The Risk Center Steering Committee consists of elected members and is the strategic body of the Center.
The current five members of the Steering Committee include representatives from four different departments of the ETH Zurich.
PROF. DR. BOZIDAR STOJADINOVIC
Chair of Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (D-BAUG)
Bozidar Stojadinovic works on engineering the seismic risk of inhabited communities. This involves the development of probabilistic performance-based seismic design and evaluation methods applicable to individual structures as well as to interconnected sets of structures and infrastructure.
PROF. DR. WANDA MIMRA
Chair of Risk and Insurance Economics (D-MTEC)
Member since 2012 (Member of the Steering Committee 2016 - )
Wanda Mimra’s research analyzes strategic interaction in markets with risk and asymmetric information with applications in insurance, health, and industrial organization.
Paul Embrechts studies concepts, techniques and tools of Quantitative Risk Management, applied mainly (but not solely) to the financial industry (insurance and banking). The modeling of extreme events, both in size and interdependence, is a key aspect of the mathematical research carried out at RiskLab.
Hans Gersbach analyzes new designs for the financial architecture and for fiscal and monetary policy-making, to deal with systemic risks. For this purpose, he embeds models of banking, systemic risk, and politics into new macroeconomic models, to examine their possible consequences.
Hans Rudolf Heinimann’s research interest is the design and continuous improvement of land use systems, including natural hazard disruptions. His recent work emphasizes spatially explicit optimization of land use activities, socio-technical interactions within complex infrastructure systems, and system optimization for resilience.