2019 C. Allin Cornell CERRA Award

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At the 13th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP 13), May 26-30 2019, Seoul, South Korea, Professor Michael Havbro Faber awarded with the 2019 C. Allin Cornell Award. The prize has been given with these words,

“The world is undergoing significant changes, with population and economic growth accelerating in regions prone to significant natural hazards and susceptible to environmental impacts, all occurring with the background of a changing climate characterized by deep uncertainties. Risk-informed decision-making is becoming an essential ingredient in the way that civil infrastructure is designed and constructed to address performance goals related to safety and functionality.

Professor Faber has dedicated his career to promoting novel methods of risk-informed decision making in civil engineering for the benefit of society and has strived to harmonize such methods with future demands for sustainability and resilience. His scholarly contributions to risk and reliability analysis are numerous, and as an engineering scientist and educator, he has greatly advanced the civil engineering profession in the service of mankind. His fundamental contributions to creating practical bases for economical design in the face of uncertainty and risk, his education of the next generation of engineers and scientists, and his leadership through organizations such as the JCSS, IFED and the World Economic Forum epitomize the spirit of Allin Cornell and the work of CERRA since the inception of the ICASP conferences in 1971.”

Citation for C. Allin Cornell Award:
“In recognition of his pioneering contributions in the field of engineering decision making, emphasizing optimal use of resources, environmental issues, sustainability and the ethical treatment of human safety.”

Cited from the 13 ICASP conference website 2019. https://www.icasp13.snu.ac.kr/awards
Degree of recognitionInternational
Granting OrganisationsThe International Civil Engineering Risk and Reliability Association (CERRA)

Awarded at event

Event title13th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering
LocationSeoul National University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Period26 May 2019 → 30 May 2019