Natural Hazards Research Summit 2022

October 6-7, 2022   |   Washington, DC

Program – Day 2


Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Richmond Highway Arlington, Virginia.

Venue opens at 8:00am ET.

 

Day 2 is focused on the needs of academic researchers. The day starts with a mini-workshop stemming from the Day 1 Visioning Session to develop prioritized needs of the research community. A hosted lunch with poster session will facilitate networking among researchers, program managers, and NHERI representatives. The second half of the day will be devoted to an early career panel, opportunities for involvement in hazards research, and focused discussion on modeling, data reuse, shared-use equipment, hybrid simulation, and enabling convergence in disaster research.
 

What can we do to advance hazards research and promote resilient communities?


Day 2 Schedule

NOTE: Session descriptions are available below the schedule.

7:30 AM

Breakfast

8:15 AM

Opening Remarks
Julio Ramirez

8:20 AM

NSF Remarks
Joy Pauschke

8:25 AM

NHERI Decadal Visioning Study for FY 2025–FY 2035
Jared Kosters

8:35 AM

Community Update: NHERI Science Plan
Ian Robertson

9:00 AM

Mini-Workshop: Visioning Session for Future Research Needs and Priorities

10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Focused Discussion Sessions 1

1A –
Recent Investments in Large-Scale Testing Facilities for Seismic and Windstorm Hazards

1B –
MECHS-Nonlinear Real-time Hybrid Simulation

1C –
Computational Simulation & Data Analytics in Natural Research - Part 1: Regional Scale

 

12:00 PM

Networking Lunch and Poster Session

1:30 PM

Focused Discussion Sessions 2
(and NSF & NHERI Office Hours*)

2A –
From Inception to Implementation: Understanding Tech Transfer

2B –
Graduate Student Panel: Lifting the Curtain of Academic Publishing in Natural Hazards Research

2C –
Computational Simulation & Data Analytics in Natural Research - Part 2: Local Scale

2D –
Integrating Social Science and Engineering Research for Hazard Resilience Modeling

3:00 PM

Break

3:15 PM

Focused Discussion Sessions 3
(and NSF & NHERI Office Hours*)

3A –
International Collaborations on Natural Hazards Research

3B –
Perspective of Early Career Faculty in Natural Hazards Research

3C –
New Tools and Methods for Analyzing Natural Hazards and Disaster Reconnaissance Data

3D –
Engineering Inclusive Elements into Research

4:45 PM

Break

4:50 PM

Day 2 Closing Remarks
Julio Ramirez

5:00 PM

Adjourn

* 30-minute Office Hour meetings will be available with NSF Program Managers and NHERI Personnel during Focused Discussion periods 2 & 3. Sign-up details will be forthcoming shortly.


Day 2 Sessions

7:30AM – Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel is included for all registrants.


8:15AM – Opening Remarks

Day 2 plenary session with opening remarks.

Julio Ramirez
Summit Co-chair
Professor, Purdue University. Lead PI and DIrector, NHERI NCO


8:20AM – NSF Remarks

Joy M. Pauschke
NSF CMMI Program Director

Programs:

  • Engineering for Civil Infrastructure
  • Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure-2
  • Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure

8:25AM – NHERI Decadal Visioning Study for FY 2025–FY 2035

Jared Kosters is Senior Technical Consultant at Nexight Group . He is the lead PI for Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) Decadal Visioning for FY 2026-FY 2035. This award will gather input from the broad hazards engineering research and other related research communities to develop a Decadal Visioning (DV) Framework.

Jared Kosters
Senior Technical Consultant, Nexight Group


8:35AM – Community Update

Ian Robertson
Chair and Arthur N.L. Chiu Distinguished Professor, University of Hawaii
Member, NHERI Network Coordination Office and Co-organizer, NHERI Science Plan Workshop


9:00AM – Visioning Session:
Future Research Needs and Priorities

This 75 min mini-workshop will enable a deeper discussion into research needs and priorities from Day 1 Vision Session.  Round-table format used to develop a strategic roadmap to guide disaster research for the next decade, including focused discussions on modeling and data, reconnaissance, social science and convergence, hybrid testing, and current and future testing capabilities.

Jennifer Bridge
Summit Co-chair
Associate Professor, University of Florida
Lead PI, NHERI EF at UF


10:15AM – Break

15 min break with coffee and light snacks.


10:30AM – Focused Discussions, Block 1

A block of breakout sessions allowing attendees to join the converstion for a deeper dive into topics of interest.

(1A) Recent Investments in Large-scale Testing Facilities for Seismic and Windstorm Hazards

Present new/future capabilities of Large-scale Testing Facilities for Seismic and Windstorm Hazards and new research enabled by these facilities.

