Seminars

These seminars are presently taking place online, via Skype, on Thursdays at 15:30 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

DATE: Thursday, August 17, 2017
SPEAKER: Rodrigo Costa, Stevan Gavrilovic, Terje Haukaas
TITLE: Our Favourite Papers from the ICOSSAR 2017 Conference

DATE: Friday, August 4, 2017
SPEAKER: Rodrigo Costa, Stevan Gavrilovic, Terje Haukaas
TITLE: The Three Musketeers go to Vienna: Dry Runs of ICOSSAR Presentations

DATE: Thursday, July 27, 2017
SPEAKER: Seadon Chui
TITLE: Environmental Costs Associated with Manufacturing & Construction

DATE: Thursday, July 20, 2017
SPEAKER: Rodrigo Costa
TITLE: Community Resilience

DATE: Thursday, July 13, 2017
SPEAKER: Stevan Gavrilovic
TITLE: Error Estimation and Grid Convergence in Finite Element Analysis

DATE: Wednesday, July 5, 2017
SPEAKER: Terje Haukaas
TITLE: Status & Research Needs in the Framework of Cost Models in Rts

DATE: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
SPEAKER: Seadon Chui
TITLE: A Snapshot of the Continuing Improvement of Lifecycle Cost Models for Buildings

DATE: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
SPEAKER: Rodrigo Costa
TITLE: Network Implementations in Rts

DATE: Thursday, June 1, 2017
SPEAKER: Stevan Gavrilovic
TITLE: Reinforcement Learning

DATE: Monday, October 3, 2016
SPEAKER: Terje Haukaas
TITLE: Class Maps for Scenario Sampling, Structural Analysis, and Other Analyses in Rts

DATE: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
SPEAKER: Abbas Javaherian Yazdi
TITLE: Review of “Seismic Performance Evaluation of Facilities: Methodology and Implementation” by Yang et al.

DATE: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
SPEAKER: Sai Ganesh Pai
TITLE: Review of “Probabilistic Capacity Models…” by Gardoni, Der Kiureghian, and Mosalam

DATE: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
SPEAKER: Terje Haukaas
TITLE: Review of “Aleatory or epistemic? Does it matter?” by Der Kiureghian and Ditlevsen

DATE: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
SPEAKER: Everyone
TITLE: Research Directions in Reliability and Optimization

DATE: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
SPEAKER: Saeid Allahdadian
TITLE: A Glance at Topology Optimization

DATE: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
SPEAKER: Terje Haukaas
TITLE: Measures of Seismic Risk

DATE: Tuesday, August 28, 2012
SPEAKER: Everyone
TITLE: How to Identify Academic Contributions

DATE: Thursday, July 19, 2012
SPEAKER: Mojtaba Mahsuli
TITLE: Probabilistic Models, Methods, and Software for Evaluating Risk to Civil Infrastructure

DATE: Wednesday, March 7, 2012
SPEAKER: Mina Shahbazi
TITLE: An Introduction to Mathematica

DATE: Wednesday, February 29, 2012
SPEAKER: Abbas Javaherian
TITLE: PhD Research Proposal: Models and Model Uncertainty in Performance-based Earthquake Engineering

DATE: Wednesday, February 15, 2012
SPEAKERS: All Members of the Research Group
TITLE: Comparing Our Modelling Efforts with JCSS’ Probabilistic Model Code

DATE: Wednesday, February 8, 2012
SPEAKER: Xinlei Huang
TITLE: Wood-frame Diaphragm Model

DATE: Wednesday, February 1, 2012
SPEAKER: Wellison Gomes
TITLE: Risk and Optimization: Hybrid Algorithms and Modelling of Random Corrosion Processes

DATE: Wednesday, January 25, 2012
SPEAKER: Sepideh Ashtari
TITLE: A Review of the Literature on In-plane Stiffness of CLT Panels

DATE: Wednesday, January 18, 2012
SPEAKER: Terje Haukaas
TITLE: Research Directions in Probabilistic Modelling and Analysis

