Ioannis A. Kougioumtzoglou

Assistant Professor

622 SW Mudd, Mail Code: 4709

Phone: 212-853-0462
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Research Interests

Prof. Kougioumtzoglou and his research group develop primarily analytic and numerical stochastic methodologies for the analysis, reliability assessment, and optimization of complex engineering systems and structures under the presence of uncertainties. These methodologies lead eventually to robust and efficient design of dynamical systems ranging from the nano-scale (e.g. nano-mechanical oscillators) to the macro-scale (e.g. energy harvesters and civil infrastructure systems). Specific theoretical research themes include nonlinear stochastic dynamics and path integrals, fractional calculus modeling, computational stochastic mechanics, uncertainty quantification methodologies, as well as signal processing techniques. Additional research endeavors with diverse applications in structural, earthquake, marine and biomedical engineering include uncertainty modeling and propagation via joint time-frequency analysis tools such as wavelets, as well as big/incomplete data management via sparse representations and compressive sampling. 


Brief Bio

Prof. Ioannis A. Kougioumtzoglou received his five-year Diploma in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in Greece (2007), and his M.Sc. (2009) and Ph.D. (2011) degrees from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University, TX, USA. In September 2014, he joined Columbia University, as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics. 

Prof. Kougioumtzoglou has published more than 100 technical papers in peer-reviewed International Journals and Conference Proceedings, and was chosen in 2018 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to receive the prestigious CAREER Award, which recognizes early stage scholars with high levels of promise and excellence. He is also the 2014 European Association of Structural Dynamics (EASD) Junior Research Prize recipient “for his innovative influence on the field of nonlinear stochastic dynamics”. Prof. Kougioumtzoglou has been an invited Visiting Professor at several universities worldwide, has served in the scientific and/or organizing committees of many international technical conferences, and has co-chaired the 13th International Probabilistic Workshop (IPW 2015). He is a co-Editor of the Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering (Springer), an Editorial Board member and Associate Managing Editor for the ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, and has served as a Guest Editor for several Special Issues in International Journals. He is a member of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a Registered (Licensed/Chartered) Professional Civil Engineer in Greece, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in the UK. 


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