Loukas Kallivokas is professor and the Carrol Allen Fellow in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering. He is affiliated with the ICES Center for Computational Geosciences and Optimization.
He earned his B.S. degree in civil engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in Greece, then served in the Greek Navy for two years, before earning M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1990 and 1995, respectively.
His dissertation focused on absorbing boundaries for the modeling of transient acoustic fluid-structure interaction problems. From 1995 to 1997, he was a National Science Foundation CISE postdoctoral fellow and visiting assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University, from 1998 to 1999 a scientist in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, and in 1999 he joined The University of Texas at Austin as
an assistant professor.
His research interests are in the area of computational mechanics with particular emphasis on the modeling of waves and their applications in various areas of science and engineering, including seismic hazard problems, acoustic and elastic scattering and radiation problems, geotechnical site characterization, geophysical exploration, and non-destructive system condition assessment. His most recent work focuses on wave-driven inverse medium, inverse scattering, and inverse source problems.
In 1998 he received the Allen Newell Medal for research excellence in the large-scale modeling of seismic motion, and in 2003 a National Science Foundation CAREER award. From 2008 to 2011 he served as the chair of the Computational Mechanics Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineering’s Engineering Mechanics Institute.