Henry L. Pierce Laboratory Seminar Series

Speaker: Professor Elise Miller-Hooks, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering, George Mason University Time: 4:00p–5:00p Location: 1-131 Henry L. Pierce Laboratory Seminar Series Multi-Hazard Resilience Quantification in Interdependent Civil Infrastructure Systems Secure and functioning civil infrastructure systems are of paramount importance to society. To ensure that effective services can be provided in a disaster's [...]

Henry L. Pierce Laboratory Seminar Series

Speaker: Professor Z. Max Shen, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, UC Berkeley Time: 4:00p–5:00p Location: 1-131 Henry L. Pierce Laboratory Seminar Series Towards Better Planning of Shared Mobility Shared mobility refers to transportation assets that provide on-demand services to entities that do not own these [...]

Henry L. Pierce Laboratory Seminar Series

Speaker: Professor Karl Henrik Johansson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology Time: 4:00p–5:00p Location: 1-131 Henry L. Pierce Laboratory Seminar Series Freight transportation is of outmost importance for our society. Goods transport in the EU amounts to 3.5 trillion tonne-km per year with 3 million people employed in this sector, whereas people transport amounts to 6.5 [...]

Henry L. Pierce Laboratory Seminar Series

Speaker: N. Sukumar CEE, UC Davis Time: 4:00p–5:00p Location: 1-131 Henry L. Pierce Laboratory Seminar Series Over the past two decades, there have been significant advances in realizing computational methods that provide greater flexibility and versatility than traditional finite elements for the modeling and simulation of physical phenomena — for example, particle and meshfree methods [...]

Henry L. Pierce Laboratory Seminar Series

Speaker: Professor Xiaodong (Chris) Li, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia Time: 4:00p–5:00p Location: 1-131 Henry L. Pierce Laboratory Seminar Series Recent discoveries in seashells unveil that nature uses multiscale design strategies to achieve exceptional mechanical properties which are still beyond the reach of many engineering materials. The multiscale hierarchical structure, ranging from micro [...]

Design of Critical Infrastructure against Maliciously Intended Bomb Blasts – Professor Murat Saatcioglu

Speaker: Professor Murat Saatcioglu, Department of Civil Engineering University of Ottawa, Canada Time: 4:00p–5:00p Location: 1-131 Henry L. Pierce Laboratory Seminar Series The frequency of terrorist bomb attacks on civil engineering infrastructure has increased during the last two decades. At no time in our history has the need been greater to protect these vital assets [...]

Inference and Control in Routing Games – Professor Alexandre Bayen

Speaker: Professor Alexandre Bayen, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Location: 1-131 Henry L. Pierce Laboratory Seminar Series Abstract: This talk presents inference, control, and game-theoretic algorithms developed to improve traffic flow in transportation networks. First, traffic estimation algorithms using crowdsourced mobile data [...]

Data-Driven Computational Poromechanics Across Length Scales – Professor Steve WaiChing Sun

Speaker: Professor Steve WaiChing Sun, Columbia University Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Time: 4 pm – 5 pm Location: 1-131 Henry L. Pierce Laboratory Seminar Series Faculty Host: Professor Ruben Juanes Abstract: Many geomechanical applications, such as geological disposal of nuclear waste and CO2, require reliable predictions of the multiscale thermo-hydromechanical responses of fluid-infiltrating [...]

Data-Driven Learning in Power Distribution Networks – Professor Ram Rajagopal

Speaker: Professor Ram Rajagopal, Civil and Enviornmental Engineering, Stanford University Time: 4:00p–5:00p Location: 1-131 Henry L. Pierce Laboratory Seminar Series Abstract: Increase in supply side variability due to increases in renewable generation require demand side management strategies to reduce electricity delivery costs. Smart grid technologies provide opportunities for measuring and controlling distributed energy resources such [...]

Oilwell Cementing – Challenges from a Research Perspective – Dr. Jeffrey J. Thomas

Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey J. Thomas, Schlumberger-Doll Research (SDR) Cambridge, MA Time: 4 pm – 5 pm Location: 1-131 Henry L. Pierce Laboratory Seminar Series Abstract: Almost all oil and gas wells are completed by filling the annular space between the rock formation and the steel casing with cement. The primary purpose of the cement is [...]