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A new manuscript titled "Mechanistically-Informed Damage Detection using Dynamic Measurements: Extended Constitutive Relation Error," has been accepted for publication in Elsevier's Journal of Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing.

Dr. Atamturktur and her colleagues received a new project funded by the National Science Foundation Design of Engineering Material Systems (DEMS) program.

A new manuscript titled "Nonparametric functional calibration of computer models," has been accepted for publication in Statistica Sinica.

A new manuscript titled "Compressive Strength of Dry-Stacked Concrete Masonry Unit Assemblies," has been accepted for publication in ASCE's Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. 

A new manuscipt titled "Novel Vibration-based Technique for Detection Water Pipeline Leakage,"  has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering.

A new manuscript titled "Mitigating Error and Uncertainty in Partitioned Analysis: A Review of Verification, Calibration and Validation Methods for Coupled Simulations," has been accepted for publication in Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering. 

Dr. Atam is the 2016 recipient of the Outstanding Women Faculty Award, to recognize her contributions to advancing the status of women at Clemson. 

A new manuscript titled "Integration of Structural Health Monitoring and Intelligent Transportation Systems for Bridge Condition Assessment: Current Status and Future Direction," has been published in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems doi: 10.1109/TITS.2016.2520499.

A new manuscript titled  "A Bi-level Framework for  Efficient Allocation of Resources for Bridge Retrofit," has been accepted for publication in the TRB Journal.

A new manuscript titled “Ambient Vibration Testing and Seismic Behavior of Historical Arch Bridges under Near and Far Fault Ground Motions” has been accepted for publication in Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering. 

A new manuscript titled "Experiment-based Validation and Uncertainty Quantification of Coupled Multi-scale Plasticity Models," has been accepted for publication in the journal of Multidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures. 

Dr. Atamturktur has visited Technische Universität Darmstadt in Germany during the International Conference on Uncertainty in Mechanical Engineering.

Dr. Atamturktur participated in the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education meeting at Harvard. 

Dr. Atamturktur is the Principal Investigator of a new GAANN project, which will fund 8 doctoral students for the duration of their study (2015-2019) on topics related to Model Validatio and Uncertainty Quantification. Interested U.S. citizen students are encouraged to contact Dr. Atamturkturn. Click here for more information.

Dr. Atamturktur and her colleagues received a new project funded by the National Science Foundation CyberSEES program. 

Drs. Atamturktur and Sanders have received a new grant on characterizing concrete masonry units through a combined experimental and numerical campaign funded by the National Concrete Masonry Association. 

A new manuscript titled "Ambient Vibration Testing and Seismic Behavior of Historical Arch Bridges under Near and Far Fault Ground Motions," has been accepted for publication in Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering.

CUIDEAS alumni Lei Wang has accepted an offer as an Assistant Professor at Montana Tech. Congratulations!

Dr. Erkut Sayin from Firat University has received a project funded by Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey  to join the CUIDEAS research team during the 2015-2016 FY. 

Dr. Atamturktur has officially been appointed as a Visiting Professor of the College of Civil Engineering at Tongji University. 

A paper first-authored and presented by Saurabh Prabhu titled "Model Validation in Scientific Computing: Considering Robustness to Non-Probabilistic Uncertainty in the Input Parameters," have received the 2016 Model Validation and Uncertainty Quantification Best Paper Award. Congratulations!

Marcos Martinez has received the prestigious 2015 James L. Noland Fellowship from The Masonry Society. Congratulations!

A new manuscript titled "Prioritization of Code Development Efforts in Partitioned Analysis of Coupled Systems,” is accepted for publication in Emerald's Engineering Computations: International Journal for Computer-Aided Engineering and Software.

Marcos Martinez has received the 2015 CCMA Russell Brown scholarship award. Congratulations!

Dr. Atamturktur will be visiting Tongji University Civil Engineering department during the month of May 2015. 

A new manuscript titled "Detailing Steel Roof Decks to Control Damage from Windborne Debris Impact,” is accepted for publication in ASCE's Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction Journal. 

A new manuscript titled "A Review on Prognostic Evaluation of Historic Masonry Structures: Present Challenges and Future Direction,” is accepted for publication in The Masonry Society Journal. 