Panelists: Richard Sause (Lehigh Univ.); Christine Beyzaei (NIST); Dr. John van de Lindt (Colorado State Univ.); Tracy Kijewski-Correa (Notre Dame); Pedro Lomonaco (Oregon State Univ.); Hermann Fritz (Georgia Tech.)
 

Hosted By:

Joel Conte
Professor of Structural Engineering, University of California -- San Diego
PI, NHERI Large High Performance Outdoor Shake Table Experimental Facility
Director, Englekirk Structural Engineering Center Laboratory

Arindam Chowdhury
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Florida International University
PI and Director, NHERI Wall of Wind (WOW) Experimental Facility

(1B)  Focused Discussion: MECHS-Nonlinear Real-time Hybrid Simulation

The goal for this focused session is to discuss and highlight different strategies taken to enforce the tracking control of a real-time hybrid simulation with a non- linear specimen through short presentations. Whilst the focus is on control, the participants will be encouraged to develop innovative solutions to ensure the proper behavior of the system. To that end, classical and modern control techniques and non-orthodox approaches are encouraged and will serve as the basis of the discussion.

Hosted By:

Shirley Dyke
Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Civil Engineering, Purdue University
Director, Resilient ExtraTerrestrial Habitats Institute
Director, Intelligent Infrastructure Systems Lab
Editor in Chief, Engineering Structures


Ingrid Elizabeth Madera Sierra
Professor of Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali, Columbia

(1C) Computational Simulation and Data Analytics in Natural Hazards Research - Part 1: Regional Scale

The SimCenter and DesignSafe are co-hosting two companion discussions on computational simulation and data analytics in natural hazards research. Part 1 focuses on simulations at the regional scale. The session will begin with short introductory presentations followed by organized breakout discussions among the participants.

Panelists: Krishna Kumar (University of Texas, Austin), Adam Zsarnoczay (Stanford University)
 

Hosted By:

Gregory G. Deierlein
Co-Director NHERI SimCenter
John A. Blume Professor of Engineering, Stanford University

Scott Brandenberg
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)


12:00PM – Lunch and Poster Session

This 90 min working lunch enables researches to share ideas and recent advances through informal discussion via a poster session.  NSF program managers are encouraged to attend.

Poster instructions are in the registration tab.  Contact dan.cox@oregonstate.edu for questions.


1:30PM – Focused Discussions, Block 2

A block of breakout sessions allowing attendees to join the converstion for a deeper dive into topics of interest.

(2A) From Inception to Implementation: Understanding Tech Transfer 

Industry perspectives, engaging with industry, panel with researchers and industry.

Hosted By:

Ian Robertson
Chair and Arthur N.L. Chiu Distinguished Professor, University of Hawaii
Member, NHERI Network Coordination Office and Co-organizer, NHERI Science Plan Workshop

John W van de Lindt
Professor, Harold H. Short Endowed Chair
Colorado State University

William T Holmes
S.E., Senior Consultant, Rutherford+Chekene
NHERI NCO Technology Transfer Committee

(2B) Graduate Student Panel: Lifting the Curtain of Academic Publishing in Natural Hazards Research

This workshop, designed for graduate students (and early-career researchers), peeks behind the curtain of paper publication on engineering, social science, and interdisciplinary natural hazards research. The session will include a focused discussion with Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) researchers and practitioners on best practices including cultivating resources and mentorship, building a research agenda and project, and working through the editorial process and rejection aimed toward a variety of academic publications.

Panelists: Tracy Kijewski-Correa (Notre Dame), Jennifer Bridge (University of Florida), Lori Peek (University of Colorado Boulder), Tim Cockerill (University of Texas at Austin)
 

Hosted By:

Robin Nelson
University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
NHERI Education & Community Outreach

Taylor Heath
NHERI GSC Research Chair
Doctoral Candidate Sociology, Penn State University

Jasmine Bekkaye
GSC Workshop & Mentoring Chair, NSF Graduate Student Fellow
Doctoral Student in Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University

(2C) Computational Simulation and Data Analytics in Natural Hazards Research - Part 2: Local Scale

The SimCenter and DesignSafe are co-hosting two companion discussions on computational simulation and data analytics in natural hazards research. Part 2 focuses on simulations at the local scale. The session will begin with short introductory presentations followed by organized breakout discussions among the participants.