DATE: Tuesday, November 29, 2011
SPEAKER: Terje Haukaas
TITLE: The Art & Science of Engineering Modelling

DATE: Tuesday, November 22, 2011
SPEAKER: Terje Haukaas
TITLE: How to Write a Paper

DATE: Tuesday, November 15, 2011
SPEAKER: Abbas Javaherian
TITLE: Performance-based Earthquake Engineering: A Comparison of Two Approaches

DATE: Tuesday, November 8, 2011
SPEAKER: Sepideh Ashtari
TITLE: Producing In-Plane Load-Displacement Curves for Connected CLT-Panels Using ANSYS

DATE: Tuesday, November 1, 2011
SPEAKER: Xinlei Huang
TITLE: Modelling the Hysteretic Behaviour of Nail Connections in Wood Construction

DATE: Tuesday, October 25, 2011
SPEAKER: Mojtaba Mahsuli
TITLE: Adaptive Model Refinement and Risk Mitigation for Infrastructure Exposed to Multiple Hazards

DATE: Tuesday, October 18, 2011
SPEAKER: Terje Haukaas
TITLE: Reliability-based Design Optimization

DATE: Tuesday, October 11, 2011
SPEAKER: Abbas Javaherian
TITLE: An Introduction to Logistic Regression

DATE: Tuesday, October 4, 2011
SPEAKER: Sepideh Ashtari
TITLE: Evaluating the In-plane Stiffness of CLT Floors: Preliminary Studies

DATE: Tuesday, September 27, 2011
SPEAKER: Xinlei Huang
TITLE: Detailed Numerical Model for Wood-Frame Diaphragms

DATE: Tuesday, September 20, 2011
SPEAKER: Thomas Tannert
TITLE: Probabilistic capacity prediction of timber joints under brittle failure modes

DATE: Tuesday, September 13, 2011
SPEAKER: Ricardo Foschi
TITLE: Experimental test results and adjustment of a damage accumulation model for load duration in wood

DATE: Tuesday, September 6, 2011
SPEAKER: Laura Quiroz
TITLE: Probabilistic Assessment of Damage States using Dynamic Response Parameters

DATE: Tuesday, August 30, 2011
SPEAKER: Mojtaba Mahsuli
TITLE: A New Approach for Regional Seismic Risk Assessment: Probabilistic Models and Reliability Analysis

DATE: Tuesday, August 23, 2011
SPEAKER: Terje Haukaas
TITLE: Dealing with Uncertainty: From Laplace’s Demon to Black Swans

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Terje Haukaas
Revisiting the InRisk modelling mantra, with a new look at software and web pages

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Ricardo Foschi
Probabilistic analysis of bridge piers subject to vessel collision

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Terje Haukaas
Seismic design procedures

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Ricardo Foschi
Reliability analysis of wooden bridge decks

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Terje Haukaas
The ideal reliability course

Friday, December 3, 2010
Mojtaba Mahsuli
Multi-hazard reliability analysis

Friday, November 19, 2010
Terje Haukaas
Objectives and trends in current reliability research

Friday, October 22, 2010
Shahrzad Talachian
Probabilistic modelling by Bayesian updating

Friday, October 15, 2010
Laura Quiroz
Probabilistic damage state evaluation using dynamic response parameters

Friday, October 8, 2010
Terje Haukaas
The role of probabilistic methods in simplified seismic design procedures

Friday, September 24, 2010
Mojtaba Mahsuli
Reliability analysis with multiple probabilistic models

Friday, May 14, 2010
Laura Quiroz
A discussion of probabilistic seismic hazard analysis for the Pacific Northwest

Friday, May 7, 2010
Erwan Harrouch
Subset simulation: a sampling analysis option for reliability analysis

Thursday, April 8, 2010
Tony Yang
An implementation of performance-based earthquake engineering

