Bilal M. Ayyub

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American civil engineer

Why Is Bilal M. Ayyub Influential?

Bilal M. Ayyub is the president of BMA Engineering, Inc. and director of the Center for Technology and Systems Management and professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. He earned a B.S. in civil engineering from Kuwait University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in civil engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

He has specialized in risk analysis, decision and policy making and uncertainty modeling. He is credited as author, co-author, editor or co-editor for more than 600 publications. Among these publications are 20 books, including Elicitation of Expert Opinions for Uncertainty and Risks, Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis in Civil Engineering, and Sea Level Rise and Coastal Infrastructure: Prediction: Risks and Solutions.

Ayyub is also a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society for Risk Analysis, the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Ayyub is the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems. The journal, published by the ASCE-ASME, is published in two parts: Part 1. Civil Engineering and Part 2. Mechanical Engineering.

In his work as president of BMA Engineering, he provides engineering consultation for defense and infrastructure-related clients.

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According to Wikipedia, Bilal M. Ayyub is a Palestinian risk analyst, reliability engineer, and mathematician. He has been a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park since 1983, and is also the director of the Center for Technology and Systems Management at its A. James Clark School of Engineering.

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