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Alyssa Liem

Doctoral Student

Office: 110 Cummington Mall, ENG 405

Email: atliem@bu.edu

Alyssa received her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University (BU) in 2016. Following her graduation, she began doing research with Professor J. Gregory McDaniel in the Sound and Vibration Laboratory, where she has been an active lab member since June 2016. Her initial work included modeling complex dynamic systems with hysteresis, where she specifically looked at correcting damping parameters using limited vibration measurements. Her current research interests include computational modeling of dynamic systems, model updating, and experimentation. Her main focus is to develop high fidelity search algorithms for the modifications of complex dynamic systems that range from the nano to macro scale.

Outside of research, Alyssa enjoys playing for the BU Women’s Club Ice Hockey team and traveling. Her favorite travel destination is her hometown, Honolulu, Hawaii, where she loves going hiking and reading on the beach.


Education

B.S., Boston University


Honors and Awards

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship — April 2018

2nd Place Best Student Paper Award, Structural Acoustics and Vibrations Technical Committee, 174th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America — December 2017, New Orleans, Louisiana

1st Place Best Student Paper Award, Structural Acoustics and Vibrations Technical Committee, 173rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America — June 2017, Boston, Massachusetts

2nd Place Best Student Paper Award, Structural Acoustics and Vibrations Technical Committee, 172nd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America — November 2016 - Honolulu, Hawaii