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Dr. Ayyub

Bilal M. Ayyub, PhD, PE

Professor & Director

Director of the Center for Technology and Systems Management
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland 20742
Campus Phone: 301-405-1956301-405-1956
Off Campus Phone: 301-299-9375
Fax: 301-299-9377
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Dr. Ayyub’s main research interests are risk, uncertainty, expert opinion elicitation, and decision analysis, and systems engineering applied to infrastructure, naval, energy, defense and maritime fields. They include resilience, sustainability, climate change, reliability-based design, and risk-informed planning and decision making covering many aspects of project lifecycles and portfolios, such as life expectancy assessment of structural systems, risk-informed inspection, bidding strategies, project execution risk, project life management, operational risk, risk management including risk transfer and risk finance, and liability and exposure analysis.

Dr. Ayyub is a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA), and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Dr. Ayyub completed many research and development projects for governmental and private entities. Dr. Ayyub is the recipient of several awards from ASCE, ASNE, ASME, NAFIPS, the Department of the Army, and the Governor of the State of Maryland. Dr. Ayyub is the author and co-author of more than 600 publications (including 8 textbooks and 14 edited books) in journals, conference proceedings, and reports. His textbooks include the following: Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis for Engineers and Scientists (Chapman & Hall/CRC 2006 with G. Klir), Risk Analysis in Engineering and Economics (Chapman & Hall/CRC 2003, second edition 2014), Elicitation of Expert Opinions for Uncertainty and Risks (CRC Press 2002), Probability, Statistics and Reliability for Engineers and Scientists, Third Edition (Chapman & Hall/CRC 2011 with R. H. McCuen), and Numerical Methods for Engineers (Prentice Hall 1996 with R. H. McCuen).

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Other affiliations:
Professor of Reliability Engineering
Professor of Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation

Editor-in-Chief of the ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems