Urban planning; sustainability and resiliency issues; natural hazard mitigation; long-term disaster recovery

Nathanael Rosenheim Nathanel Rosenheim, Ph.D.
Associate Research Scientist
Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center
Texas A&M University
Email: nrosenheim@arch.tamu.edu
CV/Bio

Expertise: Urban planning; food security; data management; social impacts of disasters

Shannon Van Zandt Shannon Van Zandt, Ph.D.
Task 2 Lead
Associate Professor
Director Center for Housing and Community Development
Texas A&M University
Email: svanzandt@arch.tamu.edu
Personal Webpage
CV/Bio

Expertise: Social Impacts of Disaster; Housing and Housing recovery; nexus housing and business resovery

Maria Watson Maria Watson, Ph.D.
Researcher
Research Assistant Professor
Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center
Texas A&M University
Email: mwatson1@arch.tamu.edu
Personal Webpage
CV/Bio

Expertise: Urban Planning; Small Business; Disaster Recovery; Survey Methods