Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment and Mitigation

Lead by Professors Deodatis and Smyth, the department's research in multi-hazard risk assessment and mitigation has recently focused on the following representative projects:

  • Loss estimation of building portfolios located over an extended geographical area and subjected to multiple seismic events
  • Risk assessment and risk mitigation of flooding in the New York City subway network due to hurricane-induced storm surges
  • Resilience, sustainability, and interdependencies among the transportation, energy, and public health networks subjected to short-term disasters (e.g. flooding, wind, and earthquake) and long-term challenges (e.g. energy shortages, sea level rise, temperature rise)
  • Probabilistic benefit-cost analysis for earthquake damage mitigation through evaluation of different retrofitting measures for residential buildings in Istanbul, Turkey


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