Starting from early 2013 (after realizing the Apocalypse did not materialize in 2012), I mainly focused on two lines of research: (i) computational uncertainty quantiﬁcation methods for rare event simulation; (ii) reliability of civil engineering structures subjected to seismic hazards. The ﬁrst line involves studies of eﬃcient Monte Carlo simulation methods, with a particular focus on rare event simulation in high-dimensional probability space. The second line focuses on studies of physics-informed nonlinear random vibration methods, stochastic response, and fragility analysis of civil engineering structures subjected to seismic hazards. My future research topics will still be built on these two axes of research but will get a profound extension/elevation in scope and depth toward analyzing and understanding the reliability/risk/resilience of critical infrastructures at a community level.
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Dr. Ziqi Wang is an Assistant Professor in Structural Risk and Reliability for Multi-Hazards at the University of California, Berkeley. His main research interest lies in Structural Reliability, Random Vibration, and Uncertainty Quantiﬁcation for Civil Engineering. He is also interested in applying probabilistic methods to a broader ﬁeld of science.
Ph.D. - Civil Engineering - Southwest Jiaotong University, China, 2015
B.S. - Civil Engineering - Southwest Jiaotong University, China, 2010