Engineering Risk Analysis Group

Optimize decisions in infrastructure systems & environment

We develop and utilize engineering reliability, risk & decision analysis methods to enhance optimal & sustainable decision making for civil systems and the environment.

Our goal is to do cutting edge research that leads to practical solutions that make a difference in the world. We are internationally active and collaborate with other leading research groups worldwide, while actively pursuing projects and contacts locally.

We are active in a number of research areas and in education. Please contact us if you have an interest in working with us.

Prof. Dr. Daniel Straub, Group leader

News & events

Prof. Straub will give a keynote lecture at the ESREL 2017 conference on "reliability of smart systems"

Max Teichgräber receives the Maurer Söhne Preis for his MSc thesis & Sebastian Geyer receives the - SOFiSTiK Preis for his MSc thesis. Congratulations! 

We organize the FrontUQ workshop in Munich, September 6-8, 2017, together with the Chair of Numerical Mathematics:

Prof. Straub joins the editioral board of Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics.

Iason Papaioannou receives the Geosnet Young Researcher Award at the 5th International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk in Rotterdam. Congratulations!

Giulio Cottone is appointed as an Assistant Professor at the University of Palermo. Congratulations!

Mario Berk wins the "HP Scholz Prize" prize for his MSc thesis. Congratulations!

Prof. Straub is a member of the editorial board of a new journal Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructures. Contributions are welcome!

Kilian Zwirglmaier receives the Student Recognition Award at the 12th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, Vancouver. Congratulations!

Olga Spackova is awarded the IGSSE Postdoctoral Fellowship. Congratulations!

Prof. Junho Song is visiting the ERA group in July & August 2014.

New book "Risk - A Multidisciplinary Introduction", edited by Klüppelberg, Straub & Welpe, available from Springer.

Anke Scherb wins the "Georg Burg Prize" prize for her MSc thesis. Congratulations!

ASCE and ASME jointly launch the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems. Prof. Straub is a member of the editorial board.

IAS Lecture of Prof. Pol Spanos, Rice University, on Emerging Joint Time-Frequency Analysis Techniques for Structural Dynamics Applications, Tuesday Sept. 24, 16:30.

Prof. Daniel Straub receives the IASSAR Early Achievement Research Award during the ICOSSAR conference at Columbia University, NY. (more here)

Dr. Iason Papaioannou receives the Bauer prize for the best PhD thesis of the Faculty of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering. Congratulations!

Würdigung von Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Rüdiger Rackwitz im Bauingenieur (PDF 2MB).