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SEI Boston 2014
News Archive

Collection of various news, including publication of papers, conferences, and awards.

Seminar
December 2020
After some rescheduling due to the COVID19 pandemic, Dr. Bocchini gives a virtual seminar at Case Western Reserve University on "Probabilistic Resilience Assessment of Interdependent Systems".
Liyang
November 2020
Liyang Ma successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Multi-Scale Methodologies for Probabilistic Assessment of Structural and Functional Performance of Power Transmission Systems under Hurricanes". Dr. Ma will remain a team member as Postdoctoral Research Associate, to work on our project on regional joint hazard modeling of hurricane wind and storm surge.
Padgett
October 2020
The video of the Objective Resilience Lecture is finally available. Check it out!
Busy
September 2020
New duties for Dr. Bocchini. In the last three months he has become the Director of Graduate Programs of the CEE department, he has joined the editorial board of the Journal of Infrastructure Preservation and Resilience, and he has been invited to become Associate Editor of the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, for papers on safety and reiliability.
Journal of Infrastructure Systems
August 2020
Our paper on Resilience and Sustainability continues to be the most cited article from the past three yearsin the ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems, and is one of the most read each month since its publication.
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July 2020
The pandemic has made it difficult to have internships and start jobs, so Lehigh is offering additional summer courses. Dr. Bocchini offers a new course on Resilience of Systems.

