SimCenter Response to COVID-19 — The SimCenter is continuing operations at this time. In accordance with University requirements, workshops and in-person events are postponed until further notice. The SimCenter Forum is the best way for users to interact with the Development Team.


The SimCenter provides next-generation computational modeling and simulation software tools, user support, and educational materials to the natural hazards engineering research community with the goal of advancing the nation’s capability to simulate the impact of natural hazards on structures, lifelines, and communities.

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Recent Publications

"A Cloud-Enabled Application Framework for Simulating Regional-Scale Impacts of Natural Hazards on the Built Environment"

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Webinar Archives

Visit the Knowledge Hub to view past SimCenter Webinars.

SimCenter Early Career Research Webinars – A Call for Candidates

The SimCenter is seeking Graduate Students, Postdocs, and Early Career Faculty who would like to share their simulation-based natural hazard engineering research with their peers. Webinars are anticipated to be 45 minutes in length followed by 15-30 minutes of Q&A. Complete the Nomination Form.

Recent News (News Archive)

SimCenter releases its second report on the "State of the Art in Computational Simulation for Natural Hazards Engineering." This second edition reflects comments and suggestions provided by leading researchers, and it includes new chapters on disaster recovery modeling and applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies.

NHERI Features SimCenter Programming Bootcamps. SimCenter’s recent Programming Bootcamps, held December 14-18, 2020 and January 4-8, 2021, were featured in an article released by NHERI on February 6, 2021.

Kareem Receives Recognitions from IABSE and EAJ. Dr. Ahsan Kareem, SimCenter co-PI, received the International Award of Merit in Structural Engineering 2020 from IABSE, and he was elected to the EAJ.

Recent SimCenter Engagements - Winter 2020. SimCenter activities featured at SEAOC Annual Convention and FEMA Multi-Hazard Inventory/Data Collection Workshop.


SimCenter Developer Team Profiles – Winter 2020. SimCenter welcomes Dr. Stevan Gavrilovic, Dr. Yunhui Guo, and Dr. Kuanshi Zhong to the SimCenter Developer Team.