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Group Members


Post-Doctoral Fellows 



 Guven

Birnur Guven, Ph.D

Birnur Guven is a research scientist at Houston Advanced research Center since October 2009; she is also a research fellow at Rice University since August 2010. She received her B.S. in Mathematics from Bogazici University in Turkey and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Rice University.

Research: Urban air toxics and hurricane-induced hazard and risk analysis.

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Min Ouyang, Ph.D

Min Ouyang is a research fellow at Rice University since November 2009. He received his B.S. in Automation Control from Wuhan University of Science and Technology in China, his Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
 
Research
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Reliability and topology based design of infrastructure interfaces; smart grid resilience  
 alireza

 Alireza  Yazdani, Ph.D.

Alireza Yazdani is a Research Associate at Rice University since September 2011. He received his BSc and MSc in Mathematics from Tehran Polytechnic (Iran) and PhD from Loughborough University (UK). Prior to joining Rice, he worked as a UK water industry consultant and Research Fellow at Cranfield Water Science Institute.

Research: Integrated analysis of topology, reliability, efficiency and water quality in Water Distribution Networks.

Current Graduate Students

Akwasi3

Akwasi F. Mensah

Completed degree: M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Degree sought: Ph.D.
Anticipated graduation date: December 2014

Research: Reliability and Risk Assessment of Energy Structures and Systems

Andres  

Andres Conzalez

Completed degree: M.Sc. Operations Research, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia
Degree sought: Ph.D.
Anticipated graduation date

Research: Restoration and Resilience Optimization of Interdependent Infrastructure Networks 

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Xing Min 

Completed degree: M.S. Shanghai University
Degree sought: Ph.D.
Anticipated graduation date: May 2012

Research: Reliability and topology based design of infrastructure interfaces

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Keivan Rokneddin 

Completed degree: M.S. Iran University of Science and Technology
Degree sought: Ph.D.
Anticipated graduation date: May 2012

Research: Topological bounds and hierarchical clustering for network reliability assessment

 Zhenghua Zhenghua Wang (Co-Advised with J. Padgett)

Completed degree: M.S. Tongji University
Degree sought: Ph.D.
Anticipated graduation date: May 2014

Research: Soil-foundation-structure interaction modeling for probabilistic analysis of bridges  

 Current Undergraduate Students 

Ben

Benjamin Berryhill

Degree sought: B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering
Anticipated graduation date: 2012

Benjamin is researching the topological characterization of power transmission systems across the United States.

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Stephanie Herkes and Leslie Miller
Degree sought: B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Anticipated graduation date: 2012

Stephanie and Leslie research hurricane preparation, who prepares and why, by preforming statistical analyses of a survey taken after Hurricane Ike. In addition, they look at economic risk behavior theory to develop models for how and why people prepare.

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Josh Rutenberg

Degree sought: B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, B.A. Policy Studies
Anticipated graduation date: 2012

Josh is researching time series analysis of coupled utility system performance.

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Jason Wu

Degree sought: B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering
Anticipated graduation date: 2012

Jason is researching the validation of lifeline interdependence failure propogation models using the 2010 Chile earthquake.  

Former Research Group Members

  
 Isaac

Isaac Hernandez-Fajardo 


Degree Completed: Ph.D.
Graduation date: May 2012
Current position:


ResearchComputational and empirical modeling of lifeline systems interdependence propagation

 
  

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Bayram Aygun

Degree completed: M.S., Rice University
Graduation date: May 2009
Current position:

Bayram investigated the effects of soil liquefaction on highway bridges and created
probabilistic fragility curves for a bridge-soil-foundation model typical of South Carolina.

 Gesara

Gesara Satumtira

Degree completed: B.S., Rice University
Graduation date: May 2010
Current position:

Gesara's work resulted on a book chapter critically reviewing interdependent infrastructure systems research.

 James

James Winkler

Degree completed: B.S., Rice University
Graduation date: May 2010
Current position: Ph.D. student at Texas A&M

James developed a fragility-based model of power transmission system outages from hurricane events.

SISRRA Group Photos

 Min's Farewell Party
Min's Farewell Party

Left side (front to back):  Josh Rutenberg (Undergraduate Research Assistant), Isaac Hernandez-Fajardo (Ph. D. Candidate), Min Ouyang (Post-Doctoral Fellow), Akwasi Mensah (Ph. D. Student),
Zhenghua Wang (Ph. D. Candidate),

Right side (front to back):
Jason Wu (Undergraduate Research Assistant), Prof. Leonardo Dueñas-Osorio, Keivan Rokneddin (Ph. D. Candidate), Camilo Gomez (Ph. D. Candidate - Universidad de Los Andes)
Fall 2011 Group Meeting
First SISRRA meeting for Fall 2011.

Background (left to right): Keivan Rokneddin (Ph. D. Candidate), Camilo Gomez (Ph. D. Candidate - Universidad de Los Andes), Zhenghua Wang (Ph. D. Candidate), Isaac Hernandez-Fajardo (Ph. D. Candidate), Min Ouyang (Post-Doctoral Fellow), Akwasi Mensah (Ph. D. Student), Xing Min (M.S. Student)

Foreground (left to right): Prof. Leonardo Dueñas-Osorio, Jason Wu (Undergraduate Research Assistant), Jay Ghosh (Ph. D. Student - Dr. Jamie Padgett's group)
 group photo Aug2010
SISRRA group dinner, August 2010