Prof. Cabas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University. She completed her undergraduate studies at Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (UCAB) in Caracas, Venezuela, and she earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech. She worked as a geotechnical engineering consultant in Venezuela where she gained industry experience on foundation design, slope stability analysis and subsurface characterization.

Dr. Cabas’ expertise on site-specific seismic hazard assessment and site response analysis has advanced the development of improved damping and near-surface attenuation models as well as the quantification of uncertainties in site effects.

Her group’s work has been recognized with the EERI best paper awards in 2014 and 2018. She recently served as guest editor of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA) Special Section on Advances in Site Response, and joined NSF-sponsored GEER teams in response to the 2018 Mw 7.1 Alaska and 2021 Mw 7.2 Haiti earthquakes; leading the ground motion characterization and site effects investigation. Her research program has been funded by the USGS, NSF, PG&E, and the Alaska DOT, while participating in international collaborations with the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, and the IFSTTAR. Dr. Cabas was selected as a 2021 NCSU Impact Scholar, 2020 Fellow for the NSF Enabling the Next Generation of Hazards and Disasters Researchers Fellowship Program, and as a 2017 ASCE Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd) Fellow.

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