Dr. Sez Atamturktur

Distinguished Professor of Intelligent Infrastructure

Glenn Department of Engineering 
110 Lowry Hall
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 19634-0911
864-656-3003

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 2009, Civil Engineering – Structures Option

M.S., The Pennsylvania State University, 2006, Architectural Engineering – Structures Option

B.S., Orta Dogu Teknik Universitesi (ODTU), 2002, Architecture

B.S. (minor), Orta Dogu Teknik Universitesi (ODTU), 2002, Civil Engineering – Structures Option

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Tongji University, China, 2015-present, Visiting Professor in College of Civil Engineering

Clemson University, 2015-present, Distinguished Professor of Intelligent Infrastructure

Clemson University, 2013-2015, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

University of Franche-Comté, France 2013, Visiting Professor in the Department of Applied Mechanics

Clemson University, 2010-2013, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2009, LTV Technical Staff Member in Applied Physics Division

The Pennsylvania State University, 2004-2009, Research and Teaching Assistant

Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2008, Graduate Research Assistant in Applied Physics Division

University of Sheffield UK, 2007, Visiting Research Assistant in the Department of Civil Engineering

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Participation in Technical Committees

Guest Editor, IFSA’s Sensors & Transducers Journal, since 2015.

Scientific Advisory Board Member, International Conference on Uncertainty in Mechanical Engineering (ICUME), Darmstadt, Germany 2015

Guest Editor, the special issue "Industrial Applications of Robust Structural Design and Optimization" in The Scientific World Journal, since 2014.

Elected Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers Verification and Validation (V&V10) Technical Committee, (2014-present).

Chair, Model Validation & Uncertainty Quantification Technical Division, Society of Experimental Mechanics, (2013-present).

Corresponding Member, Masonry Standards Joint Committee, General Requirements subcommittee, (2013-present)

Corresponding Member, Masonry Standards Joint Committee, Flexure, Axial, and Shear subcommittee, (2013-present)

Member, Dry-Stack Masonry Technical Division, The Masonry Society, (2013-present)

Advisory Board member, BUILT, International Journal of Building, Urban, Interior and Landscape Technology, (http://builtjournal.org/) (2011-present)

Vice-chair, Model Validation & Uncertainty Quantification Technical Division, Society of Experimental Mechanics, (2011-2013)

Secretary, Model Validation & Uncertainty Quantification Technical Division, Society of Experimental Mechanics, (2009-2011)

Member, Existing Masonry Technical Division, The Masonry Society, (2009-present)

Member, Civil Structures Testing Technical Division, Society of Experimental Mechanics, (2007-present)

 

Chaired and Organized Sessions at Technical Conferences

Session Organizer and Chair, Resource Allocation in Model Validation and Uncertainty Quantification, 33rdInternational Modal Analysis Conference, Orlando, FL, (2015).

Session Chair, Topics in Verification and Validation: Part 2, ASME Verification and Validation Conference, Las Vegas, NV, (2014).

Session Chair, Validation Methods: Part 2, ASME Verification and Validation Conference, Las Vegas, NV, (2014).

Session Organizer and Chair, Uncertainty Quantification & Model Validation, 32nd International Modal Analysis Conference, Orlando, FL, (2014)      

Session Chair, Modal Parameter Identification, 32nd International Modal Analysis Conference, Orlando, FL, (2014)      

Session Chair, Experimental Techniques for Civil Structures, 32nd International Modal Analysis Conference, Orlando, FL, (2014)      

Session Chair, Structural Modeling for Civil Structures II, 31st International Modal Analysis Conference, Garden Grove, CA, (2013)       

Session Chair, Experimental Techniques and Modeling of Civil Structures, 30th International Modal Analysis Conference, Jacksonville, FL, (2012)      

Session Organizer and Chair, Model Validation & Uncertainty Quantification, 29th International Modal Analysis Conference, Jacksonville, FL, (2011)

Session Organizer and Chair for two sessions: Model Validation & Uncertainty Quantification I & II, 28thInternational Modal Analysis Conference, Jacksonville, FL, (2010)

Session Chair, Damage Detection and Modeling Civil Structures, 28th International Modal Analysis Conference, Jacksonville, FL, (2010)

Session Chair, Model Validation & Uncertainty Quantification, 27th International Modal Analysis Conference, Orlando, FL, (2009)

Journals served as Reviewer

Journal Reviewer, Experimental Techniques (since 2007)

Journal Reviewer, Engineering Structures (since 2009)

Journal Reviewer, The Masonry Society Journal (since 2009)

Journal Reviewer, ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation (since 2009)

Journal Reviewer, ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering (since 2009)

Journal Reviewer, ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities (since 2009)

Journal Reviewer, ICE Buildings and Structures (since 2010)

Journal Reviewer, ICE Forensic Engineering (since 2011)                 

Journal Reviewer, The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings (since 2011)

Journal Reviewer, International Journal for Uncertainty Quantification (since 2011)

Journal Reviewer, ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering (since 2012)

Journal Reviewer, Journal of Vibration and Control (since 2012)

Journal Reviewer, Journal of the International Society for the Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Hazards (since 2012)

Journal Reviewer, International Journal of Building, Urban, Interior and Landscape Technology (since 2012)

Journal Reviewer, Review of Applied Physics (since 2013)

Journal Reviewer, Journal of Earthquake Engineering (since 2013)                               

Journal Reviewer, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering (since 2013)

Journal Reviewer, Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures (since 2013)

Journal Reviewer, Structural and Multi-Disciplinary Optimization (since 2014)

Journal Reviewer, The Open Construction and Building Technology Journal (since 2015)

Journal Reviewer, Computers and Industrial Engineering (since 2015)

 

Funding Agencies served as Reviewer

Panel Reviewer, National Science Foundation, November 2014

Reviewer, U.S. Department of Energy, The Nuclear Energy University Programs, August 2014

Reviewer, U.S. Department of Energy, The Nuclear Energy University Programs, August 2013 

Reviewer, Davidson Fellows Program, June 2013                      

Reviewer, The Leverhulme Trust, May 2013

Reviewer, Davidson Fellows Program, June 2012

Panel Reviewer, National Science Foundation, May 2012

Panel Reviewer, National Science Foundation, December 2011

Reviewer, METRANS Transportation Center, June 2011

Teaching Workshops Attended

Scholarly Writing as Exemplary Academics Do It, 05/07/2012

Teaching Seen Anew: More Efficient and Effective Ways of Working and Creating, 05/07/2012

