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Tracy Kijewski-Correa

Tracy L. Kijewski-Correa

Leo E and Patti Ruth Linbeck Collegiate Chair and Associate Professor

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

Concurrent faculty College of Engineeing and Keough School of Global Affairs
College of Engineering

Graduate (2003)
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

Graduate (2003)
College of Engineering

Email: tkijewsk@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-2980

Office: 2130F Jenkins-Nanovic Halls

Education

Ph.D, University of Notre Dame, 2003

M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 2000

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Magna Cum Laude, 1997

Biography

Fellowships

  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Traveling Fellowship in Structural Engineering (2000)
  • Fellowship, Center for Applied Mathematics, University of Notre Dame (1999-2000, 2000-2001)
  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (1997-2000)
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Trainee Fellowship (1998-2000)
  • Scholarship, Danish Technical University International Graduate Research School (1999)

Employment

  • 1/09 - present Linbeck Associate Professor
  • 8/08 - present Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences, University of Notre Dame
  • 8/03 - 8/08 Phillip B. Rooney Chair, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences, University of Notre Dame
  • 6/03 - 8/03 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences, University of Notre Dame

Awards/Honors

  • ASCE State-of-the-Art in Civil Engineering Award (2008) for the paper "Validating the Wind-Induced Response of Tall Buildings: A Synopsis of the Chicago Full-Scale Monitoring Program," Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 132(10): 1509-1523.
  • Richard D. Marshall Student Award for best doctoral thesis in wind engineering related to experimental methods, American Association for Wind Engineering (2005)
  • Oliver Torrey Fuller Award for technical excellence and innovation, Honorable Mention, Association for Preservation Technology (2005)
  • Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Award in Engineering, University of Notre Dame, for exemplary research and teaching (2003)
  • Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning: Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award for Excellence in Teaching (2000)
  • Dondanville Family Graduate Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student (1999)
  • Member, Tau Beta Pi
  • Member, Chi Epsilon
Recent Papers

Bentz, A . and Kijewski-Correa, T. (2010) "Wind-Induced Vibrations of Buildings: Role of Transient Events," invited paper, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Structures and Buildings, UK (in press).

Kijewski-Correa, T., Montestruque, L., Su, S., and Savona, G. (2010) "A Rapidly Re-Deployable Wireless Sensor Network for Structural Assessment by Non-Expert End Users: The CITI-SENSE Concept," Proceedings of 5th World Conference on Structural Control and Monitoring, July 12-14, Tokyo, Japan. (presenter)

Kwon, D.K., Kijewski-Correa, T., and Kareem, A. (2010) "SmartSync: An Integrated Real-Time Monitoring and System Identification Platform for Tall Buildings," Proceedings of 5th World Conference on Structural Control and Monitoring, July 12-14, Tokyo, Japan. (presenter)

Bentz, A., Young, B., Kijewski-Correa, T. and Abdelrazaq, A. (2010) "Finite Element Modeling of Common Lateral Systems in Tall Buildings: Insights from Full-Scale Monitoring," Proceedings of Structures Congress, May 12-15, Orlando, FL.

Kwon, D., Kijewski-Correa, T. and Kareem, A. (2010) "SmartSync: An Integrated Real-Time Monitoring and SI System for Tall Buildings," Proceedings of Structures Congress, May 12-15, Orlando, FL.

Kijewski-Correa, T. and Su, S. (2009) "BRAIN: A Bivariate Data-Driven Approach to Damage Detection in Multi-Scale Wireless Sensor Networks," Smart Structures and Systems, 5(4): 415-426.

Bentz, A . and Kijewski-Correa, T. (2009) "A Wavelet-Based Framework for System Identification of Tall Buildings Under Transient Wind Events," Proceedings of 2009 Joint ASCE-ASME-SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials, June 24-27, Blacksburg, VA.

Kijewski-Correa, T., Henderson, A., Montestruque, L. and Rager, J. (2009) "Real-Time Sensor Fusion to Enhance Plume Detection in Urban Zones," Proceedings of 11th Americas Conference On Wind Engineering, June 22-26, San Juan, Puerto Rico (Presenter).

Kijewski-Correa, T. and Pirnia, D. (2009) "'Pseudo-Full-Scale' Evaluation of Occupant Comfort in Tall Buildings," Proceedings of 11th Americas Conference On Wind Engineering, June 22-26, San Juan, Puerto Rico (Presenter).

Kareem, A., Kijewski-Correa, T., Tamura, Y. and Madey, G. (2009), "Next Frontiers of Innovation, Discovery and Learning in Wind Engineering: A Cyberinfrastructure Perspective," Cooperative Actions for Risk Reduction, Proceedings of 4th International Symposium on Wind Effects on Buildings and Urban Environment , Tokyo, 4-6 March.

Su, S. , Kijewski-Correa, T. and Pando Balandra, J. F., (2009), "Bivariate Regressive Adaptive INdex for Structural Health Monitoring: Performance Assessment and Experimental Verification," Proceedings of SPIE Smart Structures/NDE, March 9-12, San Diego.

Bentz, A. and Kijewski-Correa, T. (2009) "Wind-Induced Vibrations of Tall Buildings: The Role of Full-Scale Observations in Better Quantifying Habitability," IMAC XXVII: A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics, Rosen Shingle Creek Resort and Golf Club, Orlando, Florida, February 9-12.

