Ragnar Sigbjornsson is Professor of earthquake engineering at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland, Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, in wind and earthquake engineering, and Director of Earthquake Engineering Research Centre, University of Iceland. Sigbjornsson received degree in engineering science from University of Iceland, M.S. degree in structural engineering from the Technical University of Denmark, and Ph.D. degree in applied mechanics from the Technical University of Denmark. Sigbjornsson's main research activities are probabilistic and computational mechanics focusing on applications in earthquake, ocean, and wind engineering. Ongoing research projects deal with strong-motion monitoring and modelling, natural hazard and risk assessment, methods for estimation of structural and nonstructural damage in civil engineering structures and lifeline systems, loss and casualty estimation methodologies, planning, risk management, and safety. Some of Sigbjornsson's recent publications are "Spatial variability of strong ground motion: novel system-based technique applying parametric time series modelling," Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 2012, "Adjustments for baseline shifts in far-fault strong-motion data: an alternative scheme to high-pass filtering," Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 2011, and "Quantification of near-fault effects on engineering structures," International Symposium on “5.12” Massive Wenchuan Earthquake Reconstruction & Catastrophic Disaster Management, 2010.
Biography Updated on 30 April 2013