People

Faculty:

Dr. Sherif El-Tawil
Role: Professor, ICoR Project Director
Affiliation: University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, USA
 
Research: Earthquake engineering, community resilience, disaster management, and computational simulation as applied to these topics.
 
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Email: eltawil@umich.edu
 
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Dr. Benigno Aguirre
Role: Emeritus Professor
Affiliation: Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware, USA
 
Research: Collective Behavior and Social Movements, Sociology of Disasters, Evacuation, Migration, Race and Ethnic Relations.
 
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Dr. Vineet R. Kamat
Role: Professor, ICoR Project Deputy Director
Affiliation: University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, USA
 
Research: Composable simulation, Real-time visualization, Smart and connected cities, Automation and robotics, and their applications to civil infrastructure systems.
 
Contact:
Email: vkamat@umich.edu
 
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Dr. Jason McCormick
Role: Associate Professor, ICoR Project Deputy Director
Affiliation: University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, USA
 
Research: Earthquake engineering, wind engineering, experimental testing, steel systems, hollow structural sections, innovative materials and community resilience simulation
 
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Dr. Carol Menassa
Role: Associate Professor, ICoR Co-Principal Investigator
Affiliation: University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, USA
 
Research: Human Infrastructure Interaction, Distributed Simulation, Agent Based Modeling, Life Cycle Analysis, Life Cycle Cost Analysis
 
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Dr. Atul Prakash
Role: Professor
Affiliation: University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, USA
 
Research: Security and privacy, robust machine learning, software systems, cyber-physical systems. I am also interested in modeling of systems so that they can be evaluated and tested under a variety of scenarios to find vulnerabilities or behavior under stress.
 
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Dr. Seymour Spence
Role: Assistant Professor, ICoR Project Co-Principal Investigator
Affiliation: University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, USA
 
Research: Harnessing the computational and technological revolution of the last decades with the aim of developing models that better predict and optimize the performance of the built environment to natural hazards.
 
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Students / Staff:

 

Ahmed U. Abdelhady
Role: Student
Affiliation: University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, USA
 
Research: Resilience of communities under wind hazards.
 
Contact:
Email: auhady@umich.edu
 
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Andrew Hlynka
Role: Staff, Research Applications Developer
Affiliation: University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, USA
 
Research: Software tools developer and support for SRTI framework.
 
Contact:
Email: ahlynka@umich.edu
 
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Szu-Yun Lin
Role: Ph.D. Student
Affiliation: University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, USA
 
Research: Distributed computational simulation of hazard analysis and modeling interactions between various infrastructures and systems for improving community resilience.
 
Contact:
Email: sylin@umich.edu
 
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Harvey Lu
Role: Student
Affiliation: University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, USA
 
Research: Security and Privacy of Computer Systems
 
Contact:
Email: harveylu@umich.edu
Omar A. Sediek
Role: Ph.D. Candidate
Affiliation: University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, USA
 
Research: Seismic resilience of communities.
 
Contact:
Email: osediek@umich.edu
 
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Xi Wang
Role: Student
Affiliation: University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

Research: Life cycle analysis

Contact:
Email: wangix@umich.edu
 
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Lichao Xu
Role: Ph.D. Student
Affiliation: University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, USA
 
Research: Data sharing platform, Distributed simulation, Visual SLAM, Localization and perception.
 
Contact:
Email: lichaox@umich.edu
 
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Eileen Young
Role: Student
Affiliation: Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware, USA
 
Research: Evacuation from fire.
 
Contact:
Email: efyoung@udel.edu
 
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This project is supported by the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) through grant 1638186 (CRISP Type 2: Interdependencies in Community Resilience (ICoR): A Simulation Framework). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed on this site are those of the project team members and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.