Thursday, March 25, 2010
Terje Haukaas
a) Bayesian Networks, b) Library of predictive probabilistic models

Thursday, March 18, 2010
Karthick Pathman
Metro Vancouver’s Post-Earthquake Transportation System: Land-Use Planning Implications

Thursday, March 11, 2010
Mojtaba Mahsuli
Loss Curve for Region with Scarce Information

Thursday, February 4, 2010
Tony Yang and Terje Haukaas
Projects and Approaches to Address Earthquake Risk

Thursday, January 28, 2010
Anne-Marie Langlois
Influence of Corrosion on the Structural Reliability of RC Bridges: Case Study

Thursday, January 14, 2010
Terje Haukaas
Status Report and Research Coordination

Thursday, December 17, 2009
Laura Quiroz
Reliability Analysis Using Neural Networks as Substitute for Structural Response

Thursday, December 10, 2009
Terje Haukaas
Probabilistic Models from Data: Examples and New Options in Rt

Thursday, December 3, 2009
Shahrzad Talachian
Preliminary Probabilistic Damage Models by Bayesian Updating

Thursday, November 26, 2009
Mojtaba Mahsuli
Probabilistic Models for Buildings and Hazards: Tools for Next-Generation of Structural Engineering

Thursday, November 19, 2009
Majid Baradaran Shoraka
System-level Acceptance Criteria for Seismic Assessments of pre-1970 Reinforced Concrete Buildings

Thursday, November 12, 2009
Karthick Pathman
The Final Stages: Prospects for Research Exposure, Dissemination, and Publication

Thursday, November 5, 2009
Edwin Guerra
Probabilistic Models for Environmental Impact

Thursday, October 29, 2009
Terje Haukaas
Probabilistic Models: Formulation, Calibration, Implementation

Thursday, October 8, 2009
Göran Fernlund, Materials Engineering, UBC
Reduction of Risk and Uncertainty in Composites Processing using Process Modelling and Bayesian Statistics

Thursday, October 1, 2009
Ricardo Foschi
A practical application of performance-based design to structural insulated panels

Thursday, September 17, 2009
Terje Haukaas
Development of Probabilistic Models

Thursday, September 3, 2009
Mojtaba Mahsuli and Karthick Pathman
Reliability analysis of the Metro Vancouver transportation network using Rt and EMME

Thursday, August 13, 2009
Mojtaba Mahsuli
Data gathering and modelling for regional risk analysis of UBC and Vancouver

Thursday, August 4, 2009
Terje Haukaas
Some International Projects and Research Directions on Infrastructure Risk

Friday, May 22, 2009
One-day Seminar on Infrastructure Risk (CEME 2003, UBC-Vancouver)
Terje Haukaas: Infrastructure Risk
Mojtaba Mahsuli: Software Rt: Reliability tools
Karthick Pathman: Examining Earthquake-Related Transportation Disruption in Metro Vancouver
Edwin Guerra: Sustainability in Engineering: Environmental and Resource Impacts
Alejandro Bohl: Probabilistic Performance-based Engineering
Shahrzad Talachian: Probabilistic Damage and Loss Models by Bayesian Updating
Majid Baradarn Shoraka: System-Level Acceptance Criteria for Seismic Assessments of Reinforced Concrete Buildings

Thursday, April 2, 2009
Terje Haukaas
Examples of Performance-based Engineering and Regional Risk Analysis

Thursday, March 26, 2009
Shahrzad Talachian
Probabilistic Damage and Loss Models by Bayesian Updating

Thursday, March 19, 2009
Majid Baradaran Shoraka
System-Level Acceptance Criteria for Seismic Assessments of Pre-1970 Reinforced Concrete Buildings

Thursday, March 12, 2009
Karthick Pathman
Examining Earthquake-Related Transportation Disruption in Metro Vancouver

Thursday, March 5, 2009
Mojtaba Mahsuli
Rt Revealed

Thursday, February 26, 2009
Alejandro Bohl
Probabilistic Performance-based Earthquake Engineering

