Ellingwood in CSU’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the team includes OU
Wang will be responsible for research tasks related to:
· developing resilience metrics for buildings
· inventorying buildings and highway systems
· examining the impact of climate change on natural hazard modeling
· analyzing uncertainties in the underlying risk-informed decision framework
· optimizing investments for risk mitigation and community recovery for building inventories and transportation infrastructure networks.
Nicholson will conduct research tasks related to:
· stochastic network analysis
· modeling interdependencies between infrastructure systems
· developing novel and efficient meta-heuristic optimization algorithms that support the decision framework by permitting efficient and intelligent searches for solutions in complex decision spaces that involve hundreds or thousands of decision variables.
Cerato will focus on:
· geo-system integrity of transportation and utility systems
· research related to underground pipeline behavior, foundation modeling and foundation system fragility analysis.
“This is an incredible opportunity for the University of Oklahoma to play a central role in addressing a problem of national significance,” said Wang. “My colleagues and I are very excited about the prospects of collaborating with leading researchers in many disciplines nationwide to advance the state-of-the-art in community resilience assessment.”