About the Student Merit Competition
EISG organizes a student merit competition to promote excellence in risk analysis research for engineering and infrastructure management. Students at any level are encouraged to submit an extended abstract on their research during the SRA call for presentations at the Annual Meeting (occurs in the spring). Finalists are selected and invited to submit a video presentation, usually in the late summer. Each finalist should also be prepared to present his or her research during the SRA Annual Meeting in December. The winner is announced at the EISG business meeting at the annual meeting.
Riley Mulhern Wins 2019 Student Merit Competition
Congratulations to Riley Mulhern for winning the student merit award given by EISG at its business meeting during the SRA Annual Meeting in Arlington, VA on December 10, 2019. Riley’s winning video can be viewed Modelling and Predicting Drinking Water Contamination Risk using Bayesian Belief Networks.
Past Winners with Links to Their Videos
- 2018 (tie) Renee Obringer, Purdue University, Multivariate Analysis of the Residential Water-Energy Demand Nexus in the Midwest
- 2018 (tie) Huiling Hu, University of Maryland, Future Rainfall Intensity Duration Frequency Projection using Machine Learning
- 2017 Jinzhu Yu, Vanderbilt University, Modeling Community Resilience Using Hierarchical Bayesian Kernel Method
- 2016 Travis Carless, Carnegie Mellon University, The economic and societal impact of baseload power generation on local communities
- 2015 Scott Thacker, A Multi-Scale Analysis of Interdependent National Infrastructure Network Risk
- 2014 Elizabeth Connelly, University of Virginia, Risk Analysis Methods as Roadmap for Engineering Innovations
- 2013 (tie) Hiba Baroud, University of Oklahoma, Modeling Resilience Stochastic Metrics with Bayesian Kernel Methods: Application to Inland Waterway Networks
- 2013 (tie) Mahalia Miller, Stanford University, Simulation Approaches for Assessing the Impacts on Equity in a Region due to Earthquakes
- 2012 Stephen Rose, Carnegie Mellon University, Quantifying the Hurricane Risk to Regional Offshore Wind Power
- 2011 (tie) Sarah LaRocca, Johns Hopkins University, Broadening the Discourse on Infrastructure Interdependence by Modeling the "Ecology" of Infrastructure Systems
- 2011 (tie) Stephen Rose, Carnegie Mellon University, Quantifying the Hurricane Risk to Offshore Wind Turbines
- 2010 (tie) Cameron MacKenzie, University of Oklahoma, Integrating Simulation with Risk-based Interdependency Modeling to Evaluate the Consequences of Closing an Inland Waterway Port
- 2010 (tie) Shital Thekdi, University of Virginia, Risk-based Priorities to Protect Transportation Infrastructure Corridors from Adjacent Commercial and Residential Development
- 2009 M. Rapik Saat, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Environmental Risk Analysis of Rail Transport of Hazardous Materials
- 2008 B.D. Dickey Oris
- 2007 Nilesh Joshi
Many students can also receive travel awards from SRA to help reimburse travel and conference fees for the Annual Meeting.
Please contact a member of the EISG executive committee for more information about the specialty group's student merit competition. Professors should encourage their graduate students and research assistants to submit their research abstracts for this competition.