DesignSafe

Purpose

This cyberinfrastructure grant is part of the NSF's new Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) program. NHERI was created to enable research and educational advancements aimed at preventing natural hazard events from becoming societal disasters. It will help engineers build safer structures that can better withstand natural hazards such as earthquakes and windstorms.

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The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin is leading the effort to build a software platform, data repository and tools that will help the U.S. design more resilient buildings, levees and other public infrastructure that could protect lives, property and communities.

Clint Dawson
Clint Dawson
Cockrell School of Engineering
Ellen Rathje
Ellen Rathje
Cockrell School of Engineering
Dan Stanzione
Dan Stanzione
Texas Advanced Computing Center

The Cockrell School team will use analytics, storage, visualization and cloud technologies at the university's Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) to develop DesignSafe, a resource-sharing Web platform that will enable computer models and simulations of natural hazards that can be validated against real-world data, creating an easily accessible resource for natural hazards researchers across the country. As part of the grant, DesignSafe will offer online training materials, virtual communities, hands-on education workshops and student competitions.

Funding Source(s)

  • National Science Foundation

Related Link(s)

Dan Stanzione

Executive Director, Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)
dan@tacc.utexas.edu | 512-471-2763