Bio

Professor Terje Haukaas has been a member of the structural engineering group in the Department of Civil Engineering since 2003. He received his Master’s and PhD degrees from the University of California at Berkeley in 1999 and 2003. Originally from Norway, Dr. Haukaas obtained his undergraduate degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim in 1996 after obtaining an engineering degree from the Stavanger University College in 1994 and a technician degree from the Stavanger Technical College in 1992. He worked as a researcher and engineer in Norway from 1996 to 1998. Prior to entering the field of engineering, Dr. Haukaas had become a Journeyman and Master Builder of carpentry.

Dr. Haukaas conducts research on probabilistic modelling of hazards, structures, and impacts, with emphasis on computational simulation models. He has co-authored a number of journal papers on reliability, sensitivity, and optimization analysis applied to civil engineering problems. Software development is an integral part of Dr. Haukaas’ research. He developed the first version of the Matlab toolbox FERUM and he implemented the first reliability and sensitivity options in OpenSees. He later spearheaded the development of Rt and Rts, which are computer programs for multi-hazard and multi-model reliability and optimization analysis.

Research Interests

Probabilistic mechanics, structural reliability and optimization, timber engineering, earthquake engineering, decision making, risk, advanced structural analysis, finite elements, response sensitivity analysis, software development

Courses

CIVL 332 Structural Analysis
CIVIL 435 Advanced Structural Analysis
CIVIL 518 Reliability and Structural Safety

Awards & Recognitions

  • UBC Killam Teaching Prize, 2016
  • President, Civil Engineering Risk and Reliability Association (CERRA), 2015-2019
  • Semi-Plenary Speaker, COMPDYN 2017, Rhodes, Greece, June 15-17, 2017
  • Keynote Speaker, ICCSTE’16, Ottawa, Canada, May 5-6, 2016
  • Chair (organizer), ICASP12, Vancouver, Canada, July 12-15, 2015
  • Early Career Keynote Speaker, ICOSSAR 2013, New York, June 16-20, 2013
  • Student Appreciation Award from the Civil Undergraduate Student Club: Top 4th Year Professor 2015, 2016
  • Student Appreciation Award from the Civil Undergraduate Student Club: Top 3rd Year Professor 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013
  • Best paper award, ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 2007
  • Fulbright Fellowship, 1998

