Shields, Michael

Assistant Professor
Civil Engineering
Shields Uncertainty Research Group

Latrobe Hall 204
(410) 516-8682
michael.shields@jhu.edu

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Michael Shields

Civil’s Michael Shields to receive NSF CAREER Award

January 24, 2017

Michael D. Shields, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, has been chosen by the National Science Foundation for its prestigious CAREER Award, which recognizes early stage scholars with high levels of promise and excellence.

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About

Education
  • Ph.D. 2010, COLUMBIA UNIV
Experience
  • 2010 - 2013:  Research Engineer, Weidlinger Associates, Inc.
Research Areas
  • Computational Stochastic Mechanics
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • Multi-Scale Material Modeling
  • Probabilistic Methods
  • STRUCTURAL dynamics
  • STRUCTURAL reliability
  • Simulation of Random Heterogenous Materials
  • Statistical Stamping
  • Stochasatic Finite Element Methods
  • Stochastic Simulation
  • Verification and Validation
Awards
  • 2017:  NSF CAREER Award
  • 2017:  Reviewer of the Year
  • 2016:  ONR Young Investigator Award
Presentations
  • "Establishing a coarse-graining length-scale for stochastic multi-scale modeling of localized plastic deformation in metallic glasses", Society of Engineering Science 53rd Annual Technical Meeting.  College Park, MD.  October 2, 2016
  • "Uncertainty quantification for computational models in fiber-reinforced composite materials using an adaptive sparse grid collocation method", Society of Engineering Science 53rd Annual Technical Meeting.  College Park, MD.  October 2, 2016
  • "Efficient propagation of imprecise probabilities", International Workshop on Reliable Engineering Computing: Computing with Polymorphic Uncertain Data.  Bochum, Germany.  June 15, 2016
  • "Generalized spectral representation for simulation of higher-order stochastic processes", Stochastic Mechanics - Meccanica Stochastica.  Capri, Italy.  June 12, 2016
  • "Stochastic coarse-graining of amorphous solids - from molecular dynamics to continuum mechanics", 2016 European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering.  Crete, Greece.  June 5, 2016
  • "Propagation of uncertain probability distributions using Bayesian inference and importance sampling", Engineering Mechanics Institute Probabilistic Mechanics and Reliability Conference.  Nashville, TN.  May 22, 2016
  • "Adaptive surrogate model-based stochastic search algorithms for locating implicitly defined limit surfaces for structural reliability analysis", Engineering Mechanics Institute Probabilistic Mechanics and Reliability Conference.  Nashville, TN.  May 22, 2016
  • "A gradient based adaptive sparse grid collocation method for uncertainty quantification", Engineering Mechanics Institute Probabilistic Mechanics and Reliability Conference.  Nashville, TN.  May 22, 2016
  • "Generation of higher-order material morphologies using Bispectral Representation Method", Engineering Mechanics Institute Probabilistic Mechanics and Reliability Conference.  Nashville, TN.  May 22, 2016
  • "Efficient propagation of imprecise probabilities for model validation", ASME Verification and Validation Symposium.  Las Vegas, NV.  May 16, 2016
  • "A Bayesian inference and importance sampling approach to propagation of uncertain probability distributions", SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification.  Lausanne, Switzerland.  April 5, 2016
  • "Signal and noise in the mechanics of amorphous solids - Bridging from atoms to continua", Materials Research Society Spring Meeting.  Phoenix, AZ.  March 28, 2016
  • "Deformation in Metallic Glass: Connecting Atoms to Continua", Meeting of the American Physical Society.  Baltimore, MD.  March 14, 2016
  • "The Role of Dimensionality and Structural Fluctuations in Atomistically Informed Continuum Modeling of Shear Banding in Metallic Glass", Materials Research Society Fall Meeting & Exhibit.  Boston, MA.  November 29, 2015
  • "Advances in simulation-based uncertainty quantification and reliability analysis".  Pittsburgh, PA.  November 18, 2015
  • "Progress and Challenges in the Mechanics of Amorphous Solids - Bridging from Atoms to Continua", Frontiers In Physics, Pattern Formation, and Complex Materials Far From Equilibrium.  Washington, DC.  October 26, 2015
  • "Progress and Challenges in the Mechanics of Amorphous Solids - Bridging from Atoms to Continua".  September 1, 2015
  • "Direct simulation of higher-order stochastic material morphologies", US National Congress on Computational Mechanics.  San Diego, CA.  July 26, 2015
  • "Stochastic simulation methods for wind engineering applications".  Gaithersburg, MD.  June 22, 2015
  • "Simulation of higher-order stochastic processes: The Polyspectral Representation Method", Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute.  Palo Alto, CA.  June 16, 2015