Taking the Sting out of Testing and the Grrrr out of Grading, 04/03/2012      

The Case Method and Problem-Based Learning, 03/27/2012

Re-Centering Teaching: 20 Techniques for Promoting Active Learning, 02/28/2012      

Student Motivation: Increasing Engagement, Persistence, and Learning, 02/28/2012      

Transforming Your Students into Self-Regulated Learners, 07/29/2011

Writing a Teaching Philosophy, 04/15/2011      

Communicating with International Graduate Students, 1/4/2010

Getting Published: Strategies for Successfully Navigating the Publication Process, 1/15/2010

Getting Student Groups to Work Really Well, 1/25/2010

Hearing and Controlling the Non-Verbal Conversation between You and Your Class, 1/9/2010

Scholarship Made Easier: Best Practices for Writing & Publishing More Effectively & Efficiency, 6/1/2010

Taking Command of Your Classroom with Kindness, 6/15/2010

Summer Course: Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, Pennsylvania State University, 2 months, 2007

 

MEMBERSHIPS 

Member, Society of Experimental Mechanics, SEM (2005- present)

Member, The Masonry Society, TMS (2006- present)

Member, American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE (2006- present)

Member, The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, AIAA (2009-present)

Member, American Concrete Institute (2012- present)

Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASCE (2014- present)

 

PUBLICATIONS

Doctoral Dissertation

Calibration under Uncertainty for Finite Element Models of Masonry Monuments, Doctoral Dissertation in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, advised by Drs. Jeffrey Laman and Thomas E. Boothby, 2009

Master Thesis

Structural assessment of Guastavino domes, Master Thesis in Architectural Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, advised by Dr. Thomas E. Boothby, 2006

 

Refereed Journal Publications (in print / printed)

* indicates Atamturktur’s graduate students

** indicates other graduate students

Gong W., Khoshnevisan S., Juang C. H., Atamturktur S., (accepted, in print), “Robust Geotechnical Design of Drilled Shafts in Clay Using Spreadsheet,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (Eelsevier).

Atamturktur S., Stevens G.*, Van Buren K*. and Wheeler E.* (accepted, in print), “Assessing the Trade-offs of Fidelity, Robustness, and Self-Consistency for Model Parameter Identification,” Engineering Computations: International Journal for Computer-Aided Engineering and Software (Emerald).

Atamturktur S., Liu Z. *, Cogan S. and Juang C. H. (accepted, in print), “Calibration of Imprecise and Inaccurate Numerical Models Considering Fidelity and Robustness: A Multi-Objective Optimization Based Approach,” Structural and Multi-disciplinary Optimization (Springer).

Liu Z.*, Atamturktur S. and Juang C. H. (accepted, in print), “Reliability based Multi-objective Robust Design Optimization of Steel Moment Resisting Frame Considering Spatial Variability of Connection Parameters,” Engineering Structures (Elsevier).

Bi S.*, Atamturktur S. and Deng Z. (accepted, in print), “Stochastic Model Updating Using Distance Discrimination Analysis,” Chinese Journal of Aeronautics (Elsevier).

Atamturktur S., Egeberg M.*, Stevens, G.* and Hemez F. (2014), "Defining Coverage of an Operational Domain Using a Modified Nearest-Neighbor Metric," Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing (Elsevier),DOI: 10.1016/j.ymssp.2014.05.040.

Atamturktur S., Hegenderfer J.*, Williams B., Unal, C., (2014), “Selection Criterion Based on an Exploration-Exploitation Approach for Optimal Design of Experiments,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics (ASCE), DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0000823,04014108. 

Atamturktur S., Hegenderfer J.*, Williams B., Egeberg M.* Lebensohn R. and Unal C. (2014), “A Resource Allocation Framework for Experiment-Based Validation of Numerical Models,” Journal of Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures (Taylor & Francis), DOI: 10.1080/15376494.2013.828819.

Atamturktur S., Farajpour I.*, Prabhu S.* and Haydock A.* (2014), “Adaptively Weighted Support Vector Regression: Prognostic Application to a Historic Masonry Fort,” Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities (ASCE), DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0000517.

Juang C.H., Wang L.*, Hsieh H. S. and Atamturktur S. (2014), “Robust Geotechnical Design of Braced Excavations in Clays,” Structural Safety (Elsevier), Vol. 49, pp. 37-44.

Prabhu S.* and Atamturktur S. (2014), “Selection of Optimal Sensor Locations Based on Modified Effective Independence Method: Case Study on a Gothic Revival Cathedral,” Journal of Architectural Engineering (ASCE), Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 288-301.

Li T.* and Atamturktur S. (2014), “Fidelity and Robustness of Detailed Micromodeling, Simplified Micromodeling and Macromodeling Techniques for a Masonry Dome,” Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities (ASCE), Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 480-490.

Prabhu S.*, Atamturktur S., Brosnan D., Dorrance R. and Messier, p. (2014), “Foundation Settlement Analysis of Fort Sumter National Monument: Model Development and Predictive Assessment,” Engineering Structures (Elsevier), Vol. 65, pp. 1-12. 

Wang L.*, Juang C.H., Atamturktur S., Gong W.*, Khoshnevisan S.* and Hsieh H. S. (2014), “Optimization of Design of Supported Excavations in Multi-layer Strata,” Journal of GeoEngineering (TGS), Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 35-44. 

Farajpour I.* and Atamturktur S. (2014), “Partitioned Analysis of Coupled Numerical Models Considering Imprecise Parameters and Inexact Models,” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering (ASCE), Vol. 28, No. 1, pp., 145–155.

Van Buren K.*, Atamturktur S. and Hemez F. (2013), “Model Selection through Robustness and Fidelity Criteria: Modeling the Dynamics of the CX-100 Wind Turbine Blade,” Journal of Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing (Elsevier), Vol. 5, pp. 99-112.

Dalton S.*, Atamturktur S., Farajpour I.* and Juang C.H. (2013), “An Optimization Based Approach for Structural Design Considering Safety, Robustness, And Cost,” Journal of Engineering Structures (Elsevier). Vol 57, pp. 356-363.

