(December 20-22, 2018)

Keynote Speakers

Prof. A. Boominathan

Professor, IIT,

Title: An Innovative Geomaterial for Seismic Base Isolation of Low-Rise Buildings

Mr. J. K. Bothara

Technical Director, Miyamoto International NZ Ltd

Title: Understanding, Experience and Research on the Seismic Safety of Low-strength Load-bearing Masonry Buildings

Prof. Henry V. Burton

Assistant Professor, UCLA,

Title: Multiscale Models to Inform the Development of Earthquake - Resilient Communities

Prof. Sreekanta Das

Professor, University of Windsor, Canada

Title: Experimental Technique and Large Scale Testing

Prof. S.K. Deb

Professor, IIT,

Title: Seismic Vulnerability Reduction of Low-rise Buildings Using Un-bonded Fibre Reinforced Isolators (U-FREI)

Prof. Rajesh Dhakal

Professor, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Title: Beyond Life Safety: the quest continues

Dr. N. Gopalakrishnan

Director, CSIR-CBRI

Title: Smart Dampers Application in Earthquake Engineering

Prof. Amit Kanvinde

Professor, University of California, Davis, USA

Title: Trends, challenges, and opportunities in the seismic performance assessment of steel buildings

Dr. Dominik Lang

Director, Natural Hazards Norwegian Geotechnical Institute

Title: Earthquake Loss Estimation – Potential applications for the Indian Subcontinent

Prof. Vincent W. Lee

Professor, USC, University of Southern California

Title: (a) Regression of Seismic Strong-motion Parameters
(b) Seismic Risk: Uniform Spectra and Microzonation Maps

Prof. Bing Li

Associate Professor, NTU, Singapore

Title: Seismic Resilience of Aging Reinforced Concrete Structures Considering Corrosion Effects

Prof. Gopal S.P. Madabhushi

Professor, University of Cambridge, U.K.

Title: Recent advances in dynamic centrifuge modelling of Liquefaction Events

Prof. H. Mutsuyoshi

Professor, Saitama University, Japan

Title: Mitigation of Earthquake Damage to RC Structures

Prof. S.K. Nath

Professor, IIT,

Title: Seismic Hazard, Vulnerability and Risk - a viable Proxy to ascertain Holistic Damage Potential of an Earthquake-prone Terrain like the Megacity of Kolkata and the Hilly terrain of Darjeeling-Sikkim Himalaya, India

Prof. Taichiro Okazaki

Professor, Hokkaido University, Japan

Title: Contribution of academic research to the seismic safety of steel structures in Japan

Prof. M. Saitoh

Professor, Saitama University, Japan

Title: SSI Innovation: Beyond the integration of structural inelasticity and frequency-dependency of soil-foundation systems

Prof. M.P. Singh

Professor, Virginia Tech.,

Title: Earthquake Response Measurement based Methods for Damage Identification in Building Structures

Prof. T.G. Sitharam

Professor, IISc,

Title: Comprehensive Seismic Zonation Schemes for Regions at Different Scales

Prof. Ikuo Towhata

Professor, Tokyo University, Japan

Title: Seismic damage caused by 2017 Puebla earthquake in Mexico

Prof. J.H. Yin

Professor, The Hong-Kong Polytechnic University, H.K.

Title: Cyclic behavior of fills taken from a high-speed train site

Prof. K.L. Wen

Professor, NCREE,

Title: Nonlinear Site Response During the 2016 Meinong Taiwan Earthquake