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Illinois students win ICASP Student Recognition Awards

7/3/2019 9:17:18 AM

Above, left to right: Chi-Ying Lin, Neetesh Sharma and Xian He

Three students – Xian He (now graduated), Chi-Ying Lin and Neetesh Sharma – from the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were recent winners of International Civil Engineering Risk and Reliability Association (CERRA) Student Recognition Awards at the International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP). In addition to the three Illinois students, seven students from universities in the United States, England, Switzerland and South Korea received awards based on their conference papers and presentations. 

CERRA promotes the education, research and practice of risk and reliability analysis in civil engineering through organization of ICASP conferences every four years, bringing together engineers, scientists, educators, researchers and students to advance understanding of uncertainty and risk in all aspects of civil engineering. Considered one of the top conferences in the field, students who receive awards are acknowledged as rising stars.

The conference was held May 26-30, 2019, in Seoul, South Korea. Videos of the presentations are available below. Assistant Professor Eun Jeong Cha is adviser to both He and Lin, and Sharma's adviser is Professor Paolo Gardoni.  

A Decision Framework for Pre-disaster Risk Mitigation Planning of Interdependent Infrastructure Systems, by Xian He and Eun Jeong Cha

Impact of Climate Change to Hurricane Loss to the Gulf Coast of the US, by Chi-Ying Lin and Eun Jeong Cha

Recovery Optimization of Interdependent Infrastructure: A Multi-Scale Approach, by Neetesh Sharma, Armin Tabandeh and Paolo Gardoni