Thursday, February 12, 2009
Edwin Guerra
Big Picture Thinking: Sustainability and Decision-Making

Thursday, February 5, 2009
Terje Haukaas
Implementation of Probabilistic [Earthquake Hazard] Models in Rt

Thursday, January 12, 2009
Mojtaba Mahsuli
Rt: Reliability tools

Thursday, September 25, 2008
Majid Baradaran Shoraka
ATC-63 (FEMA P695) Report – Part II

Monday, September 18, 2008
Alejandro Bohl
Fragility curves in unified reliability analysis

Thursday, September 11, 2008
Majid Baradaran Shoraka
ATC-63 (FEMA P695) Report: Quantification of Building System Performance and Response Parameters

Monday, March 3, 2008
Alejandro Bohl and Terje Haukaas
Using fragility curves with FORM

Monday, February 4, 2008
Smitha D. Koduru
Ground Motions: Scaled or Simulated?

Monday, January 28, 2008
Karthick Pathman
Modeling Transportation System Performance under Multiple Hazards

Monday, January 21, 2008
Majid Baradaran Shoraka
Updating of Reliability Results by means of Experimental Tests

Monday, November 5, 2007
Terje Haukaas
A User’s Guide for Risk-based Decision Making in Engineering

Monday, October 29, 2007
Majid Baradaran Shoraka
Overview and Development of Hybrid Testing

Monday, October 22, 2007
Mojtaba Mahsuli & Terje Haukaas
Presentation and discussion of the InRisk website with an in-depth look at user-friendly engineering software

Monday, October 15, 2007
Smitha Koduru
Feasibility of FORM in performance-based engineering applications

Monday, October 1, 2007
Gaurav Sharma
Failure statistics and reliability analysis for mining equipment

Monday, September 24, 2007
Matthew Benjamin
Models and methodologies for probabilistic performance-based engineering

Monday, September 17, 2007
Ricardo Foschi
A new damage measure for performance-based engineering

Monday, September 10, 2007
Terje Haukaas, Ricardo Foschi, and Matthew Benjamin
Damage measures for (probabilistic) performance-based engineering

Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Terje Haukaas
Activities in the “Reliability Group” at UBC, including strategic research on infrastructure risk

Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Soheil Yavari
Post-Earthquake Functionality of Health Care Facilities

Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Terje Haukaas
Damage Predictions for Reliability Applications

Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Terje Haukaas
Performance-based earthquake engineering: 1) Contrasting the “unified reliability analysis” with the “PEER procedure” and 2) Novel design optimization based on unified reliability analysis

Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Vincent Dubourg
Implementation of a reliability-based design optimization algorithm in FERUM

Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Ken Elwood
The ATC-58 project; trends in performance-based earthquake engineering

Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Smitha Koduru
Probabilistic Models for Earthquake Ground Motion in Vancouver

Tuesday, February 6, 2007
Armin Bebamzadeh
Second-order Response Sensitivities: Feasibility, Computational Cost, Applications

Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Goran Fernlund
How do we quantify our confidence in model predictions?

Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Matthew Benjamin
Probabilistic Models for Structural Deterioration

Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Douglas Beaton
Stock Portfolio Optimization

Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Terje Haukaas
Risk and reliability methods in financial applications

Thursday, January 4, 2007
Terje Haukaas
Objectives and strategies for the new strategic research on infrastructure risk

Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Maik Gehloff
Visualizations and Visions in future engineering software

Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Terje Haukaas
User interfaces for risk and reliability software

Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Armin Bebamzadeh
Second-order sensitivities by the Direct Differentiation Method

Wednesday, November 8, 2006
Ricardo Foschi
Practical application of performance-based design to built-up composite panels

Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Terje Haukaas
The future of risk, reliability, and decision making software

Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Smitha Koduru
What reliability can do for you

(The Reliability Seminars at UBC commenced shortly after Terje Haukaas joined the faculty in 2003.)

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