BioF.SRA, F.IEEE, F.ASCE, F.AAAS, P.E., D.WRE.Ph.D. University of Virginia, 1994M.S. University of Virginia, 1990B.S.E. Princeton University, 1988
"Prof. Lambert served as the Chair of the Fifth World Congress on Risk www.sra.org/worldcongress2019, with over three-hundred scientists and policymakers advancing the Congress theme of 'Development and Resilience' at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 6-8 May 2019. "James H. Lambert, University of Virginia, USA
Professor Lambert's interests are engineering systems and risk analysis, with application to (i) advanced mobile grid services and network of chargers of fleet electric vehicles, (ii) enterprise resilience of national wireless broadband network in public safety, (iii) simulation of operations and strategic priorities of maritime container ports, (iv) logistics and industrial supply chains for aviation biofuels, (v) risk management of economic development to infrastructure corridors, (vi) population behaviors and community resilience in radiological and other disasters, (vii) transportation strategic plans influenced by climate combining with emergent and future conditions, (viii) priority setting for airports with risk of runway incursions, and (ix) security of critical infrastructure systems related to embedded hardware devices. He is a Professor of Engineering Systems and Environment (Program in Systems Engineering, Program in Civil Engineering), Director of the Center for Risk Management of Engineering Systems, and Member of the Technical Advisory Council of the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Logistics Systems, each at the University of Virginia. He is Chair of the Fifth World Congress on Risk (Cape Town, South Africa, 2019), a Past President (2015-2016) of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA), and Chair of the SRA Annual Meeting with over 800 registered participants (Washington DC, 2015). He is a Fellow of the AAAS (F.AAAS), Fellow of the IEEE (F.IEEE), Fellow of the ASCE (F.ASCE), Fellow of the SRA (F.SRA), Diplomate (D.WRE) of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers, member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, member of the International Council on Systems Engineering, and licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.). He is Editor-in-Chief of the Springer journal Environment Systems & Decisions. He is an Area Editor of the Wiley journal Risk Analysis. He is Associate Editor of the ASCE/ASME Journal of Risk & Uncertainty in Engineering Systems. His publications appear in the above journals and Wiley journal Risk Analysis, Elsevier journal Reliability Engineering and System Safety, ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems, Military Operations Research Society Journal, IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics, Elsevier journal Accident Analysis and Prevention, et al. His research sponsors included US National Science Foundation, Virginia Center for Innovative Technology, Commonwealth of Virginia Office of the Governor, Port of Virginia, US Army Corps of Engineers, US Federal Aviation Administration, NASA, US Department of Homeland Security, US Department of Energy, President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection, US DoD Joint Program Office for Special Technology Countermeasures, US Department of Agriculture, US Federal Highway Administration, Virginia Tobacco Commission, Fermata LLC, and others. He has served on committees of the National Academy of Medicine (Standing Committee on Health Threats Resilience and Workforce Resilience), National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Aviation Cooperative Research Program, and Transit Cooperative Research Program. He served as a Delegate (2012-2015) of AASHTO to the World Roads Association Congress (PIARC). He represents the University of Virginia to the Council of Engineering Systems Universities (CESUN), whose annual meeting will convene at the University of Virginia in Spring 2021. He received a Ph.D. and M.S. in Civil Engineering at the University of Virginia, and a B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering with a Certificate in Engineering Physics at Princeton University.