Jale Tezcan | Civil and Environmental Engineering | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Engineering

Jale Tezcan

Associate Professor, Ph.D., P.E.

Jale Tezcan

Office Phone: 618-453-6125
Email: jale@siu.edu
Building: Engineering, Room B32

Research Interests:

Dr. Tezcan’s research covers a wide-range of topics including ground motion modeling, signal processing, material characterization, machine learning algorithms, data mining and uncertainty estimation.


  • CE 340 – Structures
  • CE 444 – Reinforced Concrete Design
  • CE 445 – Fundamental Theory of Earthquake Engineering
  • CE 557 – Advanced Mechanics of Materials
  • CE 558 – Reliability in Engineering Applications
  • ENGR 250 – Statics
  • ENGR 351 – Numerical Methods in Engineering


  • Ph.D.  Civil Engineering; Rice University, Houston, TX;2005
  • M.Sc.  Civil Engineering; Bogazici University, Turkey;2000  
  • B.Sc.   Civil Engineering; Bogazici University, Turkey;1997


J. Tezcan and Q. Cheng (2012) Support vector regression for estimating earthquake response spectra. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 10 (4):1205–1219.

J. Tezcan and Q. Cheng (2012) A Nonparametric Characterization of Vertical Ground Motion Effects, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 41(3), p.515-530.

J Tezcan and A. Piolatto (2012).  A probabilistic nonparametric model for the vertical-to-horizontal spectral ratio. Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 16(1) p.142-157.