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Our team is leading the charge in advancing building-specific seismic risk assessment.

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The SP3 Team

THE SP3 TEAM
Curt Haselton, PhD, PE

Curt Haselton, PhD, PE

Co-Founder and CEO

Curt is a leader in structural earthquake engineering, with recent work on building code development, building collapse safety assessments, and earthquake damage and loss estimation. In addition to his role as Co-Founder and CEO of HB Risk, he is a Professor in Civil Engineering at California State University, Chico . He received his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from Stanford University. Among his awards, Curt received the Shah Family Innovation Prize for creativity, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit in earthquake risk mitigation and management, and the Helmut Krawinkler Award for leadership in implementing state-of-the-art research into practice.

Jack Baker, PhD

Jack Baker, PhD

Co-Founder

Jack is a leader in structural reliability and earthquake loss estimation. In addition to his role as Co-Founder of HB Risk, he is a Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from Stanford University, where he also earned M.S. degrees in Statistics and Structural Engineering. He has industry experience in seismic hazard assessment, ground motion selection, probabilistic risk assessment, and modeling of catastrophe losses for insurance and reinsurance companies. He is also the author of a textbook on Seismic Hazard and Risk Analysis. Among his awards, Jack has also received the Shah Family Innovation Prize and Helmut Krawinkler Award.

Ed Almeter

Ed Almeter

Research Engineer

Ed has been with HB-Risk since 2017. He supports the development of SP3 and has been part of numerous HB-Risk consulting projects involving seismic risk assessment and non-linear structural modeling. He has a bachelor's in Civil Engineering from the University at Buffalo and a master's degree in Earthquake Engineering awarded jointly from IUSS Pavia (Italy) and the University of Patras (Greece).

D. Jared DeBock, PhD, PE

D. Jared DeBock, PhD, PE

Senior Associate

Jared has been with Haselton Baker Risk Group since 2015 and is also an Assistant Professor at California State University, Chico. His areas of expertise include performance-based earthquake engineering, nonlinear structural modeling, and application of probabilistic methods to solving engineering problems and gauging risk.


Shaunt Kojabashian

Shaunt Kojabashian

CTO

Shaunt has been with Haselton Baker Risk Group since the 2018. He brings over 15 years of experience building and leading software development teams across multiple industries. He’s passionate about applying software development best practices to meet the growing needs of our customers.





Aaron Malatesta, PE

Aaron Malatesta, PE

Senior Associate

Aaron enjoys new challenges and working with clients to carry out projects successfully. Prior to joining Haselton Baker Risk Group, he acted as a technical director for a product manufacturer leading the development of technical publications and presentations while working with engineers to create resilient designs. He has also practiced structural engineering for consulting firms focused on both buildings and transportation infrastructure. He is actively involved in ASCE 7 and ASCE 41 committees for seismic isolation systems and energy dissipation devices. Aaron holds a master's degree in Structural Engineering from Stanford University.

Mike McGlone, PhD

Mike McGlone, PhD

Senior Software Engineer

Mike enjoys finding elegant solutions to complex problems. Prior to working in software, he earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Princeton University.



David P. Welch, PhD

David P. Welch, PhD

Senior Research Engineer

David joined Haselton Baker Risk Group in 2020 after completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University. His areas of expertise include nonlinear analysis of structures, assessment of wood-frame structures, and application of probabilistic performance-based engineering frameworks.

Laxman Dahal

Laxman Dahal

Research Engineer Consultant

Laxman has been with Haselton Baker Risk Group since June 2022 and initially joined the SP3 team as a summer intern. He is a fourth-year Ph.D. Candidate at UCLA where he is also working toward a master’s degree in Statistics. His Ph.D. research is in conjunction with earthquake engineering and statistics where he leverages data-driven statistical approaches to quantify seismic risk and resilience of wood-frame buildings at a community scale. His areas of expertise include performance-based earthquake engineering, uncertainty quantification, and the application of statistical methods and machine learning in risk quantification.

Deion Hernandez

Deion Hernandez

Research Engineer Intern

Deion joined Haselton Baker Risk Group in the Summer of 2021 while participating in the CSC² Undergraduate Research Program at California State University, Chico. He hopes to pursue a Master's degree in Structural Engineering in the Fall of 2022.






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