PEER Participation at 11NCEE


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Many PEER-affiliated researchers participated at the 11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering held in Los Angeles, California, on June 25 – 29, 2018.


The PEER exhibit booth was well attended, with scheduled “Meet the Expert” sessions held during the morning and afternoon breaks, as well as impromptu gatherings with researchers and practitioners. Scheduled experts included Dimitrios Lignos, Jack Baker, Jonathan Stewart, IM Idriss, Vesna Terzic, Erica Fisher, Barbara Simpson, Tali Feinstein, Hong-Kie Thio, and Selim Gunay.


Over a dozen faculty, post-docs, and students presented their work on PEER-funded research.

Additionally, over 70 PEER-affiliated researchers from PEER core institutions as well as other institutions throughout the world presented and shared posters during the conference.

A special session, “Steve Mahin Retrospective,” was held Thursday morning, in honor of former PEER Director Mahin. The session was moderated by Jim Malley (Degenkolb Engineers) and Jack Moehle (UC Berkeley, former PEER Director). Speakers included Mahin’s first Ph.D. student as well as his most recent Ph.D. students. Members of the audience were also invited to share their memories of Steve.

Norm Abrahamson, UC Berkeley, delivered Wednesday’s Plenary Session Presentation, “What Changes to Expect in Seismic Hazard Analyses in the Next 5 Years.”

Maryann Phipps, Estructure, delivered Thursday’s Plenary Session Presentation, “Seismic Risk: Towards Performance-Based Construction – Better Buildings by Design,” and mentioned the broad range of analysis results recently illustrated by submittals to the 2017 PEER Blind Prediction Contest.

Selim Gunay, PEER, presented “Deep Residual Network with Transfer Learning for Image-based Structural Damage Recognition,” and introduced the PEER PHI Challenge that will have more details announced July 15, 2018.


Jack Moehle, “Steve Mahin Retrospective”

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“Resilient Communities and Cities” panel: Janise Rodgers, Grace Kang, Michael Germeraad, Mike Mahoney, Yumei Wang, Arrietta Chakos


Meet the Experts – Erica Fischer, Vesna Terzic, Barbara Simpson

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CB Crouse, Harry Yeh, Hong-Kie Thio, Amarnath Kasalanati, Tali Feinstein

Jonathan Stewart confers with conference attendee.

Jonathan Stewart confers with attendee.


Plenary – Maryann Phipps

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