Ioannis A. Kougioumtzoglou


622 S.W. Mudd
Mail Code 4709

Tel(212) 853-0462
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Ioannis A. Kougioumtzoglou and his research group develop primarily analytic and numerical stochastic methodologies for response 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 dynamic systems ranging from the nano-scale (e.g. nano-mechanical oscillators) to the macro-scale (e.g. energy harvesters and civil infrastructure systems).

Research Interests

Nonlinear stochastic dynamics, computational stochastic mechanics, uncertainty quantification methodologies, signal processing techniques, fractional calculus modeling, energy harvesting, nanomechanics, reliability assessment of complex dynamical systems.

Specific theoretical research themes include nonlinear stochastic dynamics and path integrals, fractional calculus modeling, computational stochastic mechanics, uncertainty quantification methodologies, and 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 analysis of high-dimensional and/or incomplete data via sparse representations and compressive sampling. 

Prof. Ioannis A. Kougioumtzoglou received his five-year Diploma in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in Greece (2007), and his M.Sc. (2009) and Ph.D. (2011) degrees in Civil Engineering from Rice University, TX, USA. He joined Columbia University in 2014, where he is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics. Prof. Kougioumtzoglou has published more than 120 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 is an Editorial Board Member of the following Journals: Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, and International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics. He is also a co-Editor of the Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering (Springer), an 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 has held Visiting Professor positions in 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). Prof. Kougioumtzoglou is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (M.ASCE), while he currently serves as a member of the ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) committees on Dynamics and on Probabilistic Methods. He is a Licensed Professional Civil Engineer in Greece, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in the UK


  • Associate professor of civil engineering and engineering mechanics, Columbia University, 2019 - present
  • Assistant professor of civil engineering and engineering mechanics, Columbia University, 2014 – 2019
  • Lecturer in uncertainty and engineering, University of Liverpool, UK, 2011-2014


  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI)
  • International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability (IASSAR)
  • European Association for Structural Dynamics (EASD)
  • Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability 
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK (HEA)
  • Technical Chamber of Greece (Licensed Civil Engineer)


  • CAREER Awardee, National Science Foundation (NSF), 2018-2023
  • Editorial Board Member:
    Journal of Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing
    Journal of Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics
    International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics
  • Keynote Speaker, ICVRAM-ISUMA-UNCERTAINTIES Conference, 2018
  • Junior Research Prize, European Association of Structural Dynamics (EASD), 2014
  • Fellow, The Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK, 2014


  • Kougioumtzoglou I. A., 2013. Stochastic joint time-frequency response analysis of nonlinear structural systems, Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol. 332: 7153-7173. 
  • Spanos P. D., Kougioumtzoglou I. A., 2014. Survival probability determination of nonlinear oscillators subject to evolutionary stochastic excitation, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, vol. 81, 051016: 1-9.
  • Di Matteo A., Kougioumtzoglou I. A., Pirrotta A., Spanos P. D., Di Paola M., 2014. Stochastic response determination of nonlinear oscillators with fractional derivatives elements via the Wiener path integral, Probabilistic Engineering Mechanicsvol. 38: 127-135.
  • Spanos P. D., Kong F., Li J., Kougioumtzoglou I. A., 2016. Harmonic wavelets based excitation-response relationships for linear systems: A critical perspective, Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, vol. 44: 163-173.
  • Comerford L. A., Kougioumtzoglou I. A., Beer M., 2016. Compressive sensing based stochastic process power spectrum estimation subject to missing data, Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, vol. 44: 66-76.
  • Fragkoulis V., Kougioumtzoglou I. A., Pantelous A., 2016. Statistical linearization of nonlinear structural systems with singular matrices, ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, vol. 142 (9), 04016063: 1-11.
  • Kougioumtzoglou I. A., dos Santos K. R. M., Comerford L., 2017. Incomplete data based parameter identification of nonlinear and time-variant oscillators with fractional derivative elements, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, vol. 94: 279-296.
  • Psaros A. F., Kougioumtzoglou I. A., Petromichelakis I., 2018. Sparse representations and compressive sampling for enhancing the computational efficiency of the Wiener path integral technique, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, vol. 111: 87-101.
  • Petromichelakis I., Psaros A. F., Kougioumtzoglou I. A., 2018. Stochastic response determination and optimization of a class of nonlinear electromechanical energy harvesters: A Wiener path integral approach, Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, vol. 53: 116-125.
  • Psaros A. F., Brudastova O., Malara G., Kougioumtzoglou I. A., 2018. Wiener path integral based response determination of nonlinear systems subject to non-white, non-Gaussian, and non-stationary stochastic excitation, Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol. 433: 314-333.