Atamturktur S. and Prabhu S.* (2013), “Simulation Based Structural Analysis of Fort Sumter considering Foundation Settlement,” Structures Magazine, May, pp. 26- 29 (short article).

Liu Z.*, Juang H. and Atamturktur S. (2013), “Confidence Level-Based Robust Design of Cantilever Retaining Walls in Sand,” Computers and Geotechnics (Elsevier), Vol. 52, pp. 16- 27.

Fisher M.*, Khan A. and Atamturktur, S. (2013), "State of the Art in Scour Monitoring," Sediment Transport: Monitoring, Modeling and Management, Editors: Khan, A. A., and Wu, W., Nova Science Publishers, Inc. (book chapter). 

Hegenderfer J.* and Atamturktur S. (2013), “Prioritization of Code Development Efforts in Partitioned Analysis,” Computer Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (Wiley), Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 289- 306. 

Atamturktur S., Williams B., Egeberg M. *, and Unal, C. (2013), “Batch Sequential Design of Optimal Experiments for Improved Predictive Maturity in Physics-Based Modeling,” Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (Springer), Vol. 48, No. 3, pp. 549-569. 

Prabhu S.* and Atamturktur S. (2013), “Feature Assimilation in Condition Based Infrastructure Management,” Journal of Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation (ASTM), Vol. 41, No. 1, pp. 1- 11.

Fisher M.*, Atamturktur S. and Khan A. (2013), “A Novel Vibration-Based Monitoring Technique for Bridge Pier and Abutment Scour,” Journal of Structural Health Monitoring (Sage), Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 114- 125.

Wang L.*, Hwang J.H., Juang C.H. and Atamturktur, S. (2013), “Reliability-Based Design of Rock Slopes – A New Perspective on Design Robustness,” Engineering Geology (Elsevier), Vol. 154, pp. 56- 63. 

Luo Z.*, Atamturktur S. and Juang C.H. (2013), “Bootstrapping for Characterizing the Uncertainty of Sample Statistics and its Effect on Serviceability Failure Probability in a Braced Excavation,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (ASCE), Vol. 139, No. 1, pp. 13- 23.

Liu Z.*, Atamturktur S. and Juang H. (2013), “Performance Based Robust Design Optimization of Steel Moment Resisting Frames,” Journal of Constructional Steel Research (Elsevier), Vol. 89, pp. 165-174.

Fisher M.*, Chowdhurry Md. N.*, Khan A. and Atamturktur S. (2013), “An Evaluation of Scour Measurement Devices,” Flow Measurement and Instrumentation (Elsevier), Vol. 33, pp. 55-67.

Fisher M.*, Khan A. and Atamturktur S. (2013), “Scour Monitoring via Turbulent Open Channel Flow,”Measurement Science and Technology (IOP Science), Vol. 24, No. 8, pp. 1-14.

Dalton S.*, Atamturktur S. and Juang C.H. (2013), “Structural Health Monitoring for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Management,” International Journal of Building, Urban, Interior and Landscape Technology, Vol. 2, pp. 56-67.

Atamturktur S., Gilligan C.* and Salyards K. (2013), “Detection of Internal Defects in Concrete Members Using Global Vibration Characteristics,” Materials Journal (ACI), Vol. 110, No. 5, pp. 529-538.

Juang C.H., Liu Z.* and Atamturktur S. (2013), “Reliability-based Robust Geotechnical Design of Retaining Walls,” Sound Geotechnical Research to Practice, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication (ASCE), pp. 514-524.

Farajpour I.* and Atamturktur S. (2013), “Error and Uncertainty Analysis of Inexact and Imprecise Computer Models,” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering (ASCE), Vol. 27, No. 4, pp. 407–418. 

Juang H., Wang L.*, Atamturktur S. and Luo Z. (2012), “Reliability-Based Robust and Optimal Design of Shallow Foundations in Cohesionless Soil in the Face of Uncertainty,” Journal of GeoEngineering (TGS), Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 75- 87.

Juang C.H., Luo Z.*, Atamturktur S. and Huang H. (2012), “Bayesian Updating of Soil Parameters in Braced Excavations Using Field Observations,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (ASCE),Vol. 139, No. 3, pp. 395- 406.

Mollineaux M.**, Van Buren K. *, Hemez F. and Atamturktur S. (2012), “Simulating the Dynamics of Wind Turbine Blades: Part I, Model Development and Verification,” Wind Energy (Wiley), doi: 10.1002/we.1519.

Van Buren K. *, Mollineaux M.**, Hemez F. and Atamturktur S. (2012), “Simulating the Dynamics of Wind Turbine Blades: Part II, Model Validation & Uncertainty Quantification,” Wind Energy (Wiley), doi: 10.1002/we.1522.

Farajpour, I.* and Atamturktur S. (2012), “Optimization-based Strong Coupling Procedure for Partitioned Analysis.” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering (ASCE), Vol. 26, No. 5, pp. 648–660.

Van Buren K.* and Atamturktur S. (2012), “A Comparative Study: Predictive Modeling of Wind Turbine Blades,” Journal of Wind Engineering (Multi-science), Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 235- 250.

Atamturktur S., Li, T.*, Ramage M. and Farajpour I.* (2012), “Load Carrying Capacity Assessment of a Scaled Masonry Dome: Simulations Validated with Non-Destructive and Destructive Measurements,”Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier), Vol. 34, pp. 418- 429.

Atamturktur S., Hemez F. and Laman J. (2012), "Verification and Validation Applied to Finite Element Models of Historic Masonry Monuments," Engineering Structures (Elsevier), Vol. 43, pp. 221- 234.

Atamturktur S. and Sevim B. (2012), “Seismic Performance Assessment of Masonry Tile Domes through Non-linear Finite Element Analysis,” Journal of Performance of Constructed (ASCE), Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 410- 423.           

Luo Z.*, Atamturktur S. and Juang C.H. (2012), “Effect of Spatial Variability on Probability-Based Design of Excavations against Basal-Heave,” Geotechnical Special Publication (ASCE), No. 225, pp. 2876-2884.

Atamturktur S. and Laman J. (2012), "Finite Element Model Correlation and Calibration of Historic Masonry Monuments: Review," Journal of Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings (Wiley), Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 96- 113.

Luo Z.*, Atamturktur S., Cai Y. and Juang C. H. (2012), “Simplified Random-Field Framework For Reliability-Based Design Against Basal-Heave Failure in A Braced Excavation in Clay,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (ASCE), Vol. 138, No.4, pp. 441- 450. 

