Dr Yiannis Tsompanakis is a civil engineer specialized in computational dynamic methods in engineering. He is Assoc. Professor in the School of Environmental Engineering of the Technical University of Crete, Greece, and Head of Computational Dynamics & Energy (CODEN) Research Group. He teaches undergraduate & postgraduate courses and has supervised PhD, MSc and Diploma theses. He is expert in development and application of advanced simulation techniques and computational methods for structures and infrastructures. His research and engineering interests and expertise include structural and geotechnical earthquake engineering, geoenvironmental engineering, soil-structure interaction, structural optimization, probabilistic mechanics, structural integrity assessment & monitoring, life-cycle analysis & performance-based design, and artificial intelligence methods. As an internationally recognized researcher he has published more than 200 publications (journal papers, international conference papers, book chapters, edited books and conference proceedings). He has also prepared special issues in journals and organized several conferences, special sessions and mini-symposia. He is reviewer in many archival scientific engineering journals. Dr Tsompanakis has excellent leadership, interpersonal and negotiating skills and many international cooperations with other scientific groups and engineering firms in Greece and abroad (USA, UK, Italy, Germany, France, Serbia, etc). He is highly skilled in implementation and management of quantitative/qualitative state-of-the-art research. He has significant practical and scientific experience from his participation in many national and international projects, working either with his group or jointly with other collaborating teams. He is Secretary of Technical Committee TC4: Life-cycle performance, cost and optimization ηηρ International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability (IASSAR). He is Organizer of the International Conference Series on Soft Computing Technology in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering. Moreover, he is Technical Editor of the Structure and Infrastructure Engineering Journal (Taylor & Francis Publ.).
CODEN Research Group consists of several under-graduate and post-graduate students and post-doc research associates. The scientific expertise of the CODEN Research Group focuses mainly in the broad area of Computational Dynamics. Main research and scientific fields with strong know-how of CODEN are related with this area. In particular, innovative computational tools and methodologies are developed and applied for the analysis and design of structures and infrastructures under static or dynamic/seismic loading. CODEN group main expertise is the development and application of advanced simulation techniques and computational methods for structures and infrastructures (buildings, geostructures, lifelines, etc). Research interests of CODEN group include structural and geotechnical earthquake engineering, soil-structure interaction, structural optimization, probabilistic mechanics, structural integrity assessment & monitoring, mitigation of geohazards, life-cycle analysis & performance-based design, artificial intelligence methods in engineering, etc. CODEN group has many cooperations with other scientific groups in Greece and other countries and has participated in national and international projects. CODEN group has given particular emphasis on various engineering problems related to geohazards for structures and energy infrastructure, aiming to assist in the protection of the environment, population and energy infrastructures (transportation networks, pipelines, plants, tanks, etc) from natural and man-made disasters. Indicative research fields: a) design of onshore and offshore gas pipelines against geohazards (active faults, landslides, soil liquefaction, etc), b) seismic design of liquid fuel tanks and storage terminals, c) onshore and offshore wind turbine design with emphasis on dynamic soil-structure interaction, d) seismic vulnerability of dams, waste landfills, tailings dams, etc.