Welcome to the Multi-HAZard SUStainability Research Group! Our group's mission is to improve system reliability and sustainability under multiple hazards in the face of climate change. We bring scientific breakthroughs in earth sciences and structural engineering, along with technological advances in high performance computing and visualization, to quantify hazard, risk and uncertainty for resilient and sustainable infrastructures, which encompasses science, engineering and policy.

Ting Lin is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering at Marquette University. Prior to joining Marquette, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Greg Deierlein in the John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center working on seismic performance of tall buildings. She obtained her Ph.D. from the Stanford University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering conducting research on earthquake ground motion selection methodology in Prof. Jack Baker's research group. Passionate about civil engineering, she is interested in improving hazard analysis and sustainable design for infrastructure systems, incorporating elements from other fields into engineering, and integrating research and practice. While at Stanford, she co-taught an advanced graduate course, CEE 385 Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering, with Prof. Eduardo Miranda, Prof. Greg Deierlein, and Prof. Jack Baker. Last fall, she taught Statics for mechanical and biomedical engineering undergraduates. This spring, she is teaching a problem-based graduate course, Engineering Reliability.

Ting grew up in China, and went to high school in Singapore. She spent her undergraduate years in Hollister Hall, Rand Hall, and many other inspirational places at Cornell University, completing her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with Honors and a concentration in Architecture. Before joining Stanford for graduate study in the Structural Engineering and Geomechanics Program, she worked with Prof. Tom O'Rourke, Prof. Harry Stewart, and Dr. Mike Palmer on NSF/NEES lifeline research at Cornell, and Dr. Les Robertson on structural design at Leslie E. Robertson Associates in New York City.

Research Interests: Hazard and risk analysis, earthquake engineering, climate change, interface between engineering and earth sciences, sustainability and resilience

Recent News

Feb 24, 2015: Ting Lin is serving as a charter member of the the newly-formed ASCE/SEI Subcommittee on Advances in Information Technology. This committee will focus on new and emerging information technologies that can transform structural engineering in the future. Her term will end on September 30, 2021.

Feb 23, 2015: Matt Thomas and Ting Lin's paper "Addressing Uncertainty in Ensemble Sea-Level Rise Predictions" was accepted for publication and oral presentation at the 12th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP12) in Vancouver, Canada in July 2015.

Feb 23, 2015: Henry Burton's paper "A Framework for Incorporating Building Performance Limit States in the Assessment of Community Seismic Resilience", co-authored by Greg Deierlein, David Lallemant, and Ting Lin, was accepted for publication in ASCE's Journal of Structural Engineering.

Feb 10, 2015: Congratulations to HazSus Research Group members for being accepted to Stanford Summer Session.

Jan 30, 2015: Hamed Nikbakht and Ting Lin's work "Visualizing Seismic Hazards and Risk" was accepted for oral presentation at the Seismological Society of America (SSA) Annual Meeting in Pasadena, California in April 2015.

Jan 27, 2015: Nenad Bijelic is giving a talk entitled "Structural response estimation of a tall building using CyberShake ground motions", co-authored with Ting Lin and Greg Deierlein, in the Dr. Helmut Krawinkler Memorial Symposium on Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering at the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) Conference in June 2015.

Dec 17, 2014: Congratulations to Nenad Bijelic for passing his PhD qualifying exam at Stanford University. Congratulations to Matt Thomas for passing his MS comprehensive exam at Marquette University.

Dec 11, 2014: Dear Prospective Students: Due to the large number of requests, I am not able to respond to individual queries regarding PhD admission and financial aid. If you are seriously interested in joining my HazSus research group, please follow university procedures to apply formally to the graduate program with your complete application package. To facilitate review and selection, please indicate your potential advisor(s) and why you think you would be a good fit (please consider other faculty members as well) in your statement. Thank you very much for your interest!

Nov 18, 2014: HazSus welcomes our collaborators Xizhou Feng from High Performance Computing (HPC) and Ulf Molau from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)!

