Stephanie F Pilkington, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Technology and Construction Management
Smith 234
704-687-5038
“Current Research Group Openings” 
M.S. Graduate Student (Thesis option);
Graduate assistantship available to support a graduate Master’s student interested in forecasting impacts from hurricanes and/or artificial intelligence. The research work will involve modifying the recently developed (2016) Hurricane Impact Level Model, which uses Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) to forecast the impact of an oncoming tropical storm or hurricane. The ultimate goal would be to update the model to Deep Learning (or another type of machine learning if applicable) while using more refined data on the individual building or census block level, as applicable. The position calls for some experience programming in MatLab or, preferably, Python and data analytics. The Master’s student should be interested in publishing their work in a peer reviewed journal and planning to complete the program around May 2021. Interested individuals may email resume to spilking@uncc.edu with a brief description of why the applicant would be interested in this position.
Degrees:
Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University
M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University
B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech
 
Research Focus:
Natural hazards
Hazard impact and recovery modeling
Community resilience and sustainability
Human-infrastructure interaction
AI applications in infrastructure
 
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