Yolanda Lin

RESEARCH FELLOW

Yolanda Lin

Yolanda’s current research seeks to develop a framework to identify extreme, unexpected “black swan” events (events that are difficult to predict but with disastrous consequences) in Southeast Asia, specifically for earthquakes, volcanoes, and tropical storms. She is also incorporating the use of downward counterfactual analysis in order to explore how a single past event can expand into a library of more catastrophic realizations of the same event, as well as investigating inverse methods to drive models from critical consequence thresholds to a library of events that could breach such a threshold.

Previously, Yolanda has worked on a diverse applications including seakeeping stability dynamics for naval ships, earthquake engineering, and biofuel supply chain modeling.