Nov 14, 2014: Delphine Fitzenz, Edwin Apel, David Wald, Paul Somerville, and Ting Lin are co-convening a Special Session "Earthquake Hazards and Risk: Drivers and Consumers of Earthquake Research" in the Seismological Society of America (SSA) Annual Meeting.

Oct 22, 2014: Ting Lin joined the new ASCE Committee on Advances in Information Technology chaired by Ron Eguchi.

Sep 26, 2014: Eric Dunham, Ting Lin and Joshua White are co-organizing a Mini-Symposium "Computational methods for faults, fault leakage, and seismic hazards" in the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) Conference.

Sep 23, 2014: Ting Lin gave a colloquium lecture entitled "Performance-Based Engineering: Opportunities for Integrating Science, Engineering and Policy" in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.

Sep 7-10, 2014: Nenad Bijelic gave a talk in the SCEC Workshop on Earthquake Ground Motion Simulation and Validation (GMSV), and presented a poster entitled "Utilization of Simulated Ground Motions for Engineering Performance Assessment of Tall Buildings", co-authored with Ting Lin and Greg Deierlein, at the 2014 SCEC Annual Meeting in Palm Springs, CA.

Sep 3-5, 2014: Ting Lin presented work on "Visualizing emergency response under extreme motions", co-authored with Mike Kren, Chris Larkee, and John LaDisa, at the 3rd International Conference on Earthquake Early Warning in Berkeley, CA.

Aug 25, 2014: Congratulations to Nenad Bijelic for being accepted to the second International Summer School on Earthquake Science, SCEC-ERI Summer School on Wave and Rupture Propagation with Realistic Velocity Structures, jointly organized by the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) and the Earthquake Research Institute of the University of Tokyo (ERI), in Oxnard, California on Sep 28 - Oct 2.

Aug 5, 2014: Our book chapter "Ground Motion Selection for Performance-Based Engineering: Effect of Target Spectrum and Conditioning Period", co-authored by Jack Baker, Ting Lin, and Curt Haselton, appeared in the Springer Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering Series "Performance-Based Seismic Engineering: Vision for an Earthquake Resilient Society".

Aug 1, 2014: Ting Lin's grant proposal "High Performance Computing for Multi-Hazard Sustainability" was awarded by the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Jul 31, 2014: The second annual "Earth Science Day" was back: Kali Allison and Gabe Lotto from Stanford Geophysics joined Nenad Bijelic and Blumesters to share their research with earthquake engineers. Kali presented "Earthquake Cycles in Heterogeneous Media: Sub-basin and Surface-rupturing Events on Faults Crossing a Sedimentary Basin"; Gabe, "Modeling Tsunamis and Ocean Acoustic Waves".

Jul 24, 2014: Nenad Bijelic presented a paper entitled "Seismic response of a tall building to recorded and simulated ground motions", coauthored by Ting Lin and Greg Deierlein, in the session "Seismic Hazard and Risk Analysis - Earthquake Hazard" in the 10th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering in Anchorage, Alaska.

Jul 24, 2014: Thanks supercomputers Stampede, Kraken, and Keeneland for facilitating earthquake engineering research!

Jul 20, 2014: Congratulations to Scott Friedrichs on the Motorola scholarship!

May 18, 2014: Congratulations to Tim Lewis and Mike Kren for completing BS in civil engineering, and Kerry McBride for completing MS in structural engineering and structural mechanics!

Tim Lewis giving a graduation speech as a student representative at the MU College of Engineering ceremony before heading for UC Berkeley.

Mike Kren graduating with BS and joining graduate school.

NSCAA All-American Kerry McBride graduating with MS following completion of BS.

May 1, 2014: Ting Lin gave a talk entitled "Rupture to Rafters to Response: Completing the Loop of Earthquake Science, Engineering and Policy" in the session "Merging Paths: Earthquake Simulations and Engineering Applications" in the Seismological Society of America Annual Meeting in Anchorage, Alaska.

Apr 25, 2014: Welcome Hamed Nikbakht and Saeed Nozhati to the HazSus research group! Our group is always interested in adding motivated undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral researchers. If you think you will be a productive contributor to our group, please send Prof. Lin your CV, sample publications, and a cover letter.

