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Michael Havbro Faber


About The Speaker

Michael Havbro Faber

Professor, Aalborg University

Michael Havbro Faber is Professor in Risk Informed Decision Support for Structures at the Department of Civil Engineering at Aalborg University, Denmark, leader of structural risks and safety at the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Center (DHRTC) and Head of Danish Centre for Risk and Safety Management (RISK). From 2011-2015 he was head of the Department of Civil Engineering at DTU, Denmark and from 2000-2011, tenured professor at ETH, Zurich, Switzerland. His research interests are directed on applied decision theory in engineering. Application areas include offshore, civil, naval and aeronautical engineering, global risks as well as management of natural hazards. His industrial experience mostly originates from COWI, Denmark, Det Norske Veritas, Norway, Matrisk GmbH, Switzerland and North Consulting, Denmark. He has taken leadership in several international committees, including the Joint Committee on Structural Safety (JCSS) and the WEF; Global Expert Network on Risk and Resilience. He is a Research Fellow of the Global Risk Forum in Davos, a member of the Danish Council of Independent Research and is member of the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences (ATV). In 2019, he received the C. Allin Cornell Award for his academic contributions to the fields of safety, resilience and sustainability in pursuit of enhancing societal decision making.