Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow Alexandros Taflanidis is professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences. His research focuses on uncertainty quantification and uncertainty conscious design, with applications to disaster risk reduction, Bayesian model updating, dynamical system design, and enhancement of sustainability/resilience of civil infrastructure systems. A special area of interest for his group is the integration of computational statistics techniques in natural hazard risk assessment/mitigation and real-time emergency response management. He has been a Kellogg Institute faculty fellow since 2012.

Taflanidis currently oversees the operation of the High Performance system Analysis and Design (HIPAD) laboratory. He also is part of the University of Notre Dame team Engineering2Empower that is committed to scholarship and service for Haiti following the devastating January 2010 earthquake.

He received his PhD in 2007 in Civil Engineering with a minor in Control and Dynamical Systems from the California Institute of Technology. Subsequently he conducted postdoctoral research at Duke University. He joined the faculty of the University of Notre Dame in 2008.

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 the developing world. 

Other Accomplishments & Recognitions

Kellogg Institute's Undergraduate Mentoring Award - 2019-20

Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, CSC, Award for Excellence in Undergraduate teaching - 2014

Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, CSC, Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching - 2018-19