Baker Research Group

Jack Baker is a Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability. He uses probabilistic and statistical tools to quantify and manage disaster risk and resilience. He has made contributions to risk analysis of spatially distributed systems, characterization of earthquake ground motions, and simulation of post-disaster recovery. He is an author of the textbook Seismic Hazard and Risk Analysis, Director of the Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative, and a Co-Founder of Haselton Baker Risk Group.

Prior to Stanford, Professor Baker was a visiting researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich). He has degrees in Structural Engineering (Stanford, M.S. 2002, Ph.D. 2005), Statistics (Stanford, M.S. 2004) and Mathematics/Physics (Whitman College, B.A. 2000). His awards include the Shah Family Innovation Prize from the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, the Early Achievement Research Award from the International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability, the Walter L. Huber Prize from the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Helmut Krawinkler Award from the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California, and the Eugene L. Grant Award for excellence in teaching from Stanford.

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9/20/2022: Jack Baker presented "Deep learning-based retrofitting and seismic risk assessment of road networks" at the 2022 PEER Researchers' Workshop.

9/1/2022: Rodrigo Silva Lopez presented "Deep learning-based retrofitting and seismic risk assessment of road networks" at the 4th Kenji Ishihara Colloquium Series on Earthquake Engineering.

8/30/2022: Congratulations to Rodrigo Silva Lopez for completing his PhD dissertation Seismic risk management of complex road networks: optimization methods and integration of community impact metrics! He will next join One Concern.

8/19/2022: Jack Baker will serve as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability.

8/15/2022: Congratulations to Rodrigo Costa for starting a new position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo!

8/15/2022: A new Advice article on Collaboration has been posted.

8/9/2022: A new Advice article on Conducting a literature review has been posted.

8/3/2022: Jack Baker was a panel speaker at the 43rd International Association for Energy Economics International Conference: Mapping the Energy Future. He discussed disaster resilience of infrastructure systems, and related research from the Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative.

8/1/2022: Jack Baker has taken on an expanded role as Editor of the journal Earthquake Spectra.

7/14/2022: Rodrigo Costa presented "Deducing Current Individual Household Income From Publicly Available Data" and Emily Mongold presented "Modeling Rental Unit-Landlord Dependency for Post-Disaster Recovery" and "Combining Multi-Hazard Coastal Impacts Due to Climate Change" at the a 2022 Natural Hazards Center Researchers Meeting.

7/14/2022: Jack Baker presented "Future directions in earthquake risk assessment: High-fidelity optimization" at the Seismic Moment: From Rupture to Recovery symposium.

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