The EERI Board of Directors presented Ph.D. Candidate Maryia Markhvida with the 2018 Graduate Student Paper Award on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the EERI Honors Ceremony and Annual Business Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia for her paper, "Unification of seismic performance estimation and real estate investment analysis to model post-earthquake building repair decisions".
Many committee members who reviewed the paper noted that this paper’s novel approach in relating structural engineering loss estimates with real estate market values will have many broader impacts to fields beyond engineering, including policy mitigation efforts and post-earthquake decision making.
Maryia Markhvida is also one of the first members of the Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative. Her research and professional interests center around computational techniques for regional seismic risk modeling, post-disaster economic impact analysis and socio-economic household recovery modeling, infrastructure resilience, and application of machine learning in risk quantification.