Professor Modarres elevated to the rank of Life Fellow by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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Professor Mohammad Modarres, Director of the Center for Risk and Reliability, was elevated to the rank of Life Fellow by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) “for his contributions to probabilistic risk assessment in nuclear safety”.

IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members with extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. Through its 400,000-plus members in 160 countries, the IEEE is a leading authority in a wide variety of areas ranging from reliability engineering, computers, and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics. IEEE publishes 30 percent of the world’s literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields and has developed more than 1300 active industry standards. The association also sponsors and co-sponsors nearly 1700 international technical conferences each year.

Dr. Modarres is a recipient of multiple awards and honors. He is the Nicole Y. Kim Eminent Professor at the University of Maryland within the A. James Clark School of Engineering of the University of Maryland. He co-founded the world’s first degree-granting graduate curriculum in reliability engineering at the University of Maryland. As the University of Maryland Center for Risk and Reliability Director, Dr. Modarres serves as an international expert on reliability and risk analysis. 

The Center for Risk and Reliability congratulates Professor Modarres for his prestigious grade elevation and recognition of his extensive work in the areas of Probabilistic risk assessment, Uncertainty analysis, and Probabilistic physics of failure.

Discover more about newly elevated Fellows here.

Published March 31, 2023