Ashly Cabas Mijares

Assistant Professor


Ph.D. 2016

Civil Engineering

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

M.Sc. 2011

Civil Engineering

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

B.S. 2009

Civil Engineering

Universidad Católica Andrés Bello

Research Description

Dr. Cabas's research interests include the assessment of seismic hazards, performance-based design in geotechnical engineering, the prediction of the response of soils and foundation systems to seismic loading and dynamic soil-foundation-structure interaction. Her research focuses particularly on the advancement of the current understanding of the impact that local soil conditions have on ground motions, improving the assessment of site-specific seismic hazards, and elucidating the correlation between ground motion parameters and structural response and damage.

Honors and Awards

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Improving the Assessment of Site-Specific Seismic Hazards Through the Lens of Novel Attenuation Models
US Dept. of Interior (DOI)(5/15/19 - 5/14/20)
Building a Stronger and Diverse Professional Network to Support the Growth of the Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Research Group at North Carolina State University
National Science Foundation (NSF)(9/07/17 - 4/30/18)
Assessment of the Contribution of Input Motion Selection Procedures to Uncertainty in Ground Motion Intensity Measures
US Geological Survey (USGS)(1/01/18 - 12/31/18)