Advanced Research Computing on Campuses: Best Practices Workshop will be held at Clemson University.

Dr. Atamturktur serves as the guest editor for IFSA’s Sensors & Transducers Journal. 

Marcos Martinez has joined our team as a doctoral student.

Dr. Atamturktur serves as the guest editor for the special issue "Industrial Applications of Robust Structural Design and Optimization" in The Scientific World Journal.

Garrison Stevens has successfully completed her masters degree requirements. Cogratulations!

Bobby Roper has successfully completed his masters degree requirements. Cogratulations!

A new manuscript titled "Evaluating the Fidelity and Robustness of Calibrated Numerical Model Predictions: An Application on a Wind Turbine Blade,” is accepted for publication in Emerald's Engineering Computations.

Ismail Farajpour has accepted a tenure-track position at South Carolina State University. 

Jerry Luo has accepted a tenure-track position at University of Akron. 

A new manuscript titled "Robust geotechnical design of drilled shafts in clay using spreadsheet,” is accepted for publication in ASCE's Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.

A new manuscript titled "Calibration of Imprecise and Inaccurate Numerical Models Considering Fidelity and Robustness: A Multi-Objective Optimization Based Approach,” is accepted for publication in Springer's Structural and Multi-disciplinary Optimization.

A new manuscript titled "Reliability based Multi-objective Robust Design Optimization of Steel Moment Resisting Frame Considering Spatial Variability of Connection Parameters,” is accepted for publication in Elsevier's Engineering Structures Journal.

Matthew Egeberg has successfully completed his masters degree requirements. 

Garrison Stevens and Dr. Atamturktur presented at the LABEX Workshop Model-based design, validation, and monitoring of structures under severe uncertainty in Besancon, France. 

Dr. Atamturktur has received the 2014 Murray Stokely Award for Excellence in Teaching. 

A new manuscript titled "Defining Coverage of an Operational Domain Using a Modified Nearest-Neighbor Metric,” is accepted for publication in Elsevier's Journal of Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing.

Liz Wheeler has been selected to join the Los Alamos Dynamic Summer school during summer 2014. 

Garrison Stevens is visiting Chonbuk National University to conduct SHM research at the Engineering Institute Korea.

Greg Roche is visiting Sandia National Laboratories, NM to conduct research on model validation techniques.

A new manuscript titled "A Selection Criterion Based on Exploration-Exploitation Approach for Batch Sequential Design,” is accepted for publication in ASCE's Journal of Engineering Mechanics.

A new manuscript titled "Stochastic Model Updating Using Distance Discrimination Analysis,” is accepted for publication in Elsevier's Chinese Journal of Aeronautics journal.

Seth Adams has joined our team as a graduate student. 

Dr. Atamturktur has received funding for a new project titled "Combined Numerical and Experimental Study: Structural Behavior of Dry-Stacked Systems" from the National Concrete Masonry Association. 

Liz Wheeler has received 2014 CCMA Russell Brown scholarship award.

Liz Wheeler has received the 2014-15 Paul and Helen Lenchuk Engineering Student Scholarship.

Liz Wheeler joined our research team as a doctoral student. 

Garrison Stevens received the 2014 Outstanding Women Graduate Student Award. 

A new manuscript titled "Structural Assessment of Fort Sumter National Monument: On-Site Inspection, Model Development and Predictive Assessment,” is accepted for publication in Elsevier's Engineering Structures Journal.

Saurabh Prabhu has passed his doctoral comprehensive exam. 

Greg Roche has joined our team as a doctoral student.

Lei Wang was hooded during the December graduation procession of Clemson University.

Ismail Farajpour has successfully completed his doctoral degree requirements.

Parker Shields has successfully completed his masters degree requirements.

Lei Wang has successfully completed his doctoral degree requirements.

A new manuscript titled "Model Selection through Robustness and Fidelity Criteria: Modeling the Dynamics of the CX-100 Wind Turbine Blade," is accepted for publication in Elsevier's Journal of Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing.

A new manuscript titled "An Optimization Based Approach for Structural Design Considering Safety, Robustness, And Cost," is accepted for publication in Elsevier's Journal of Engineering Structures Journal.

