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Collaborative National Science Foundation Research: GEER Post Disaster Reconnaissance

Profs. David Frost (Georgia Institute of Technology), Jonathan Stewart (UCLA), and Shideh Dashti (CU Boulder) received NSF funding to continue documenting and learning from observations after “extreme events”, which is central to advancing the state of the art in multi-hazards infrastructure engineering. For more details: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1826118&HistoricalAwards=false

http://geerassociation.org/about-geer/steering-committee


Shideh Dashti presenting at the Kenji Ishihara Colloquium Series on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering.

Friday, August 24, 2018
San Diego State University, Hardy Memorial Tower (HT-140)
San Diego, CA

Topic: Physics-Informed Semi-Empirical Probabilistic Models for Predicting Building Settlement and Tilt on Liquefiable Ground

https://sandiego.eeri.org/?p=1641

Please contact Dr. Dashti (shideh.dashti@colorado.edu) to obtain a copy of related papers and spreadsheet for using their new probabilistic procedures.


Our wonderful PhD student and user of the centrifuge facility, soon to be Dr. Balaji Paramasivam, successfully defended his PhD dissertation today (July 13th, 2018). His committee members: Professors S. Dashti, A. Liel, W. Srubar (from CU Boulder), E. Rathje (UT Austin), and S. Brandenberg (UCLA).

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CU Boulder faculty (Profs. Keith Porter, Abbie Liel, Ross Corotis, Shideh Dashti, and Brad Wham), students, and alumni giving lectures, participating in panels, and competitions at 11NCEE in Los Angeles, CA.


Drs. Maria Koliou (Texas A&M University), Shideh Dashti (University of Colorado Boulder), Keri Ryan (University of Nevada-Reno), and Chris Pantelides (University of Utah) have been awarded a RAPID grant (CMMI 1829433) from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to investigate the seismic resilience of wood frame building systems on soils with surrounding pipelines and explore the efficiency of various seismic retrofit/repair solutions in enhancing urban community resilience.

This grant will allow researchers from the United States and Japan to collaborate as a team to conduct experimental seismic studies on wood frame building systems and their interaction with soil and surrounding pipelines. The systems will be tested on the world’s largest earthquake shake table (E-Defense) in Miki, Japan, in early 2019.


Ms. Jenny Ramirez, a PhD student in our team, won the “2018 Teacher Program Award for Excellence in Academic Leadership” at Univ. of Colorado Boulder. Congratulations Jenny. A wonderful and well-deserved honor.

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Mr. Zachary Bullock (PhD student in our team) presented his research (performance-based approach to estimating settlement and tilt of structures on liquefiable soils) at GNS in New Zealand (February 2018)


Dr. Juan Olarte (a member of our team) finished his doctoral studies (Dec. 2017)

 


Shideh Dashti Honored with Casagrande Award (ASCE)

http://news.asce.org/university-of-colorado-professor-honored-with-casagrande-award/

ASCE has honored Shideh Dashti, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, with the 2018 Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award for her outstanding contributions to infrastructure risk assessment and mitigation, including seismic soil-structure interaction in urban areas, influence of liquefaction on structures, liquefaction mitigation strategies for structures and slopes, and interdependencies among the social, information, and physical infrastructures during floods.


UCLA and Colorado School of Mines —  Seminar by our team on a new probabilistic model for predicting building settlement and tilt (work by Dr. Zana Karimi and Mr. Zachary Bullock).


ASCE-GI seminar by our team on a new probabilistic model for predicting building settlement (work by Dr. Zana Karimi and Mr. Zachary Bullock):

August 17th, 6pm, Warnock Engineering Building, Room L103, University of Utah.

 


GEER Responds to the Kumamoto, Japan Earthquakes to Document their Impacts

http://www.colorado.edu/news/features/earthquake-reconnaissance-learning-disaster

 


GAANN Fellowship Program Toward Engineering Resilience (2015-2020)

The department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering (CEAE) at University of Colorado Boulder currently is now hosting a GAANN (Graduate Assistantships in Areas of National Need) fellowship program geared toward engineering resilience. For more information on the program, faculty involved, and the application process:

https://engresilience.wordpress.com

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NSF Early CAREER Award: Toward a New Paradigm in Evaluating and Mitigating Urban Liquefaction (2015-2020)

http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1454431&HistoricalAwards=false

Principal Investigator: Shideh Dashti


NSF Initiative: RIPS Type 1 —  The Interdependence of Built, Social, and Information Infrastructures for Community Resilience: A Participatory Process (2014-2015)

http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1441263&HistoricalAwards=false

Principal Investigators: Abbie Liel, Leysia Palen, Bruce Goldstein, Shideh Dashti, and Amy Javernick-Will


NSF Initiative to Investigate the Performance of Buildings on Liquefiable Soils and the Effect of Remediation Strategies (2014-2017)

http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1362696&HistoricalAwards=false

Principal Investigators: Shideh Dashti and Abbie Liel


IMPART Fellowship Award: Locating Underrepresented Perspectives in Environmental Design Curriculum and Pedagogy (2014)


NSF (NEES) Initiative to Investigate the Seismic Response of Shallow Underground Structures in Dense Urban Environments (2011-2015)

http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1134968

Principal Investigators: Shideh Dashti and Youssef Hashash


Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Initiative to Investigate the Seismic Response of Buried Water Reservoir Structures via Centrifuge Modeling (2011-2014)

Principal Investigators: John McCartney and Shideh Dashti


Our study on the use of tweets for disaster reconnaissance on the news:

http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2014/09/03/tweets-during-2013-colorado-floods-gave-engineers-valuable-data

http://www.dailycamera.com/cu-news/ci_26477178/cu-boulder-researcher-finds-flood-tweets-have-value

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/study-tweets-during-2013-colorado-floods-gave-engineers-valuable-data-on-infrastructure-damage

http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-13339-a-flood-of-data.html


iShake on the News:

http://www.ktla.com/videobeta/750c3a37-b8ad-4fe7-8719-c27bafc82505/News/KTLA-Scientists-May-Be-Using-Your-iPhone-to-Help-Rescuers-in-Future-Quakes-Chip-Yost-reports

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