Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California
Davis, California, U.S.A.
Earth and Environmental Science Area
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, California, U.S.A.
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).
Real-ESSI Simulator (alternate URL at EDU domain), is one prominent FEI application 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.
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 www.OpenHazards.com.
We are actively recruiting students to work on further development and use of the Real-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:
Interested students are invited to do two things:
Correspondence regarding admissions, ranking questions, etc. should be directed to our Graduate Program Coordinator, Dr. Lauren Worrell (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Short or long term visits by researchers, students and post-doctoral fellows are only considered based on recommendations by our collaborators and colleagues.