Dr. Ting Lin obtained her Bachelor of Science (Hons.) degree in engineering from Cornell University in 2006 with a civil engineering major and architecture concentration. She received her MS and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University in 2008 and 2012, respectively. Dr. Lin comes to Marquette after completing postdoctoral research focusing on seismic performance of tall buildings and performance-based tsunami engineering.
Dr. Lin's research is in the area of resilient civil infrastructure and is focused on hazard-consistent ground motion selection methodologies, which contribute to characterization of seismic hazard and building code provisions. She has been a working group member in the Applied Technology Council, ATC-82 project (NIST GCR 11-917-15) and her previous collaborative research with the US Geological Survey Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program (USGSEHRP) resulted in the implementation of new computational features in the USGS interactive deaggregation website. Dr. Lin was the corresponding author for the paper entitled "A Computationally Efficient Ground-Motion Selection Algorithm for Matching a Target Response Spectrum Mean and Variance" that won the 2011 Outstanding Paper Award from the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI).
Dr. Lin grew up in China and attended high school in Singapore where she was Calligraphy National Champion, International Bronze in 2001. Dr. Lin performed as a soloist and a chorus member (first soprano) in 14 concerts while she was at Stanford. She is also learning to fly aircraft.
For more information on Dr. Lin and her research, visit her website.