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Laurie Gaskins Baise

Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Adjunct Professor, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences
Geohazards Research Lab

Laurie Gaskins Baise

Laurie Gaskins Baise

Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Adjunct Professor, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences
Geohazards Research Lab

Phone 617-627-2211
Anderson Hall
200 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
geotechnical earthquake engineering, seismic hazard mapping, natural hazards
Biography: 

Laurie Baise is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts School of Engineering. She is a member of the Geosystems Faculty, and lead investigator in the Geohazards Research Lab. She is also the director of the BSCE degree program.

Education: 
Ph.D., Geotechnical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 2000
M.S., Geology and Geophysics, University of California at Berkeley, 2000
M.S., Geotechnical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1997
B.S.E., Civil Engineering and Operations Research, Princeton University, 1995
Professional Experience: 
2015-present:

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

2015-present:

Adjunct Professor, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Tufts University

2008-2015:

Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

2008-2015:

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Tufts University

2001-2008:

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

2004-2005:

Visiting Scholar, Department of Earth Sciences, Boston University

1997:

Graduate Student Researcher, Port and Harbour Research Institute

1996:

Engineer, Chandler Geotechnical, Inc.

1995-1996:

Engineer, Haley & Aldrich, Inc.

Research Interests: 

Laurie Baise's work in the Geohazards Research Lab addresses hazards such as earthquakes and extreme wind, and links predictive models with observational data. She is an expert in earthquake site response and regional seismic hazard mapping. Baise's recent research focuses on regional mapping for rapid response and loss estimation. Baise and her students are interested in both developing predictive models to predict damage extent and using remotely sensed imagery and automated classification techniques to develop damage extent maps immediately following natural hazard events.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2012: Graduate Faculty Teaching and Mentoring Award, Tufts University
2008: Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award, American Society of Civil Engineers
2007: Outstanding Faculty Contribution to Graduate Studies, Tufts University Graduate Student Council
2008: Best Paper of the Year Award, Environmental & Engineering Geoscience Journal
2006: CAREER Award, National Science Foundation
2005: Undergraduate Initiative in Teaching Award, Tufts University
1997-2000: National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship
1997: Harry Bolton Seed Award in Geotechnical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
1996-1997: Jane Lewis Fellowship, University of California at Berkeley
1995: W. Taylor Thom, Jr. Prize for Excellence in Geological Engineering, Princeton University
Selected Professional Activities: 
2016-2017: Past-President, New England Chapter, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
2015-2016: President, New England Chapter, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
2013-2014: President-Elect, New England Chapter, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
2011-2017: Board Member, Seismological Society of America
Professional Memberships: 
American Society of Civil Engineers
Seismological Society of America
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
Teaching/Courses Taught: 
CEE-0081: Capstone Design
CEE-0247: Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
CEE-0187: Geographic Information Systems
ES-0093: Engineering in Emergencies