Apr 11-12, 2014: Mike Kren and Tim Lewis competed in the 2014 Annual Great Lakes Regional Conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where Marquette ASCE finished 1st in Surveying.

Mar 27, 2014: Greg Deierlein and Ting Lin's grant proposal "Use and validation of simulated earthquakes for the nonlinear performance-assessment of tall buildings considering spectral shape and duration" was awarded by the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC).

Feb 14, 2014: Ting Lin gave a talk entitled "Visualizing Hazards" in the Thought Leaders Summit with HazSus Undergraduate RA Mike Kren and McNair Scholar Nathanael Ramos in the MARquette Visualization Laboratry (MARVL).

Jan 15, 2014: Welcome Mike Kren to the HazSus research group!

Jan 14, 2014: Engineering Reliability was offered for the first time at Marquette as a course that extends use-inspired basic research to teaching and learning.

Jan 13, 2014: Ting Lin's grant proposal "Probabilistic Sea-Level Rise Hazard Analysis" was selected by the Committee on Research for Regular Research Grant and Summer Faculty Fellowship awards.

December 3, 2013: Matt Thomas and Ting Lin presented a poster on Sea-Level Rise in the 2013 Forward Thinking Poster Session and Colloquy at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.

Nov 15, 2013: Ting Lin and Baolin Wan gave invited talks "Innovation in Research" in the Structural Engineers Association of Wisconsin (SEA-WI) 2013 Fall Conference in Pewaukee, WI.

Nov 13, 2013: Ting Lin gave a seminar on Engineering Reliability in the GasDay Laboratory at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.

Nov 11, 2013: Welcome Matt Thomas and Tim Lewis to the HazSus research group!

Oct 10, 2013: Ting Lin's paper entitled "Conditional-Spectrum-based ground motion selection. Part II: Intensity-based assessments and evaluation of alternative target spectra", coauthored by Curt Haselton and Jack Baker, appeared in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Volume 42, Issue 12, 1867-1884.

Oct 10, 2013: Ting Lin's paper entitled "Conditional-Spectrum-based ground motion selection. Part I: Hazard consistency for risk-based assessments", coauthored by Curt Haselton and Jack Baker, appeared in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Volume 42, Issue 12, 1847-1865.

Oct 4, 2013: Ting Lin gave a colloquium talk entitled "Hazard, Risk and Uncertainty Quantification: From Earthquakes to Climate Change" in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.

Sep 23-27, 2013: Nenad Bijelic presented a poster to an earth science audience in the International Summer School on Earthquake Science: "Diversity of Earthquakes" in Laforet Gora, Hakone, Kanagawa, Japan.

Sep 8, 2013: Ting Lin gave an invited talk on the recently funded project entitled "Validation of earthquake simulations and their effects on tall buildings considering spectral shape and duration" in the SCEC Ground Motion Simulation Validation (GMSV) Technical Activity Group (TAG) Workshop in Palm Springs, CA.

Sep 8-9, 2013: Ting Lin presented a poster entitled "Tall building response to simulated pulse-like ground motions", co-authored with Nenad Bijelic and Greg Deierlein, as part of the Earthquake Engineering Implementation Interface (EEII) program at the 2013 SCEC Annual Meeting in Palm Springs, CA.

Aug 26, 2013: First day of class for the 2013-2014 Academic Year at Marquette University. Welcome students!

Aug 16, 2013: Ting Lin started as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at Marquette University. If you are interested in her research and scholarship, please feel free to contact her at ting.lin@marquette.edu.

Aug 9, 2013: Nenad Bijelic and Ting Lin participated at the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) GMSV-SEISM Subgroup Meeting in Burlingame, CA and the Applied Technology Council (ATC) Poster Session in Stanford, CA.

Aug 8, 2013: The joint earthquake engineering and science seminar at the Blume Summer Seminar Series was delighted to host two guest speakers, Iunio Iervolino, Associate Professor of Structural Engineering at University of Naples Federico II in Italy, and Brad Lipovsky, PhD student of Geophysics at Stanford.

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