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Learning, understanding and deciding: How probabilistic methods can support the management of natural hazards. @ Swiss Avalanche Research Institute SFL Davos, Sept. 30, 2013.

Bayesian Updating in Structural Reliability - Keynote 
APSSRA'12, National University of Singapore, May 25, 2012. 

Life Quality Index for Assessing Risk Acceptance in Geotechnical Engineering - Keynote
3rd International Symposium on Geotechnical Risk and Safety, TU München, June 3, 2011.

Optimal decision making with incomplete information or What’s the point of modeling uncertainty in engineering? - Keynote lecture
International Symposium on Uncertainty Modelling in Engineering (ISUME 2011), Technical University Prague, May 2, 2011.

Optimales Management alternder Bauwerke mittels Zuverlässigkeits- und Risikoanalyse
VDI Kolloquium, TU München April 18, 2011.

Why and how civil engineers must manage uncertainty and risk - Invited lecture
Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials Seminar, University of California, Berkeley, March 28, 2011.

Zuverlässigkeit, Risiko und Robustheit – Vom Umgang des Ingenieurs mit Extremereignissen
- Invited lecture
Symposium: Risiken, Krisen, Katastrophen - Lassen sich Extremereignisse beherrschen? Deutsches Museum, München, November 18, 2010.

Bayesian Networks for Modeling and Managing Risks of Natural Hazards - Invited lecture
Workshop on Inter-Infrastructure Risks Due to Natural Hazards, organized by the National Telford Institute and the Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance (SICSA), Glasgow, UK, September 9, 2010.

Information Updating in Engineering Risk Analysis: Opportunities, Challenges and Recent Developments - Keynote lecture
ASRANet Conference, Edinburgh, June 14, 2010.

Wie kann der Wert von zerstörungsfreier Prüfung quantifiziert werden?
- Invited lecture
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zerstörungsfreie Prüfung, München, May 20, 2010.

Reliability updating with equality information - Invited lecture
Reliability Seminar, UC Berkeley, March 10, 2010.

Bayesian Approaches to Engineering Risk Analysis - Invited lecture
Workshop on Statistical Methods, TUM Institute of Advanced Studies, January 10, 2010.

Near-Real-Time Decision Support for Infrastructure Subject to Earthquakes - Invited lecture
Workshop on Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy, 4.7.2009.

Modeling inspections of pipelines and process equipment

Probabilistic Workshop, TU Darmstadt, Germany, 26.11.2008.

Information Updating in Infrastructure Systems Subject to Multiple Hazards - Invited lecture
University of Washington, Seattle, 10.4.2008.

Bayesian Approaches to Engineering Risk Analysis
- Invited lecture
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 4.3.2008, &
Universidad National Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), 31.7.2008

Participation in International Research Committees

We are active in the following committees:

  • Probabilistic Methods Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • IFIP Working Group 7.5 on Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems
  • fib Commission 5: Structural Service Life Aspects
  • Advisory Committee of IFED (International Forum on Engineering Decision Making)