Publications

Theses

Medina-Cetina Z. (1994), "Aspects of Dynamics of Soil Behavior," Thesis Work, Bachelors of Science with Highest Honors. Autonomous University of Yucatan. Merida Yucatan, Mexico

Medina-Cetina, Z. (2001), "Geostatistical Interpretation of Geotechnical Exploration Survey Results," Thesis Work, Masters of Engineering. National Autonomous University of Mexico UNAM, Mexico

Medina-Cetina, Z. (2006), "Probabilistic Calibration of Soil Constitutive Models," Dissertation, Philosophy Doctor, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD, USA


Research, Consultancy and Government Reports

Auvinet G., Mendez E., Juarez M. and Medina-Cetina Z. (1995), "Systematic Application of the Codes for the Design of Deep Foundations of Mexico City," Research Report for the Mexico City Government. Institute of Engineering, National Autonomous University of Mexico UNAM, Mexico

Flores-Macías O., Auvinet G. and Medina-Cetina Z., De Hilario J. (1996), "Reliability of Foundation Structures Under Static Conditions," Research Report for the Mexico City Government. Institute of Engineering, National Autonomous University of Mexico UNAM, Mexico

Auvinet G. and Medina-Cetina Z., De Hilario J. (1997), "Reliability of Soil-Sub-Super-Structure Systems," Research Report for the Mexico City Government. Institute of Engineering, National Autonomous University of Mexico UNAM, Mexico

Auvinet G. and Medina-Cetina Z. (1998), "Geostatistical Analysis for the Rion-AntiRion Bridge, Greece. Final Report," Research Consultancy Report prepared for Geodynamique et Structure, France.

Auvinet G. and Medina-Cetina Z. (1999a), "Geostatistical Analysis for the Rion-AntiRion Bridge, Greece. Complementary Report I," Research Consultancy Report prepared for Geodynamique et Structure, France

Auvinet G. and Medina-Cetina Z. (1999b), "Geostatistical Analysis for the Rion-AntiRion Bridge, Greece. Complementary Report II," Research Consultancy Report prepared for Geodynamique et Structure, France

Auvinet G. and Medina-Cetina Z. (2000), "Geotechnical Characterization of the Site Tecamac for the Construction of the Waste Water Treatment Plant for the Mexico City Valley," Mexican National Commission of Water, Mexico

Hernandez-Martinez F., Schjetne K. and Medina-Cetina Z. (2007), "Talisman Energy - Yme Gamma Soil Investigation: Soil Parameter Report", Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Report 20071219-3.

Løvholt F., Medina-Cetina Z. and Madshus C. (2007), "Statistical Modeling of Sound Propagation", Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Report 20071037-6

Medina-Cetina Z. (2007), "Early Warning Systems to Calibrate Loss Models and Evaluate Losses", LESSLOSS Report, Task 1.4.3., Risk Mitigation for Earthquakes and Landslides (European Commission Contract Number: GOCE-CT-2003-505448)

Eidsvig U.M., Medina-Cetina Z., Sandersen F., Glimsdal S., Kveldsvick V. and Harbitz C.B. (2008), "Report on Vulnerability Assessment for Geohazards: Risk Assessment of a Tsunamigenic Rockslide at Akness," NGI Report 20061032.

Harbitz C.B., Glimsdal S., Løvholt F., Forsberg C.F., Vanneste M., Eidsvig U.K., PedersenG., De Blasio F.V., Bungum H., Lindholm C., Gauer P., Medina-Cetina Z. , Long D. and Roberts M.J. (2009), "Tsunami Run-Up Heights and Flooding Along the Coasts of the North-East Atlantic and the Norwegian Fjords," European Commission TRANSFER: Tsunamis Risk and Strategies for the European Region (Project – Deliverable 8.6).

Harbitz C.B., Løvholt F., Pedersen G., Bungum H. , Glimsdal S., Nadim F., Vanneste M., Forsberg C.F. , Lindholm C. , Kühn D., Eidsvig U.M.K., Medina-Cetina Z., Gauer P., De Blasio F., Roberts M.J., Long D., (2010), EU Transfer Project: ICG Contributions. ICG Report 2010-10-1 NGI Document 20071129-00-66-R

Briaud J.L. Medina-Cetina Z., Everett M., Hurlebaus S., Yousefpour N., Arjwech R., Tucker S (2011). "Unknown Foundation Determination for Scour," Texas Department of Transportation, Report No. 0-6604.

Medina-Cetina Z. and Shastri A. (2011). "Spatio-Temporal Analysis of the Micro-Cracking Development along the Span of the Gotalv Bridge (Sweden)", Report prepared for the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Texas A&M University, College Station TX.

