Keith Porter
Research Professor
Structural Engineering & Structural Mechanics • Civil Systems
(626) 233-9758

Office: ECOT 641

Education:

  • BS Civil Engineering, University of California at Davis, 1987
  • MEng Structural Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1990
  • PhD Structural Engineering, Stanford University, 2000

Honors and Distinctions:

  • National Chi Epsilon civil engineering honor society, 2013
  • GW Housner Postdoctoral Fellowship (Caltech), 2000-2001
  • ARCS Scholar (Achievement Rewards for College Scholarships) 1999-2000
  • Haresh Shah Family Fellow (Stanford University) 1997-1998
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (UC Berkeley) 1989-1990
  • Regents Fellow (UC Berkeley) 1988-1989
  • Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society (UC Davis) 1987

Professional Affiliations:

  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Seismological Society of America

Interests:

  • Earthquake engineering
  • Performance based earthquake engineering
  • Natural hazard risk management

Latest Publications:

  1. Davis, M., and K. Porter, 2016. The public's role in seismic design provisions. Earthquake Spectra. 32 (3), 1345-1361
  2. Porter, K.A., 2016. Safe enough? A building code to protect our cities and our lives. Earthquake Spectra 32 (2), 677-695. http://dx.doi.org/10.1193/112213EQS286M 
  3. Porter, K., 2016. Seismic fragility of traction elevators. Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics 45 (5) 819-833
  4. Porter, K., 2016. Preparing for the big one. Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences 4 (5), 16-19
  5. Porter, K., and M. Davis, 2015. Not safe enough: the public’s expectations of seismic performance. Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences 3 (5) 22-25
  6. Cho, I.H., and K.A. Porter, 2015. Three-stage multiscale nonlinear dynamic analysis platform for building-level loss estimation. Earthquake Spectra 31 (2), 1021-1042, http://earthquakespectra.org/doi/abs/10.1193/092712EQS293M [viewed 16 Sep 2015]
  7. Cho, I.H., and K.A. Porter, 2013. Modeling building classes using moment matching. Earthquake Spectra. 31 (2): 1021-1042
  8. Cho, I. and K. Porter, 2013. Structure-independent parallel platform for nonlinear analyses of general real-scale RC structures under cyclic loading. Journal of Structural Engineering, http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0000871 
  9. Cho, I.H., and K.A. Porter, 2013. Modeling building classes using moment matching. Earthquake Spectra. http://earthquakespectra.org/doi/abs/10.1193/092712EQS293M [viewed 11 Dec 2014]
  10. Bonstrom, H., R. Corotis, and K. Porter, 2012. Overcoming public and political challenges for natural hazard risk investment decisions. IDRiM Journal 2 (1), 1-23, http://www.sparisk.com/pubs/Bonstrom-2012-IDRIM-Investment.pdf