A new manuscript titled "Adaptively Weighted Support Vector Regression: Prognostic Application to a Historic Masonry Fort," is accepted for publication in ASCE's Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities.

Glenn Leadership awardee, Parker Shields is in the news.

Zhifeng Liu has successfully completed his doctoral degree requirements.

Dr. Atamturktur gave a talk at École Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne in Switzerland. 

A new manuscript titled "Performance Based Robust Design Optimization of Steel Moment Resisting Frames," is accepted for publication in Elsevier's  Journal of Constructional Steel Research.

Dr. Sez Atamturktur is currently a Visiting Professor of the Applied Mechanics department at University of Franche-Comté in Besancon, France. Parker Shield, a M.S. student is accompanying Dr. Atamturktur during her visit. 

A new manuscript titled "Scour Monitoring Via Turbulent Open Channel Flow," is accepted for publication in the  Measurement Science and Technology.

A new manuscript titled "An Evaluation of Scour Measurement Devices," is accepted for publication in Elsevier's Flow Measurement and Instrumentation.

Sifeng Bi has received the CSC Scholarship from the Republic of China to join the CUIDEAS research group for one year, starting from September 2013. Welcome Sifeng to our research group.

Dr. Atamturktur with the help of Greg Roche, a graduate student of Clemson University, facilitated an NCMA funded Masonry Design Competition. You can check the final report for further details. 

Please check our recent article on modeling masonry structures published in the Structures Magazine. 

Dr. Sez Atamturktur is promoted to Associate Professor level effective of August 15 2013.

Saurabh Prabhu has received the 2013 Professional Enrichment Grant (PEG). 

Ismail Farajpour has received the 2013 Professional Enrichment Grant (PEG). 

Masonry Structural Design Competition is in the news. 

Garrison Stevens will be participating in the 2013 Dynamic Summer School of Los Alamos National Laboratory. 

Ashley Haydock has successfully defended her M.S. thesis.

Lei Wang has received 2013 Aniket Shrikhande Memorial Annual Graduate Fellowship.

Mrinal Dutta has received the 2013 Carolinas Concrete Masonry Association Russell H. Brown Fellowship.

Parker Shields has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Glenn Global Leadership Graduate Student Award. 

Masonry Structural Design Competition is in the news.

Lei Wang has been selected as the 2013 Outstanding Research Assistant of College of Engineering and Science at Clemson University. 

Drs. Hsein Juang and Sez Atamturktur have received a best paper award for their manuscript recently published in the Journal of GeoEngineering.

A new manuscript titled "Fidelity and Robustness of Detailed Micro-, Simplified Micro- and Macro-Modeling Techniques for a Masonry Dome," is accepted for publication in the ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities.

A new manuscript titled "Batch Sequential Design of Optimal Experiments for Improved Predictive Maturity in Physics-Based Modeling," is accepted for publication in the Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization.

Drs. Juang and Atamturktur have received REU funds from National Science Foundation. 

Xiaoyu Hu has joined our research grup as a Ph.D. student. 

A new manuscript titled "A Novel Vibration-Based Monitoring Technique for Bridge Pier and Abutment Scour," is accepted for publication in the Journal of Structural Health Monitoring.

Kendra Van Buren and Murray Fisher were hooded during the 116th graduation ceremony of Clemson University.

Garrison Stevens has received the prestigious GAANN fellowship. 

Mrinal Dutta has joined our research group as a M.S. student.

Kendra Van Buren has successfully defended her doctoral dissertation on November 27th 2012.

Garrison Stevens has joined our research group as a Ph.D. student.

A new manuscript titled "A Resource Allocation Framework for Experiment-based Validation of Numerical Models," is accepted for publication in Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures.

A new manuscript titled "State of the Art in Scour Monitoring," is accepted for publication in Sediment Transport: Monitoring, Modeling and Management.

Murray Fisher has successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on November 15th 2012.

Zhifeng Liu has successfully passed proposal defense and comprehensive exam as part of doctoral degree requirements on October 19th 2012. 

Four new doctoral positions are available on the broad topic of sustainable and resilient infrastructure systems. Contact Dr. Atamturktur for more information.

A new manuscript titled "Prioritization of Code Development Efforts in Partitioned Analysis," is accepted for publication in Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering.

