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Feb
21
Thu
Graduate Seminar: Abani Patra (Univ. of Buffalo, SUNY)
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

‘Predictive’ Simulations of Complex Physical Systems with Many Models and Quantified Uncertainty in the Age of Extreme Scale Computing, Data, ML and AI

Abani Patra – Director, Institute for Computing and Data Sciences, University of Buffalo, SUNY

Integrating physical principles based modeling, efficient numerical and computational and data analytics methodology can lead to the long sought goal of truly predictive modeling with quantified errors and uncertainties and simulation to support decision-making and dramatic new insights for critical applications ranging from volcanic activity to traumatic brain injury. These results build on decades of work on a number of methodologies – high quality physical models, adaptive mesh refinement and other appropriate discretization methods, parallel computing, statistical surrogates, uncertainty quantification and propagation and a host of computing scheme improvements. This talk will present a series of developments in our group that have now led to what we believe are truly useable and predictive simulations. These then form the basis for developing cyberinfrastructure that advances scientific discovery, innovation for entire communities.

Abani Patra is a Computational and Data Scientist and directs the newly constituted Institute for Computing and Data Sciences and University at Buffalo, SUNY at Buffalo, NY. He has a PhD in Computational and Applied Mathematics from the University of Texas-Austin. He has published over100 peer-reviewed articles and conference papers and is a Fellow of the US Association for Computational Mechanics. He has also directed programs at both the National Science Foundation and Department of Energy Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research.

All civil engineering graduate seminars are FREE and open to the public. Attendance is required for all enrolled Civil Engineering graduate students.

For directions and information on parking please see Maps & Directions link at www.jhu.edu and select information on Homewood Campus.

Feb
28
Thu
Graduate Seminar: Celeste Chavis (Morgan State University) @ Hackerman Hall, B-17
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Food Deserts: A Transportation Analysis of the Disparity in Grocery Store Access in Baltimore City

Celeste Chavis – Associate Professor, Dept. of Transportation and Urban Infrastructure Studies, Morgan State University

Disparities result in food deserts and deprived access to healthy food results in adverse health effects. A better understanding of the ways in which individuals access grocery store options is paramount in determining how to address these disparities. Using a food acquisition survey questionnaire, this study analyses the travel patterns of 500 residents in Baltimore City. Car availability is critical to grocery access. The study found that those who own a car visit more grocery store locations. Those without vehicles either walk, take public transportation or take for-hire vehicles. Income and travel mode were significant predictors of choosing the nearest grocery store. The study showed that grocery delivery services do not yet close the food accessibility gap as adoption was positively correlated with income.

Dr. Celeste Chavis is an associate professor in the Department of Transportation and Urban Infrastructure Studies at Morgan State University. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy (2012) in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Maryland.  Her research explores the intersection of transportation operations and planning, and equity in the United States and abroad. Recent work includes topics on transit signal optimization, effect of transit design on student absenteeism, bicycle safety and travel behavioral modeling.

All civil engineering graduate seminars are FREE and open to the public. Attendance is required for all enrolled Civil Engineering graduate students.

For directions and information on parking please see Maps & Directions link at www.jhu.edu and select information on Homewood Campus.

Mar
7
Thu
Graduate Seminar: Sarah Jordaan (JHU SAIS)
Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

All civil engineering graduate seminars are FREE and open to the public. Attendance is required for all enrolled Civil Engineering graduate students.

For directions and information on parking please see Maps & Directions link at www.jhu.edu and select information on Homewood Campus.

Mar
13
Wed
2019 Richard J. Carroll Memorial Lectureship
Mar 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Richard J. Carroll Memorial Lectureship in Civil Engineering was established at The Johns Hopkins University to commemorate one of Baltimore’s leading structural engineers. The lectureship has been endowed by the many friends and admirers of Richard Carroll, who died in 1982. That endowment contributes to the ongoing guest seminars in the Department of Civil Engineering and provides for these special lectures.

Richard J. Carroll received his bachelor of civil engineering degree from Villanova University in 1955. He studied advanced structural design at The Johns Hopkins University and George Washington University. He was chief structural engineer for the firms of Knoerle, Bender, Stone, and Associates, and Ewell, Bomhardt and Associates and chief field engineer for the Portland Cement Association. In 1964 he founded his own firm, Carroll Engineering, Inc., which grew to 26 employees under his leadership. Mr. Carroll published several papers dealing with concrete use and design, with emphasis on post-tensioned and pre-stressed concrete. He also taught courses in ultimate strength design and plastic design in steel. He belonged to numerous professional societies. His untimely death at the age of 49 left a legacy of professionalism, integrity, and vigor.

Apr
11
Thu
Graduate Seminar: Jack Baker (Stanford)
Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

All civil engineering graduate seminars are FREE and open to the public. Attendance is required for all enrolled Civil Engineering graduate students.

For directions and information on parking please see Maps & Directions link at www.jhu.edu and select information on Homewood Campus.

Apr
25
Thu
Graduate Seminar: Rohan Abeyaratne (MIT)
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

All civil engineering graduate seminars are FREE and open to the public. Attendance is required for all enrolled Civil Engineering graduate students.

For directions and information on parking please see Maps & Directions link at www.jhu.edu and select information on Homewood Campus.

May
2
Thu
Graduate Seminar: Jordan Raney (UPenn)
May 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

All civil engineering graduate seminars are FREE and open to the public. Attendance is required for all enrolled Civil Engineering graduate students.

For directions and information on parking please see Maps & Directions link at www.jhu.edu and select information on Homewood Campus.

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