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Graduate Student Jize Zhang wins ASCE Probabilistic Methods Committee Student Paper Competition

Allison Preston • DATE: June 3, 2018

Graduate Student Jize Zhang won the EMI (Engineering Mechanics Institute of ASCE) probabilistic methods committee student paper competition, which took place during the annual EMI conference at MIT (May 29th to June 1st). The competition encourages students to apply probabilistic methods to problems in engineering mechanics. 

Zhang's contribution, titled “Bayesian Model Averaging Kriging” was recognized as top among 19 applicants in terms of both paper and presentation skills.

Competition participants were required to submit an abstract in the thematic area of Dynamics. Submitted papers were evaluated by a panel of expert judges, and the top five papers were selected for presentation during the EMI conference. Winners were selected based on the quality of their paper and their oral presentation.

Zhang serves as a graduate research assistant at the University of Notre Dame under the direction of Professor Alexandros Taflanidis.