Dr. Guikema's research is highly interdisciplinary. Much of his group's recent work is focused on the problems of urban and infrastructure resilience and sustainability in a changing climate, though areas of application are broad. His work is grounded in risk analysis, particularly data-drive risk analysis and complex systems simulation. Another growing research thrust in the group is using modern simulation methods to more fully understand the role of human behavior in the evoluation of sustainabiltiy, vulnerability, and risk in hazard-prone regions. This work is a combination of theory and practice, spanning from new methods development, testing, and validation to close interactions with utilities to develop and implement new methods for estimating performance and risk to infrastructure systems from disasters.