Dr. Nikos D. LAGAROS is the Dean of the School of Civil Engineering at NTUA, Professor of Structural Optimization and Director of the Personal Computers Laboratory, at the School of Civil Engineering. Prior moving to NTUA, he was Assistant Professor at the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Thessaly, Greece. In the past he also served as Visiting Professor at Department of Biological Engineering, Laboratory for Computational Biology & Biophysics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA and the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
Dr. LAGAROS obtained his BEng and PhD, both in Civil Engineering, from NTUA and he teaches classes on Structural Analysis, Optimization and Computer Programming. Dr. LAGAROS has provided consulting, peer-review and expert-witness services to private companies and federal government agencies in Greece and Internationally. A focus of his consulting work is structural optimization consulting services and development of technical software for structural analysis and design. Recently he released the first, real-world, optimum design computing platform for civil structural systems. He also acts as NSF Panellist, for reviewing proposals on seismic performance of masonry, concrete, and other structures, Directorate for Engineering-Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation, in Washington DC, since 2010.
Dr. LAGAROS is an active member of the computational mechanics research community, focusing on (a) nonlinear dynamic analysis of concrete and steel structures under seismic loading, (b) performance-based earthquake engineering, (c) structural design optimization of real-world structures, (d) seismic risk and reliability analysis, (e) soft-computing in structural engineering, (f) fragility evaluation of reinforced concrete and steel structures, (g) inverse problems in structural dynamics, (h) machine learning applications in healthcare, (i) evolutionary computations, (j) structural health monitoring and (k) nano-modelling. Among others, his publication track record includes more than 150 peer reviewed journal paper, 10 books and 25 book chapters while he has presented his work in numerous international venues. His h-index is 43 according to Google Scholar, with more than 6000 citations of his work.