  • "Bridging atomistic and continuum computational models for shear localization and failure in metallic glasses", Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute.  Palo Alto, CA.  June 16, 2015
  • "System reliability analysis by multi-cut Targeted Random Sampling", Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute.  Palo Alto, CA.  June 16, 2015
  • "Optimization of structural bracing systems for tall buildings to stochastic excitations", Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute.  Palo Alto, CA.  June 16, 2015
  • "Topology optimization of structures under stationary stochastic excitation", 11th World Congress of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization.  Sydney, Australia.  June 7, 2015
  • "The generalization of Latin hypercube sampling", ASME Verification and Validation Symposium.  Las Vegas, NV.  May 12, 2015
  • "New methods in sample-based uncertainty quantification and reliability analysis".  Johns Hopkins University.  March 24, 2015
  • "Combined atomistic/continuum modeling of strain localization in metallic glass.", Materials Research Society Fall Meeting & Exhibit.  Boston, MA.  November 30, 2014
  • "Combined atomistic/ continuum modeling of strain localization in metallic glass", 7th International Conference on Multiscale Materials Modelling.  Berkeley, CA.  October 6, 2014
  • "Topology optimization of linear structural systems under stochastic excitation", Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute.  McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada.  August 5, 2014
  • "Simulation of strongly non-Gaussian non-stationary stochastic processes by Karhunen-Loeve expansion", Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute.  McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada.  August 5, 2014
  • "Targeted Random Sampling for efficient Monte Carlo structural reliability assessment", Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute.  McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada.  August 5, 2014
  • "Simulation of multi-dimensional, multi-variate, stationary and non-stationary, strongly non-Gaussian stochastic processes: The Iterative Translation Approximation Method (ITAM)", 7th Computational Stochastic Mechanics Conference.  Santorini, Greece.  June 15, 2014
  • "Targeted random sampling: A new method for efficient Monte Carlo reliability", 7th Computational Stochastic Mechanics Conference.  Santorini, Greece.  June 15, 2014
  • "Targeted random sampling for reliability assessment: A demonstration of concept", 6th International Workshop on Reliable Engineering Computing.  Chicago, IL.  May 25, 2014
  • "Enhancing model validation decision making with probabilistic neural networks", ASME Verification and Validation Symposium.  Las Vegas, NV.  May 5, 2014
  • "V&V Challenge Problem: An efficient Monte Carlo method incorporating the effects of model error", ASME Verification and Validation Symposium.  Las Vegas, NV.  May 5, 2014
  • "Stochastic methods for material characterization and simulation", Graduate Seminar.  College Park, PA.  April 25, 2014
  • "Computationally efficient Monte Carlo simulation algorithms for the quantification of uncertainty and probability of failure analysis of complex systems".  Albuquerque, NM.  April 21, 2014
  • "Connecting atomistic and continuum amorphous solid mechanics using stochastic fields", Mach Conference.  Annapolis, MD.  April 9, 2014
  • "A fast running implosion evaluation tool", 84th Shock and Vibration Symposium.  Atlanta, GA.  November 3, 2013
  • "A reduced-order and sub-structuring approach for uncertainty quantification of heavy equipment response", International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability.  New York, NY.  June 16, 2013
  • "Bootstrap Monte Carlo method utilizing an adaptive stratified sampling routine for uncertainty quantification of very large transient dynamic computational models", International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability.  New York, NY.  June 16, 2013
  • "Simulation of non-Gaussian, non-stationary stochastic processes with evolutionary power", International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability.  New York, NY.  June 16, 2013
  • "Estimation of evolutionary power spectral density for non-stationary and non-Gaussian translation processes", International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability.  New York, NY.  June 16, 2013
  • "A wavelet-based time-frequency metric for validation of computational models for shock problems", ASME Verification and Validation Symposium.  Las Vegas, NV.  May 22, 2013
  • "Formalizing and codifying uncertainty quantification based model validation procedures for naval shock applications", ASME Verification and Validation Symposium.  Las Vegas, NV.  May 22, 2013
  • "Practical applications of advanced constitutive and failure models: Examples in ductile fracture", Mach Conference.  Annapolis, MD.  April 8, 2013
