Research group

Gitanjali Bhattacharjee


Topic: Seismic resilience analysis of transportation networks using Markov Decision Processes

Yilin Chen


Topic: Geostatistical analysis of nonstationary spatial variation in ground motion amplitudes

Anne Hulsey

Co-advisors: Greg Deierlein and Jack Baker

Topic: Quantifying the post-earthquake downtime induced by cordons around damaged tall buildings

Sabine Loos

Co-advisors: David Lallemant and Jack Baker

Topic: Multi-source post-disaster data integration for assessing regional impact and supporting recovery

Maryia Markhvida


Topic: Engineering and economic modeling of post-earthquake decision making and regional recovery

Katy Serafin

Postdoctoral researcher, Primary Advisor: Jenny Suckale


Topic: Compounding flood hazards in a changing climate

Rodrigo Silva Lopez


Topic: Risk assessment of distributed transportation networks

Ganyu Teng


Topic: Dynamic risk analysis for induced seismicity


Former PhD students and Postdocs

Lynne Burks (PhD, 2014)


Currently at Sandia National Laboratories

Thesis: Ground motion simulations: validation and application for civil engineering problems

Reagan Chandramohan (PhD, 2016)

Co-advisors: Greg Deierlein and Jack Baker

Currently at University of Canterbury

Thesis: Effect of long duration ground motions on structural performance

Gemma Cremen (PhD, 2019)


Currently at University of Bristol

Topic: Analysis, Evaluation, and Improvement of Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering Damage and Loss Predictions

Beliz Ugurhan Gokkaya (PhD, 2015)

Co-advisors: Greg Deierlein and Jack Baker

Currently at Facebook

Thesis: Seismic reliability assessment of structures incorporating modeling uncertainty and implications for seismic collapse safety

Camilo Gomez (Postdoctoral researcher, 2014-2016)


Currently at University de los Andes

Topic: Characterization of complex infrastructure networks for decision-making

Abhineet Gupta (PhD, 2017)


Currently at One Concern

Thesis: Quantifying temporally-varying induced seismicity hazard and regional risk: Statistical approaches and application in Oklahoma

Nirmal Jayaram (PhD, 2010)


Currently at Google

Thesis: Probabilistic seismic lifeline risk assessment using efficient sampling and data reduction techniques

Christophe Loth

David Lallemant (Postdoctoral researcher, 2016-2017)

Co-advisors: Anne Kiremidjian, Jack Baker and Greg Deierlein

Currently at Nanyang Technological University

Topic: Disaster risk modeling in rapidly changing urban environments

Ting Lin (PhD, 2012)


Currently at Texas Tech University

Thesis: Advancement of hazard consistent ground motion selection methodology

Christophe Loth

Christophe Loth (PhD, 2014)


Currently at Google

Thesis: Multivariate ground motion intensity measure models, and implications for structural reliability assessment

Mahalia Miller (PhD, 2014)


Currently at Google

Thesis: Seismic risk assessment of complex transportation networks

Hyeuk Ryu (Postdoctoral researcher, 2008-2010)


Currently at Geoscience Australia

Research topics: Converting HAZUS capacity curves into fragility functions for risk assessment using PSHA, and Magnitude estimation of historical earthquakes using structural fragility functions

Andrew Seifried (PhD, 2013)


Currently at Lettis Consultants International

Thesis: Response spectrum compatibilization and its impact on structural response assessment

Shrey Shahi (PhD, 2013)


Currently at Robinhood

Thesis: A probabilistic framework to include the effects of near-fault directivity in seismic hazard assessment

Victor Victorsson (PhD, 2011)

Primary advisor: Greg Deierlein. Co-advisors: Jack Baker and Helmut Krawinkler

Currently at Swiss Re

Thesis: The reliability of capacity-designed components in seismic resistant systems

Yoshifumi Yamamoto (PhD, 2011)


Currently at Guidewire

Thesis: Stochastic model for earthquake ground motion using wavelet packets

Jason Wu (PhD, 2017)


Currently at Thornton Tomasetti

Topic: End-to-End Seismic Risk Analysis Framework for the Identification of Infrastructure Network Retrofits

Adam Zsarnóczay (Visiting Scholar, 2017-2018)


Currently at NHERI SimCenter

Topic: Uncertainty quantification for seismic risk analysis


Other former research students

Mariano Balbi

Julie Clarke

Samuel Cortes

Yang Dang

Jorenne Flores

Jen Foschaar

Jessica Jacobo

Sara Jozefiak

Ji Yun Lee

Jeltsin Obregon

Elena Onagretto

Joshua Salas

Bo Shen

Ju-Young Shin

Ethan Thomson

Old group photos


Group members and local alumni, 2015




Baker group, August 2012