Faculty

Takeru Igusa

Professor

Department of Civil Engineering

Program Lead, Education & Training Program, Johns Hopkins Global Obesity Prevention Center

Research Interests

  • System Dynamic Modeling
  • Agent Based Modeling
  • Modeling Frameworks for Predicting the Onset of Chronic Disorders
  • Systems Modeling of the Causes of Obesity and Non-communicable Diseases
  • Community Resilience
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Acoustics
Tak Igusa is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering where he has been a faculty member since 1999.  While his initial research was focused on systems analysis of civil and mechanical structures, during the past 10 years he has pursued collaborations throughout Johns Hopkins to explore wider applications of systems methods.  This has led to funded research activities with faculty in Sociology and Earth and Planetary Sciences in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, with colleagues in International Health in the Bloomberg School of Public Health and with clinicians and faculty in the Division of Rheumatology in the School of Medicine.  With these experiences, he has been mentoring like-minded junior colleagues throughout the University of the academic promises and challenges of cross-disciplinary research.  Igusa is also on the advisory boards for the Center for Leadership Education and the Global mHealth Initiative.  He received his A.B. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.

 

Prof. Igusa has overseen many students during his time both at Johns Hopkins University and Northwestern University. Below is a comprehensive list of those students.

Student Name
Degree
Date
Thesis Title

Sen Lin (with J. Links and N. Kanarek, Environmental Health & Engineering, K. Alonge, International Health, and J. Guest)
PhD
Jun 2017
“System Dynamics and Agent-Based Models Applied to Public Health Problems”

Khatoon Melick (with T. Dalrymple)
PhD
Dec 2016
“Systems Models for Promoting Regional Resilience Towards Repeated Hurricane Event”

Reza Lofti (with D. Waugh, Earth & Planetary Sciences and J. Guest)
PhD
Dec 2013
“Topology Optimization under Nonlinear Mechanics”

Mehdi Jalalpour (with J. Guest)
PhD
Jun 2013
“Systems Problems with Stochastic Components”

Arghavan Louhghalam
PhD
Dec 2010
“Analytical Studies of Vibrations in Passenger Cars of High Speed Trains”

Ju-Mee Ryoo (with D. Waugh, Earth & Planetary Sciences)
PhD
Jun 2009
“Controls on Tropical Upper Tropospheric Humidity”

Libin Tan (with S. Arwade)
PhD
Dec 2007
“The Classification and Evolution of Local Features in the Mechanics of Heterogeneous Media”

Zailong Wan (with B. W. Schafer)
PhD
Jun 2004
“Optimization Using Noisy Simulations: Trust Region, Surrogate Surface, and Adaptive Sampling”

Haoyang Liu
PhD
Jun 2003
“Design under Uncertainty Using a Bayesian Approach”

Steve Buonopane (with B. W. Schafer)
PhD
Jun 2003
“Bayesian Network Analysis for Performance-Based Design”

William Fritz (with N. P. Jones)
PhD
Jun 2003
“Damping Selection Methodology for Analysis & Design of Building Structures”

Jonas Racys*
PhD
Dec 2001
“Analysis of Complex Structures through Wave-Based Joint Models”

Soonkoo Kwon*
MS
Dec 2001
“Effect of Uncertainty on the Stiffness of Frames”

Tsung-Shi Liu*
MS
Jun 1999
“Simplified Response Spectrum Methods for Non-classical Damping”

Sanjay Jaiswal* (with S. P. Shah)
PhD
Dec 1998
“Effect of Aggregates on Chloride Conductivity of Concrete:An Experimental and Modeling Approach”

Cheng-Yuan Sun*
MS
Jun 1998
“Simplified Methods for Nonlinear Seismic Analysis of Bridges”

Zvi Agranati*
MS
Jun 1998
“Optimal Design Strategies for Multiple Vibration Absorbers”

Tsung-Lin Hsiao*
MS
Dec 1997
“Simplified Energy-Based Methods for Nonlinear Seismic Analysis of Buildings”

Michael Utschig* (with J. D. Achenbach)
PhD
Jun 1996
“Acoustic Radiation from Submerged Cylindrical Shells with Hemi-Spheroidal Endcaps”

Tsann-Yeu Lin* (with T. Mura)
PhD
Jun 1996
“Damage Detection and Reliability Assessment Using Analytically Based Artificial Intelligence”

Toru Kono* (with T. Mura)
MS
Dec 1995
“Vibration Analysis Using a Combined FEM and Analytical Modeling Technique”

Weiping Zhang* (with J. D. Achenbach)
PhD
Dec 1995
“Acoustic Scattering from Finite-Length Cylindrical Shells with Substructures”

Sung-Hoon Choi* (with J. D. Achenbach)
PhD
Jun 1995
“Acoustic Radiation from a Finite-Length Shell with Substructures”

Masato Abe*
PhD
Jun 1995
“Vibration Control Using Analytically Based Artificial Intelligence”

Makola Abdulla*
PhD
Jun 1994
“Optimal Output Feedback Control of Civil Structures”

Becky Anderson*
MS
Dec 1993
“Seismic Effectiveness of a Passive Tuned Mass Damper on a Nonlinear System”

Michael Utschig* (with J. D. Achenbach)
MS
Jun 1993
“A Traveling Wave Approach to Study the Dynamic Response of a Submerged Cylindrical Shell”

Jens Bjarnason* (with J. D. Achenbach)
PhD
Jun 1993
“Effect of Substructures on the Vibration of Fluid-Loaded Shells”

Yiwen Tang*
PhD
Dec 1992
“Applications of Wave Approaches to Structural Dynamics”

Kangming Xu*
PhD
Jun 1992
“Dynamic Analysis and Structural Control with Closely Spaced Natural Frequencies”

Sung-Hoon Choi* (with J. D. Achenbach)
MS
Jun 1992
“The Effect of Substructures on the Vibration of a Periodic Cylindrical Shell in an Acoustic Medium”

Ravi Sinha*
PhD
Dec 1991
“Analysis of Secondary Systems with Nonlinear Supports”

Makola Abdulla*
MS
Dec 1991
“Active Control of Tall Buildings”

John Miller*
MS
Dec 1990
“Cascaded Continuous Systems Excited by Random Excitations”

Kyung-Won Min* (with J. D. Achenbach)
PhD
Dec 1990
“Frequency Window Method for the Vibration of Structures with Connected Substructures”

*Graduates of Northwestern University

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