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Alexandros TaflanidisAlexandros Taflanidis

Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences
Concurrent Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
(PhD, California Institute of Technology)

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Geographic focus: US, International (Haiti, Latin America)

Thematic interests: Natural hazard risk assessment, civil infrastructure maintenance, and post-disaster recovery in developing countries; simulation-based engineering science for disaster risk reduction (DRR)

Current research: Challenges for natural hazard risk assessment and mitigation in megacities and developing countries, empowerment models for residential housing in developing world 

Selected publications

  • Kijewski-Correa, T., Taflanidis, A.A, Mix, D., and R. Kavanagh,“An empowerment model for sustainable reconstruction for Léogâne, Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake,” Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering (ASCE) 12, 4 (2012)

  • Kijewski-Correa, K. and A.A. Taflanidis, “The Haitian housing dilemma: Can sustainability and hazard-resilience be achieved?” Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering 10:765–771 (2012)

  • Taflanidis, A.A. “Soft computing applications in simulation based natural hazard risk assessment” in Tsompanakis, Y, and B.H.V. Topping eds., Soft Computing Methods for Civil and Structural Engineering (Saxe-Coburg Publications, 2011)

  • Mix, D., Kijewski-Correa, T. and A.A. Taflanidis, “Assessment of Residential Housing in Léogâne, Haiti after the January 2010 Earthquake and Identification of Needs for Rebuilding,” Earthquake Spectra 27, S1 (2011)

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