Luo Z.*, Atamturktur S., Cai, Y. and Juang C. H. (2012), “Reliability Analysis of Basal-heave in a Braced Excavation in a 2-D Random Field,” Computers and Geotechnics (Elsevier), Vol. 39, pp. 27- 37.

Atamturktur S., Hemez F., Williams B., Tome C. and Unal C. (2011), “A Forecasting Metric for Predictive Modeling,” Computers and Structures (Elsevier), Vol. 89, No. 23- 24, pp. 2377- 2387.

Luo Z.*, Atamturktur S., Juang C.H. and Lin P.S. (2011), “Probability of Serviceability Failure in a Braced Excavation in a Spatially Random Field: Fuzzy Finite Element Approach,” Computers and Geotechnics (Elsevier), Vol. 38, No. 8, pp. 1031- 1040.

Atamturktur S., Bornn L. and Hemez F. (2011), "Vibration Characteristics of Vaulted Masonry Monuments Undergoing Differential Support Settlement," Engineering Structures (Elsevier), Vol. 33, pp. 2472-2484.                     

Hemez F. and Atamturktur S. (2011), “The Dangers of Sparse Sampling for the Quantification of Margin and Uncertainty,” Reliability Engineering and System Safety (Elsevier), Vol. 96, pp. 1220- 1231.

Unal C., Williams B, Hemez F., Atamturktur S. and McClurea P. (2011), “Improved Best Estimate Plus Uncertainty Methodology, Including Advanced Validation Concepts to License Evolving Nuclear Reactors,”Nuclear Engineering and Design (Elsevier), No. 241, pp. 1813- 1833.

Sevim B., Bayraktar A., Altunışık A.C., Atamturktur S. and Birinci F. (2011), “Finite Element Model Calibration Effects on the Earthquake Response of Masonry Arch Bridges,” Finite Elements in Analysis and Design (Elsevier), Vol. 47, No. 7, pp. 621- 634.

Sevim B., Bayraktar A., Altunişik A. C., Atamturktur S. and Birinci F. (2011), “Assessment of Nonlinear Seismic Performance of a Restored Historical Arch Bridge Using Ambient Vibrations,” Nonlinear Dynamics (Springer), Vol. 63, No. 4, pp. 755- 770.

Atamturktur S., Fanning P. and Boothby T. (2010), “Traditional and Operational Modal Testing of Masonry Vaults,” Engineering and Computational Mechanics (ICE), Vol. 163, No. 3, pp. 213- 223.

Atamturktur S. and Boothby T. (2010), “Stochastic Bayesian Calibration of Finite Element Models of Masonry Vaults,” The Masonry Society Journal (TMS), Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 77- 93.

Hemez F., Atamturktur S. and Unal C. (2010), “Predictive Maturity of Validated Numerical Models,”Computers and Structures (Elsevier), Vol. 88, pp. 497- 505.

Atamturktur S., Pavic A., Reynolds P. and Boothby T. (2009), “Full-Scale Modal Testing of Vaulted Gothic Churches: Lessons Learned,” Journal of Experimental Techniques (Wiley), Vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 65- 74.

Atamturktur S. and Boothby T. (2007), “The Development of Finite Element Models and the Horizontal Thrust of Guastavino Domes,” The Association for Preservation Technology International (APTI), Vol. 38, No. 4, pp. 21- 29.

 

Conference Proceedings (Full Paper Peer-Reviewed)

* indicates publications with Atamturktur’s students.

** indicates other graduate students

Atamturktur, S., Prabhu, S.* and Roche, G.* (2014), “Predictive Modeling of Large Scale Historic Masonry Monuments: Uncertainty Quantification and Model Validation,” EURODYN IX International Conference on Structural Dynamics, June 30-July 2, Porto, Portugal.

Atamturktur, S. and Stevens, G.* (2014), “Uncertainty Inference for Inexact Coupled Numerical Models in Partitioned Analysis,” EURODYN IX International Conference on Structural Dynamics, June 30-July 2, Porto, Portugal.

Juang, C.H., Wang, L.*, and Atamturktur, S., “Keynote: Robust design of geotechnical systems – A new design perspective,” Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium of Geotechnical Safety and Reliability (ISGSR), Hong Kong, December 5-7, 2013. Zhang et al. (eds.), Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-1-138-00163-3, pp. 69-78.

Juang, C.H., Wang, L.*, Khoshnevisan, K.**, and Atamturktur, S., “Keynote: Robust Geotechnical Design – Methodology and Applications,” Proceedings of the 15th Conference on Current Researches in Geotechnical Engineering in Taiwan, Yunlin; Geotechnical Award Lecture, Taiwan Geotechnical Society, September 11-13, 2013.

Prabhu, S.* and Atamturktur, S. (2011), “Feature Assimilation in Structural Health Monitoring of Masonry Construction,” Proceedings of 11th North American Masonry Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Atamturktur, S. (2009), “Validation of Nonlinear Finite Element Models with Dynamic Tests: an Overview,”The Proceedings of College of Engineering Research Symposium, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA.

Boothby, T., Atamturktur, S., Ochsendorf, J., Tallon, A., Murray, S., (2007), “Structural Modeling of the Vaults of St. Julien in Couleuvre, France,” Proceedings of 10th North American Masonry Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Boothby, T., Atamturktur, S., (2007), “A Guide for the Finite Element Analysis of Historic Load Bearing Masonry Structures,” Proceedings of 10th North American Masonry Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

 

Conference Proceedings (Abstract Peer-Reviewed)

* indicates publications with Atamturktur’s students.

** indicates other graduate students

Roche, G.*, Prabhu, S.*, Atamturktur, S., (2015), “Model Validation in Scientific Computing: Considering Robustness to NonProbabilistic Uncertainty in the Input Parameters,” IMAC XXXIII A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics, February 2-5, Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, FL, USA.

Atamturktur, S. and Khan, A. (2015), “Vibration-Based Scour Monitoring: Prototype Design, Laboratory Experiments and Field Deployment,” IMAC XXXIII A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics, February 2-5, Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, FL, USA.

Atamturktur, S., Stevens, G.*, Cheng, Y.* (2015), “Clustered Parameters of Calibrated Models when Considering Both Fidelity and Robustness,” IMAC XXXIII A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics, February 2-5, Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, FL, USA.

