ECE Seminar Series

ISTeC Distinguished Lecture in conjunction with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and Computer Science Department Seminar Series

Title: End-To-End Earthquake Simulation: An Example of Veri cation, Validation, Data Analysis and Multi Scale Modeling in Computational Science and Engineering
Speaker: Jacobo Bielak
Affiliation: Hamerschlag University Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Day: Monday, April 17, 2017
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Morgan Library Event Hall

Abstract: This talk will illustrate the use of high performance computing for validation, veri cation, and data analysis in seismology and earthquake engineering applications. It will start with examples of veri cation and validation of large-scale computations of ground motion modeling based on both scenario and historical earthquakes. The resulting ground motion from these simulations will then be used as input to analyze the earthquake response of civil infrastructure in localized regions, using as examples models of an entire building inventory within an urban region.

Bio: Jacobo Bielak received his Civil Engineer’s degree from the National University of Mexico (UNAM), MS from Rice University, and PhD from Caltech. He joined Carnegie Mellon University in 1978, where he is the Hamerschlag University Professor. His research is in the areas of earthquake engineering and engineering seismology and structural health monitoring. Recognition for his work includes the Gordon Bell Prize for Special Accomplishment Based on Innovation. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and a Fellow of the U.S. National Association form Computational Mechanics.