B.S. ​Hebrew University, 1964M.S. ​University of California, Los Angeles, 1967Ph.D. ​University of California, Los Angeles, 1970

Yacov Y. Haimes is the Lawrence R. Quarles Professor of Systems and Information Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Founding Director (1987) of the Center for Risk Management of Engineering Systems at the University of Virginia. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. (with Distinction) degrees in Systems Engineering from UCLA, and his B.S. degree in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry from Hebrew University, Jerusalem. As an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)-American Geophysical Union (AGU) Congressional Science Fellow (1977-78), Dr. Haimes served in the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President, and on the United States House of Representatives Science and Technology Committee. From 1990 to 2011 he served as a consultant, then a Visiting Scientist at the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. In 2015, he was appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to a three-year term on serve on the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee. He is a Fellow of seven societies: ASCE, IEEE, INCOSE, AWRA, IWRA, AAAS, and Society for Risk Analysis (SRA), (where he is a past President). The Fourth Edition of his most recent book, Risk Modeling, Assessment, and Management, was published in 2016 by Wiley & Sons and he has signed a contract with Wiley & Sons to write a new textbook: “Modeling and Managing Interdependent Complex Systems of Systems” due by June 2017. Professor Haimes is the recipient of the 2014 UCLA Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Distinguished Alumnus Award; the 2014 ASCE American Academy of Water Resources Engineers Founders Award; the 2010 Distinguished Educator Award presented by SRA; the 2007 Icko Iben Award presented by AWRA; the 2001 Norbert Weiner Award, presented by IEEE-SMC; the 2000 Distinguished Achievement Award, presented by SRA; the 1997 Warren A. Hall Medal, the highest award presented by Universities Council on Water Resources; the 1995 Georg Cantor Award, presented by the International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, and the 1994 Outstanding Contribution Award presented by the IEEE-SMC; following Hurricane Katrina, he was appointed as the 2007 Arthur Maass-Gilbert White Fellow, U.S Army Corps of Engineers, Institute for Water Resources (IWR), among others. He has authored (and co-authored) six books and 300 technical publications, over 200 of which were published in archival-refereed journals. He has served as dissertation/thesis advisor to 39 Ph.D. students, to 85 M.S., and to 132 B.S. students.

Research Interests

  • Cybersecurity
  • Risk Management
  • Risk and Decision Analysis
  • Infrastructure Engineering/Transportation Studies

Selected Publications

  • Modeling and Managing Interdependent Complex Systems of Systems. In preparation for June 2017. Haimes, Y.Y.
  • Risk Modeling, Assessment, and Management. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, NY, 1998. Second Edition, 2004. Third Edition 2009, Fourth Edition 2016, 690pp. Haimes, Y. Y.
  • Multiobjective Decision Making: Theory and Methodology, Elsevier-North Holland, New York, 1983. Second Edition, Dover Publications, Mineola, NY, 2008, 406pp. Chankong, V. and Y. Y. Haimes
  • Hierarchical Multiobjective Analysis of Large-Scale Systems, Hemisphere Publishing Company, New York, 1990. Haimes, Y. Y., K. Tarvainen, T. Shima, and J. Thadathil
  • Hierarchical Analyses of Water Resources Systems: Modeling and Optimization of Large-Scale Systems, McGraw-Hill International Book Company, New York, 1977. Haimes, Y. Y