Atamturktur, S. and Stevens, G.*, (2014) “Validation of Strongly Coupled Models: A Framework for Resource Allocation” IMAC XXXII A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics, February 3-6, 2014, Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, FL, USA.

Stevens, G.*, Atamturktur, S., Lebensohn, R., Kaschner, G., (2014), “Experiment-based Validation and Uncertainty Quantification of Multi-scale Plasticity Models” IMAC XXXII A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics, February 3-6, 2014, Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, FL, USA.

Stevens, G.*, Atamturktur, S., Hegenderfer, J.*, (2014) “Improving Model Predictions Through Partitioned Analysis” IMAC XXXII A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics, February 3-6, 2014, Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, FL, USA.Farajpour, I.,

Atamturktur, S. (2014). “Role of Numerical Errors in the Strongly Coupled Models.” IMAC XXXII A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics, February 3-6, 2014, Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, Florida, USA.

Yazdekhasti, S.*, Piratla, K. R., Khan, A. and Atamturktur, S., (2014) “Analysis of Factors Influencing the Selection of Water Main Rehabilitation Methods”, NASTT No Dig 2014, Orlando, FL.

Atamturktur S., Prabhu S.*, and Dorrance R. (2013) “Structural Assessment of Fort Sumter Masonry Coastal Fortification Subject to Foundation Settlements,” Proceedings of 31st Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM) International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC-XXVIII), Orange County, California, USA.

Farajpour I.*, and Atamturktur S. (2013) “Ranking Constituents of Coupled Models for Improved Performance,” Proceedings of 31st Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM) International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC-XXVIII), Orange County, California, USA.

Liu Z.*, Atamturktur S., and Hsein J. (2013), “Robust Design Optimization of Steel Moment Resisting Frame under Ground Motion Uncertainty,” Proceedings of 31st Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM) International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC-XXVIII), Orange County, California, USA.

Van Buren K.*, Atamturktur S., and Hemez, F. (2013), “Simulating the Dynamics of the CX-100 Wind Turbine Blade: Model Selection Using a Robustness Criterion,” Proceedings of 31st Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM) International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC-XXVIII), Orange County, California, USA.

Egeberg, M.*, Atamturktur S., and Hemez, F. (2013), “Defining Coverage of a Domain Using a Modified Nearest-Neighbor Metric,” Proceedings of 31st Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM) International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC-XXVIII), Orange County, California, USA.

Hegenderfer, J.*, Gillen, A.* and Atamturktur S., (2012), “Damage Detection in Steel Structures Using Bayesian Calibration Techniques,” Proceedings of 30th Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM) International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC-XXVIII), Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

Van Buren K.*, Hemez, F. and Atamturktur S., (2012), “Demonstrating Predictive Capability of Validated Wind Turbine Blade Models,” Proceedings of 30th Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM) International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC-XXVIII), Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

Dalton S.*, Farajpour, I.*, Juang, H. and Atamturktur S., (2012), “Robust Design Optimization to Account for Uncertainty in the Structural Design Process,” Proceedings of 30th Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM) International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC-XXVIII), Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

Van Buren K.* and Atamturktur S., (2011), “Model form Error of Alternative Modeling Strategies: Shell Type Wind Turbine Blades,” Proceedings of 29th Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM) International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC-XXVII), Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

Prabhu, S.*, Supler, J.* and Atamturktur S., (2011), “Feature Assimilation in Structural Health Monitoring Applications,” Proceedings of 29th Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM) International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC-XXVII), Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

Atamturktur, S., Hemez, F. and Unal. C., (2011), “A Forecasting Metric for Predictive Modeling,”Proceedings of 29th Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM) International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC-XXVII), Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

Hemez, F. and Atamturktur, S., (2010), "Dangers of Sparse Sampling," Proceedings of 28th Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM) International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC-XXVII), Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

Atamturktur, S., (2010), "Defect Detection in Concrete Members," Proceedings of 28th Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM) International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC-XXVII), Jacksonville, Florida, USA.         

Hemez, F.,  Atamturktur, S., and Unal. C., (2010), “Demonstrating the Improvement of Predictive Maturity of a Computational Model,” AIAA Non-Deterministic Approaches Conference, Orlando, Florida, USA.

Atamturktur, S., (2009), "Validation and Verification under Uncertainty applied to Finite Element Models of Historic Masonry Monuments," Proceedings of 27th Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM) International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC-XXVII), Orlando, Florida, USA.

Atamturktur, S., Hemez, F., Williams, B. and Unal, C., (2009), "A discussion on Predictive Maturity using Multivariate and Functional Output," Proceedings of 27th Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM) International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC-XXVII), Orlando, Florida, USA.

Hemez, F., Atamturktur, S. and Unal, C., (2009), "Defining Predictive Maturity for Validated Numerical Simulations," Proceedings of 27th Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM) International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC-XXVII), Orlando, Florida, USA.

Atamturktur, S., Pavic, A. and Reynolds, P., (2008), “Sensitivity of Modal Parameters of Historic Monuments to Geometric Distortion,” Proceedings of 26th Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM) International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC-XXVI), Orlando, Florida, USA.

Atamturktur, S., Fanning, P. and Boothby, T., (2007), “Traditional and Operational Modal Testing of the Washington National Cathedral,” Proceedings of the International Operational Modal Analysis Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Atamturktur, S., Hanagan L. and Boothby, T., (2007), “Extension of Large Scale Modal Analysis Techniques to Historic Masonry Vaults,” Proceedings of 25th Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM) International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC-XXV), Orlando, Florida, USA.

Boothby, T., Atamturktur, S. and Hanagan L., (2006), “Modal Analysis Methods for Validation of Vaulted Stone Masonry Models,” Proceedings of 2006 Architectural Engineering Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.

 

Long Abstracts

Stevens, G.N.*, Atamturktur, S., Lebensohn, R., Kaschner, G. (2014), “Bias-Corrected Partitioned Analysis of Multi-scale Plasticity Models,” American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Verification and Validation Symposium, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Atamturktur, S., Stevens, G.N.*, Roche, G.M.* (2014), “Framework for Experiment-Based Verification and Validation of Strongly Coupled Numerical Models,” American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Verification and Validation Symposium, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Stevens, G., Atamturktur, S., Lebensohn, R., Kaschner, G. (2013), “Experiment-based Validation and Uncertainty Quantification of Multi-scale Plasticity Models,” ANS Winter Meeting, November 10-14, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C., USA.

