BILAL AYYUB Dr. Bilal M. Ayyub is an accomplished academic, professor, and researcher. He holds a PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Ayyub is currently the director of the Center for Technology and Systems Management at the University of Maryland. Throughout his career, Dr. Ayyub has been a Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Reliability Engineering, Applied Mathematics, and Scientific Computation, among other fields. For 8 years he was a Consulting Professor for the U.S. Navy. He has also worked closely with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Ayyub is known as an expert in his field not only in the U.S., but globally- he is a chair professor at Tongji University in Shanghai, China! Outside of his life in academia, Dr. Ayyub is on the boards of several research companies and leading non-profit organizations. He is the recipient of many recognitions and awards, some of which include distinguished membership of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), distinguished membership of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE), and the ASNE Solberg Award for Research in 2016. He also received the Department of the Army Commander’s Award for Public Service in 2007 for leading the development of the risk model for a hurricane protection system of New Orleans! Dr. Ayyub is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ (ASME) Safety Engineering and Risk Analysis Division. Dr. Ayyub served on the State of Maryland Governor’s Emergency Management Advisory Council from 2011-2016, and on other advisory groups, boards, and panels at state and national levels. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the ASCE-ASME Journal on Risk and Uncertainty. Dr. Ayyub is the author or co-author of more than 600 journal publications, conference proceedings, and reports. He has eight textbooks and fourteen edited books. His textbooks include Risk Analysis in Engineering and Economics (2014), Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis (2006), and Expert Opinion Elicitation for Uncertainty and Risks (2001). Dr. Ayyub is an incredibly accomplished Arab academic, and we are so proud to have him represent ABPA! JOIN. CONNECT. GROW.