Boris Jeremić

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California
Davis, California, U.S.A.

Faculty Scientist
Earth and Environmental Science Area
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, California, U.S.A.

Email: jeremic @ ; bjeremic @
Phone: UCD: 1-530-754-9248; LBNL: 1-510-486-4926

Lecture Notes available for download:
"Nonlinear Finite Elements: Modeling and Simulation of Earthquakes, Soils, Structures and their Interaction."


Static and dynamic, deterministic and probabilistic modeling and simulation of inelastic solids and structures.

Current work is on a number of theoretical and computational topics, related to development of the Finite Element Interpreter (FEI). One prominent FEI application is the
Real-ESSI Simulator / MS-ESSI Simulator, (alternate URL at EDU domain),
that is developed and used to investigate:

Focus is on the development and use of methods that reduce Kolmogorov complexity and modeling uncertainty. In other words, focus is on development and use of methods that predict and inform rather than fit.


Lecture Notes available for download: "Nonlinear Finite Elements: Modeling and Simulation of Earthquakes, Soils, Structures and their Interaction."

Recent presentations (LaTeX sources and PDFs) (pdf, html) and all other publications (pdf, html) are available (follow links).

Bibliography collected over years on different subjects: Computational Mechanics, Computer Sciences, Education.

Books in my office library.

Check out earthquake risk forecasting at

Members and collaborators (internal and external) of the Jeremić Computational Mechanics Research Group
  • Dr. Boris Jeremić, Professor, UCD and LBNL
  • Dr. Fangbo Wang, PostDoc, UCD
  • Mr. Yuan Feng, PhD candidate, UCD,
  • Mr. Han Yang, PhD candidate, UCD,
  • Mr. Hexiang Wang, PhD student, UCD,
  • Ms. Gunes Babagiray, Visiting PhD student, Gazi University, Turkey,

  • Graduate Recruiting and Visitors

    We are actively recruiting a number of students to work on further development of the Real-ESSI / MS-ESSI Simulator System.

    Long term funding for students is available through a number of funded projects. PhD level students are preferred, however MS students are also considered if they plan to follow their MS with a PhD. It would be very beneficial if potential students have a good knowledge and a strong interest in two or more of the following areas: A very important attribute of a potential student is a strong willingness and capability to master some of the above topics. Of course, we will provide significant help, guidance and expertise in that endeavor.

    Interested students are invited to do two things:

    Correspondence regarding admissions, ranking questions, etc. should be directed to our Graduate Program Coordinator, Ms. Lauren Worrell (

    Short or long term visits by researchers, students and post-doctoral fellows are only considered based on recommendations by our collaborators (Professors, Researchers, Scientist, Practicing Engineers, &c.).

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