Ioannis A. Kougioumtzoglou


Assistant Professor, Columbia University of New York (USA)

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Dr. Ioannis A. Kougioumtzoglou received his five-year Diploma in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in Greece (2007), and his M.Sc. (2009) and Ph.D. (2011) degrees from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University, USA.  In 2011 he started his academic career as a Lecturer at the School of Engineering and the Institute for Risk and Uncertainty at the University of Liverpool, UK. In September 2014, Dr. Kougioumtzoglou joined Columbia University, USA, as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics.

Dr. Kougioumtzoglou’s primary research interests focus on the general area of mathematical modeling and dynamics of complex structural/mechanical systems with emphasis on uncertainty quantification aspects. Systems exhibiting nonlinear/hysteretic behavior and/or exposed to hazard/risk inducing conditions are of particular interest. Specifically, the development of numerical and/or analytical techniques for computational stochastic mechanics, nonlinear stochastic dynamics, and signal processing applications constitutes one of the main research themes. Indicative diverse applications in Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics include the nonlinear response determination and risk/reliability assessment of engineering systems/structures, as well as joint time/space-frequency analysis and spectral estimation under limited data.

Dr. Kougioumtzoglou has published more than 75 technical papers in peer-reviewed International Journals and Conference Proceedings. He is the 2014 European Association of Structural Dynamics (EASD) Junior Research Prize recipient “for his innovative influence on the field of nonlinear stochastic dynamics”. He has also been an invited Visiting Professor at the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) and at the Federico Santa Maria Technical University (Chile). Dr. Kougioumtzoglou has served in the scientific and/or organizing committees of several international technical conferences, and has co-chaired the 13th International Probabilistic Workshop (IPW 2015). He is a co-Editor of the Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering (Springer), an Editorial Board member for the ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, and has served as a Guest Editor for several Special Issues in International Journals. He is a member of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a Registered (Licensed/Chartered) Professional Civil Engineer in Greece, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in the UK.