Publications

  • R. Costa, Haukaas, T., and Chang, S. E., “Agent-based model for post-earthquake housing recovery”, Earthquake Spectra, 2020.
  • R. Costa, Haukaas, T., and Chang, S. E., “Predicting population displacements after earthquakes”, Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 1 – 19, 2020.
  • I. Lok, Eschelmuller, E., Haukaas, T., Ventura, C., Bebamzadeh, A., Slovic, P., and Dunn, E., “Can We Apply the Psychology of Risk Perception to Increase Earthquake Preparation?”, Collabra: Psychology, vol. 5, no. 1, p. 47, 2019.
  • R. Costa, Haukaas, T., Chang, S. E., and Dowlatabadi, H., “Object-oriented model of the seismic vulnerability of the fuel distribution network in coastal British Columbia”, Reliability Engineering & System Safety, vol. 186, pp. 11 – 23, 2019.
  • M. Mahsuli and Haukaas, T., “Risk Minimization for a Portfolio of Buildings Considering Risk Aversion”, Journal of Structural Engineering, vol. 145, no. 2, p. 04018241, 2019.
  • R. Costa, Haukaas, T., Chang, S., and Dowlatabadi, H., “Object-oriented Model of the Seismic Vulnerability of the Fuel Distribution Network in Coastal British Columbia”, Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 2018.
  • M. Mahsuli and Haukaas, T., “Risk minimization for a portfolio of buildings considering risk aversion”, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 2018.
  • G. S. Pai, Lam, F., and Haukaas, T., “Force transfer around openings in cross laminated timber shear walls”, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, vol. 143, no. 4, 2016.
  • J. A. Yazdi, Haukaas, T., Yang, T., and Gardoni, P., “Multivariate fragility models for earthquake engineering”, Earthquake Spectra, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 441-461, 2016.
  • M. Mahsuli and Haukaas, T., “Computer program for multi-model reliability and optimization analysis”, ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 87-98, 2013.
  • W. J. S. Gomes, Beck, A. T., and Haukaas, T., “Optimal inspection planning for onshore pipelines subject to external corrosion”, Reliability Engineering and System Safety, no. 118, pp. 18-27, 2013.
  • T. Tannert and Haukaas, T., “Probabilistic models for structural performance of rounded dovetail joints”, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, vol. 139, 2013.
  • M. Mahsuli and Haukaas, T., “Seismic risk analysis with reliability methods, Part II: Analysis”, Structural Safety, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 63-74, 2013.
  • M. Mahsuli and Haukaas, T., “Sensitivity measures for optimal mitigation of risk and reduction of model uncertainty”, Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 2013.
  • T. Haukaas and Gardoni, P., “Model uncertainty in finite element analysis: Bayesian finite elements”, ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, vol. 137, no. 8, pp. 519-526, 2011.
  • A. Bebamzadeh, Haukaas, T., Vaziri, R., Poursartip, A., and Fernlund, G., “Application of Response Sensitivity in Composite Processing”, J. Composite Materials, vol. 44, no. 15, 2010.
  • S. D. Koduru and Haukaas, T., “Feasibility of FORM in finite element reliability analysis”, Structural Safety, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 145-153, 2010.
  • S. D. Koduru and Haukaas, T., “Probabilistic seismic loss assessment of a Vancouver high-rise building”, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, vol. 136, no. 3, pp. 235-245, 2010.
  • G. Sharma, Haukaas, T., Hall, R., and Priyadarshini, S., “Bayesian statistics and production reliability assessments for mining operations”, International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 180-205, 2009.
  • A. Bebamzadeh, Haukaas, T., Vaziri, R., Poursartip, A., and Fernlund, G., “Response Sensitivities and Parameter Importance Studies in Composites Manufacturing”, Journal of Composite Materials, vol. 43, no. 6, pp. 621-659, 2009.
  • D. E. Choe, Gardoni, P., Rosowsky, D., and Haukaas, T., “Seismic fragility estimates for reinforced concrete bridges subject to corrosion”, Structural Safetey, no. 31, pp. 275-283, 2009.
  • D. E. Choe, Gardoni, P., Rosowsky, D., and Haukaas, T., “Probabilistic capacity models and seismic fragility estimates for RC columns subject to corrosion”, Reliability Enginering and System Safety, vol. 93, pp. 383-393, 2008.
  • J. Zhong, Gardoni, P., Rosowsky, D., and Haukaas, T., “Probabilistic seismic demand models and fragility estimates for reinforced concrete bridges with two-column bents”, ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, vol. 134, no. 6, pp. 495-504, 2008.
  • A. Bebamzadeh and Haukaas, T., “Second-order sensitivities of inelastic finite element response by direct differentiation”, ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, vol. 134, no. 10, pp. 867-880, 2008.
  • M. H. Scott and Haukaas, T., “Software framework for parameter updating and finite element response sensitivity analysis”, ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, vol. 22, no. 5, pp. 281-291, 2008.
  • T. Haukaas, “Unified reliability and design optimization for earthquake engineering”, Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, vol. 23, pp. 471-481, 2008.
    L. Zhu, Elwood, K. J., and Haukaas, T., “Classification and seismic safety evaluation of existing reinforced concrete columns”, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, vol. 133, no. 9, pp. 1316-1330, 2007.
  • K. A. Riederer and Haukaas, T., “Cost-benefit importance vectors for performance-based structural engineering”, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, vol. 133, no. 7, pp. 907-915, 2007.
  • T. Haukaas and Der Kiureghian, A., “Methods and object-oriented software for FE reliability and sensitivity analysis with application to a bridge structure”, ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 151-163, 2007.
  • S. D. Koduru, Haukaas, T., and Elwood, K. J., “Probabilistic evaluation of global seismic capacity of degrading structures”, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, vol. 36, pp. 2043-2058, 2007.
  • S. Mathakari, Gardoni, P., Agarwal, P., Raich, A., and Haukaas, T., “Reliability-based optimal design of electrical transmission towers using multi-objective genetic algorithms”, Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, vol. 22, pp. 282-292, 2007.
  • H. Liang, Haukaas, T., and Royset, J. O., “Reliability-based optimal design software for earthquake engineering applications”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, vol. 34, no. 7, pp. 856-869, 2007.
    2006
  • L. Zhu, Elwood, K. J., Haukaas, T., and Gardoni, P., “Application of a probabilistic drift capacity model for shear-critical columns, deformation capacity and shear strength of reinforced concrete members under cyclic loading”, ACI Special Publication (SP-236), 2006.
  • T. Haukaas, “Efficient computation of response sensitivities for inelastic structures”, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, vol. 132, no. 2, pp. 260-266, 2006.
  • T. Haukaas and Scott, M. H., “Shape sensitivities in the reliability analysis of nonlinear frame structures”, Computers and Structures, vol. 84, no. 15, pp. 964-977, 2006.
  • T. Haukaas and Der Kiureghian, A., “Strategies for finding the design point in nonlinear finite element reliability analysis”, Journal of Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 133-147, 2006.
  • A. Der Kiureghian, Haukaas, T., and Fujimura, K., “Structural reliability software at the University of California, Berkeley”, Structural Safety, vol. 28, pp. 44-67, 2006.
  • S. D. Koduru and Haukaas, T., “Uncertain reliability index in finite element reliability analysis”, International Journal of Reliability and Safety, vol. 1, no. 1/2, pp. 77-101, 2006.
  • T. Haukaas and Der Kiureghian, A., “Parameter sensitivity and importance measures in nonlinear finite element reliability analysis”, ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, vol. 131, no. 10, pp. 1013-1026, 2005.
  • S. Remseth, Leira, B., Okstad, K. M., Mathisen, K., and Haukaas, T., “Dynamic response and fluid/structure interaction of submerged floating tunnels”, Computers and Structures, vol. 72, pp. 659-685, 1999.

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