  • "A reduced order and sub-structuring approach for uncertainty quantification of equipment response due to shock loading", ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition.  Houston, TX.  November 9, 2012
  • "Bootstrap Monte Carlo using adaptive stratified sampling for UQ/V&V of large structures subjected to shock loading", 83rd Shock and Vibration Symposium.  New Orleans, LA.  November 4, 2012
  • "Parameterization of the pressure wave emitted by hydrostatic implosion of submerged cylinders", 83rd Shock and Vibration Symposium.  New Orleans, LA.  November 4, 2012
  • "A combined reduced order and sub-structuring approach for uncertainty quantification of heavy equipment response", 83rd Shock and Vibration Symposium.  New Orleans, LA.  November 4, 2012
  • "Use of a neural net for response surface based prediction of the pressure wave emitted by hydrostatic implosion of submerged cylinders", 83rd Shock and Vibration Symposium.  New Orleans, LA.  November 4, 2012
  • "Characterization of the pressure wave emitted from implosion of submerged cylindrical shell structures", 41st International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, INTERNOISE 2012.  New York, NY.  August 19, 2012
  • "Simulation of non-stationary and non-Gaussian processes: efficient methodology for determining evolutionary spectra from autocorrelation functions and application to a translation model-based algorithm", Joint Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute and the 11th ASCE Joint Specialty Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability.  Notre Dame, IN.  June 17, 2012
  • "A methodology for verifying and validating computational models of the response of highly uncertain, large-scale structures subject to dynamic impulsive loading", Joint Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute and the 11th ASCE Joint Specialty Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability.  Notre Dame, IN.  June 17, 2012
  • "Simple and efficient approximation of a general non-Gaussian stochastic vector process by a translation vector process", Joint Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute and the 11th ASCE Joint Specialty Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability.  Notre Dame, IN.  June 17, 2012
  • "Validating computational models in the presence of uncertainty for the response of large-scale structures subject to impulsive dynamic loading with limited data", ASME Verification and Validation Symposium.  Las Vegas, NV.  May 2, 2012
  • "Parametric characterization of pressure pulses resulting from UNDEX induced cylinder implosion", 82nd Shock and Vibration Symposium.  Baltimore, MD.  October 30, 2011
  • "Simulation of strongly non-Gaussian stochastic vector processes using translation process theory", International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering.  Zurich, Switzerland.  August 1, 2011
  • "A translation-based methodology for simulation of multi-variate strongly non-Gaussian stochastic processes", Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute.  Boston, MA.  June 2, 2011
  • "Determining evolutionary spectra for non-stationary stochastic processes from correlation functions", Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute.  Boston, MA.  June 2, 2011
  • "Modeling large scale ductile fracture in welded aluminum structures using a cohesive zone", Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute.  Boston, MA.  June 2, 2011
  • "Modeling large scale ductile fracture in welded aluminum structures using a cohesive zone", ASME Applied Mechanics and Materials Conference.  Chicago, IL.  May 30, 2011
  • "A simple and efficient methodology for simulation of strongly non-Gaussian stochastic processes and fields", Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute.  Los Angeles, CA.  August 8, 2010
  • "Translation process approximation of a general non-Gaussian stochastic process", 6th Computational Stochastic Mechanics Conference.  Rhodos, Greece.  June 13, 2010
  • "Simulation of non-stationary random processes with time and frequency modulation for seismic ground motion applications", Joint ASCE-ASME-SES Conference on Mechanics of Materials.  Blacksburg, VA.  June 24, 2009
  • "Laser-based inspection of thermal barrier coatings", ASM International Surface Engineering Conference.  Materials Park, OH.  August 2, 2004
  • "Development of nondestructive evaluation methods for ceramic coatings", 18th DOE Fossil Energy Materials Meeting.  Oak Ridge, TN.  June 2, 2004
  • "Initial investigation of optical coherence tomography for nondestructive evaluation of ceramic coatings", 28th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites.  Cocoa Beach, FL.  January 25, 2004
  • "Use of a 6-Axis articulated-arm robot for NDE of complex shapes", 27th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites: B.  Cocoa Beach, FL.  January 26, 2003

