Faculty member Barbara Simpson has been awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER Award. The NSF awards this grant to support early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.
Simpson’s work will advance fundamental understanding of the risks posed by natural hazards to the built environment by laying the algorithmic foundation for high-fidelity simulations using graphics processing units (GPUs). In parallel, the multi-disciplinary components of this research will be integrated with a larger educational commitment to develop, disseminate, and continuously reflect on an inclusive teaching pedagogy to enhance student persistence and joy in computation, training students with the skills needed for an increasingly technology-driven workforce. Simpson is an assistant professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the School of Engineering and the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability.
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