The Jing Zhu's research as part of the Geospatial
Liquefaction Project was highlighted in the Tufts CEE News!
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USGS Funded Project on Near Surface Sediment Model
Professor Laurie Baise and Professor John Ebel (Boston
College) have been awarded a one-year project to build a near
surface sediment model for the Boston region and assess the
resulting soil amplification. Visiting Scholar Erkan Yilar is
currently taking microtremor measurements around the city as part of
New England Chapter of EERI to host Annual Meeting in
The New England Chapter of EERI will host the EERI Annual
Meeting from March 31 - April 3, 2015. Prof. Baise is participating
as part of the organizing committee.
Zhu Wins Best Presentation Award at SSA Conference
Congratulations to Jing Zhu, a graduate student in Associate
Professor Laurie Baise's Geohazards lab, who won a best student
presentation award at the Seismological Society of America
conference in Salt Lake City for her presentation "A Geospatial
Liquefaction Model for Rapid Response and Loss Estimation."
Baise Given Faculty Teaching and Mentor Award
At the Graduate Studies Award Ceremony on April 27, 2012, Associate
Professor Laurie Baise received the School of Engineering's Faculty
Teaching and Mentoring Award. This award recognizes faculty members
who have demonstrated outstanding support of graduate students from
course completion through research and post-degree placement.
Presentations at ESG4
Professor Laurie Baise gave a plenary talk titled "Complex Site
Response - Does One-Dimensional Site Response Work?" at the 4th
International IASPEI/IAEE Symposium on the Effects of Surface
Geology on Seismic Motion (ESG4) in Santa Barbara, California. Eric
Thompson presented some collaborative work: a paper titled "Regional
Correlations of Vs30 and Velocities Averaged Over Depths Less Than
and Greater Than 30 m" with Dave Boore and Heloise Cadet; and a
paper titled "A New Strategy for Developing Vs30 Maps" with David
Wald, Leslie McWhirter, and Amanda Herring.
Laurie Baise Elected to SSA Board
Professor Laurie Baise was elected to the Board of Directors of the
Seismological Society of America (SSA) for a three-year term in
office. "To address seismic hazard in the future, interdisciplinary
efforts will be required, and the Seismological Society of America
provides an ideal venue to promote and encourage these important
efforts," said Baise. Click
here for more information.
NSF-CMMI Research and Innovation Conference
Doctoral student James Kaklamanos and Associate Professor
Luis Dorfmann presented at the National Science Foundation (NSF) Civil,
Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) Research and
Innovation Conference, held in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 4-7,
2011. On behalf of the project team (also composed of Associate
Professor Laurie Baise and Research Assistant Professor Eric
Thompson), they presented their research progress on NSF Award
#1000210, "Identifying and Modeling Complex Site Response Behavior."
Please view our conference paper and poster, and visit the
conference website for more information.