Medina-Cetina Z. and Varela P. (2012). "System Engineering Design Methodology - Low Impact Well Design Optimization," Final Report, Environmentally Friendly Drilling Program EFD, RPSEA-DOE.


Proceeding Papers, Poster and AbstractPresentations ( * Research Assistant, + Co-Advisee, #Poster Presentation, ^Abstract Presentation)

Medina-Cetina Z. (1994), "Aspects of Dynamical Soils Behavior," Proceedings of the IV Summer of Scientific Research, Mexican Academy of Sciences. Metepec Puebla, Mexico.

Medina-Cetina Z. (1996), "Optimum Design of Foundation Structures," Proceedings of the IV Summer of Scientific Research: Talents Encounter, Mexican Academy of Sciences. Ciudad del Carmen Campeche, Mexico.

Medina-Cetina Z. and Auvinet G. (2000), "Application of Geostatistical Methods for the Interpretation of Geotechnical Exploration Results," Proceedings of the XX National Conference of the Mexican Society of Soil Mechanics, Oaxaca Oaxaca, Mexico.

Auvinet G., Juarez M. and Medina-Cetina Z. (2001), "Geostatistical Interpretation of Soil Exploration in Lacustrine Clays," Proceedings of the XIII Conference of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundations Engineering. Istanbul, Turkey.

Rechenmacher, A.L., Medina-Cetina Z., and Ghanem R. (2003), "Predictions for Heterogeneous Soil Behavior: Towards a Probabilistic Characterization of Soil Design Parameters," International Workshop on Limit State Design in Geotechnical Engineering Practice, MIT, Cambridge, MA, June 26.

Rechenmacher, A.L. and Medina-Cetina Z. (2003), "Digital Imaging-Based Measurements of Deformed Shapes of Axisymmetric Soil Specimens," Proceedings 16th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, Seattle, WA, July 16-18.

Ghanem, R., Rechenmacher A.L. and Medina-Cetina Z. (2003), "Identification of the Probabilistic Structure of Soil Constitutive Models from Boundary Feedback," Proceedings 5th Euromech Solid Mechanics Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece, August 17-22.

Rechenmacher, A.L., Medina-Cetina Z., and Abi-Saab N. (2004), "Localized Observations of Deformation Band Formation and Progression in Sands," American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, April 18-21.

Rechenmacher A.L., Medina-Cetina Z. and Ghanem R. (2004), "Calibration of Soil Constitutive Models with Heterogeneous Parameters," Proceedings of the 9th ASCE Specialty Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability, Albuquerque NM, July 26-28.

Medina-Cetina Z., Rechenmacher A.L. and Ghanem, R.G. (2004), "Parameterization of Constitutive Models Using Data from 3D Displacement Fields and the Theory of the Inverse Problem," Proceedings of the 20th Conference on Soil Mechanics, Mexican Society of Soil Mechanics, Guadalajara Jal. Mexico, Nov. 18-20.

Rechenmacher, A.L., Medina-Cetina, Z. and Ghanem R. (2005), "Calibration of Heterogeneous, Probabilistic Soil Models," Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Osaka Japan, Sept 12-16.

Medina-Cetina, Z. and Rechenmacher, A.L. (2006), "Image-based Sensing of 3-D Displacements for Enhanced Soil Model Calibration," Proceedings of the GeoCongress 2006: Geotechnical Engineering in the Information Technlology Age. Atlanta USA, Feb 26 - March 1.

Medina-Cetina Z., Ghanem R. and Rechenmacher A. (2007), "A Functional Bayesian Method for the Solution of Inverse Problems with Spatio-Temporal Parameters," 6th European LS_DYNA Users' Conference, Gothenburg Sweden, May 29-30

Yang S., Medina-Cetina Z. and Nadim F. (2007), "Uncertainty Analysis on Remoulded Undrained Shear Strength of Marine Clay", Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk, Shanghai China, October 18-20.

Medina-Cetina Z. and Nadim F. (2007), "Stochastic Design of Early Warning Systems", Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk, Shanghai China, 18-20 October.

Gauer P., Medina-Cetina Z, Lied K. and Kristensen K. (2008), "Bayesian Calibration of an Avalanche Model for Probabilistic Runout Modeling," International Snow Science Workshop, Whistler Canada, 21-27 September .

Medina-Cetina Z., Nadim F. and Feinberg J. (2008), "Probabilistic Threshold Definition of Early Warning System to Natural Hazards", Proceedings of the European Geosciences Union, Vienna Austria, 13-18 April.

