Yolanda C. Lin
- Faculty -
Associate Director ASPIRE
- Geography & Environmental Studies
- PhD Civil Engineering, Cornell University, 2018
MS Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder, 2014
AB/BE Engineering Sciences and Asian Studies, Dartmouth College, 2011
I develop computational tools and methods in disaster risk analysis for identifying, analyzing, and communicating extreme events. In particular, I am interested in low-probability, high-impact, data-sparse events at the intersection of natural hazards, the built environment, and society. I focus on the nonlinear impacts in disasters that can have significant implications for our understanding of past, current, and future risk at the city and regional scales. I use both probabilistic and event-based approaches to study risk through multiple lenses, including engineering, hazard science, and social science. This work contributes towards disaster preparedness and mitigation, ultimately as a way to build more resilient communities.