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Final Report on Workshop on China-United States Collaboration

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Final Report: Workshop on China-United States Collaboration for Disaster Evolution/Resilience of Civil Infrastructure and Urban Environment


In late August 2010, NEEScomm, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) sponsored a workshop to develop research topics and proposal teams on China-U.S. collaboration for disaster evolution/resilience of civil infrastructure and urban environment with participation of the NEES research community.

NEES Operations Director Dr. Julio A. Ramirez, Purdue University, and Professor Jinping Ou, Dalian University of Technology, China, co-chaired the event which was conducted in Purdue’s Discovery Park. Dr. Jiping Ru, Director of the Division of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Department of Engineering and Materials Science, NSFC, China and Dr. Joy M. Pauschke, Program Director, NEES, NSF, U.S. attended along with 15 researchers from China and 20 researchers from the U.S.

The workshop featured a combination of keynote lectures from Chinese and U.S. representatives and working sessions on three distinct topics: hybrid simulation, data infrastructure, and monitoring. The event generated opportunities for research collaboration using facilities and data exchange, considered testbeds where researchers can engage in the validation of models and simulation tools, and provided a forum where researchers and funding agencies from China and the U.S. addressed synergistic collaboration and the linkages necessary to facilitate this collaboration.

To read the report of the workshop discussions, recommendations, and future plans, click here.