Madshus C., Lvholt, Cleave R., Rothschild K. and Medina-Cetina Z.(2008), "Ground Effects on Sound and Vibration from Explosions Classification", Acoustics, Paris France, June 29 - July 4.

* Feinberg J., Medina-Cetina Z. and Nadim F. (2008), "Threshold Definition of Early Warning Systems to Natural Hazards", 33rd International Geological Congress, Oslo Norway, August 6-14.

* Ranalli M., Gottardi G., Medina-Cetina Z. and Nadim F. (2008), "Hazard Assessment of Slow Slope Movements", 33rd International Geological Congress, Oslo Norway, August 6-14.

C.B. Harbitz, S. Glimsdal, F. Lovholt, G.K. Pedersen, H. Bungum, C. Lindholm,
Z. Medina-Cetina, U.K. Eidsvig (2009), "Tsunami Hazard Assessment for the North East Atlantic", Proceedings of the European Geosciences Union, Vienna Austria, 19-24 April.

Medina-Cetina Z. and Khoa H.D.V. (2009), "Probabilistic Calibration of Discrete Particle Models for Geomaterials," XVII International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Alexandria Egypt, 5-9 October.

Yu O.K., Medina-Cetina Z, Briaud J.L. and Burnet D. (2009), "Towards a Probabilistic Selection of Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems," 16th International Petroleum and Biofuels Conference, Houston TX, 3-5 November.

Murphy, R.R., Steimle, E., Hall, M., Lindemuth, M., Trejo, D., Hurlebaus, S., Medina-Cetina, Z., Slocum, D. (2009), "Robot-Assisted Bridge Inspection after Hurricane Ike", IEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics, SSRR 2009, No. 5424144, Nov 03-06, Denver CO.

Medina-Cetina Z. and Cepeda J. (2010), "Probabilistic Classification of Local Rainfall-Thresholds for Landslide Triggering," Proceedings of the European Geosciences Union General Assembly, May 02 - 07 Vienna, Austria.

Quan-Luna B., Medina-Cetina Z., Van Westen C. and Jetten V. (2010), "Probabilistic Method for the Determination of Debris Flow Run-Out for a Quantitative Risk Assessment," Proceedings of the European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, May 02 – 07.

* Yousefpour N., Saliminejad S., Medina-Cetina, Hernandez-Martinez F. G. and Al-Tabbaa A. (2010), "Modeling the Strength Behavior of Cement Stabilized Organic Soils Using Neural Networks," Proceedings of the Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, Los Angeles CA USA, August 8-11.

* Esmailzadeh S. and Medina-Cetina Z. (2010), "Joint States of Information from Different GEO-Surveying Methods," Proceedings of the Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, Los Angeles CA USA, August 8-11.

Quan Luna B., van Westen C.J., Jetten V., Cepeda J., Stumpf A., Malet J.-P., Medina-Cetina Z. and van Asch T.W.J. (2010), "A Preliminary Compilation of Calibrated Rheological Parameters Used in Dynamic Simulations of Landslide Run-Out"

+ Al-Yami A.S., Schubert J., Medina-Cetina Z. and Yu O-Y, (2010), "Members Drilling Expert System for the Optimal Design and Execution of Successful Cementing Practices," Proceedings of the IADC/SPE Asia Pacific Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 1–3 November.

* Yousefpour N., Medina-Cetina Z., Jahedkar K., Delphia J., Hurlebaus S., Everett M., Tucker S., Arjwech R and Briaud J.L. (2011), "Determination of Unknown Foundation of Bridges for Scour Evaluation Using Artificial Neural Networks," Proceedings of the Geo-Frontiers Conference, Dallas TX USA, March 13-16.

* Esmailzadeh S., Medina-Cetina Z., Yang S. and Nadim F. (2011), "Joint States of Information from Different Probabilistic Calibrations of Undrained Shear Strength of Submarine Clays," Proceedings of the Geo-Frontiers Conference, Dallas TX USA, March 13-16.

* Zhang Y., Medina-Cetina Z. and Khoa H.D.V. (2011), "Probabilistic Calibration of a Discrete Particle Model for Geomaterials," Proceedings of the Geo-Frontiers Conference, March 13-16, Dallas TX USA.

* Yu O.K., Medina-Cetina Z. and Briaud J.L. (2011), "Towards an Uncertainty-Based Design of Foundations for Onshore Oil and Gas Environmentally Friendly Drilling (EFD) Systems," Proceedings of the Geo-Frontiers Conference, Dallas TX USA, March 13-16.

