Dr. Aly-Mousaad Aly is an associate professor at Louisiana State University (LSU). His research aims at creating fundamental knowledge in wind engineering, dynamics, and control to build more resilient, economic, and recoverable infrastructure to enhance safety and reduce the huge cost of rebuilding after windstorms and earthquakes. He is the director of the LSU Windstorm Impact, Science, and Engineering (WISE) research and education program (wise.lsu.edu). His research enables advanced wind testing, which yields loads that mimic those at full scale. His research advanced the implementation of smart dampers in super-tall structures and a novel probabilistic theory that enables the analytical modeling of semi-active damping.