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June 2020
Despite COVID, all the analytical and numerical research continured in the team. This June, with very serious protections and mitigation actions, also the experimental work resumes at ATLSS. Xingjian restarts 3D printing concrete.
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May 2020
Postdoctoral positions available. Apply as soon as possible!
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November 2019
The group celebrates the passage of time
Padgett
November 2019
Dr. Jamie Padgett will be at Lehigh to deliver the annual Objective Resilience Lecture of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Find out more!
Accolade
October 2019
Dr. Bocchini receives the Mentorship Appreciation Award from the Graduate Student Senate of Lehigh University.
Chairman
October 2019
Dr. Bocchini becomes Chair of the ASCE-SEI task group on Reliability-Based Structural System Performance Indicators.
New members
August 2019
New members join the team at all levels: postdocs, PhD, and undergrads. We have a great roster for the upcoming year, 15 group members: check it out.
Vasileios
July 2019
Vasileios Christou successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Advanced Simulation of Uncertain Quantities in Civil Engineering with Applications to Regional Hazards". Dr. Christou will remain a team member as Postdoctoral Research Associate, to work on our new project on hurricane and surge hazard.
PRAISys
July 2019
NSF funds the PRAISys Project for an additional year. The project will run for 5 years and it has had more than 50 contributing researchers, including faculty members, postdocs, and students.
Journal of Infrastructure Systems
July 2019
Our paper on Resilience and Sustainability has been (and still is) among the top 5 most-read every month since 2013 in the ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems (currently the most read), and now it is also the most cited article from the past three years!
Award
July 2019
Lehigh is ranked best in the USA (fourth in the world) for research in Civil Engineering by the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities, which according to Wikipedia is “one of the three most influential and widely observed university measures”, especially focused on research.
Ebola
June 2019
Our paper on Ebola spreading published in Nature - Scientific Reports, ranks in the 96th percentile of the most impactful articles of a similar age in any journal. In the meanwhile, the team is gearing up for a long trip to Africa to collect more data.
Wenjuan Sun
June 2019
Team member Dr. Wenjuan Sun presented the latest results of the PRAISys project at CalTech, as part of the 2019 Conference of the ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute.
Journal of Infrastructure Systems
June 2019
Our paper on Resilience and Sustainability has been (and still is) among the top 5 most-read every month since 2013 in the ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems (currently the most read).
Award Liyang ICASP
May 2019
Our own Liyang Ma receives the CERRA Student Award for applications of probability in civil engineering, for his research on resilience of power transmission systems, as part of the PRAISys project. Congratulations to Liyang and great thanks to the association for this recognition of our work!
PRAISys
December 2018
The PRAISys platform goes public. While not available for external use yet, the PRAISys platform was presented at the NSF CRISP Awardees Workshop, and raised substantial interest. PRAISys is a joint effort that has involved 43 researchers to date (and growing) at Lehigh University and partner institutions.
Postdoc
December 2018
Postdoctoral position available to join our research team and work on a new exciting project. Read more information and apply here: go.lehigh.edu/postdoc
Award
August 2018
Lehigh is ranked best in the USA (third in the world) for research in Civil Engineering by the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities, which according to Wikipedia is “one of the three most influential and widely observed university measures”, especially focused on research.
Journal of Infrastructure Systems
June 2018
Our paper on Resilience and Sustainability has been (and still is) among the top 5 most-read every month since 2013 in the ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems, while our paper on Hazard Quantization is in the most-read list of the ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty since January 2018.
Nervi
May 2018
Dr. Bocchini's group, in collaboration with Buzzi Unicem, organizes an exhibit on the life and work of structural engineer and architect Pier Luigi Nervi.
Award Liyang
May 2018
Liyang Ma placed second in the student paper competition on Objective Resilience of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Congratulations to Liyang, we are very proud of you!
Ebola
May 2018
Our paper on Ebola spreading is published in Nature - Scientific Reports, it hits many news outlets (printed, radio, and online) and ranks in the 96th percentile of the most impactful articles of a similar age in any journal. It is open access, check it out!
Award
April 2018
Dr. Bocchini is the inaugural recipient of the "Outstanding Doctoral Student Advising Award" from the College. [read more]
NIH
April 2018
Drs. Bocchini and Buceta are awarded a grant from NIH to study the application of Functional Quantization and bat migration dynamics to assess the risk of Ebola outbreaks over large regions. [read more]
Journal of Infrastructure Systems
January 2018
Our paper on Hazard Quantization jumps to the most-read in the ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, while our paper on Resilience and Sustainability has been (and still is) among the top 5 most-read every month since 2013 in the ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems.
Aman
January 2018
Former group member Dr. Aman Karamlou joins AIR Worldwide, “the scientific leader and most respected provider of risk modeling software and consulting services” in the world. Congratulations Aman! [read more]
Award
August 2017
Lehigh is ranked best in the USA (second in the world) for research in Civil Engineering by the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities, which according to Wikipedia is “one of the three most influential and widely observed university measures”, especially focused on research.
San Diego
January 2017
More news outlets publish stories on our research and its impact. The latest one is Government Computer News.
Aman
January 2017
Dr. Aman Karamlou receives his PhD in Structural Engineering, leaves the team and chooses to accept a position at the renowned structural firm DeSimone. Congratulations Aman!
Buzzi
January 2017
A partnership with the international cement company Buzzi Unicem is established, and the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance awards funding for a pilot project on 3D printing of concrete (co-PIs Drs. Naito and Fox).
Journal of Infrastructure Systems
October 2016
Our paper on Resilience and Sustainability is the most read of the year in the ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems.
Iacocca Hall
28 and 31 October 2016
Two very important events at Lehigh: a 4-hour seminar series on Infrastructure Resilience and a Symposium on Probabilistic Modeling. You can come to Lehigh for the first on Friday, spend the weekend in NY or Philly, and join the second on Monday.
PennDOT
October 2016
A new phase of the project "100 Year Service Life" has been awarded, to continue studying the probabilistic penetration of chloride in concrete structures and predict the service life of all bridges in Pennsylvania (sponsored by PennDOT, in collaboration with Dr. Naito and Dr. Fox's groups).
San Diego
September 2016
The work of the group hits a lot of news outlets, most notably ASCE.
osisoft
September 2016
The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance has awarded our group, in partnership with OSIsoft, a new project on "Processing high-resolution industrial recovery time-series for infrastructure resilience analysis".
Hook professorship
August 2016
Dr. Bocchini receives the "Frank Hook Assistant Professorship", given to an outstanding junior scholar-teacher who also fosters personal interaction and mentoring relationships with students
new students
Summer 2016
The group embraces the "Mountaintop Experience", supervising a team of 8 students working over the summer on "Establishing a flow network for experiments on blockages and their detection".
Gerondelis
January 2016
Vasileios Christou receives a Scholarship from the Gerondelis Foundation for his research on modeling of multiple correlated natural hazards.
NISTcrp
November 2015
Dr. Bocchini is appointed vice-chair of the NIST Standing Committe on Data, Metrics, and Tools for Community Resilience.
100rc
November 2015
Lehigh partners with the City of Bethlehem to submit an application for the 100 Resilient Cities Program.
PRAISys
September 2015
Lehigh leads a large project on probabilistic resilience analysis of interdependent infrastructure systems.
Postdoc
September 2015
2 postdoctoral positions available, apply quickly.
ARDEC
September 2015
Phase III of the POTech project has been awarded.
new students
Fall 2015
New students join the research group: check them out.
new students
August 2015
New project on durability of concrete mixes starts (sponsored by PennDOT).
ebola
June 2015
New project on virus spreading models with Dr. Bocchini as PI.
Postdoc
June 1, 2015
Postdoctoral position available, apply quickly.
website
March, 2015
New website for the group launched.
Julia Tomasi and Bushe Yang
Winter 2015
Two new M.Sc. students join the research group: Julia Tomasi and Bushe Yang.
ASCE
July 13-16, 2014
Dr. Bocchini will be presenting a paper at the ICVRAM-ISUMA 2014 conference in Liverpool, UK.
ICMAE
June 26-27, 2014
Dr. Bocchini is an invited speaker and panelist at the ICMAE conference in Chicago, IL.
Aman
March 24, 2014
Aman Karamlou receives the P.C. Rossin Doctoral Fellowship.