* Yousefpour, N., Medina-Cetina, Z ., Hernandez-Martinez, F. G., (2011). "Use of Soft Computing Models for Prediction of Strength Behavior of Cement Stabilized Organic Clays", Geo-Austin Conference-ACSE: Texas Division, Austin, February 11-12.

Ranalli M., Gottardi G., Medina-Cetina Z. and Nadim F,. (2011). "A Probabilistic Approach to Risk Assessment of Slow Slope Movements," Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk, Munich Germany, June 2-3.

Tucker, S., Hurlebaus, S., Medina-Cetina, Z., * Yousefpour, N., Briaud, J.L., Everett, M., Arjwech, R., (2011), "Evaluation of Induced Polarization for Determining Unknown Bridge Foundations", Texas Section ASCE Conference Proceeding, College Station TX, April 27-30.

#*Song A., Medina-Cetina Z. and Rechenmacher A. (2012), "Local Deformation Analysis of a Sand Specimen using 3D Digital Image Correlation for the Calibration of a Simple Elasto-Plastic Model," Geo-Congress, Oakland, March 25-29.

^* Esmailzadeh S., Medina-Cetina Z., Kang J.W. and Kallivokas L.F. (2012), "Bayesian Acoustic Wave-Field Inversion of a 1D Heterogeneous Media," SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification, Raleigh North Carolina, April 2-5.

^* Yousefpour N., Medina-Cetina Z. and Briaud J.L. (2012), "Evidence-Based Approach for the Probabilistic Assessment of Unknown Foundations of Bridges," SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification, Raleigh North Carolina, April 2-5.

^*Noble P., *Duong T. and Medina-Cetina Z. (2012), "Uncertainty Quantification of Discrete Element Micro-Parameters Conditioned on Sample Preparation of Homogeneous Particle Materials," SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification, Raleigh North Carolina, April 2-5.

^Medina-Cetina Z. and *Yousefpour N., (2012), "Probabilistic Solution of Inverse Problems under Varying Evidence Conditions," SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification, Raleigh North Carolina, April 2-5.

Gonzalez-Leija M.,Solis-Pimentel A., Alvarez-del RioE., Medina-Cetina Z. and Kaihatu J. (2012), "Coastal Erosion Management at Yucatan Mexico: Engineering Efforts and Experiencies," 33rd International Conference on Coastal Engineering (ICCE 2012), Santander Spain, July 1-6.

#*Duong T., *Noble P. and Medina-Cetina Z. (2012), "Characterization of Micro-Mechanical Properties of Ggranular Materials via Experimental and Numerical Modeling," Next Generation Composite Crest Center Conference, Baton Rouge LA, April 4-5.

#*Duong T., *Noble P. and Medina-Cetina Z. (2012), "Characterization of Micro-Mechanical Properties of Granular Materials via Experimental and Numerical Modeling during Sample Preparation," Texas A&M University's Student Research Week Conference, College Station TX, March 19-23.

#*Song A., Medina-Cetina Z. and Rechenmacher A. (2012), "Comparative Analysis of the Elasto-Plastic Response of Dense, Loose, and Half-Loose Half-Dense Sand Specimens, based on Experimental Full Boundary Information," 2012 Joint Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute and the 11th ASCE Joint Specialty Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability, Notre Dame IN, June 17-20.

*Song A., Medina-Cetina Z. and Rechenmacher A. (2012). "Probabilistic Calibration of an Elasto-Plastic Constitutive Model based on 3D-T Local Boundary Kinematic Effects," Texas Geo-Institute ASCE's Conference, San Antonio TX, April 2012.

^ Cepeda J., Kirschbaum D. and Medina-Cetina Z. (2013). "Landslides Thresholds for Early-Warning Wystems: History, Challenges and Perspectives," SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, Boston MA, February 24 – March 1.

^* Esmailzadeh S., Medina-Cetina Z., Kang J.W. and Kallivokas L.F. (2013), "Variable Dimensional Bayesian Elastic Wave-Field Inversion of a 2D Heterogeneous Media," SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, Boston MA, February 24 – March 1.

^* Yousefpour N., Medina-Cetina Z., Langtangen H.P., Bruaset A.M. and Clark S. (2013), "Assessment of Numerical Uncertainty in the Solution of Inverse Problems, for Different Observations Conditions," SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, Boston MA, February 24 – March 1.

^* Varela P., Medina-Cetina Z., Fox B., Angerer J., and Munoz-Ubando A. (2013), "Diagnosis and Prognosis Analysis of Ecological Management under Varying Climate Change Scenarios," SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, Boston MA, February 24 – March 1.

