Armen Der Kiureghian is Taisei Professor of Civil Engineering in the Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials Program of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. Since 1991, he has concurrently served as the founding Dean of Engineering and the Director of Engineering Research Center of the American University of Armenia (AUA), which is an affiliate of the University of California, located in Yerevan, Armenia. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the AUA Corporation. Der Kiureghian's teaching and research interests are in the areas of structural reliability, risk analysis, random vibrations and earthquake engineering. He has pioneered methods for safety and reliability assessment of complex structures and for stochastic seismic analysis of buildings, bridges and critical equipment. He has more than 230 publications, including 68 in archival journals. Further information can be found here.


  • Gardoni, P., A. Der Kiureghian and K. Mosalam (2002) "Probabilistic capacity models and fragility estimates for RC columns based on experimental observations", J. Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, accepted for publication.
  • Sasani, M., A. Der Kiureghian and V. V. Bertero (2002) "Seismic fragility of short period reinforced concrete structural walls under near-source ground motions", Structural Safety, accepted for publication.
  • Der Kiureghian, A. (2002) "Analysis of structural reliability under model and statistical uncertainties", Computational Structural Engineering, accepted for publication.
  • Der Kiureghian, A. (2001) "Risk assessment of satellite launch with reusable launch vehicle", J. Reliability Engineering & System Safety, Vol. 74, No. 3, pp. 353-360.