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Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics V 2018

The Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics Technical Committee of the Geo-Institute (G-I) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is organizing the 5th conference on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, which will be held June 10–13, 2018 in Austin, TX.

GEESD V 2018 builds upon the success of past events in Sacramento CA (2008), Seattle WA (1998), Park City UT (1988), and Pasadena CA (1978). The conference will bring together practicing geoprofessionals, researchers, and students from around the world to share the latest advances, engineering applications, and pedagogical approaches in this discipline.

Program Committee

Conference Chair

Ellen M. Rathje, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, University of Texas at Austin

Conference Co-Chair

Adrian Rodriguez-Marek, Ph.D., M.ASCE, Virginia Tech

Technical Program Chair

Scott J. Brandenberg, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, University of California Los Angeles

Technical Program Committee

Shideh Dashti, Ph.D, AM.ASCE, University of Colorado at Boulder
Ramin Motamed, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, University of Nevada, Reno
Scott M. Olson, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, University of Illinois
Brady R. Cox, Ph.D., P.E., A.M.ASCE, University of Texas
Domniki Asimaki, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, California Institute of Technology

Short Courses / Student Programs Co-Chairs

Dimitrios Zekkos, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, University of Michigan
Christopher E. Hunt, Ph.D.,P.E., G.E., M.ASCE, Geosyntec Consultants

Student and Younger Member Activities

Menzer Pehlivan, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, CH2M

Proceedings Chair

Majid T. Manzari, Ph.D., M.ASCE, George Washington University

Proceedings Committee

Tong Qiu, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, Pennsylvania State University
Namasivayam (Sathi) Sathialingam, Ph.D, P.E., G.E., D.GE., F.ASCE, Fugro Consultants, Inc.
Mahdi Taiebat, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, University of British Columbia

Sponsorships and Exhibits Chair

Thaleia Travasarou, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, Consultant

The Geo-Institute of ASCE

Created by ASCE in October 1996, the Geo-Institute (G-I) combines the talents and perspectives of its members to promote the Geotechnical profession and enhance career development through specialty conferences, journals and practice-oriented publications, educational programs, networking and coalition building, technical committees and task forces and leadership on emerging issues. The 12,100 members and 63 organizational members of G-I include scientists, engineers, technologists, and organizations interested in improving the environment, mitigating natural hazards, and constructing economically engineered facilities.

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