Dr. Yacov Y. Haimes

Dr. Yacov Haimes

Yacov Y. Haimes is the L.R. Quarles Professor of Systems and Information Engineering, and Founding Director (1987) of the Center for Risk Management of Engineering Systems at the University of Virginia. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. (with Distinction) degrees in Systems Engineering from UCLA, and his B.S. degree in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. On the faculty of Case Western Reserve University (1970-1987), he chaired the Systems Engineering Department. As AAAS-AGU Congressional Science Fellow (1977-78), Dr. Haimes served in the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President, and on the Science and Technology Committee, U.S. House of Representatives. Since 1990 he has served as a consultant to the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, and for the last decade as a visiting scientist. He is a Fellow of seven societies: ASCE, IEEE, INCOSE, AWRA, IWRA, AAAS, and Society for Risk Analysis (SRA), where he is a past President. The Third Edition of his most recent book, Risk Modeling, Assessment, and Management, was published by Wiley & Sons in 2009 (the first two editions were published in 1998 and 2004). Professor Haimes is the recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Educator Award presented by SRA, the 2007 Icko Iben Award presented by AWRA; the 2001 Norbert Weiner Award, presented by IEEE-SMC, the 2000 Distinguished Achievement Award, presented by SRA; the 1997 Warren A. Hall Medal, the highest award presented by Universities Council on Water Resources; the 1995 Georg Cantor Award, presented by the International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, and the 1994 Outstanding Contribution Award presented by the IEEE-SMC, among others. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio and Virginia; Diplomate of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (and a Founding Trustee of the AAWRE); the Past Engineering Area Editor of Risk Analysis: An International Journal. He has authored (and co-authored) six books and 300 technical publications, over 200 of which were published in archival refereed journals. He has served as dissertation/thesis advisor to 36 Ph.D. and 80 M.S. students.