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Rodrigo Astroza is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the Universidad de los Andes in Chile. He got his Civil Engineering and Master of Science in Earthquake Engineering degrees from the University of Chile and a PhD. in Structural Engineering from the University of California, San Diego. He has published four books, nineteen book chapters, more than 50 research articles in Web of Science journals, and more than 100 papers in international conferences. Dr. Astroza has led several research and technology transfer projects related to structural health monitoring, structural engineering, and seismic response of civil structures. He has received many awards and recognitions including a Fulbright Fellowship (2010), Dissertation Fellowship Award from UC San Diego (2015), Outstanding paper award from Earthquake Spectra (2016), and the best paper award at IMAC conference (2020). His research interests include structural health monitoring, system identification of civil structures, theoretical and experimental dynamics of structures, earthquake engineering, inverse problems in structural engineering, finite element modeling, and seismic response of soil deposits.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Ph.D. Structural Engineering, University of California at San Diego

25 Sep 20101 Jun 2015

Award Date: 1 Jun 2015

Master, M.Sc. Earthquake Engineering, Universidad de Chile


Award Date: 1 Jul 2007

Bachelor, Civil Engineering, Universidad de Chile


Award Date: 30 Jun 2005


  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • Earthquake engineering
  • ctural health monitoring
  • Structural engineering
  • Modal analysis
  • Finite element modeling
  • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
  • Uncertainty quantification
  • Vibration analysis
  • Bayesian inference
  • Model updating


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