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Laurie Gaskins Baise
Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences

Education

2000 Ph.D., the University of California at Berkeley, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Major Field: Geotechnical Engineering. Dissertation: Investigations in Earthquake Site Response from Ground Motion Observations in Vertical Arrays. Thesis advisor: Prof. Steven D. Glaser.
2000 M.S., the University of California at Berkeley. Department of Geology and Geophysics. Master’s Thesis: Modeling of the Northern San Francisco Bay Velocity Structure for the 18 August 1999 Bolinas Earthquake. Thesis advisor: Prof. Douglas Dreger.
1997 M.S., the University of California at Berkeley, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Major Field: Geotechnical Engineering.
1995 B.S.E., Princeton University, Department of Civil Engineering and Operations Research. Certificate in Geological Engineering.

Research Interests

Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Regional Earthquake Hazard, and Geostatistical Methods. Visit the Geohazards Engineering Research at Tufts web site to learn more about Professor Baise's research.

Teaching

Recognized for her ability to integrate research and teaching by 2006 NSF Career Award. Faculty mentor in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) initiatives as part of the Computer Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Scholars (CSEMS) program.

EN75 - Geohazards Engineering
ES56 - Probability and Statistics in Engineering
CEE 147 - Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
CEE187 - Geographic Information Systems

The Boston Subsurface Projects Interactive Webpage is now up and running. Take a look here.

The Geohazards Database Consortium (GDC) website is now up and running. Take a look here.
The Geohazards Database Consortium is a collaboration initiated at Tufts University to develop a web-based geographic information system for sharing data and information related to geohazards.

Professional Positions

2008-present: Associate Professor, Tufts University, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
2008-present: Adjunct Associate Professor, Tufts University, Dept. of Earth and Ocean Sciences
2001-2008: Assistant Professor, Tufts University, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
September 2004-August 2005 Visiting Scholar, Boston University, Department of Earth Sciences, Boston University
Fall 1999 Graduate Student Instructor, University of California at Berkeley, Introductory Engineering Geology; Statistics for Engineers; Statistics
Fall 1997-Fall 2000 Graduate Student Researcher, University of California at Berkeley
Summer 1997 Graduate Student Researcher, Port and Harbour Research Institute, Yokosuka, Japan
Fall 1996 Graduate Student Instructor, University of California at Berkeley, Introductory Engineering Geology; Statistics for Engineers; Statistics
Summer 1996 Engineer, Chandler Geotechnical, Inc., Bozeman, Montana
June 1995-May 1996 Engineer, Haley & Aldrich, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts

Professional Memberships

American Society of Civil Engineers
Seismological Society of America (Board Member 2011-2014)
American Geophysical Union
Engineer in Training, Massachusetts, 1995
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

Honors

  • Graduate Faculty Teaching and Mentoring Award, Tufts University, April 2012.
  • Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2008.
  • Outstanding Faculty Contribution to Graduate Studies, Graduate Student Council, Tufts University, 2007.
  • Best Paper of the Year Award - 2008, Environmental & Engineering Geoscience Journal, "Liquefaction Susceptibility Mapping in Boston, Massachusetts." Feb. 2008.
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2006-2011.
  • Undergraduate Initiative In Teaching Award (UNITE), Tufts University, 2005.
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 1997-2000.
  • California Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering Travel Award to 12th World Conference in Earthquake Engineering, Auckland, New Zealand, 2000.
  • Harry Bolton Seed Award in Geotechnical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1997.
  • Jane Lewis Fellowship, University of California at Berkeley, 1996-1997.
  • W. Taylor Thom, Jr. Prize for excellence in Geological Engineering, Princeton University, 1995.