Van Buren, K.L.*, Mollineaux, M.G.**, Hemez, F.M., Atamturktur, S. (2012), “Simulating the Dynamics of the CX-100 Wind Turbine Blade: Part I, Model Development, Verification and Validation,” American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Verification and Validation Symposium, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Van Buren, K.L.*, Hemez, F.M., Atamturktur, S. (2012), “Simulating the Dynamics of the CX-100 Wind Turbine Blade: Part II, Model Selection Using a Robustness Criterion,” American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Verification and Validation Symposium, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Research Reports

* indicates publications with Atamturktur’s students.

** indicates other graduate students

Atamturktur, S., Prabhu, S.*, (2014), “Structural Analysis of Fort Sumter,” Report prepared for the US Department of the Interior, National Park Service.

Kyser, D.**, Prabhu, S.*, Nadarajah, R., Messier, P., Atamturktur, S., (2014), “Hydrographic Survey, Wave Load Analysis and Foundation Analysis of Fort Sumter,” Report prepared for the US Department of the Interior, National Park Service.

Atamturktur, S., Dutta, M.*, Prabhu, S.*, (2013), “Wave Forces Acting on Foundation of Fort Sumter,” Report prepared for the US Department of the Interior, National Park Service.

Atamturktur, S., Prabhu, S* (2013), “The Structural Assessment of Subterranean Cisterns,” Report prepared for the US Department of the Interior, National Park Service.

Atamturktur, S., Prabhu, S.*, (2014), “Structural Analysis of Fort Sumter,” Report prepared for the US Department of the Interior, National Park Service.

Mollineaux, M.**, Van Buren, K. *, Hemez, F. and Atamturktur, S., (2011), “Simulating the Dynamics of Wind Turbine Blades: Part I, Model Development and Verification,” Los Alamos Technical Report, LA-UR-11-4996.

Van Buren, K. *, Mollineaux, M.**, Hemez, F. and Atamturktur, S., (2011), “Simulating the Dynamics of Wind Turbine Blades: Part II, Model Validation & Uncertainty Quantification,” Los Alamos Technical Report, LA-UR-11-4997.

Atamturktur, S., Hemez, F.M. and Unal, C., (2010), “Calibration Under Uncertainty for Finite Element Models of Masonry,” Los Alamos Technical Report, LA-14414.

Atamturktur, S., Hemez, F.M., Tomé, C., Williams, B. and Unal, C., (2010), “A Forecasting Metric for Predictive Modeling in Science and Engineering,” Los Alamos Technical Report, LA-UR-10-03699

Atamturktur, S., Lebensohn, R., Tomé, C., Higdon, D., Williams, B., Hemez, F.M., Unal, C., (2009), “Predictive Maturity: A Quantitative Metric to Optimize Complex Simulations via Systematic Experimental Validation,” Los Alamos Technical Report, LA-UR-09-07226.

Hemez, F., Atamturktur, S., (2009), “The Dangers of Sparse Sampling for Uncertainty Propagation and Model Calibration,” Los Alamos Technical Report, LA-UR-09-03917.

Hemez, F., and Atamturktur, S., (2009), “Prediction with Quantified Uncertainty of Temperature and Rate Dependent Material Behavior,” Los Alamos Technical Report, LA-UR-08-6741.

Atamturktur, S., Hemez, F., Williams, B., and Unal, C., (2008), “Predictive Maturity using Multivariate and Functional Output," Los Alamos Technical Report, LA-UR-08-07313.

Hemez, F., Atamturktur, S., and Unal, C., (2008), "Defining Predictive Maturity for Validated Numerical Simulations," Los Alamos Technical Report, LA-UR-08-06741.

Boothby, T., Atamturktur, S., Erdogmus, E., (2006), “Manual for the Assessment of Load Bearing Unreinforced Masonry Structures,” prepared for the US Department of the Interior, National Park Service, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training.

Boothby, T., Parfitt, K., Atamturktur, S., (2005), “Condition Review and Investigation of Moisture Intrusion of the Exterior Bastion Walls at Historic Ft. Pitt Museum,” prepared for The Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission.

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

 International Experiences 

“State-aware Calibration of Computer Models of Engineering Systems,” Scientific Advisory Board Member, International Conference on Uncertainty in Mechanical Engineering (ICUME), Darmstadt, Germany, (November, 2015) (invited, fully funded by the host).

“Experiment-based Validation of Computer Models: Historic Masonry Monuments,” Workshop on Seismic Risk of Historical Structures, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, (November 2014) (invited, fully funded by the host).

“Considering Fidelity and Robustness in Engineering Analysis and Design: A Multi-objective Optimization-based Approach,” Workshop on Model-based Design, Validation, and Monitoring of Structures under Severe Uncertainty, Universite De Franche-Comte, Besancon, France, (June 2014),(invited, fully funded by the host).

“Considering Fidelity and Robustness in Engineering Analysis and Design: A Multi-objective Optimization-based Approach,” Workshop on Model-based Design, Validation, and Monitoring of Structures under Severe Uncertainty, Universite De Franche-Comte, Besancon, France, (June 2014),(invited, fully funded by the host).

“Validation and Uncertainty Quantification of Simulation Models of Masonry Systems,” École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, (July 2013) (invited, fully funded by the host).

Three different short-courses on “Error and Uncertainty Analysis of Inexact and Imprecise Computer Models,” Universite De Franche-Comte, Besancon, France, (June-August 2013),(invited, fully funded by the host).                   

National Experiences

“Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification of Simulation Models,” The Cyberinfrastructure Expo, Clemson, SC (September 2014) (invited).

“Integrated Numerical and Experimental Study: Structural Behavior of Dry-Stacked Systems,” CCMA Summer Meeting, Charleston, SC, (July 2014) (invited).

“Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification of Simulation Models,” Midas Technical Webinar, (March 2012) (invited).

“Prediction, Calibration, and Validation Concepts through Statistical Inference,” Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of South Carolina, (October 2010) (invited).

“Predictive Maturity:  A Quantitative Metric for Optimizing Complex Simulations via Systematic Experimental Validation,” Los Alamos National Laboratory IS&T Symposium, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM (August 2009) (invited).