Panelists:  Krishna Kumar (University of Texas, Austin), Adam Zsarnoczay (Stanford University)
 

Hosted By:

Gregory G. Deierlein
Co-Director NHERI SimCenter
John A. Blume Professor of Engineering, Stanford University

Scott Brandenberg
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

(2D) Panel Discussion: Integrating social science and engineering research for hazard resilience modeling

Panelists: Donghwan Gu (NIST), Maria Watson (U of Florida), Nathanael Rosenheim (TAMU), Bethany Desalvo (US Census), Marccus Hendricks (U of Maryland)
 

Hosted By:

Walter Peacock
Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning,
Sr. Faculty Fellow, Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center,
Faculty Fellow, Center for Housing and Urban Development
Texas A&M University

Office Hours: Meetings with NSF Program Managers, NHERI personnel, Senior Faculty

Summit organizers will also coordinate during this block a series of 30-minute meetings with NSF program managers, NHERI personnel, and Faculty Mentors. Attendees can discuss proposal ideas, learn how to leverage NHERI investments for proposal, and seek advice from faculty mentors.

 


3:00PM – Break

15 min break with coffee and light snacks.


3:15PM – Focused Discussions, Block 3

A block of breakout sessions allowing attendees to join the converstion for a deeper dive into topics of interest.

(3A) International Collaborations on Natural Hazards Research

One of the key responsibilities of the NHERI Network Coordination Office is to develop and implement strategic key partnerships with major and unique experimental and computational facilities (national and international) to enhance the scientific experimental resources and support that can be available to the natural hazards engineering research community. The international partnerships require approval by NSF. The objectives of the session will be to discuss potential new activities for international collaboration with NHERI, and avenues for the researcher community in the Natural Hazards area to get involved.

Panelists:  Masahiro Kurata (Kyoto University, DPRI), Kentaro Tabata (NIED), Alberto Pavese (University of Pavia, EUCENTRE), Roberto Nascimbene (IUSS Pavia, EUCENTRE), Girma Bitsuamalak (Western Ontario University, WindEEE), Prof. Tiziana Rossetto (University College London, EPICentre), Chung-Che Chou (NCREE NARLabs, Taiwan, NTU), Chiun-lin Wu (NCREE NARLabs)
 

Hosted By:

Julio Ramirez
Summit Co-chair
Professor, Purdue University. Lead PI and DIrector, NHERI NCO

(3B) Panel Session: Perspective of Early Career Faculty in Natural Hazards Research

This 90-min panel session is designed to provide peer advice on developing successful research programs and proposal development in the area of hazards and disasters, including leveraging NSF investments in hazards research.

Panelists: Allison Reilly (University of Maryland), Andrew Sen (Marquette University), Barbara Simpson (Stanford University), Amal Elawady (Florida International University) Matthew Bandelt (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
 

Hosted By:

Barbara Simpson
Stanford University (Fall 2022)

Erica Fischer
John and Jean Loosley Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor, Oregon State University

(3C) New Tools and Methods for Analyzing Natural Hazard And Disaster Reconnaissance Data

The NHERI RAPID facility has helped NSF-supported "extreme event reconnaissance/research" (EER) organizations and other teams and investigators collect perishable field data from major natural hazards and disaster events worldwide. This has produced a 100+ terabyte treasure trove of engineering, natural and social sciences, and public health open data archived on Designsafe-ci. The panel will discuss next-generation tools, approaches, and techniques (including data analytics, machine learning, computer vision, and statistical modeling) for processing, assessing, and analyzing these unique data sets to support discoveries in natural hazards engineering.

Hosted By:

Joseph Wartman
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, NHERI RAPID Facility
University of Washington

Panelists:

Youngjun Choe
Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering
University of Washington

Shirley J Dyke
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering
Purdue University

David Roueche
Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Auburn University

(3D) Engineering Inclusive Elements into Research

How are rich and inclusive experiences purposefully designed in research environments? And why is it important to create inclusive spaces in engineering? Join the conversation that helps answer these questions. And beware! One size does not fit all. This session will provide practical ways to think about incorporating diversity equity and inclusion in your research work and mentoring experiences that have worked for others.

Hosted By:

Karina Vielma
Assistant Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio

JoAnn Browning
Dean College of Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio

Office Hours: Meetings with NSF Program Managers, NHERI personnel, Senior Faculty

Summit organizers will also coordinate during this block a series of 30-minute meetings with NSF program managers, NHERI personnel, and Faculty Mentors. Attendees can discuss proposal ideas, learn how to leverage NHERI investments for proposal, and seek advice from faculty mentors.

 


3:00PM – Break

15 min break with coffee and light snacks.


4:50PM – Closing

NHERI director Julio Ramirez delivers closing remarks about the summit.

 

Julio Ramirez
Summit Co-chair
Professor, Purdue University. Lead PI and DIrector, NHERI NCO