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executive , researcher , civil engineering educator

Bilal M. Ayyub, Palestinian engineer, company executive, educator, researcher. Recipient Certified of Appreciation, United States Army Corps of Engineers, 1995; grantee, National Science Foundation, 1985-1992, Maryland State Highway Administration, 1986-1990, United States Navy, 1990-1995, United States Army Corps of Engineers, 1994-1995.


Ayyub, Bilal M. was born on January 5, 1958 in Shweikeh, Tulkaram, Palestine. Son of Mohammed S. and Thuraya Ayyub. came to the United States, 1980.


Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University Kuwait, 1980. Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1983.


Assistant professor department civil engineering University Maryland, College Park, 1983-1988, associate professor, 1988-1993, professor, since 1993, general director Center for Technology and Systems Management. President BMA Engineering Inc., Maryland, since 1988. Chief Executive Officer Decide-Now.com, Inc., 2000—2003.

Consultant professor Carderock division of Naval Surface Warfare Center, United States Navy. Consultant United States Coast Guard, Groton, Connecticut, 1987-1990, United States Navy, Crystal City, Virginia, since 1990, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Washington, since 1990, International Monetary Fund, Washington, 1993, Chevron Research and Technology Corporation, Richmond, California, 1992-1994, United States Army Corps. of Engineers, Washington, since 1994. Member advisory board to international journals and Naval Engineers Journal, 1989-2005.

General chairman International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis, 1990, 93, 95, 2003. Director Center for Technology and Systems Management.


  • Achievements include risk and uncertainty analysis in engineering, homeland security and protection of critical infrastructure and key assets, design guidelines for posttensioned composite bridges, general guidelines for risk-based inspection, structural reliability assessment using variance reduction techniques, uncertainty modeling and analysis in engineering, fuzzy logic in civil engineering, reliability-based design of marine structures, reliability assessment and reliability-based design of navigation structures.


Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers (Outstanding Research Oriented Paper award 1988, Edmund Friedman award 1989, Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research award 1997, chairman reliability of offshore structures committee 1993-1996, associate editor Journal Structural Engineering, member committee on fatugue and fracture reliability, member technical administrative committee on structural safety and reliability 1993-1996), Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (chairman panel on design procedure and philosophy of the hull structures committee, Journal Ship Research committee), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (political action committee since 1990, risk-based technical research committee). Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (senior ), National Research Council (working groups of marine board), American Society Naval Engineers (life, Jimmie Hamilton award 1986, 93, 2000, 02, chairman naval engineers journal committee), American Concrete Institute, American Academy Mechanics, North America Fuzzy Information Processing Society (K.S. Fu award 1995, general chairman annual conference 1995), Computer Society.


Married Deena L. Ziadeh, June 27, 1987. Children: Omar, Rami, Samar, Ziad.

Mohammed S.

Thuraya Ayyub

Deena L. Ziadeh

Omar Ayyub

Samar Ayyub

Ziad Ayyub

Rami Ayyub