Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1985. M.S. in Structural Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1982. B.E. (First Class Honors) from University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 1980.
Chairman, Applications Forum Working Group, International Council of Systems Engineering. Member, American Society of Civil Engineers. Member, Association of Computing Machinery. Member, New Zealand Society of Earthquake Engineering.
Model-based systems engineering and integration; systems modeling, analysis, and design of cyber-physical systems; algorithms and computational tools for energy-efficient building simulation; semantic approaches to distributed systems behavior modeling; machine learning algorithms for observation and modeling of urban behavior; experimental software development for Whistle.