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Workshop: IN-CORE and DesignSafe

EST Wednesday, November 15, 2023

*These events have reached capacity.

Part I

Modeling Communities to Improve Resilience with IN-CORE: Buildings, Infrastructure, Households, and More

In-Core logoHosted by the NIST-funded Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning
9:00 am –
12:00 pm

This workshop is free but pre-registration is required to ensure space is available. Seats are limited to 50 people. Refreshments will be provided and bring your own laptop.

Resilience is the ability to prepare for anticipated hazards, adapt to changing conditions, and withstand and recover rapidly from disruptions. In 2015, the National Institute of Standards and Technology funded the Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning (CoE), consisting of 14 universities, to establish a basis for measuring community resilience with a computational environment to achieve this goal. An ever-increasing volume of resilience-focused research is being pursued worldwide, ranging from single commercial facilities seeking to maintain continuity of operations to community, regional, and national scales. The Interconnected Networked Community Resilience Modeling Environment (IN-CORE) platform developed by the CoE will provide you with powerful tools to analyze the resilience of your community and its physical, social, and economic components. IN-CORE has the ability to model suite of buildings via archetypes, model lifelines, households, and other components and their interdependency with each other, with buildings and social and economic models of a community or region.

Approximately two weeks prior to the workshop you’ll receive information via email on how to sign up for an IN-CORE account.  It is also free and available to anyone. 

More info at:
IN-CORE signup/info:
CoE Information:
The IN-CORE Project:  

A brief 15-minute introduction of the science will be provided by J. van de Lindt, followed by 2.5 hours of hands-on training led by IN-CORE lead developer Jong Lee on how to chain algorithms for research, community study, and other resilience-focused studies.  This includes developing your own Jupyter notebook to continue working with IN-CORE on your own projects following the workshop. 

Information on how user groups are currently being formed will be provided.  

John W. van de Lindt
Jong Sung Lee
Christopher Navarro
Five additional TA’s will be on hand to assist throughout the room.

Part II

Supporting Infrastructure Risk and Resilience Research through NHERI DesignSafe Resources

Design Safe logo

Hosted by DesignSafe of the NSF-funded Natural Hazard Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) Network
1:00 – 4:00 pm

This workshop is free but pre-registration is required to ensure space is available. Seats are limited to 50 people. Refreshments will be provided and bring your own laptop.

Researchers seeking to provide more resilient and sustainable infrastructure systems in the face of multiple natural hazards have unique needs that can leverage the free resources provided by NHERI’s DesignSafe. Work in this space is inherently interdisciplinary, data and computing intensive, requires multi-modal data and model integration, increasingly leverages AI/ML capabilities, and requires spatial and temporal data analysis and visualization.

DesignSafe is a comprehensive cyberinfrastructure that is part of the NSF-funded Natural Hazard Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) and provides cloud-based tools to manage, analyze, understand, and publish critical data for research to understand the impacts of natural hazards on systems like critical infrastructure (power, water, transportation, building portfolios). The capabilities within the DesignSafe cyberinfrastructure are available at no-cost to all researchers working in natural hazards.

This workshop provides an overview of DesignSafe resources, with a particular focus on those tools and capabilities well-suited to supporting research in the space of infrastructure risk modeling and multi-hazard resilience quantification. For example, DesignSafe can enable access to high-performance computing (HPC) resources at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) to perform large-scale simulations (including OpenSees, ADCIRC, OpenFOAM); integrated data analysis and visualization (including the use of Jupyter Notebooks for spatial data analysis and visualization); data sharing, curation and publication (where you can get a citable DOI for your dataset or reuse existing data such as testbed community data or reconnaissance data).

In this workshop, a brief overview of the DesignSafe cyberinfrastructure will be provided by Jamie Padgett, followed by approximately 2 hours of hands-on training led by TACC staff and researchers using DesignSafe in support of infrastructure resilience studies. This includes training on:

  • launching IN-CORE from DesignSafe and integrating input hazard data, analyzing output resilience estimates, or publishing related datasets 
  • developing Jupyter Notebooks for visualizing and sharing different types of spatial and temporal data pertaining to regional risk and resilience modeling (e.g., static damage maps; interactive infrastructure maps; animated figures of recovery over time)
  • probing other features of DesignSafe that can accelerate infrastructure resilience research such as launching HPC jobs or leveraging DesignSafe in support of AI/ML model development

Interested participants are encouraged to sign up for a DesignSafe account. Additional details will be sent to registrants approximately two weeks before the workshop. 

More info at:
DesignSafe signup/info:
DesignSafe and the NHERI Network:

Jamie E. Padgett
Carlos del-Castillo-Negrete
Raul Rincon
Additional TA’s will be on hand to support training and assist throughout the room.

Registration is for BOTH Part I and Part II of the Workshops. These workshops have reached capacity. 

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