“Predictive Maturity of Computer Models using Functional and Multivariate Output”, Los Alamos National Laboratory Symposium, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM (August 2008)(invited).

 

Honors and Awards

Murray Stokely Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Engineering and Science, Clemson University, 2014

Most Outstanding Paper Award, Taiwan Geotechnical Society, 2012

Outstanding Teacher Award, Clemson University Chapter of Chi Epsilon Honors Society, 2012

Outstanding Teacher Award, Clemson University Chapter of Chi Epsilon Honors Society, 2011

Best Paper Award, Model Validation and Uncertainty Quantification Technical Group, 28thInternational Modal Analysis Conference, 2010 

LAAP Outstanding Contribution Award, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2009

Best Paper Award, College of Engineering Research Symposium, Pennsylvania State University, 2009

Pennsylvania Concrete Masonry Association Sponsorship & Northeast Cement Shippers Association Sponsorship, University Professor's Masonry Workshop, 2008

Women in Engineering Program, Travel grants to participate at 24th and 26th International Modal Analysis Conference, 2006 and 2008

James L. Noland Student Fellowship Award, 10th North American Masonry Conference, 2007

Dominick J. Demichele Scholarship Award, 25th International Modal Analyses Conference, 2007

World University Network Fellowship Award, Visiting Researcher at University of Sheffield, UK, 2007

 

Sponsored Research

Atamturktur’s share in parenthesis

“An Integrated Numerical and Experimental Study: Structural Behavior of Dry-Stacked Systems,” National Concrete Masonry Association, $104,000; ($104,000), (2014-2016), (PI: Atamturktur)

“Debris Impact Resistance of Steel Roof Decks,” Vulcraft, South Carolina, $24,205; ($12,102), (2013- 2015), (PI: Atamturktur, Co-PI: Ross)

“Graduate Training in Engineering and Managing Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure,” Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN), $799,596 with matching funds of $199,900; ($199,899), (2012- 2015), (PI: Atamturktur, Co-PI:, Andrus, Aziz, Chowdhury, Huang, Klotz, Juang, Martin, Pang).         

“Structural Integrity Assessments at Fort Sumter National Monument (FSNM): Phase II –CESU,” National Park Services, $172,000; ($70,000), (2012- 2014), (PI: Atamturktur, Co-PI: N/A).           

“Transforming Robust Design Concept into a Novel Geotechnical Design Tool,” National Science Foundation, $394,666; ($197,333), (2012- 2015), (PI: Juang, Co-PI: Atamturktur).                    

“Structural Integrity Assessments at Fort Sumter National Monument (FSNM): Phase I –CESU,” National Park Services, $270,000; ($126,900), (2011- 2014), (PI: Atamturktur, Co-PI: N/A).

“Structural Prognosis for The Effective Management of Nation’s Cultural Heritage,” Department of Interior, $25,000 with matching funds of $25,000; ($50,000), (2011- 2013), (PI: Atamturktur, Co-PI: N/A).

“Effect of member failure on structural stability applied to Fort Jefferson, FL.,” 4SE,$6,000; ($6,000), (2010), (PI: Atamturktur, Co-PI: N/A).

“Predictive Maturity of Multi-Scale Simulation Models for Fuel Performance,” Department of Energy, $614,690; ($614,690), (2010-2014), (PI: Atamturktur, Co-PI: N/A).                       

“Real Time Measurement of Scour Depths around Bridge Piers and Abutments,” South Carolina Department of Transportation, $458,904; ($137,671), (2010- 2014), (PI: Khan, Co-PI: Atamturktur).

“The Influence of Adding Physics on the Predictive Maturity of a Code,” Los Alamos National Laboratory, $78,757; ($78,757), (2010- 2011), (PI: Atamturktur, Co-PI: N/A).

“Structural Health Monitoring of Nation’s Cultural Heritage,” Department of Interior,$25,000 with matching funds of $25,000; ($50,000), (2010- 2011), (PI: Atamturktur, Co-PI: N/A).

 

OTHER SPONSORED ACTIVITY  

Masonry Structural Design Competition for Civil Engineering Students, National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA), $13,000; ($13,000), (2014- 2015), (PI: Atamturktur, Co-PI: N/A).

REU: Transforming Robust Design Concept into a Novel Geotechnical Design Tool, National Science Foundation, $12,000; ($6,000), (2013- 2014), (PI: Juang, Co-PI: Atamturktur).                   

Masonry Structural Design Competition for Civil Engineering Students, National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA), $13,000; ($13,000), (2013- 2014), (PI: Atamturktur, Co-PI: N/A).

Structural Health Monitoring of Civil Infrastructure, Creative Inquiry Grant, Clemson University, $3,000 (2013), (PI: Atamturktur, Co-PI: N/A).

Structural Health Monitoring of Civil Infrastructure, Creative Inquiry Grant, Clemson University, $2,100 (2012), (PI: Atamturktur, Co-PI: N/A).

Experiences in Undergraduate Research, Exploration and Knowledge Advancement (EUREKA!), $700 (2011), (PI: Atamturktur, Co-PI: N/A).

Structural Health Monitoring of Civil Infrastructure, Creative Inquiry Grant, Clemson University, $3,000 (2011), (PI: Atamturktur, Co-PI: N/A).

Experiences in Undergraduate Research, Exploration and Knowledge Advancement (EUREKA!), $700 (2010), (PI: Atamturktur, Co-PI: N/A).

Structural Health Monitoring of Civil Infrastructure, Creative Inquiry Grant, Clemson University, $1,500 (2010), (PI: Atamturktur, Co-PI: N/A).

 

GRADUATE STUDENT ADVISING  

 

Postdoctoral Fellows as the Faculty Advisor

Yonten, K. “Prioritization of Code Development Efforts in Resource Allocation to Achieve Improved Predictive Maturity of Multi-Scale and Multi-Physics Modeling of Fuel Performance,” (2011-2012).

Hamutcuoglu, M. “Experiment Prioritization: Resource Allocation to Achieve Improved Predictive Maturity for Multi-Scale and Multi-Physics Modeling of Fuel Performance,” (2010-2011).

 

Doctoral Graduates as the Faculty Advisor

Wenping Gong (Ph.D.), “Robust Geotechnical Design of Drilled Shafts,” Co-Advised with Dr. Juang, (December 2014). 

