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.
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.
Natural hazard risk assessment, civil infrastructure maintenance, and post-disaster recovery in developing countries; simulation-based engineering science for disaster risk reduction (DRR)
Challenges for natural hazard risk assessment and mitigation in megacities and developing countries; empowerment models for residential housing in the developing world.
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
Taflanidis Wins Award for Using Scientific Computing to Improve Community Resilience Against Hurricanes and Earthquakes
Apr 27, 2021
Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow Alexandros Taflanidis, professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, has been awarded the 2021 Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize from the America Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
Schierling Receives President's Award
Jun 4, 2020
Sharon Schierling, the longtime managing director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, has been awarded the prestigious 2020 President’s Award by the University of Notre Dame in recognition of her role as the Institute’s “unsung hero.” Schierling was one of more than a dozen members of the Kellogg community recognized by Notre Dame this spring for faculty promotions, milestone anniversaries, and campus-wide awards.