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

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

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

Jamie L. Kruse Jamie Kruse, Ph.D.
Co-Director
Professor
East Carolina University
Email: KRUSEJ@ecu.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

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

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
Senior Research Scientist, NCSA
Technical 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
Researcher
Senior 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

Walter Peacock Walter Peacock, Ph.D.
Researcher & Team Leader
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

Yu Xiao Yu Xiao, Ph.D.
Researcher
Associate Professor
Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning
Portland State University
Email: yxiao@pdx.edu
Personal Webpage
CV/Bio

Expertise: Social Impacts of Disaster, Business recovery and failure, community recovery, and long-term disaster recovery