Vanderbilt engineering professor Sankaran Mahadevan wins international research award

Sankaran Mahadevan, John R. Murray Sr. Professor of Engineering and civil and environmental engineering professor, is the winner of the 2022 IASSAR Distinguished Research Award. The award is presented every four years to two eminent senior researchers by the International Association on Structural Safety and Reliability at its quadrennial meeting.

IASSAR promotes the study, research and applications of scientific principles of safety, risk and reliability in the analysis, design, construction, maintenance and operations of structures and other engineering systems.

Sankaran Mahadevan

Mahadevan is an expert in the areas of structures, materials, networks and systems in civil, mechanical and aerospace engineering and health care. His research interests are in uncertainty quantification, risk and reliability analysis, machine learning, system diagnosis and prognosis, and decision-making under uncertainty. He is the founder and director of the Master of Engineering program in Risk, Reliability and Resilience Engineering, and the co-director of Vanderbilt’s Laboratory for Systems Integrity and Reliability.

Mahadevan has been elected Fellow of three professional societies: AIAA, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute, and Prognostics and Health Management Society, and his research has been extensively funded by NSF, NASA, DOE, DOD, FAA, NIST, as well as Airbus, GM, Chrysler, GE, Union Pacific, ABS, Northrop Grumman, Rolls Royce, and Mitsubishi.

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