GeoSystems Annual Research Symposium

The 4th GeoSystems Engineering Annual Research Symposium has been successfully held on Friday, November 20th, 2020. The event was attended by 112 people, with the proportion between academic and industry/government of about 60:40, and the proportion between the UC Berkeley community and the communities outside of about 50:50. Different from the previous years, due to the Covid-19 pandemic this year the event was held virtually. 

Two members of the Soga Research Group, John Murphy and Andrew Yeskoo, presented their works in the main seminar. John showed his research on MPM with the title: “Modelling Suffusion Internal Erosion with the MPM: A Comparison between the One-point and Double-point Formulations”, while Andrew presented his research on fiber optic sensing entitled: “Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing for Geotechnical Monitoring

Beside them, ten members of the Soga Research Group also participated in the poster presentation session:

  • Renjie WuIntegrating domain knowledge with deep learning models: An interpretable AI system for automatic work progress identification of NATM tunnels”
  • Joel Given “Sand Production and Detachment Modeling using the Material Point Method”
  • Bodhinanda Chandra “Development of High-Performance Multi-Phase Material Point Method for Free-Surface Flow and Saturated Soil”
  • Bingyu ZhaoModeling Camp Fire Evacuation” 
  • Yong Liang “The staggered grid material point method”
  • Peter Hubbard “Dynamic Strain Measurement in Pavement for Vehicle Detection, Characterization and Tracking”
  • Chien-Chih Wang “Monitoring Solutions for California Natural Gas Infrastructure”
  • Zhenxiang Su “Three-dimensional simulation of hydraulic fracturing in geo-materials using Lattice Element Method”
  • Ruonan Ou “Health monitoring of levee cutoff wall using distributed fiber optic sensing technology”
  • Dayu Apoji “Toward Autonomous TBM – Preliminary Study of Dynamic Prediction of Shield Position for Trajectory Control”
  • Hayato Nonaka “Surface Seismic Measurement using Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) Technology”

This event is an annual event of the Geosystems Engineering Group that aims to show research within the group and to bridge the gap between academic research and the industry. The event’s success is well captured in the photo collage below.