SAFE C.I.T.I. Research Group

Dr. YeongAe Heo
Dr. Heo's Faculty Profile

Dept. of Civil Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Office: Bingham 210
Email: yaheo at
W (216) 368-0455
F (216) 368-5229


SAFE C.I.T.I. Research Group

Welcome to SAFE C.I.T.I. (Community and InTegrated Infrastructure) Research Group.

Post-doctoral and Graduate Student Research Assistant positions are available !

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Join the NSF ACES+Distinguished Lectureship at CWRU

October 01~03, 2018

Prof. Heo is hosting the NSF ACES+ Distinguished Lecture Series which will be held in October at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Mary Beth D. Hueste, Professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M will offer two lectures and a career forum as attached. Welcome to join the lecture series by filling out the online RSVP form.

Invited to Seoul Business Agency’s Seoul City Forum at UKC2018

August 02~03, 2018

Professor Heo was on the panel to discuss “How to Solve Problems in Cities through R&D of Science and Technology” at the Seoul City Forum of Seoul City Business Agency. Prof. Heo addressed increasing risks to urban cities due to climate change and infrastructure aging and increasing interdependencies. She also emphasized the importance of balanced attention to cyber security and disaster resilience of infrastructure systems for safer and smart future urban city planning.

CWRU Alumni News Highlighted Prof. Heo's Research

July, 2018

CWRU Alumni News released an article titled "Her ability to assess risks to critical infrastructure in an age of climate change makes YeongAe Heo a rising star in civil engineering."

Moderated a session on Risk Analysis and Management at OMAE2018

June 20, 2018

Professor Heo co-chaired session on "Risk Analysis and Management I" at the 37 International Conference on Ocean, Offshore & Artic Engineering (OMAE 2018) held in Madrid, Spain. Prof. Heo has served on the scientific committee of the Structures, Safety and Reliability Symposium for the ASME's OMAE since 2016. Prof. Heo also presented a study to examine the DNV's dynamic constitutive model for steel materials in a different session at the conference.

2018 Commencement

May 20, 2018

We will miss you all ~~~ Best luck to your bright future career !

Two of BSMS students, Jennifer DoVale (Left), Prof. Heo and Elizabeth Caceci (Right).

Prof. Heo Named American Society of Civil Engineers ExCEEd Fellow

May 18, 2018

Professor Heo has been selected as the 2018 ASCE ExCEEd (Excellence in Civil Engineering Education) Fellow.

SAFE C.I.T.I. Research Group's Talk at the 2018 Structures Congress

April 19, 2018

Professor Heo co-moderated a session on "Multiple Hazard Risk for Petrochemical and Energy Infrastructure" at the 2018 Structures Congress in Fort Worth, TX. Six speakers, three from industries and three from academia, gave talks on onshore and offshore petrochemical infrastructure design, evaluation and risk assessment of multiple hazards.

Poster Presentation at the CWRU's Engineers Week Reception

February 22, 2018

Maryam Mortazavi (Ph.D. candidate, on the left) and Jennifer DoVale (MS candidate, in the middle) collaboratively presneted a poster on a project sponsored by the NASEM Gulf Research Program, titled "Lifetime Multi-Hazard Probabilistic Risk Modeling for Energy Infrastructure Systems" at the CWRU's annual Engineers Week Reception.