Arthriya Suksuwan has been selected as a recipient of the 2019 International Civil Engineering Risk and Reliability Association (CERRA) Student Recognition Award. The award will be presented at the 13th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP13) held in Seoul, South Korea, May 26-30, 2019.
Arthriya was recognized for two papers, co-written with Dr. Seymour Spence, that she will be presenting at the conference. The first paper, entitled “Performance optimization of uncertain and dynamic high-dimensional wind-excited systems”, is focused on the development of an efficient framework for obtaining designs that minimize upfront cost of the system, while ensuring intended performances under extreme wind hazards. In particular, the framework is capable of handling high-dimensional spaces of design parameters that are essential for defining practical large-scale structural systems. The second paper, entitled “Robust design and optimization of stochastic wind-excited systems: an adaptive kriging-based approach”, presents a design optimization method that can inform decision-makers of the optimal trade-off between cost and design robustness. The robust design problem is formulated as a stochastic optimization with an objective of minimizing the variance of anticipated economic loss given that a severe windstorm has occurred. These advancements represent a fundamental step towards the adoption of modern performance-based wind engineering frameworks during the design and risk management of real-world wind-excited structures.
CERRA was formed in 1987 with the aim to promote risk and reliability analysis of civil engineering systems. Through the organization of the ICASP conferences every four years, CERRA has provided a forum for engineers, scientists, educators, practitioners, researchers, and students to share ideas and best practices regarding the subject of the safety and risk management in all aspects of civil engineering. ICASP is considered one of the most prestigious conferences within the field, and the CERRA Student Recognition Award is a testimonial to the scientific contributions and personal merits of student researchers.