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Rice University welcomes Maria Koliou


Rice University welcomes Maria Koliou

October 12, 2018

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Maria Koliou, Ph.D., presented to the EERI Student Chapter Rice University on October 12, 2018. Dr. Koliou, a YMC Co-Chair and Assistant Professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, delivered a presentation entitledFrom Resilient Structures to Resilient Communities. Using the example of Rigid Wall-Flexible in-plane roof Diaphragm (RWFD) buildings,  Dr. Koliou demonstrated how performance-based engineering can be integrated with concepts of system functionality, recovery response, and community resilience in disasters.

In addition to the seminar presentation, Dr. Koliou had the opportunity to discuss research with Rice University graduate students.

Younger Member Award: Deadline Nov. 26, 2018

Apply for the second annual EERI Younger Member Award!

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The EERI Younger Members Committee (YMC) is now accepting applications from younger members who would like to be considered for the second annual Younger Member Award (YMA).

The purpose of this award is to recognize a younger member (preferably an EERI YMC member) who has demonstrated exceptional engagement and contributions primarily to the YMC committee but also to other EERI programs, committees, and projects. The recipient of this prestigious award will be recognized during the 2019 Annual Meeting held in Vancouver, BC in March and will receive a registration grant for the meeting.

The application deadline is November 26, 2018. Click here  to apply online. Results to be announced by December 15, 2019.

University of Texas at Austin welcomes Maria Koliou

University of Texas at Austin welcomes Maria Koliou 

September 28, 2018

Maria Koliou, Ph.D., YMC Co-Chair and Assistant Professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, presented to the EERI Student Chapter at the University of Texas at Austin on September 28, 2018. The presentation, entitledFrom Resilient Structures to Resilient Communities, used the example Rigid Wall-flexible in-plane roof Diaphragm buildings, popular in low-rise industrial construction, to demonstrate how performance-based engineering can be integrated with concepts of system functionality, recovery response, and community resilience in disasters.

In addition to the seminar presentation, Dr. Koliou had the opportunity to meet and have lunch with students, meet with faculty, and tour the Ferguson Structural Laboratory.

NCSU welcomes Anahid Behrouzi

September 7, 2018

Dr. Anahid Behrouzi, co-chair of the EERI Younger Members Committee and Assistant Professor of Architectural Engineering at California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo, presented to the EERI Student Chapter at North Carolina State University on September 7, 2018. The presentation, entitled Machine Learning to Enable Image Classification of Earthquake Damage to Civil Infrastructure, introduced a set of software tools developed by architectural engineers and computer scientists at Cal Poly to enable rapid post-earthquake damage classification of buildings and above-ground infrastructure. The software package includes a manual photo tagging tool, an automated image classification tool, and post-processing scripts for ArcGIS mapping to enable data analysis related to the severity, type, and geographical distribution of civil infrastructure damage.

Dr. Behrouzi, an alumnus of North Carolina State University, also had the opportunity to tour NCSU earthquake engineering facilities and to meet with undergraduate students, graduate students, and engineering faculty during the visit.  

Fall 2018 YMC Webinar by Prof. Abbie Liel

Date: Monday, September 17, 2018
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM Pacific
Speaker: Abbie Liel, Ph. D.  (M.EERI,2009), Associate Professor, University of Colorado – Boulder

REGISTER HERE 

How Induced Earthquakes Are Making Us Rethink the Challenges of  Earthquake Engineering

This presentation examines the ongoing human-caused seismicity in Oklahoma, Kansas and other parts of

the central U.S. from an earthquake engineering perspective. Key questions to be answered include: Are

these earthquakes different from natural (tectonic) earthquakes in important ways for earthquake

engineers? Are these earthquakes large enough to cause damage to buildings and infrastructure? What is

the impact of these earthquakes on seismic hazard and risk?

 

For more info, please visit https://ymc.eeri.org/event/fall-2018-ymc-webinar-by-prof-abbie-liel/

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