Prof. Sankaran Mahadevan
John R. Murray Sr. Professor of Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Vanderbilt University, United States
Professor Sankaran Mahadevan (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA) has thirty-five years of research and teaching experience in uncertainty quantification, risk and reliability analysis, machine learning, system health diagnosis and prognosis, and optimization under uncertainty. He has applied these methods to a variety of structures, materials, and systems in civil, mechanical, and aerospace engineering, and to manufacturing processes and network systems. His research has been extensively funded by NSF, NASA, DOE, DOD, FAA, NIST, as well as GM, Chrysler, GE, Union Pacific, and Mitsubishi, and he has co-authored two textbooks and 350 peer-reviewed journal papers. During the past decade, he has been at the forefront of academic research on digital twin methodologies for air and marine transportation vehicles, buildings, additive manufacturing, and power grid networks. Professor Mahadevan is currently President of the ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute, Managing Editor of the ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, and a winner of the Senior Distinguished Research Award from the International Association of Structural Safety and Reliability. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Engineering Mechanics Institute (ASCE), and the Prognostics & Health Management Society.