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Probabilistic Methods Student Paper Competition Wnners

Friday, June 5, 2020

Sponsored by: The Probabilistic Methods Committee (PMC)
Competition Chair: Prof. Seymour MJ Spence, University of Michigan

The Probabilistic Methods Committee of ASCE/EMI held its 11th Annual Student Paper Competition in Probabilistic Methods on May 28th, 2020, virtually, and two winners were selected from a pool of twenty-two submissions.


  • To increase the involvement of younger professionals in the EMI/PMC conferences, particularly in the area of probabilistic methods. 
  • To engage student members with the PMC to promote further growth as engineers, develop working relationships with PMC members, and be ready to take on future responsibilities within the technical community. 
  • To improve their technical writing skill, as well as to promote high-quality submissions to the flagship journal of EMI, the Journal of Engineering  Mechanics. 

Congratulations to the Winners!

Aikaterini Kyprioti winner PMC
Aikaterini Kyprioti

Faculty Advisor: Alexandros Taflanidis, Ph.D.
University of Notre Dame
Paper title: "Bayesian Calibration of Reduced Order Structural Models for Earthquake Risk Assessment Applications"


Jungho Kim PMC winner Jungho Kim  
Faculty Advisor: Junho Song, Ph.D. 
Seoul National University
Paper title: "Reliability-Based Design Optimization Using Quantile Surrogates by Adaptive Gaussian Process"