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Sez Atamturktur Russcher
Board Member
School of Engineering, Penn State University, University Park, PA

Dr. Sez Atamturktur is the Harry and Arlene Schell Professor and Department Head of Architectural Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. Previously, she served as Associate Vice President for Research Development and Provost’s Distinguished Professor at Clemson University. Dr. Atamturktur’s research, which focuses on uncertainty quantification in scientific computing, has been documented in over 100 peer-reviewed publications in some of the finest engineering science journals and proceedings. Dr. Atamturktur’s research has received funding from several federal agencies including the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Department of the Interior, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Education, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory, as well as industry organizations and partners, such as the National Masonry Concrete Association and Nucor. She served as the director of the National Science Foundation-funded Tigers ADVANCE project, which focuses on improving the status of women and minority faculty at Clemson. Previously, Dr. Atamturktur was the director of the National Science Foundation-funded National Research Traineeship project at Clemson, with funding for over 30 doctoral students and a goal of initiating a new degree program on scientific computing and data analytics for resilient infrastructure systems. In addition, Dr. Atamturktur was the director of two separate Department of Education-funded Graduate Assistantships in Areas of National Need projects that each provided funding for 10 doctoral students. Dr. Atamturktur served as one of the four co-directors of Clemson’s Center of Excellence in Next Generation Computing and Creativity. Prior to joining Clemson University, Dr. Atamturktur served as an LTV technical staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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