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Michael Davidson

Associate Director of the Florida Bridge Software Institute Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering
Office 204A Reed Lab Work Phone: 352-294-7835 Website: Website Website: Google Scholar page


Dr. Davidson has accrued more than ten years of bridge engineering research, with exposure to research programs across multiple universities. In his current role as Associate Director within the Bridge Software Institute (BSI), he leads software development and applied research efforts in transforming research findings into algorithms. Dr. Davidson possesses expertise in areas such as extreme-event loading of bridge structures, probabilistic simulation, and the discrete element method.

Primary Research Area

Structural Engineering

Other Research Areas

Geosystems Engineering

Research Interests

Probabilistic simulation, Extreme event loading of bridges, Discrete Element Method


B.S., Civil Engineering, 2005, University of Kentucky
M.S., Civil Engineering, 2007, University of Florida
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, 2010, University of Florida


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