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.

This peer-to-peer webinar series is intended to provide graduate students, postdocs and early career faculty with a forum for presenting and discussing their simulation-based research in natural hazard engineering. Presentations addressing use a range of software and computing resources, including SimCenter software products and DesignSafe computing resources, are welcome. Speakers are encouraged to provide information about research motivation, research method, simulation tools employed, research results and potential impact. Speakers are encouraged also to discuss obstacles encountered with their simulation activities and describe how these obstacles were overcome. Candidates can be self-nominated, as well as nominated by others. Faculty members please consider nominating your students.

Nomination Form

Advances in Computational Modeling and Simulation



Running Large-Scale Regional Hazards and Loss Simulations
- Wael Elhaddad, UC Berkeley,  NHERI SimCenter

February 25, 2019

HPC Ground Motion Simulations of Large Hayward Fault Earthquakes
Arthur Rogers, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

November 14, 2018

AI & Machine Learning in Natural Hazards Engineering: Technical & Modelling Q & A
- Stella Yu, UC Berkeley

November 6, 2018

UQ Computational Advances for Natural Hazard Risk Assessment
- Alexandros Taflanidis, University of Notre Dame

October 24, 2018

AI & Machine Learning in Natural Hazards Engineering: Approaches to Deep Learning
- Stella Yu, UC Berkeley

October 2, 2018

Application Framework for Regional Earthquake Loss Estimation
- Frank McKenna & Wael Elhaddad, NEHRI SimCenter

September 26, 2018


Early Career Researcher Forum




Tsunami-Induced Turbulent Coherent Structures: Large-Scale Experimental Observations and Interpretation
- Nikos Kalligeris, UC Los Angeles

February 21, 2018

HPC Aided Seismic Risk Assessment of Vertical Concrete Dry Casks
- Majid Ebad Sichani and Jamie Padgett, Rice University

December 13, 2017

Modeling of 500-year Cascadia Subduction Zone Tsunami Inundation
- Xinsheng (Shawn) Qin, University of Washington

November 1, 2017

Numerical Simulation of Concentrically Braced Frames using OpenSees

- Andrew Sen, University of Washington

October 10, 2017

Uncertainty Analysis of Structural Seismic Response Parameters
- Zachary Caamano-Withall, UC San Diego

June 28, 2017

HPC Aided Optimization of Viscous Damped Steel Buildings
- Shanshan Wang, UC Berkeley

April 19, 2017

Natural Hazards Engineering 101




Understanding Tsunamis and Their Effects
Harry Yeh, Oregon State University

August 30, 2017

Computational Fluid Dynamics, Simulation & Computational Tools
- Ahsan Kareem, University of Notre Dame

June 12, 2017

Exploring Wind Engineering
- Arindam Chowdhury, Peter Irwin and Ioannis Zisis, Florida International University

May 17, 2017

Introduction to Wind Engineering
- Kurtis Gurley, University of Florida

April 26, 2017