Local members and collaborators, 2021

Current research group

Lukas Bodenmann

Visiting Scholar from ETH Zurich

Seismic performance measures and their application to different spatial and temporal scales

Corinne Bowers

 

Assessing and managing atmospheric-river-induced flood risk

Rodrigo Costa

Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative Postdoctoral Scholar

Probabilistic models for assessing the effects of natural disasters on community recovery

Joshua Dimasaka

Masters of Public Policy Researcher

Probabilistic earthquake loss assessment of the Greater Metro Manila Area, Philippines

Jenny Levitt

Undergraduate researcher

Validation of rapid mapped estimates of earthquake damage

Omar Issa

 

Engineering modeling for assessing and optimizing resilience at building-level and regional scales

Rodrigo Silva Lopez

 

Risk assessment of distributed transportation networks

Emily Mongold

 

Regional risk assessment considering earthquake ground shaking and tsunamis

Jimmy Zhang

 

Enhancing post-disaster recovery modeling through high-fidelity household income estimation

Tinger Zhu

 

Regional assessement of indirect seismic economic losses

Former research students and postdocs

Neal Simon Kwong (Postdoctoral Researcher, 2019-2021)

USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Scholar, advisors Kishor Jaiswal, Nico Luco, Jack Baker, Kristin Ludwig

Currently at U.S. Geological Survey

Selecting three components of ground motions from conditional spectra for multiple stripe analyses

Earthquake risk of gas pipelines in the conterminous united states and its sources of uncertainty

Sabine Loos (Ph.D., 2021)

Co-advisors: David Lallemant and Jack Baker

Currently at U.S. Geological Survey

Mapping post-disaster need: Flexible approaches to rapidly estimate building damage and non-recovery for vulnerable populations

Ganyu Teng (Ph.D., 2021)

 

Currently at Amazon

Short-term hazard analysis in the presence of induced seismicity

Yilin Chen (Ph.D., 2021)

 

Currently at Twitter

Geostatistical and network analysis of non-stationary spatial variation in ground motion amplitudes

Gitanjali Bhattacharjee (Ph.D., 2021)

 

Currently at Exponent

Seismic risk mitigation strategies for complex regional transport networks

Anne Hulsey (Ph.D., 2020)

Co-advisors: Greg Deierlein and Jack Baker

Currently at University of Auckland

Quantifying The community impact of post-earthquake safety decisions based on damage to tall buildings and elevated hazard due to aftershocks

Katy Serafin (Postdoctoral Researcher, 2017-2019)

Primary advisor: Jenny Suckale. Co-advisors: Jack Baker and Jeff Koseff

 

Currently at University of Florida

Compounding flood hazards in a changing climate

Maryia Markhvida (Ph.D., 2019)

 

Currently at The World Bank and Stanford University

Towards seismic resilience: a comprehensive approach to modeling earthquake consequences from regional hazard to household well-being

Gemma Cremen (Ph.D., 2019)

 

Currently at University College London

Analysis, Evaluation, and Improvement of Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering Damage and Loss Predictions

Adam Zsarnóczay (Visiting Scholar, 2017-2018)

 

Currently at NHERI SimCenter

Uncertainty quantification for seismic risk analysis

Karen Barns (M.S., 2018)

Currently at Arup

Crowd-sourced remote assessments of regional-scale post-disaster damage

Abhineet Gupta (Ph.D., 2017)

 

Currently at Marqeta

Quantifying temporally-varying induced seismicity hazard and regional risk: Statistical approaches and application in Oklahoma

David Lallemant (Postdoctoral researcher, 2016-2017)

Primary advisor: Anne Kiremidjian. Co-advisors: Jack Baker and Greg Deierlein

Currently at Nanyang Technological University

Disaster risk modeling in rapidly changing urban environments

Jason Wu (Ph.D., 2017)

 

Currently at Thornton Tomasetti

End-to-End Seismic Risk Analysis Framework for the Identification of Infrastructure Network Retrofits

Camilo Gomez (Postdoctoral researcher, 2014-2016)

 

Currently at University de los Andes

Characterization of complex infrastructure networks for decision-making

Reagan Chandramohan (Ph.D., 2016)

Co-advisors: Greg Deierlein and Jack Baker

Currently at University of Canterbury

Effect of long duration ground motions on structural performance

Cynthia Lee (M.S., 2016)

Currently at Cooper Union

An Improved Algorithm for Selecting Ground Motions to Match a Conditional Spectrum

Beliz Ugurhan Gokkaya (Ph.D., 2015)

Co-advisors: Greg Deierlein and Jack Baker

Currently at Facebook

Seismic reliability assessment of structures incorporating modeling uncertainty and implications for seismic collapse safety

Lynne Burks (Ph.D., 2014)

 

Currently at One Concern

Ground motion simulations: validation and application for civil engineering problems

Christophe Loth

Christophe Loth (Ph.D., 2014)

 

Currently at Google

Multivariate ground motion intensity measure models, and implications for structural reliability assessment

Mahalia Miller (Ph.D., 2014)

 

Currently at Google

Seismic risk assessment of complex transportation networks

Samuel Cortes (B.S., 2014)

Currently at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Estimating impacts of catastrophic network damage from earthquakes using an activity-based travel model

Andrew Seifried (Ph.D., 2013)

 

Currently at Lettis Consultants International

Response spectrum compatibilization and its impact on structural response assessment

Shrey Shahi (Ph.D., 2013)

 

Currently at Robinhood

A probabilistic framework to include the effects of near-fault directivity in seismic hazard assessment

Jennifer (Foschaar) Schultz (M.S., 2012)

Co-advisors: Greg Deierlein and Jack Baker

Currently at SunPower

Assessment of Ground Motion Duration Effects on Structural Collapse

Ting Lin (Ph.D., 2012)

 

Currently at Texas Tech University

Advancement of hazard consistent ground motion selection methodology

Victor Victorsson (Ph.D., 2011)

Primary advisor: Greg Deierlein. Co-advisors: Jack Baker and Helmut Krawinkler

Currently at Swiss Re

The reliability of capacity-designed components in seismic resistant systems

Yoshifumi Yamamoto (Ph.D., 2011)

 

Currently at Guidewire

Stochastic model for earthquake ground motion using wavelet packets

Hyeuk Ryu (Postdoctoral researcher, 2008-2010)

 

Currently at Geoscience Australia

Converting HAZUS capacity curves into fragility functions for risk assessment using PSHA, and Magnitude estimation of historical earthquakes using structural fragility functions

Nirmal Jayaram (Ph.D., 2010)

 

Currently at Google

Probabilistic seismic lifeline risk assessment using efficient sampling and data reduction techniques

 

Other former research students

Mariano Balbi

Tamika Bassman

Julie Clarke

Yang Dang

Yiwen Dong

Jorenne Flores

Jessica Jacobo

Sara Jozefiak

Ji Yun Lee

Jiate Li

Tong Liu

Jeltsin Obregon

Joshua Salas

Jaewon Saw

Bo Shen

Kei Tomozawa

Ju-Young Shin

Ethan Thomson

Chenbo Wang

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2012

Baker group, August 2012