Ross Corotis
Denver Business Challenge Professor of Engineering • Professional Engineer (PE)
Structural Engineering & Structural Mechanics • Civil Systems

Office: ECOT 452

Education:

  • S.B. Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1967
  • S.M. Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1968
  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering (Structural Mechanics), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1971

Honors and Distinctions:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers Lifetime Achievement Award in Education, 2019
  • Charter Fellow, Engineering Mechanics Institute of ASCE, elected 2013
  • ASCE Distinguished Member, elected 2011
  • Jefferson Science Fellow, U.S. Department of State, 2008-2013
  • University of Colorado Boulder Faculty Assembly Excellence in Teaching Award, 2006
  • International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability, Distinguished Research Prize, 2005
  • CU Discovery Learning Center Dedication, 2002
  • CU Boulder Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2000
  • ASCE Maryland Outstanding Engrg Educator, 1992
  • NSPE Baltimore Engineer of the Year, 1989
  • ASCE Maryland Sect Civl Engineer of the Year, 1986
  • ASCE Walter H. Huber Research Prize, 1984
  • Northwestern Univ Tech Inst Teaching Award, 1977
  • NSF Graduate Fellowship, 1967–1969

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Civil Engineering Risk and Reliaibility Assocation
  • Internatinoal Assoc for Bridge Management & Safety
  • International Assoc for Struct. Safety and Reliab.
  • National Institute of Building Sciences

Interests:

  • Structural system reliability
  • Probabilistic code formulation
  • Societal trade-offs of risk
  • Natural hazards and policy decision-making

Recent Publications:

  1. Ballent, Wendy, Ross Corotis and Cristina Torres-Machi (2018). “Representing Uncertainty in Natural Hazard Risk Assessment with Dempster Shafer (Evidence) Theory,” Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure, Taylor and Francis, Abingdon, United Kingdom.
  2. Corotis, Ross (2018). “Planning for Community Resilience under Climate Uncertainty,” Interdisciplinary Issues Related to Climate Change and its Impacts, Colleen Murphy, Paolo Gardoni and Robet McKim, Eds., Springer, Cham, Switzerland.
  3. Nguyen, Lan, Ross Corotis, Mike Schuller and Guido Camata (2017). “Confined Masonry Shear Walls: Experimental Testing and Analysis,” The Masonry Society Journal, 35(1), 1-18, December.
  4. Hahn, Daniel, Ross Corotis and Emmanuelle Viaud (2016). “Multi-Hazard Mapping of the United States,” ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A Civil Engineering, DOI: 10.1061/AJRUA6.0000897.
  5. Bonstrom, Holly and Ross Corotis (2016). “First-Order Reliability Approach to Quantify and Improve Building Portfolio Resilience,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 142(8), C4014001.
  6. Elwood, Emily and Ross Corotis (2015). “Application of Fuzzy Pattern Recognition of Seismic Damage to Concrete Structures,” ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A Civil Engineering, December, 1(4), 04015011-1 - 04015011-12.
  7. Corotis, Ross (2015). “An Overview of Uncertainty Concepts Related to Mechanical and Civil Engineering,” ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part B Mechanical Engineering, December, 1(4), 040801-1 - 040801-12..
  8. Lin, Yolanda, Ross Corotis Abbie Liel (2015). “A Framework Methodology for Risk-Based Decision Making: Applications to Transportation Agencies,” ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems Part A Civil Engineering, September, 1(3), 04015006-1 - 04015006-13.
  9. Bonstrom, Holly and Ross Corotis (2015). “Building Portfolio Seismic Loss Assessment using the First-Order Reliability Method,” Structural Safety, 52, 113-120.
  10. Bonstrom, Holly and Ross Corotis (2015). “Optimizing Portfolio Loss Reduction using a First-Order Reliability Method Sensitivity Analysis,” Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 11(9), 1190-1198..