is a University of Maryland Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Professor of Reliability Engineering, and Professor of Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems. Presently he is the chair of the Infrastructure Resilience Division (IRD) and the Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate (CACC) of ASCE. He is also a chair professor at Tongji University, Shanghai, China.

Dr. Ayyub's main research interests are risk, uncertainty, decisions, and systems applied to civil, mechanical, infrastructure, energy, defense and maritime fields.

Dr. Ayyub is a fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis, ASCE, ASME, and SNAME. Dr. Ayyub completed projects for governmental and private entities, such as NSF, ONR, AFOSR, USACE, DHS, NRC, ASME, Hartford, Chevron, Bechtel, etc. 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. He has authored and co-authored more than 600 publications including 8 textbooks and 14 edited books.