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Stochastic Design of an Early Warning System

April 07, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Dr. Zenon Medina-Cetina
Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University

Associate Professor


Dr. Medina-Cetina will present results from his papers “Stochastic Design of an Early Warning System” and of “Bayesian Risk Assessment of a Tsunamigenic Rockslide at Åknes (Norway)”, which involved collaborations with a dozen of experts in fields ranging from Geology, Geophysics, Geotechnical Engineering, Geomatics, to Computational Fluid Dynamics, Psychology, Economics, Public Health, and Civil Protection. Dr. Medina-Cetina’s research contributed to the Risk Assessment completed within the area surrounding one of the major Norwegian natural threats known as the Aknes Rockslide. “The Wave” recently released in theaters across the U.S. depicts one likely scenario of Dr. Medina-Cetina’s Risk Assessment estimates.


Dr. Medina-Cetina is Director of the Stochastic Geomechanics Laboratory at TAMU (SGL). His research and consulting interests include Risk, Reliability and Sensibility Analysis; Probabilistic Site Characterization for Integrated Studies (Geology, Geophysics, Geotechnical and Geomatics); and Uncertainty Quantification of Multi- Physics Geomechanical Processes. Dr. Medina-Cetina is member and two times elected Chair of the Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics Committee (OSIG) of the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT). He is also the current President of SUT and founding faculty advisor of the SUT-TAMU Student Chapter.


Dr. Zenon Medina-Cetina: @SGLtamu or zenon@tamu.edu


April 7, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Scoates Hall, Room 208