Associate Technical Director, Flood Risk Management
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research & Development Center
Ms. Cialone is a research hydraulic engineer with over 35 years of experience with the US Army Corp of Engineers, Engineer Research & Development Center. Her research focuses on nearshore and regional hydrodynamics including storm surge, inlet, and nearshore processes, and coastal resilience. Through her research integrating numerical models for inlet systems (hydrodynamics, wave-current interaction, barrier island breaching) as well as post-Katrina storm surge and wave modeling advancements, she was selected to lead a team of 15 researchers to conduct a $2.4M numerical modeling and statistical analysis effort for the North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study, which has led to numerous follow-on studies in support of the Post-Sandy $5B rebuilding effort. Her present position as Associate Technical Director for the Flood and Coastal System R&D Program involves leading research on coastal and watershed systems, resilient infrastructure, risk and uncertainty analysis, and emergency management. She leverages USACE research by serving on numerous interagency teams, including: the International Advanced Circulation Advisory Board; National Coastal Research Program Steering Committee; and the Department of Homeland Security’s Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence Review Board. Her research is recognized within the ERDC and nationally; including MVD’s President’s Award for Excellence for her research on the Post-Katrina Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System, and the ERDC Research and Development Achievement Award for Development of the Coastal Storm Modeling System Framework.
Monday, July 30
11:20 AM – 11:40 AM
Monday, July 30
1:40 PM – 3:20 PM