SimCenter Developer Team Profiles – Spring 2021

April 20, 2021

The SimCenter Developer Team engages post-doctoral research scientists and assistants to enhance and develop SimCenter software tools. In this article we feature Claudio Perez and Dr. Aakash Bangalore Satish. To contact our developer team or ask questions about SimCenter tools please contact us at the SimCenter User Forum.

Claudio Perez, Graduate Student, Assistant Developer

Claudio Perez is developing scalable information management systems which facilitate both modular expansion and integrated documentation of the SimCenter's extensive modeling ecosystem. This work aims to ensure the long-term viability of the SimCenter's projects as a community-driven platform that is both extensible to researchers and accessible to practitioners.

Claudio Perez is in the Master of Science program in Structural Engineering at UC Berkeley. He is currently studying applications of neural-network architectures to scientific computing. He earned his BSCE in Civil Engineering at the University of Miami, and he has work experience in bridge engineering and construction management firms.




Aakash Bangalore Satish, Postdoctoral Scholar, Software Developer

Aakash Bangalore Satish builds upon the uncertainty quantification capabilities of the SimCenter’s software tools. “Aakash’s work will provide tools for updating finite element models using data, and ultimately support robust inference while accounting for more sources of uncertainty within the computational workflow of performance-based engineering for natural hazards. He will also lead diverse implementations related to model class selection and multi-model inference,” says Professor Alex Taflanidis, SimCenter domain expert.

Dr. Bangalore Satish received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, Department of Civil Engineering, where his research involved Bayesian inference accounting for uncertainty in the model probability, model form and parameters of computational models with applications in structural engineering. He earned his M.E. in Civil Engineering with specialization in Structural Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, and his B.E. in Civil Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India. Dr. Bangalore Satish has worked as a developer of the UQpy - a Python package for uncertainty quantification.