Ismail Farajpour (Ph.D.), “Optimization-based Strong Coupling of Multiple Single-Solver Models,” (December 2013).

Lei Wang (Ph.D.), “Robust Design of Braced Excavation in Clay,” Co-Advised with Dr. H. Juang, (December 2013).

Zhifeng Luo (Ph.D.), “Robust Performance-based Structural Design,” Co-Advised with Dr. H. Juang, (August 2013).

Kendra Van Buren (Ph.D.), “Assuring Robustness against Uncertainty in Predictive Modeling of Wind Turbine Blades,” (December 2012).

Murray Fisher (Ph.D.), “Vibration Based Structural Health Monitoring of Bridge Pier and Abutment Scour,” Co-Advised with Dr. A. Khan, (December 2012).

Josh Hegenderfer (Ph.D.), “Resource Allocation Framework: Validation of Numerical Models of Complex Engineering Systems against Physical Experiments,” (August 2012).                      

Zhe Luo (Ph.D.), “Simplified Random-Field Framework for Reliability-Based Design against Basal-Heave Failure in A Braced Excavation in Clay,” Co-Advised with Dr. Juang, (December 2011).

 

Masters Graduates as the Faculty Advisor

Garrison Stevens (M.S.), “Stochastic Wavenumber Estimation: Damage Detection Through Simulated Guided Lamb Waves,” (December 2014).

Robert Roper (M.S.), “Impact Resistance of Steel Decks,” (December 2014). 

Matthew Egeberg (M.S.), “Optimal Design of Validation Experiments for Calibration and Validation of Complex Numerical Models,” (August 2014).

Parker Shields (M.S.), “Role of Robustness to Uncertainty and Fidelity to Data in Experiment based Validation of Numerical Models,” (December 2013).

Lei Wang (M.S.), “Probabilistic Back Analysis of Geotechnical Systems,” Co-Advised with Dr. Juang, (August 2013). 

Md. Chowdhurry (M.S.) “Vibration Based Structural Health Monitoring of Bridge Pier and Abutment Scour,” Co-Advised with Dr. Khan, (August 2013).

Ashley Haydock (M.S.), “Noise-Insensitive Prognostic Evaluation of Historic Masonry Structures,” (May 2013).

Tun Li (M.S.), “Load Carrying Capacity Assessment of a Masonry Dome,” (August 2012).        

Sarah Dalton (M.S.), “Robust Structural Health Monitoring for Infrastructure Management,” Co-Advised with Dr. Juang, (December 2011).   

Saurabh Prabhu (M.S.), “Structural Health Monitoring of Historic Masonry Monuments,” (August 2011).

Kendra Van Buren, (M.S.) “Structural Health Monitoring of Shell Type Wind Turbine Blades,” (May 2011).  

 

Current Doctoral Students as the Faculty Advisor

Saurabh Prabhu (Ph.D. candidate), “Data Assimilation Techniques for Structural Health Monitoring Applications as Applied to Masonry Monumental Structures,” (Expected graduation date: May 2015).

Garrison Stevens (Ph.D. student), “Experiment-based Validation of Strongly Coupled Numerical Models,” (Expected graduation date: May 2016).

Jie Lu (Ph.D. student), “Robust modeling framework for rehabilitating transportation infrastructure under uncertainty,” Co-Advised with Dr. Huang, (Expected graduation date: May 2016).

Sepideh Yazdekhasti (Ph.D. student), “To be determined,” Co-Advised with Drs. Piratla and Khan, (Expected graduation date: May 2016).

Xiaoyu Hu (Ph.D. student), “Damage Detection in Steel Structures Using Bayesian Calibration Techniques,” (Expected graduation date: December 2016).

Liz Wheeler (PhD. Student), “Structural Health Monitoring of off-shore Wind Turbine Blades,” (Expected Graduation date December 2017).    

Tunc Kulaksiz (PhD. Student), “Role of Complexity in Predictive Modeling: Validation and Uncertainty Quantification,” (Expected Graduation date May 2018).

Audra Keisling (Ph.D. student), “To be determined,” Co-Advised with Dr. Klotz,(Expected graduation date: December 2017).

Tim Parker (Ph.D. student, part time), “Ductility-sensitive Rehabilitation of Historic Masonry Monuments,” (Expected graduation date: May 2016).                      

 

Current Masters Students (with thesis) as the Faculty Advisor

Seth Adams (M.S. student), “An Integrated Numerical and Experimental Study: Structural Behavior of Dry-Stacked Systems,” (Expected graduation date: May 2015)

Vallabh Chakhadrar (M.S. Stuent), “Multi-scale Modeling and Analysis of Masonry Systems,” (Expected graduation date: December 2015)

 

Visiting Students (with thesis) as the Faculty Advisor

Baptiste Devaux, (Ph.D. candidate), University Franche Comte, Besancon, France(January-May 2014)

 

Current Graduate Students (without thesis) as the Faculty Advisor

Faculty Advisor of approximately 20 Non-thesis M.S. students:

                            

Graduates (with thesis) as the Committee Member

Liam Sullivan, M.S., May 2010 advised by Dr. Nielson

Josh Caron, M.S., December 2012 advised by Dr. Pang

Mengyu Yang, M.S., August 2013, advised by Dr. Pang                  

Michael Willis, M.S., May 2014, advised by Dr. Ross

Abby Liu, Ph.D., August 2014 advised by Dr. Pang

                         

Current Graduate Students as the Committee Member

Li Zhiyun (Ph.D. student) advised by Dr. Chowdhury.

 

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Department:

Member, Advisory Committee (2013- present)

Member, Graduate Program Committee (2011- present)

Member, Diversity and Outreach Committee (2010-2013)

Member, Scholarships and Awards Committee (2010- 2013)                 

Member of Faculty Search Committees (three times) (2011- 2012)

Members of the Department Chair Search Committee (2013)

College          

Dean’s Advisory Council (2013- present)

University

Member, University Assessment Committee (2011- 2014)

Member, University Awards Committee (2014- present)

 

TEACHING

CE 301, Structural Analysis

CE 299/399/499, Creative Inquiry on Structural Health Monitoring

CE 401/601, Matrix Structural Analysis

CE 404/604, Masonry Structural Design 

CE 806, Structural Dynamics                         

CE 809, Structural Health Monitoring

 

Monday, February 9, 2015