Richard L. and Dorothy M. Hayman Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Emeritus
George W. Housner Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, Emeritus
Professor Beck focuses on the development of theory and algorithms for stochastic system modeling, uncertainty propagation and Bayesian updating of dynamic systems and networks based on sensor data, treating both modeling and excitation uncertainty. The primary computational tools are advanced stochastic simulation algorithms based on Markov chain Monte Carlo concepts. Some applications of current interest are stochastic predictions of the performance of structural systems under earthquakes, reliability assessment of technological networks, fast automated decision making for mitigation actions based on earthquake early warning systems, earthquake source inversions from seismic sensor networks, damage detection and assessment from structural sensor monitoring networks, Bayesian compressive sensing, and a stochastic mechanics approach to quantum mechanics.Webpage
James Irvine Professor of Environmental and Civil Engineering, Emeritus
Simon Ramo Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus
Professor Chandy builds and analyzes systems that sense and respond to changes. He is currently working on systems that sense and respond to: (a) seismic events, (b) threat events such as the introduction of nuclear radiation material, (c) medical events such a fetal distress, and (d) events in the power grid. The systems use sensor networks, cloud computing and event-driven architecture. The theory is based on optimization, control, machine learning and game theory.Webpage
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Planetary Science, Emeritus
Professor Elachi's research interests are in Earth and planetary remote sensing and space robotic exploration.
Frank J. Gilloon Distinguished Teaching and Service Professor, Emeritus; Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Emeritus
Professor Goodstein focuses on phases and phase transitions in two and three dimensional matter, superfluidity, science education, and scientific ethics.Webpage
Professor of Civil Engineering, Emeritus
John Hall's research interests include earthquake engineering, structural engineering, structural dynamics, strong ground motion, finite element modeling, and earthquake reconnaissance.
Professor of Applied Mechanics, Emeritus
Professor of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Emeritus
Ruben F. and Donna Mettler Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, Emeritus
William Johnson's research includes studies of metallic materials including liquid alloys, bulk metallic glasses, nanostructured metals, and metal-matrix composites. Also, applications of metallic glasses as structural materials in sporting goods, aircraft, and military hardware, etc.Webpage