Gordon A. Fenton completed his Ph.D. at Princeton University and is now a Professor in the Engineering Mathematics Department at Dalhousie University. His research interests include the application of random field theory to problems in geotechnical engineering and the development of a geotechnical reliability-based design code. He is currently the North American Managing Editor for the international journal Georisk, past chair of the ASCE Geo-Institute Risk Assessment and Management Committee, past acting chair and current core member of the ISSMGE Engineering Practice of Risk Assessment and Management Committee, a member of the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code CSA A271-6 (Foundations) Committee where he is responsible for the reliability-based design provisions, and a member of the Canadian National Building Code Task Group on Climatic Loads. For his research efforts, Dr. Fenton was awarded the George Stephenson Medal (jointly with Dr. Griffiths) from the Institution of Civil Engineers, UK, and the Gzowski Medal from the Engineering Institute of Canada.

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