AUA President Dr. Armen Der Kiureghian Gives Distinguished Lecture at University of Aberdeen

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On October 30, 2014, American University of Armenia (AUA) President Dr. Armen Der Kiureghian gave the Llyod’s Register Foundation Distinguished Lecture at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland entitled “Post-Hazard Learning and Decision-Making for Infrastructure Systems.” His lecture was sponsored by the university’s Centre for Safety and Reliability Engineering. Dr. Der Kiureghian discussed the risk assessment and decision-making for mitigation of losses of infrastructure systems in the aftermath of a major natural hazard, such as an earthquake.

Dr. Der Kiureghian is a renowned expert in probabilistic methods, risk analysis, and decision-making in engineering. He is a Professor and holder of the Taisei Chair in Civil Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. His topics of teaching and research include risk and reliability analysis of engineering systems, stochastic structural dynamics, and earthquake engineering. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Alfred M. Freudenthal and the George Winter Medals of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and an elected foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia. He is on leave from Berkeley while serving as the Interim President of AUA.

More information about the lecture can be found here.

Video of the lecture can be found here.

AUA President Dr. Armen Der Kiureghian


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