Eric M. Hernandez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
University of Vermont

I am a mathematically oriented structural engineer, particularly interested in solving large scale inverse problems under uncertainty and their application to the reliability analysis of operational and instrumented structural systems. I work on research problems such as:

Estimate mechanical properties of structures given measurements of its dynamic response.

Designing smart structures that self-diagnose and detect hidden damage.

Develop algorithms that learn from measurements and predict the failure of structures subjected to cumulative damage, such as fatigue.

Determine the level of hidden damage suffered by a structure during an earthquake

My areas of expertise include structural mechanics, structural dynamics, structural health monitoring, Bayesian estimation, reliability analysis, uncertainty quantification and propagation in dynamical systems. My research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Vermont Agency of Transportation. To learn more visit the UVM Structural Monitoring, Diagnostic and Prognostic Laboratory  webpage (

My coordinates are:

Office: 217 Votey Hall, 33 Colchester Ave., Burlington, VT 05405

Phone: 802-656-3334


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