Here is some information about me - my work and my hobbies. My detailed Curriculum Vitae and shorter biographical sketch are available for your use.


Posted on July 20, 2017

I am currently Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Western Ontario and Director of Engineering Studies with the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction. I am globally recognized for my unique interdisciplinary research in Systems Analysis and the development of deterministic and stochastic simulations, optimization, multi criteria analysis, and other decision-making methodologies for addressing challenging system of systems problems lying at the confluence of society, technology and the environment, with applications in water resources management, hydrology, energy, climate change and public infrastructure, from a sustainable development perspective. My main contributions include modelling risk and resilience of complex systems.

I am influencing academia, industry and government via university teaching, publication of leading-edge research, mentoring of young people, delivering stimulating research seminars at institutions around the world, carrying out joint research projects, and consulting work. I received awards for excellence in teaching, research and outreach. I published over 500 professional publications (210 in peer reviewed Journals) and three major textbooks (two translated into Chinese language). I have been inducted to the Canadian Academy of Engineering in June of 2013.

I beleive"If you really wish for something it will come true!"

Professional honors and awards

Posted on July 20, 2017

I have received a number of awards for excellence in teaching, research and outreach. The most significant honor I received in June of 2013 is fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Engineering. With this recognition I joined "the most highly accomplished men and women in the field of engineering in Canada" (quote from the citation). Read about the recognition in Western Engineering News, June, 2013.

You can access the detailed list of my honors and awards from here.