Obayashi Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, Stanford University, Founder and Senior Advisor Risk Management Solutions, Inc., Stanford, USA
Professor Haresh Shah has been a pioneer in the fields of risk analysis, earthquake engineering, and probabilistic methods for over 35 years. He has served Stanford University in many capacities, including Chairman of the Department of Civil Engineering and Founding Director of the John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center.
Prof. Dr. Haresh Shah is the author of one book, besides having contributed to chapters in many other books and having been an author or co-author of more than 350 technical papers and reports. Prof. Shah has been keynote speaker at many national, international conferences and has been a regular keynote invited speaker for several corporations.
Dr. Shah received a B. E. degree (1959) from Poona University, India, and degrees of M. S. (1960) and Ph.D. (1963) from Stanford University. Prof. Dr. Shah has received many awards, including the John S. Bickley Gold Medal for Excellence Award from the International Insurance Society for his sustained and outstanding contributions to the insurance industry. Dr. Shah was given a unique award as the “Top Seismic Engineer of the 20th Century” by the Applied Technology Council/Engineering News Record.