UB_logo_interlocking Stochastic Geomechanics Research Group



We develop computational tools for uncertainty quantification, uncertianty propagation, and decision analysis in the field of civil engineering by working at the confluence of physics-based and data-driven modeling and simulation, information theory, stochastic calculus, optimization theory, and high-performance computing.

Our past and ongoing works — which are funded by NASA, NSF, and USDOT — are mainly centered around developing tools for multi-hazard resilience analysis of civil infrastructure objects and systems, subjected to extreme events such as earthquakes and windstorms, with emphasis on their geotechnical aspects. Uncertainties are inevitable in predictions of the behavior of civil infrastructure during future extreme events. Both the hazards and parameters of predictive models of civil infrastructure are uncertain. Our effort — with a broad goal of assessing and managing the associated risks — has focused on: