Founder, Executive Director, & Senior Instructor

Silvia Mazzoni

Dr. Silvia Mazzoni has been training OpenSees users for over 20 years. She developed the first OpenSees Days workshops held at UC Berkeley as part of the OpenSees Development Team. In the OpenSees Wiki she wrote the OpenSees User and Examples Manual. As an independent consultant, she now works with Engineering firms in adopting OpenSees into their practice through training and element development. Silvia Mazzoni has opened an On-Line academy for earthquake engineering, Silvia’s Brainery! Silvia is currently also a Project Scientist and Lecturer at UCLA. Currently, she teaches the graduate course on Structural Dynamics in the Fall.

Structural Mechanics & Development Instructor

Michael Scott

Michael Scott is a Professor of Structural Engineering and a core developer of OpenSees. He wrote and maintains many of the nonlinear element and constitutive models, as well as nonlinear solution algorithms, in OpenSees. He has led sessions at previous OpenSees Days on how to use and develop finite element models. Michael has also adopted OpenSeesPy, the Python interpreter for OpenSees, in his research and teaching.

Applications Instructor

Haitham Abdelmalek

Haitham Abdelmalek is a structural engineer working at the Housing and Building National Research Center in Cairo, Egypt with over 10 years of experience in the construction sector. He is a master's candidate in the structural engineering department, Ain Shams University, focusing in nonlinear structural analysis; Performance-Based Design of medium to high-rise buildings. He has an experience in the nonlinear modeling and analysis techniques using Perform 3D software. Also, he is a co-author of a journal article still under review in "Engineering Structures".