Kijewski-Correa, T. (2009) "Reflections on an Interdisciplinary REU with Global Outreach: The ISTIM Experience," National Science Foundation Engineering Education Awardees Conference, Reston, VA, February 1-3. (Poster presentation)

Kwon, D.K., Kijewski-Correa, T. and Kareem, A. (2008), "e-Analysis of High-Rise Buildings Subjected to Wind Loads," Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 134(7): 1139-1153.

Bentz, A. and Kijewski-Correa, T. (2008) "Predictive Models for Damping in Buildings: The Role of Structural System Characteristics," Proceedings of 2008 Structures Congress, 18th Analysis and Computation Specialty Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

Kijewski-Correa, T., Talley, J., Bauer, P., Haenggi, Antsaklis, P., Lemmon, M., Laneman, N.L., Montestruque, L., , Fulton, J., Patnaik, G. (2008) "Real-Time Plume Detection in Urban Zones Using Networked Sensing
Data," Proceedings of Chem-Bio Defense Physical Science and Technology Conference, New Orleans, LA, Nov. 17-21.

Kijewski-Correa, T., Su, S. and Cycon, J. (2008) "System Identification in Wired, Wireless and Hybrid Architectures," Proceedings of 5th International Engineering and Construction Conference (IECC'5), UC Irvine, August 27-29.

Meyers, K., Ohland, M., Silliman, S., McWilliams, L. and Kijewski-Correa, T. (2008), "Comparison of Two Peer Evaluation Instruments," Proceedings of 2008 ASEE Conference, AC 2008-674.

Kijewski-Correa, T., Taciroglu, E. and Beck, J.L. (2008) "System Identification of Constructed Facilities: Challenges and Opportunities Across Hazards," Proceedings of Structures Congress, Vancouver, Canada, CD-ROM. (Presenter)

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    Summary of Activities/Interests

    Tracy Kijewski-Correa is the Leo E. and Patti Ruth Linbeck Collegiate Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, and Associate Professor of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame.

    She is co-director of the Integration Lab (i-Lab) in the Keough School and co-founder of Engineering2Empower. She also is a fellow of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, on the faculty board of the Real Estate Institute, and is an affiliated faculty member for Notre Dame’s Environmental Change Initiative.

    Kijewski-Correa’s research focuses on disaster risk reduction and civil infrastructure challenges posed by increased urbanization and vulnerability. Her interdisciplinary scholarship links science and technology to communities in greatest need, delivering scalable paradigms to enhance the resilience and sustainability of civil infrastructure and inform the decisions of stakeholders such as homeowners, designers, planners, emergency managers and policymakers.

    Recently, Kijewski-Correa’s team launched a new platform for coastal risk assessment and geospatial decision-support for the State of New Jersey called NJcoast. Her other projects include the green resilience project, developing practitioner-facing integrated life-cycle analysis tools, as well as interdisciplinary research examining homeowner attitudes and actions in reconstruction following major disasters and in adopting pro-active mitigation measures.

    In addition to serving as a core faculty in the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) Simulation Center, Kijewski-Correa is serving as the inaugural director of the Structural Engineering Extreme Event Reconnaissance (StEER) network, building on her experiences coordinating responses to the 2017 hurricane season in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to assess the damage caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Her efforts rallied more than 70 engineers from two dozen organizations who volunteered to assess over 2,600 homes and businesses in the United States, including damage to homes in Naples, Marco Island, and the Florida Keys. She is currently coordinating the response to Hurricane Florence in North Carolina, and also has conducted reconnaissance experiences and longitudinal recovery studies following the 2005 Boxing Day Tsunami in Indonesia and Thailand, the 2010 Haiti Earthquake, and Hurricane Matthew in 2016.

    News

    Many coastal homes are unprotected from hurricanes and homeowners have no intention of retrofitting, study finds

    April 10, 2019

    New research from the University of Notre Dame shows that many coastal homes have significant structural vulnerabilities that leave homeowners and their homes largely unprotected from storms. Additionally, the majority of coastal homeowners have little to no intention of reducing these structural vulnerabilities, even though they live in areas frequently affected by damaging hurricanes and flooding.

    Many coastal homes are unprotected from hurricanes and homeowners have no intention of retrofitting, study finds

    April 10, 2019

    New research from the University of Notre Dame shows that many coastal homes have significant structural vulnerabilities that leave homeowners and their homes largely unprotected from storms. Additionally, the majority of coastal homeowners have little to no intention of reducing these structural vulnerabilities, even though they live in areas frequently affected by damaging hurricanes and flooding.

    Many Coastal Homes are Unprotected from Hurricanes and Homeowners Have No Intention of Retrofitting, Study Finds

    April 8, 2019

    A new study finds 62 percent of coastal homeowners are unprotected from hurricanes - and have no intention of taking action to protect their homes.

    Kijewski-Correa Featured on "What Would You Fight For?" Series

    September 10, 2018

    Professor Tracy Kijewski-Correa was featured in the University of Notre Dame's "What Would You Fight For?" series.

    Two Graduate Students Awarded Ammann Fellowship

    April 11, 2018

    Graduate students Karen Angeles and Evan Gerbo have been awarded the O.H. Ammann Fellowship from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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