Civil Engineering PhD Students Win Most Best Paper Student Awards at EMI 2015
Columbia’s Civil Engineering PhD Students Win Most Best Paper Student Awards at EMI 2015
During the recent American Society of Civil Engineers – Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference at Stanford University (June 16-19, 2015), Columbia’s Civil Engineering PhD students won five Best Paper Student Awards, the most among all universities represented at the 700+ participants international conference. Madeleine Lopeman (advisor: Deodatis) and Thaleia Kontoroupi (advisor: Smyth) shared the first place in the Probabilistic Methods competition, Jinwoo Jang (advisor: Smyth) won first place in the Dynamics competition, Sung-Hwan Jang (advisor: Yin) was the winner in the Experimental Analysis and Instrumentation student poster competition, and Gan Song (advisor: Yin) won first place in the Inelasticity competition. The annual ASCE EMI Conference is considered the premier international conference in the field of Engineering Mechanics.
From left to right: Madeleine Lopeman, Jinwoo Jang, Sung-Hwan Jang, Gan Song, Thaleia Kontoroupi. Photo taken during the conference banquet where awards were announced.