CU-IDEAS research team members Saurabh Prabhu, Rob Gunter  and Dr. Atamturktur are featured on the cover page of IDEAS magazine.

A new manuscript titled "Vibration Testing of Gothic Cathedrals: Optimal Sensor Locations Based on Modified Effective Information Method," is accepted for publication in ASCE's Journal of Architectural Engineering.

The youngest member of our team, Brandon Derin Atamturktur Russcher was born on August 3rd, 2012. 

Dr. Atamturktur has received educational funds from the National Concrete Masonry Association to support the Masonry Structural Design course she will be offering in the Spring 2013.

Glenn Department of Civil Engineering has received a new grant titled "Graduate Training in Engineering and Managing Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure,” through Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN). The proposal was submitted by a team of Clemson researchers including Dr. Atamturktur.

A new manuscript titled "Partitioned Analysis of Coupled Numerical Models Considering Imprecise Parameters and Inexact Models " is accepted for publication in ASCE's Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering.

A new manuscript titled " Feature Assimilation in Condition Based Infrastructure Management" is accepted for publication in ASTM Journal of Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation.

Tun Li has successfully passed his MS thesis defense on July 11th 2012.

Ashley Haydock has received the Walter P. Moore Graduate Fellowship.

A new manuscript titled "A Comparative Study: Predictive Modeling of Wind Turbine Blades" is accepted for publication in Journal of Wind Engineering.

Matthew Egeberg has recieved the Kimley-Horn Annual Fellowship.

A new post-doctoral position is available. Click here for more details. 

A new manuscript titled "Detection of Internal Defects in Concrete Members Using Global Vibration Characteristics" is accepted for publication in ACI Materials Journal.

A new member, Matthew Egeberg has joined our team. 

Josh Hegenderfer has successfully passed his Doctoral Dissertation defense on June 8th 2012.

A new manuscript titled "Error and Uncertainty Analysis of Inexact and Imprecise Computer Models" is accepted for publication in ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. 

A new manuscript titled "Verification and Validation Applied to Finite Element Models of Historic Masonry Monuments" is accepted for publication in Engineering Structures.

A new manuscript titled "Remaining Load Carrying Capacity Assessment through Vibration based Health Monitoring of a Masonry Dome” is accepted for publication in Construction and Building Materials.

Ismail Farajpour has successfully passed his Doctoral Comprehensive exam on May 7th 2012.

CUIDEAS Fort Sumter project in the news http://t.co/l729nJZw

Saurabh Prabhu has received the Carolinas Concrete Masonry Association Russell H. Brown Fellowship on April 5, 2012 http://t.co/OEb3LoP5

Dr. Atamturktur has received the 2011-2012 Chi Epsilon Outstanding Teacher Award.

 

Sez Atamturktur...

Hi! I am the director of the CU-Ideas research group. Our group is dedicated to the development, application and dissemination of model validation and uncertainty quantification (MVUQ) methods. Our main emphasis is in structural dynamics applications and structural systems coupled with other domains. This web page includes information about our team, ongoing and past projects, publications and courses taught by me. 

Funding for our research is provided by several federal agencies including National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Department of the Interior, Department of Transportation, Los Alamos National Laboratory as well as industry organizations and partners, such as National Masonry Concrete Association and Vulcraft Inc.

Our focus directly relates to the goals of the Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM) MVUQ technical division, which is currently chaired by me. I encourage you take the time to visit the MVUQ technical division website to learn more about the upcoming events. The technical division has a Linkedin Group titled "Model Validation and Uncertainty Quantification Technical Division of IMAC". I invite everyone interested in MVUQ and want to be involved in the technical division to join our Linkedin Group.  You can contact me via sez@clemson.edu.

Positions Available:

Dr. Atamturktur is looking forward to hiring three doctoral students and two post-doctoral fellows to be involved in a variety of externally funded projects on uncertainty quantification in scientific computing. 

Dr. Atamturktur is the Principal Investigator of a new GAANN project, which will fund 8 doctoral students for the duration of their study (2015-2019) on topics related to Model Validation and Uncertainty Quantification. Interested U.S. citizen students are encouraged to contact Dr. Atamturktur. Click here for more information.