NHERI Computational Symposium

February 7, 2024

attendees at the NHERI Computational Symposium

Photo Credit: Todd Cheney

The NHERI Computational Symposium, held on February 1-2, 2024, at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center, convened over 200 researchers and industry practitioners from various natural hazards engineering disciplines. The symposium provided a platform for collaboration and knowledge sharing in fields such as wind, flood, wildfire, tsunami and storm surge, earthquake, uncertainty quantification, multi-hazards, and related areas.

Key event statistics include:

  • 90 Presentations: Featuring nearly 60 lightning talks, providing brief insights into a wide array of research topics.
  • 14 Panelists: Experts gathered for panel discussions on current challenges and trends in natural hazards engineering.
  • 47 Poster Presentations: Showcased research projects and initiatives aimed at mitigating the impact of natural hazards.
  • 6 Technical Training Workshops: These workshops attracted 65 attendees interested in enhancing their skills and knowledge in specific areas supported by DesignSafe and SimCenter.

The success of the NHERI Computational Symposium was made possible by the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Their contributions facilitated the gathering of experts to address critical issues in natural hazards engineering.