Laurie Gaskins Baise

Laurie Gaskins Baise

(617) 627-2211
200 College Avenue
Research/Areas of Interest: geotechnical earthquake engineering, seismic hazard mapping, natural hazards

Education

  • Ph.D. , University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, United States, 2000
  • M.S., University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, United States, 2000
  • M.S., University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, United States, 1997
  • B.S.E., University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, United States, 1995

Biography

Laurie Baise is a professor and the chair of 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.

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.