Yolanda Lin

Yolanda Lin

PhD, Cornell University, USA

MS, University of Colorado Boulder, USA


Yolanda’s current research seeks to develop a framework to identify extreme, unexpected “black swan” events (events that are difficult to predict but with disastrous consequences) in Southeast Asia, specifically for earthquake, flooding, and volcano ash hazards. She is also incorporating the use of downward counterfactual analysis in order to explore how a single past event can expand into a library of more catastrophic realizations of the same event. 

“Assessing the risk from natural ‘Black Swans’ through the lens of Counterfactual Analysis” (NRF, 2018)

Lin, Yolanda C, and Christopher J Earls. 2019. “Multi-Parameter Stochastic Inversion for First and Second Moment Mass Properties of a Model-Scale Ship with Topside Ice Accumulation.” Applied Ocean Research 82: 143–157. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apor.2018.10.002

Lin, Yolanda C, Christopher J Earls, Joel T Park, and Timothy C Smith. 2017. “Stochastic Inversion for the Roll Gyradius Second Moment Mass Property in Ships at Full-Scale and Model-Scale.” Applied Ocean Research 63: 24–35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apor.2016.12.010

Lin, Yolanda C, Abhishek Paul, Ross B Corotis, and Abbie B Liel. 2015. “Framework Methodology for Risk-Based Decision Making for Transportation Agencies.” ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering 1 (3): 04015006. https://doi.org/10.1061/AJRUA6.0000819

Clark, Christopher M, Yolanda Lin, Britta G Bierwagen, Laurence M Eaton, Matthew H Langholtz, Philip E Morefield, Caroline E Ridley, Laura Vimmerstedt, Steve Peterson, and Brian W Bush. 2013. “Growing a Sustainable Biofuels Industry: Economics, Environmental Considerations, and the Role of the Conservation Reserve Program.” Environmental Research Letters 8 (2): 025016. stacks.iop.org/ERL/8/025016

Lin, Yolanda, Emily Newes, Brian Bush, Steve Peterson, and Dana Stright. 2013. “Biomass Scenario Model Documentation: Data and References.” National Renewable Energy Lab.(NREL), Golden, CO (United States). https://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy13osti/57831.pdf

Newes, Emily, Brian Bush, Daniel Inman, Yolanda Lin, Trieu Mai, Andrew Martinez, David Mulcahy, et al. 2012. “Biomass Resource Allocation among Competing End Uses.” NREL, Golden, CO (United States). https://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy12osti/54217.pdf