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January 12, 2017 - PRAISys 2nd Retreat

The 2nd retreat of the PRAISys project were held in Fort Lauderdale, FL on January 12 - 13, 2017. The LU team and FAU team came together to state the research progress in the past year and discuss the plan for the coming year.












December 22, 2016 - New Publication

A new journal paper on ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems has been published online. This paper presents a new framework to estimate probabilistic restoration functions for damaged bridges at component-level.

From Component Damage to System-Level Probabilistic Restoration Functions for a Damaged Bridge Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 2016, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000342.


October 28, 2016 - Infrastructure Resilience Seminar for Professional Engineers

A four-hour seminar was held on Oct 28, 2016 in Neville Hall at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. It was entitled Introduction to Infrastructure Resilience. There were five presentations in this seminar. Three professional development hours (PDHs) were awarded to professional engineers, who attended this seminar. Over 50 audiences attended this seminar, among which 11 were professional engineers (PEs).












June 15-29, 2016 - STAR Academy

Three seminars on infrastructure resilience were given to students in 10th and 11th grades to support STAR (Students That Are Ready) Academy at STEPS building in Lehigh University on June 15th, 22nd, and 29th, 2016.













April 15, 2016 - New Publication

The first journal publication officially developed under the PRAISys project was accepted and is available online. This paper presents a novel evolutionary optimization methodology called "Algorithm with Multiple-Input Genetic Operators” (AMIGO) for optimal resilience restoration scheduling independent tasks considering resource and time constraints.

Sequencing algorithm with multiple-input genetic operators: application to disaster resilience. Engineering Structures, Elsevier, Vol. 117, Issue C, p. 591 - 602, 2016.


Feburary 22, 2016 - New Hire

Dr. Wenjuan Sun joins the PRAISys team as Research Associate. She will assist the PIs coordinating the development of the PRAISys platform and running the day-to-day operations of the project.


Feburary 14-17, 2016 - Geo-Structures Congress

As part of the PRAISys project, Aman Karamlou presents his work on Functionality-Fragility Surfaces at the 2016 edition of the ASCE Geo-Structures Congress in Phoenix (AZ).











January 14-15, 2016 - PRAISys 1st retreat

All the PIs of the PRAISys project, including those from Florida and Georgia, as well as several students and postdocs gathered for a two-day retreat in Bethlehem to discuss the project, its long-term vision, and the details of all the immediate priorities.


December 22, 2015 - Press Release

As the activities of the project continue, Lehigh University features this effort in another article and sets up a photo shoot with "artistic" pictures capturing the PRAISys team at Lehigh.












October 22-23, 2015 - National Workshop on Resilience Research

Part of the PRAISys team attends the National Workshop on Resilience Research organized by the National Science Foundation in Arlington, VA, on October 22-23, 2015.









October 15, 2015 - Press Release

The PRAISys project has been reported on the website of Lehigh University. Follow the link to learn more.


October 1, 2015 - Press Release

The PRAISys project has been featured in other press relases on the website of Florida Atlantic Univesity and on the media outlet Newswise. Follow the links to learn more.


September 23, 2015 - Postdoc Position Announced

The PRAISys team has officially opened the search for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. If you are interested in this opportunity, submit your application as soon as possible through AcademicJobs online.


September 14, 2015 - Press Releases

The CRISP program and the PRAISys project make the news through three press releases distributed by the White House, the National Science Foundation, and EurekAlert. Follow the links to learn more.


September 3, 2015 - Award Announcement

The National Science Foundation officially announces the award for the collaborative proposal between Lehigh University and Florida Atlantic University under the CRISP program. Read more