Research group

Gabriela Calana


Disaster resilience and system reliability

Omar Issa


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

Emily Mongold


Regional risk assessment considering earthquake ground shaking and sea level rise

Nicole Paul

Ph.D. student at University College London

Co-supervised by Carmine Galasso, Vitor Silva, and Jack Baker

Population displacement following disasters

Neetesh Sharma

Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative postdoctoral scholar

Distributed infrastructure resilience assessment

Tinger Zhu


Regional assessement of indirect economic losses from disasters

Former research students and postdocs

Jaelen Sobers (Undergraduate researcher, 2023)


Effect of sea level rise on regional liquefaction risk assessment

Corinne Bowers (Ph.D., 2023)


Currently at the U.S. Geological Survey

Characterizing hydrologic and economic risk due to flooding driven by atmospheric rivers

Peter Lee (M.S., 2023)


Wildfire risk and recovery modelling

Mauricio Sánchez-Silva

Visiting Shimizu Professor, 2023

Professor of Civil Engineering, University de los Andes

Dynamic Infrastructure Systems to address sustainable urbanization and climate change challenges

Rodrigo Silva Lopez (Ph.D., 2022)


Currently at PA Consulting

Seismic risk management of complex road networks: Optimization methods and integration of community impact metrics

Lukas Bodenmann (Visiting Scholar, 2022)


Currently at ETH Zurich

Accounting for Path and Site Effects in Spatial Ground-Motion Correlation Models using Bayesian Inference

Rodrigo Costa (Postdoctoral Scholar, 2020-2022)


Currently at University of Waterloo

Housing Recovery Simulation, Business Recovery

Francisco Galvis (Ph.D., 2022)

Primary advisor: Greg Deierlein

Currently at Thornton Tomasetti

Seismic risk and post-earthquake recovery of older tall buildings with welded steel moment frames

Jimmy Zhang (M.S., 2022)


Currently at Arup

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

Joshua Dimasaka (M.A., Public Policy, 2022)


Currently at University of Cambridge

Towards an Equitable Development of the Regional Earthquake Resilience of the Greater Metro Manila Area, Philippines

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 University of Michigan

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 Web Services

Short-term hazard analysis in the presence of induced seismicity

Yilin Chen (Ph.D., 2021)


Currently at Nextdoor

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

Chenbo Wang (M.S., 2021)


Currently at University College London

Post-earthquake housing recovery, Temporary housing needs

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

Jenny Levitt (Undergraduate Researcher, 2019-2020)


Currently at Stanford University

Validation of rapid mapped estimates of earthquake damage

Kei Tomozawa (Undergraduate Researcher, 2019)

Currently at Fervo Energy

Validation of rapid mapped estimates of earthquake damage

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 New York 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

Ju-Young Shin

Ethan Thomson

Old group photos


Local members and collaborators, 2021





Group members and local alumni, 2015




Baker group, August 2012