EERI is pleased to announce that William J. Hall (M.EERI,1973) and Anne S. Kiremidjian (M.EERI,1976) 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 earthquake engineering and to EERI.
William J. Hall is Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana‑Champaign, and a consulting engineer. Dr. Hall served on the EERI Board of Directors from 1979 to 1981 and was a recipient of the prestigious Housner Medal. He joined the UIUC faculty of the Department of Civil Engineering in 1954 and served as Head of the Department from 1984-91. There he specialized in structures, materials and structural dynamics and engaged in research and instruction. His research centered on earthquake engineering and military structures. Professor Hall was also involved with many large engineering projects, including being part of the design team for the Trans-Alaska petroleum pipeline, many nuclear power plants, and major projects of agencies of the U.S. government. Dr. Hall received a B.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of Kansas and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Anne S. Kiremidjian is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. From 1987 to 2002 she served as the Co-Director and Director of the John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center at Stanford University. At Stanford, she 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. Dr. Kiremidjian received her B.S. degree from Columbia University in Civil Engineering and her M.S. and Ph. D. degrees from Stanford University in Structural Engineering.