Professor Ioannis A. Kougioumtzoglou wins the NSF Career Award


Professor Kougioumtzoglou is the winner for the NSF grant entitled “A Path Integral Methodology for Accurate and Computationally Efficient Stochastic Analysis of Diverse Dynamical Systems” under its Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER). This winning project will support research that will contribute new knowledge for analyzing behavior of complex engineering systems that have random behavior and, in doing so, will promote both the progress of science and advance national prosperity.

His research group develop primarily analytical and numerical stochastic methodologies for the analysis 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 research areas include nonlinear stochastic dynamics, computational stochastic mechanics, uncertainty quantification methodologies, signal processing techniques, fractional calculus modeling, energy harvesting, nano-mechanics, and reliability assessment of complex dynamical systems. 

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, USA. In September 2014, he joined Columbia University, USA, as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics. 


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