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Apostolakis Wins Best Paper Award

The research journal Engineering Structures has awarded the 2023 Best Paper Award to Assistant Professor Georgios Apostolakis and his students. The winning article, “SVD-Enabled Data Augmentation for Machine Learning-Based Surrogate Modeling of Nonlinear Structure,” was authored by Siddharth S. Parida, an assistant professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Co-authors on the paper include Apostolakis, Megan Butcher and Prashant Shekhar from ERAU and Supratik Bose from the University of Buffalo.

Professor Wins Two Best Paper Awards

Professor Haitham Al-Deek has won not one, but two Best Paper Awards from the Transportation Research Board. He received the Freeway Operations Committee Best Paper Award and the Regional Transportation Systems Management and Operations Best Paper Award. Both honors are extremely competitive to earn. To win these awards, the paper has to be rated the top of all papers submitted to the committee in that year. The papers also go through an independent and a very rigorous review and evaluation process.

Environmental Engineering Students, Faculty Present Research

Both students and faculty from the UCF Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering participated in the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) Distinguished Lecture, hosted by the University of South Florida. The event included a student poster session that included students from across the Florida State University System. Those who attended the event include Associate Professor Woo Hyoung Lee, Professor Steve Duranceau, Professor Andrew Randall, Associate Professor Anwar Sadmani, Keval Patel, Lance Nicolas Rances, Samuel Adjei-Nimoh, Jong-Hyun Baik, Chris Hagglund, Nareg Krikorian, Nino Stea Gabriela Ford, Sam Laing, Emly Kohel, Hasibul Hasan and Jessica Cormier.