Leonardo Duenas-Osorio is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University. He obtained his Master degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001, and Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2005, both in Civil and Environmental Engineering. He received the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) award in 2005 for the paper entitled “Interdependent Response of Networked Systems”, the Best Ph.D. Thesis Award in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2006 for his work on interdependent infrastructure performance modeling and prediction, the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award in 2008 to investigate risk mitigation principles for smart utility systems, and the Outstanding Earthquake Spectra Paper of 2013 by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) for his contribution entitled "Calibration and Validation of a Seismic Damage Propagation Model for Interdependent Infrastructure Systems” published in the August 2013 issue of Earthquake Spectra.
Dr. Dueñas-Osorio joined Rice University as an Assistant Professor of the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in July of 2006. He is an Associate Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a Member of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), a Member of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), a Member of the Institute for Electric and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and a Member of the Complex Systems Society (CSS).He is also a Member of the Joint Committee in Structural Safety (JCSS), the International Association of Structural Safety and Reliability (IASSAR), the Civil Engineering Risk and Reliability Association (CERRA), the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).