I (Milad Roohi) am a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the director of the Smart Resilient Infrastructure and Urban Systems (SiRIUS) lab. My lab conducts research on the interplay and connection between the multi-disciplinary data, algorithms, computational models, and emerging technologies to improve the performance, monitoring, and resilience of interconnected civil infrastructure and urban systems against deterioration, natural hazards, and climate change.
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created themAlbert Einstein
The SiRIUS lab is actively recruiting motivated graduate students to join our group. Interested candidates are invited to visit Position Opening page for further information about the application process.
6/2022 – Our paper titled “Deep Learning for Post-earthquake Struct. Assessment by Accounting for Mechanics-based Model Uncertainty” was accepted for publication in the Journal of Building Engineering (Elsevier).
3/2022 – Our conference paper titled “Seismic Functionality Analysis of Interdependent Buildings and Lifeline Systems” was accepted in the proceedings of 12th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (12NCEE), Salt Lake City, UT.
8/2021 – Our paper titled “Multi-dimensional Resilience Modeling and Planning for Interdependent Infrastructure Systems” is accepted for publication at 17th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (17WCEE).
3/2021 – Our invited journal article is published in the Structure and Infrastructure Engineering journal of Taylor & Francis. The paper appeared as part of a Special Issue on Risk-, Resilience-, and Sustainability-informed Assessment and Management of Infrastructure.
10/2020 – Our paper entitled “Reconstructing Element-by-Element Dissipated Hysteretic Energy in Instrumented Buildings: Application to the Van Nuys Hotel Testbed” is published in ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics. The paper is available here.
7/2020 – Our paper was published in the Journal of Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing (Elsevier). Here is a link to the paper.
7/2020 – Our paper was published in the Springer’s Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring and will appear in a Special Issue entitled “SHM for informed management of civil structures and infrastructures” guest edited by Prof. Maria Pina Limongelli. Here is a link to the paper.
4/2020 – Our paper was published in the Frontiers in Built Environment. Here is a link to the paper.
4/2022 – I had the pleasure of delivering a guest lecture in the Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering graduate class instructed by Prof. John van de Lindt at Colorado State University.
02/2022 – I attended the ASCE 2022 Lifelines Conference at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and presented our research in the Resilience Modeling of the Built Environment and Social/Economics Impacts session.
9/2021 – I had the pleasure of presenting at the 17WCEE Special Session titled “Framework for Infrastructure Systems Resilience: Overview and Illustrative Applications in Japan and U.S.” held on September 30, 2021.
5/2021 – I presented at the Engineering Mechanics Institute (#EMI2021) Conference, held at Columbia University (Session: https://lnkd.in/eWS5thm). Here is a link to our abstract: https://lnkd.in/ecnA5Fk. The title of my presentation was “Urban-scale Seismic Modeling for Resilience-Informed Decision-Making: The Role of Data and Information Availability“.
3/2021 – I delivered an invited talk on “Smart Resilient Cities: The Role of Resilience Modeling and Structural Monitoring” in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame.
6/2022 – I accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the College of Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, starting in Fall 2022. I will be associated with the Structures group at the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and construction, and my research lab will be based at the Peter Kiewit Institute in the City of Omaha.
04/2022 – I attended the NIST Semi-Annual Meeting at Colorado State University. The meeting was focused on the advancement and integration of the NIST-funded IN-CORE platform for risk-informed community resilience planning through validated tools that integrate physical, social, and economic data and models.
3/2022 – I served as a judge for the Student Paper Competitions of ASCE Dynamics Committee and ASCE Structural Control and Health Monitoring CommitteeS in the Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference (EMI 2022), Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.
01/2022 – I served as a Technical Reviewer of the Risk/Loss Modeling, Planning, and Response and Building Structures Tracks at the 12th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Salt Lake City, UT.
5/2021 – I served as a judge for the ASCE Dynamics Committee Student Paper Competition in the Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference (EMI 2021), Columbia University, NY.
5/2021 – I served as a judge for the ASCE Structural Control and Health Monitoring Committee Student Paper Competition in the Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference (EMI 2021), Columbia University, NY.
3/2021 – I joined Aon as a Senior Scientist in the Impact Forecasting R&D Center of Excellence in their Chicago office.
7/2020 – I served as a moderator in the 2020 Researchers Meeting held by the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado Boulder.
1/2020 – I joined the EMI Dynamics Committee as a technical committee member.