The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute has announced that Anne S. Kiremidjian (M.EERI, 1976) and William J. Hall (M.EERI, 1973) have been selected as Honorary Members of EERI. One of the highest honors from the institute, Honorary Membership is awarded to members who have made sustained and outstanding contributions to the field of earthquack engineering and to EERI.
Professor Anne S. Kiremidjian in the Stanford Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has served as the Co-Director and Director of the John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center from 1987 to 2002. She currently teaches courses in structural analysis, earthquake hazard and risk analysis, structural reliability and decision theory. Her research over the years has focused on all aspects of earthquake hazard and loss estimation, regional risk assessment, risk analysis of transportation systems, wireless sensor and sensing system development for structural performance evaluation, and the development of damage detection algorithms using sensor measurements.