^ Medina-Cetina Z. * Song A., * Noble P. and * Duong T. (2013), "The Effect of Material Heterogeneity in Computing Local Deformation Effects," SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, Boston MA, February 24 – March 1.

Medina-Cetina Z., Esmailzadeh S., Kang J.W. and Kallivokas L.F. (2013), "Bayesian Inversion of Heterogeneous Media: Introducing the Next Generation of Integrated Studies for Offshore Site Investigations," Offshore Technology Conference OTC, May 6-9 Houston TX.


Journal Papers ( * Research Assistant, + Co-Advisee)

Rechenmacher, A.L. and Medina-Cetina Z. (2007), "Calibration of Constitutive Models with Spatially Varying Parameters", Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 133 (12), pp. 1567-1576.

Kaynia A.M., Papathoma-Köhle M., Neuhäuser B., Ratzinger K., Wenzel H. and Medina-Cetina Z. (2008). "Probabilistic Assessment of Vulnerability to Landslide: Application to village of Lichtenstein, Bade-Württemberg", Engineering Geology, 101(1-2), 33-48.

Medina-Cetina Z. and Nadim F. (2008), "Stochastic Design of an Early Warning System", Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards, 2 (4), 223 - 236.

Gauer P., Medina-Cetina Z., Lied K. and Kristensen K. (2009), "Optimization and Probabilistic Calibration of Avalanche Block Models," Cold Regions Science and Technology, 59 (2-3), pp. 251-258.

Medina-Cetina Z. and Rechenmacher A.L. (2009), "Influence of Boundary Conditions, Specimen Geometry and Material Heterogeneity on Model Calibration from Triaxial Tests", International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 34 (6), pp. 627 - 643

Eidsvig U.M., Medina-Cetina Z., Kveldsvick V., Glimsdal S., Harbitz C.B., Sandersen F. (2009) "Risk Assessment of a Tsunamigenic Rockslide at Aknes", Natural Hazards: Special Issue of '40th anniversary of the Research Society INTERPRAEVENT,' Vol. 56, issue 2 February 2011. p. 529 - 545

+ Ranalli M., Gottardi G., Medina-Cetina Z. and Nadim F. (2009), "Uncertainty Quantification in the Calibration of a Dynamic Visco-Plastic Model of Slow Slope Movements," Landslides, Volume 7 (1), pp. 31-41

Yang S., Medina-Cetina Z. and Nadim F. (2010), "Uncertainty Analysis on Remoulded Undrained Shear Strength of Marine Clay ", Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards, Vol. 4 (1), pp. 43 – 50

Murphy R.R., Steimle E., Hall M., Lindemuth M., Trejo D., Hurlebaus S., Medina-Cetina Z., Slocum D. (2011). "Robot-Assisted Bridge Inspection," Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems

Medina-Cetina Z. and Cepeda J. (2012), "Probabilistic Classification of Local Rainfall-Thresholds for Landslide Triggering," International Journal of Natural Disasters, Accidents and Civil Infrastructure, Vol. 12, No. 1, 76-83.

Yu, O.-Y., Medina-Cetina Z., Guikema S., Briaud J.-L., and Burnett D. (2012), "Integrated Approach for the Optimal Selection of Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems," International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering; Vol. 3, No. 25.

+ Ranalli M., Medina-Cetina Z., Gottardi G. and Nadim F. (In Print), "Probabilistic Calibration of a Dynamic Model for Predicting Rainfall Controlled Landslides," Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.

Arjwech R. Everett M .E., Briaud J-L., Hurlebaus S., Medina-Cetina Z., Tucker S., Yousefpour N. (In Print) "Electrical Resistivity Imaging of Unknown Bridge Foundations," Near Surface Geophysics.

Medina-Cetina Z. and *Esmailzadeh S. (Submitted), "Joint States of Information from Different Probabilistic Soil Profile Reconstruction Methods," Georisk.

Medina-Cetina Z., Rechenmacher A.and Ghanem R., (Submitted) "A Polynomial Chaos Stochastic Model for the Kinematics of Deforming Triaxial Sand Specimens from Full Field Measurements," Acta Geotechnica.

* Esmailzadeh S., Medina-Cetina Z., Hall K.R. (Submitted), "Bayesian Model Selection for Virial Equations of State," Fluid Phase Equilibria.

Arson C. and Medina-Cetina (Submitted), "Continuum Damage Rock Mechanics and the Bayesian Paradigm," Environmental Geotechnics