Ashly 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.

Dr. Cabas’ research interests are interdisciplinary with a focus on geotechnical aspects of earthquake engineering. Her research team focuses on site-specific seismic hazard assessments, ground motion characterization, variability and uncertainty in site response analysis, and geohazards such as liquefaction-induced lateral spreading.

Dr. Cabas was awarded the 2022 NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award and the 2021 EERI Shah Family Innovation Prize. Her group’s work has also been recognized with the EERI best paper awards in 2014 and 2018. She was recently elected as a member of the Board of Directors of the Seismological Society of America (SSA) and has joined NSF-sponsored GEER teams in response to the 2018 Mw 7.1 Alaska, and 2021 Mw 7.2 Haiti earthquakes. Her research program has been funded by the USGS, NSF, PG&E, and the Alaska DOT, while contributing to international collaborations with the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences, and the IFSTTAR in France.

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