Seth Guikema is a Professor in the departments of Industrial & Operations Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan. He is also a Professor II (adjunct) in the Department of Safety, Economics, and Planning at the University of Stavanger as well as a Data Science Research Fellow at One Concern, Inc. The research in Professor Guikema’s group is described in this web site, particularly under the Research tab.
Professor Guikema completed a B.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering at Cornell University, a M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering at Stanford, a M.Eng. by thesis in Civil Engineering at the University of Canterbury (New Zealand), and a Ph.D. in Engineering Risk and Decision Analysis in the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. He was a postdoctoral research at Cornell University (Civil & Environmental Engineering). Prior to the University of Michigan he was an Assistant Professor in the Civil Engineering department at Texas A&M University and an Assistant and tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. He moved to the University of Michigan in 2015.
In 2020 Professor Guikema was the President of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA). He previously served as the chairperson of both the Foundations of Risk Analysis and Engineering and Infrastructure specialty groups and served a three-year term on the SRA Council. In 2021 he was named a Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis. He currently serves as the Area Editor for the Natural Hazards area for Risk Analysis and as the Area Editor for the Mathematical Modeling area for Risk Analysis. He is active in INFORMS and served on the INFORMS Decision Analysis Society Council for three years. He also is active in the American Statistical Association and the American Society of Civil Engineers.