University of California, Los Angeles
February 7—1 0, 2021

ASCE Resiliance

UCLA Samueli School of Engineering

Craig Davis - Ret. LADWPCraig Davis


Craig A. Davis, Ph.D., PE, GE is a professional consultant on geotechnical, earthquake, and lifeline infrastructure system resilience engineering. In his three-decade long career at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Davis worked as the Departmental Chief Resilience Officer, Seismic Manager, and Geotechnical Engineering Manager. There he developed a comprehensive L.A. Water System resilience program. He has more than 180 technical publications and investigated numerous earthquakes. He has served on professional committees, including the Building Seismic Safety Council, the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction, and ASCE Infrastructure Resilience Division. Davis has been honored with the ASCE 2016 Le Val Lund Award for Practicing Lifeline Risk Reduction, 2020 Charles Martin Duke Lifeline Earthquake Engineering Award, and 2021 EERI Distinguished Lecture Award. He received a B.S. from the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and an M.S. and Ph.D from the University of Southern California, all in civil engineering. Dr. Davis was the founding chairperson for the ASCE Infrastructure Resilience Division and serves as the Lifelines 2021-22 Conference Co-Chair.