Instructor's Summary

Professor Timothy Ross


Professor Timothy Ross, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Registered Professional Engineer with over 30 years industrial and field experience in Structural Reliability, Dynamics, Engineering & Analysis, Structural Safety, Risk Assessment & Fuzzy Systems, Computational Mechanics, Architectural Non-Destructive Evaluation, Hazard Survivability, Structural Damage Assessment & Fuzzy Systems. As a well-respected Professor of the University of New Mexico and a Faculty Affiliate of Los Alamos National Laboratory, his passion and drive to share his expertise has bestowed him the University Regents’ Lectureship title and further had him elected a Fellow with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He is well adept in the areas of Structural Analysis & Dynamics, Fuzzy Logic and Reinforced Concrete Structures.  While he has performed significant consultancy work in these areas, he has also done work in design and construction of numerous international companies. Previously, he had been placed in-charge for conducting Structural Engineering-related research for the US Defence Department.

Professor Ross has PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Civil Engineering from the Washington State, Rice and Stanford Universities respectively. Listed amongst the ‘Who’s Who in American Business Leaders’ and with the ‘American Men and Women of Science’, he has been granted numerous prestigious awards and recognitions. A few of these are the ‘J. William Fulbright Fellowship at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Calgary; the American Statistical Association and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ASA/SIAM) Distinction Award; the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration’s Defense Programs’ ‘Award of Excellence and the ‘Hero Award for a NASA Structural Project. Furthermore, he is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal, Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems. His 1995 textbook published by McGraw-Hill on Fuzzy Logic with Engineering Applications had been the first text for undergraduates in this field.