Assistant Professor Sabine Loos will join the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering on August 28, 2023. She is an emerging leader of the natural hazards engineering field whose pioneering research surrounds the development of disaster information that centers users and the human experience. She applies geospatial modeling, risk analysis, and visualization techniques to develop tools that inform effective and equitable disaster risk reduction and recovery. Through the lens of data, her work bridges engineering with the natural and social sciences to support vulnerable communities both domestically and in the Global South.
Dr. Loos recently completed her PhD, working with the Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative at Stanford University and the Disaster Analytics for Society Lab at Nanyang Technological University. She received her MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University in 2018 and her BS in Civil Engineering (with the honorific distinction summa cum laude) from Ohio State University in 2016.
Between now and August 2023 she will be a United States Geological Survey (USGS) Mendenhall Fellow in collaboration with the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado Boulder, developing methods for socially equitable risk assessments.