University of California, Los Angeles
January 31 – February 4, 2022

Lifelines 2021 Conference
ASCE Resiliance
UCLA Samueli School of Engineering

Modeling Critical Lifelines and Other Infrastructure with IN-CORE: A Hands-On Workshop


Limited Seating. This event requires an additional ticket. You can reserve your seat by adding the extra ticket during the registration process.The tickets are free (no charge).

Monday, January 31, 2022
8:00am – 12:30pm PST

Jong Lee
Chris Navarro
Gowtham Naraharisetty
Chen Wang

Workshop Overview and Objectives:

Resilience is the ability to prepare for anticipated hazards, adapt to changing conditions, and withstand and recover rapidly from disruptions. In 2015, the National Institute of Standards and Technology funded the Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning (CoE), consisting of 14 universities, to establish a basis for measuring community resilience with a computational environment to achieve this goal.  An ever increasing volume of resilience-focused research is being pursued worldwide, ranging from single commercial facilities seeking to maintain continuity of operations to community, regional, and national scales. The Interconnected Networked Community Resilience Modeling Environment (IN-CORE) platform developed by the CoE will provide you with powerful tools to analyze the resilience of your community and its physical, social, and economic components. IN-CORE has the ability to model lifelines, their interdependency with each other, with buildings and social and economic models of a community or region.

The goals of the workshop are to:

  • Learn core concepts and technology for IN-CORE application
  • Learn to use the IN-CORE platform by developing a Jupyter notebook
  • Damage analysis for Water Networks and Electrical Power Facilities due to natural hazard including earthquakes

At the end of this workshop you’ll be able to analyze a simple lifelines network and have the tools to begin exploring on your own.  The workshop is for students, faculty, industry modelers, and anyone interesting in exploring the capabilities of IN-CORE and quantifying the performance of lifelines and other structures and infrastructure subject to natural hazard events.

Prerequisite: Please sign up for a free IN-CORE account by following instructions at

Required: Remember to bring your own laptop!

IN-CORE Web Resources: 


UCLA Samueli School of Engineering - Logo .ASCE Resiliance
Technical image showing tornado hazard boundaries versus electrical facility damage

Idealized tornado damaging an electrical power network

A graph showing the Probability Failure of Substations under M7.9 Earthquake

Modeling earthquake damage to a water network

NIST-funded Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning
The word "Resilience" with three houses on top of it in gradient colors black, green, and yellow.
The words "in core" in green, all caps, with a hyphen between the words, and a yellow line on top that looks like the square root symbol.

Workshop Agenda:

8:00am – 10:00am Morning Session

  • Overview of IN-CORE and Workshop Objectives (presentations)
  • Logging and acquiring data for workshop (hands-on)
    • Prerequisite: participants must acquire a free IN-CORE account before the sessions. We can’t create an account after the session starts
  • Introduction to Jupyter Notebook (Lab) with IN-CORE Platform (hands-on)

10:00am – 10:30am Break

10:30am – 12:30pm Afternoon Session

  • Creating and using Hazards (hands-on)
  • Estimating damage of  (hands-on)
    • Water systems
    • Electrical power systems
  • Visualizing inputs and outputs of analyses (hands-on)
  • Research examples by using IN-CORE (presentations)

Speakers List

Profile of Jong Lee. He wears glasses

Jong Lee
Deputy Associate Director of Software at National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA),
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Profile of Chris Navarro

Chris Navarro
Lead Research Software Engineer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)

Profile of Gowtham Naraharisetty

Gowtham Naraharisetty
Research Programmer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)

Profile of Chen Wang

Chen Wang
Research software engineer at National Center for Supercomputing Application