Alexandros Taflanidis, SimCenter domain expert and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded the 2021 Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). This recognition is awarded for notable achievements in research related to civil engineering, and recipients are selected based on the impact of their research, both on their chosen subdisciplines, as well as on the field of civil engineering more broadly.
Professor Taflanidis received the award for using scientific computing to improve community resilience against hurricanes and earthquakes, and he was cited for “enhancing the resilience of communities to natural hazards such as hurricanes and earthquakes through decision-support tools and comprehensive risk assessment frameworks that leverage the integration of advanced statistical computing and machine learning methods.”
“On behalf of the SimCenter, I wish to congratulate Alex on this well-deserved award. His research is inherently fundamental and groundbreaking and at the same time situated in a sweet-spot where it can be applied immediately to difficult current problems. He is a great asset to the SimCenter, and his contributions to the center and natural hazards engineering in general are reflected by this prize,” noted SimCenter PI and co-director Sanjay Govindjee.
Read the University of Notre Dame press release.