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 hazard-consistent 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
Jul 7, 2016: Matt Thomas was selected by the NASA JPL Center for Climate Sciences (CCS) to attend the Summer School, "Using Satellite Observations to Advance Climate Models". The school will be held on Aug 15-19 2016 at the Caltech Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS) in Pasadena, California.
Jun 28, 2016: Ting Lin gave an invited seminar in the Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture at University of Naples, Italy.
Jun 22-25, 2016: Ting Lin presented her work at the Risk, Hazard & Uncertainty Workshop under the auspices of the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.
Jun 17, 2016: Ting Lin gave an invited seminar in the Department of Geography at Loughborough University, UK.
May 22-25, 2016: Ting Lin chaired two mini-symposia at the EMI/PMC 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.
May 13, 2016: Congratulations to Matt Thomas for passing his PhD qualifying exam at Marquette University and winning the Outstanding Research Assistant Award!
Apr 4-5, 2016: Ting Lin recommended Data, Metrics, & Tools (DMT) links and presented personal thoughts in the second Community Resilience Panel (CRP) Meeting in Portland, Oregon. She also served a dual role in the Buildings & Facilities Committee in addition to the DMT Commmittee to facilitate NIST CRP panel integration.
Apr 1, 2016: Ting Lin's essay on Science NextGen VOICES "Measures of Success" was published online.
Mar 25, 2016: Two new SCEC proposals have been funded: 1) "Characterization of Basin Effects and Validation of CyberShake and High-F Ground Motions for the Performance-assessment of Tall Buildings"; 2)"Demonstrations of the Efficacy of the BBP Validation Gauntlets for Building Response Analysis Applications".
Feb 29, 2016: Ting Lin attended the GMSV workshop at the SCEC Headquarters in Los Angeles, California. Past invited workshops and meetings include UGMS and Site Effects on May 4-5 2015 and UGMS on Nov 30 2015.
Jan 15, 2016: Ting Lin gave seminars at University College London, University of Bristol, and Imperial College London.
Dec 14, 2015: Ting Lin gave an oral presentation in the session "NH11C/NH12A: Science for Disaster Risk Reduction: From Integrated Research and Assessment of Risks to Communication and Engagements", at the 2015 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in San Francisco, CA.
Nov 9, 2015: Ting Lin attended the inaugural Community Resilience Panel Meeting and joined the Data, Metrics and Tools Committee at NIST, in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Oct 23, 2015: Ting Lin gave invited seminars at University of Illinois and University of Minnesota.
Sep 21, 2015: Ting Lin gave a keynote speech in an invited special session on earth resilience at the World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF) 2015 on Engineering Education for a Resilient Society in Florence, Italy.
Sep 12-16, 2015: Nenad Bijelic presented a poster entitled "Validation and Insights of Utilizing Simulated Ground Motions for Building Response Assessments", co-authored with Ting Lin and Greg Deierlein, at the 2015 SCEC Annual Meeting in Palm Springs, CA. Research results were also presented at the discussion meeting on engineering utilization of earthquake simulations.
Aug 31, 2015: Ting Lin is organizing a Mini-Symposium PMC-MS-08 "Earthquake hazards and beyond: Opportunities for integrating geosciences and engineering" in the Probabilistic Mechancis & Reliability (PMC) Conference.
Aug 25, 2015: Steve McCabe, Ting Lin, and Kevin Wong are co-organizing a Mini-Symposium EMI-MS-24 "Advanced Analysis for Earthquake Engineering" in the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) Conference.
Jul 12-15, 2015: Matt Thomas and Ting Lin's paper "Addressing Uncertainty in Ensemble Sea-Level Rise Predictions" was published. Matt gave an oral presentation and Ting co-chaired a general session on Probabilistic Models at the 12th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP12) in Vancouver, Canada.
Jun 25, 2015: Matt Thomas and Ting Lin joined the Silicon Valley Energy Summit (SVES) in Stanford, CA.
Jun 23, 2015: The inaugural committee meeting of the ASCE/SEI Subcommittee on Advances in Information Technology was hosted by ImageCat in Long Beach, CA. Ting Lin was selected as the first Vice-Chair.
Jun 18, 2015: Nenad Bijelic gave 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. Eric Dunham, Ting Lin and Joshua White co-chaired a Mini-Symposium "Computational methods for faults, fault leakage, and seismic hazards".
Jun 15-17, 2015: Nenad Bijelic presented Fulbright S&T research, co-authored with Ting Lin and Greg Deierlein, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington DC.
Jun 15, 2015: John LaDisa's grant proposal "Partnerships for Excellence through Advanced Visualization," where Ting Lin served as a research champion for Hazards, Risk & Resilience, was awarded by the inaugural Strategic Innovation Fund.
May 27, 2015: Ting Lin gave an invited talk "Multi-Hazard Sustainability: Towards Infrastructure Resilience" at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Headquarters in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
May 21, 2015: Henry Burton's paper "Framework for Incorporating Probabilistic Building Performance in the Assessment of Community Seismic Resilience", co-authored by Greg Deierlein, David Lallemant, and Ting Lin, was published in ASCE's Journal of Structural Engineering.
Apr 29, 2015: Marquette University joins the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) as a participating institution. Ting Lin is appointed as MU Institutional Representative to facilitate communication with SCEC.
Apr 14, 2015: Greg Deierlein and Ting Lin's grant proposal "Utilization and validation of CyberShake ground motions for the nonlinear performance-assessment of tall buildings" was awarded by the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC).
Mar 30, 2015: Saeed Nozhati and Ting Lin's work "Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis of Seismic Rehabilitation Techniques from a Performance-Based Engineering Perspective" was accepted for presentation at the Applied Technology Council and Structural Engineering Institute Conference on Improving the Seismic Performance of Existing Buildings and Other Structures in San Francisco, California in December 2015.
Mar 20, 2015: The Structural Engineering and Structural Mechanics (SESM) group hosted our first speaker, Dr. Jialiang Le from the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering at University of Minnesota. HazSus PhD student Hamed Nikbakht and MARVL visualization technology specialist Chris Larkee demoed virtual shaking in the Midwest.
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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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