Publications

Journal Articles
  • Shields MD (2018).  The effect of prior probabilities on quantification and propagation of imprecise probabilities resulting from small datasets.  Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering.
  • Yang Y, Zhu M, Shields MD, Guest JK (2017).  Topology optimization of continuum structures subjected to filtered white noise stochastic excitations.  Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering.  324.
  • Zhu M, Yang Y, Guest JK, Shields MD (2017).  Topology optimization for linear stationary stochastic dynamics: Applications to frame structures.  Structural Safety.  67.
  • Hinkle AR, Rycroft CH, Shields MD, Falk ML (2017).  Coarse graining atomistic simulations of plastically deforming amorphous solids.  Physical Review E.  95(5).
  • Zhu M, Yang Y, Shields MD, Guest JK (2015).  Topology optimization of linear structural system under stationary stochastic excitation.  12th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, ICASP 2015.
Conference Proceedings
  • (2018).  Advances in simulation-based uncertainty quantification for computational solid and structural mechanics.
  • Shields MD, Bhaduri A, Graham-Brady L (2017).  FEM based uncertainty quantification for computational models in fiber-reinforced composite materials.  International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability.
  • Shields MD, Bangalore Satish A, Zhang J, Woelke PB (2017).  Probabilistic calibration of material models from limited data and its influence on structural response.  International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability.
  • Shields MD, Kim H (2017).  Higher-order methods in stochastic structural dynamics: Are they necessary?.  International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability.
  • Shields* MD, Kim H (2017).  Spectral Representation Method for simulation of random processes: Past, present, and future.  Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute.
  • (2017).  Simulation-based uncertainty quantification in computational solid and structural mechanics.
  • (2017).  How much data do I really need to conduct probabilistic UQ?.
  • (2017).  The next generation of civil engineers.
  • (2017).  Data-informed, simulation-based uncertainty quantification in computational solid and structural mechanics.
  • Bhaduri* A, Graham-Brady L, Shields MD (2017).  Multi-scaling by surrogate model generation for computational models of fiber-reinforced composite materials.  Mach Conference.
  • Sundar* VS, Shields MD (2017).  Probability of failure analysis using adaptive Kriging surrogates with Bayesian model selection.  Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute.
  • Bhaduri* A, Graham-Brady L, Shields MD (2017).  Simulation based surrogate multi-scaling for computational models of fiber-reinforced composite materials using a stochastic collocation scheme.  Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute.
  • Giovanis* DG, Shields MD (2017).  A variance-based simplex stochastic collocation method.  2nd International Conference on Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Sciences and Engineering.
  • Deodatis* G, Shields MD (2017).  Current and Future Challenges in Probabilistic Mechanics.  Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute.
  • Zhang* J, Bangalore Satish A, Shields MD, Woelke PB (2017).  Data-Driven Probabilistic Calibration of Material Models from Small Datasets and Its Influence on Structural Response.  US National Congress on Computational Mechanics.
  • Shields* MD, Giovanis DG (2017).  An adaptive sampling method based on Grassmann manifold variations.  US National Congress on Computational Mechanics.
  • Shields* MD, Giovanis DG (2017).  A Grassmann manifold-based adaptive sampling method.  Frontiers of Uncertainty Quantification.
  • Shields M, Zhang J (2016).  Efficient propagation of imprecise probabilities.  7th International Workshop on Reliable Engineering Computing.  7th International Workshop on Reliable Engineering Computing: Computing with Polymorphic Uncertain Data..
  • (2016).  Stochastic simulation-based uncertainty quantification in computational solid and structural mechanics.
  • Shields M, Deodatis G (2014).  Simulation of multi-dimensional, multi-variate, stationary and non-stationary, strongly non-Gaussian stochastic processes: The Iterative Translation Approximation Method (ITAM).  7th Computational Stochastic Mechanics Conference.  Proceedings of the 7th Computational Stochastic Mechanics Conference.
  • Shields M, Sundar V (2014).  Targeted random sampling: a new method for efficient Monte Carlo reliability estimation.  7th Computational Stochastic Mechanics Conference.  Proceedings of the 7th Computational Stochastic Mechanics Conference.
  • Shields M (2014).  Targeted random sampling for reliability assessment: A demonstration of concept.  6th International Workshop on Reliable Engineering Computing.  Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Reliable Engineering Computing.
  • Shields M, Deodatis G, Bocchini P (2010).  Translation process approximation of a general non-Gaussian stochastic process.  6th Computational Stochastic Mechanics Conference.  Proceedings of the 6th Computational Stochastic Mechanics Conference.
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