Derya Deniz, PhD

ASST. PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, OZYEGIN UNIVERSITY

Dr. Derya Deniz recently gave a seminar for Academy of Continuing Education at Ozyegin University, entitled “Flood Resilience of Building Structures”. She explained importance of disaster resilience for Turkey and gave details on her on-going TUBITAK 2232 project ““Flood Damage, Economical Loss and Functionality Models for Critical Industrial Structures in Turkey”. 

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Dr. Betuk Konukcu, a senior researcher at Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, visited us in the last week of December and gave a seminar for our CE547-Structural Reliability class. Her seminar title was “Urban Resilience based Global Agendas and International Resilience Strategies on How to Increase Istanbul’s Capability and Capacity Against to Challenges“. She explained different perspectives of urban resilience  and mentioned how they are adopting the exisiting resilience tools for Istanbul. It was a really exciting and valuable seminar for us! Thank you Dr. Konukcu!

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Dr. Emre Toprak, a senior structural engineer at ARUP’s Istanbul office, visited our research group at Ozyegin University and gave a seminar for our graduate course CE547- Structural Reliability (taught by Dr. Deniz in Fall 2019).  The seminar was an informative talk about hazard risk and resilience assessment methods (FEMA P-58 methodology and REDI rating system),  with a seminar title Resilience-based Earthquake Design and Risk Assessment”.  We all appreciate his visit. Thank you Dr. Emre Toprak !

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Photo taken during Dr. Toprak’s seminar for the CE547 class, on December 4th, 2019.

Dr. Deniz has accepted to serve on the scientific commitee of the 9th Turkish Conference on Earthquake Engineering (9TCEE), which will be held in Istanbul in June 2020.

Also, an abstract by Dr. Deniz and her student Hasan Numan Olmez submitted to the 9TCEE, entitled “Holistic Seismic Performance Models for Industrial Buildings in Turkey”,  has been recently accepted to present at the conference.

 

 

In May 2019, Dr. Derya Deniz attended the 13th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP13) in Seoul, Korea. She presented her research entitled: “Flood Performance and Dislocation Assessment for Lumberton Homes after Hurricane Matthew”.

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In late June 2019, Dr. Deniz also joined the 2nd International Conference on Natural Hazards & Infrastructure (ICONHIC2019), in Chania, Greece in late June,  to give two prsenations entitled: “Data-driven versus Simulation Approaches in Flood Performance Assessment of the Residential Buildings: A Case Study of 2013 Colorado Flood”  and “Collapse risk assessment of ductile frames under earthquake loadings using energy-based performance descriptors” :

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To get more information on the ICASP paper, please check:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333653042_Flood_Performance_and_Dislocation_Assessment_for_Lumberton_Homes_after_Hurricane_Matthew

 

 

Today was the last day for courses and the Spring 2019 semester is finally over. I really thank my students for this semester and looking forward to meeting them again in other CE courses!

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The two abstracts below have been accepted to present at the 2nd  International Conference on Natural Hazards & Infrastructure (ICONHIC 2019), which will held in Chania, Greece between June 23 and 26, 2019 (https://iconhic.com/2019/): 

  1. Deniz, D., Ellingwood, B., Liel, A., and Dashti, S. (2019). “Data-driven versus Simulation Approaches in Flood Performance Assessment of the Residential Buildings: A Case Study of 2013 Colorado Flood.” 2nd International Conference on Natural Hazards & Infrastructure(ICONHIC2019), Chania, Greece (abstract accepted).
  2. Deniz, D., Song, J., and Hajjar, J.F. (2019). “Collapse risk assessment of ductile frames under earthquake loadings using energy-based performance descriptors.” 2nd International Conference on Natural Hazards & Infrastructure (ICONHIC2019), Chania, Greece (abstract accepted).

Our full paper submitted to “13th International Conference on Applicationsof Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP)” has been accepted !


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As being guest-editors in the journal of “Sustainability”,  Dr. Deniz,  Dr. Hariri-Ardebili (from Univ. of Colorado-Boulder), and Dr. Farokhnia (from Colorado State University) are working on a special issue “Sustainability and Resiliency under Multi-Hazards”. This is a journal indexed by SCI-expanded, with an impact factor of  2.075.  For more information, please see the link below. All colleagues are welcome to submit their related papers for this special issue until November 30, 2019 !

https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/Sustainability_Resiliency_Multi-Hazards

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Starting in Fall 2018, two students Yasamin Moaiyedfar (MS, 2020) and Hasan Numan Olmez (MS, 2020) joined Dr. Deniz’s research group  to pursue their MS degree in Structural Engineering at Ozyegin University. Under Dr. Deniz’s supervision, Yasamin is currently working on detailed FE models and analyses of structural masonry and concrete walls subjected to flood actions. Hasan is investigating performance and loss assessment of building structures under both flood and earthquake loads.  Yasamin and Hasan: Welcome to Dr. Deniz’s Research Group!

More information about Dr. Deniz ‘s Research Group is available here.