June 24, 2022
Staff Accomplishment

Veeramany Joins Editorial Board for Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems

Parts A and B of the journal focus on civil and mechanical engineering

Arun Veeramany

Arun Veeramany is a data scientist in the Earth Systems Data Science team in the Energy and Environment Directorate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

(Photo by Andrea Starr | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

Arun Veeramany, a data scientist, has recently joined the Editorial Board of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)-American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems Part A and Part B. Parts A and B of the journal focus on civil and mechanical engineering—two fields where Veeramany is extensively involved. The journal meets the needs of researchers and engineers to address risk, disaster, and failure-related challenges due to many sources and types of uncertainty in planning, design, analysis, construction, manufacturing, operation, utilization, and life-cycle management of existing and new engineering systems. The journal reports on the full range of risk and uncertainty analysis of state-of-the-art and state-of-the-practice relating to civil and mechanical engineering.

Veeramany’s expertise in risk, reliability, and resilience of engineered systems for various Department of Energy projects, international nuclear and public safety organizations, and multinational corporations makes him a valuable asset to the editorial board. In addition, he has served as the principal investigator for development of a risk framework for modeling high-impact, low-frequency events affecting the power grid, as well as for the development of a framework for risk-informed autonomous adaptive cyber controllers.

As an editorial board member, he will be responsible for reviewing journal articles, promoting the journal, and soliciting quality papers for publication and to be included in special issues and collections. Veeramany said, “I look forward to increasing the journal’s visibility through its increased engagement with ASCE and ASME conferences, especially through the influence of my role as the Chair of the ASME Safety Engineering and Risk Analysis Division, starting July 2022.”

He was selected by the journal’s editor based on his good standing in the field and his specific area of expertise and diverse experience. Over the course of his career, Veeramany has promoted the journal in several ways, including leading a special issue titled, “Risk, Resilience and Reliability for Autonomous Vehicle Technologies: Trends, Techniques and Challenges,” reviewing papers, and maintaining a synergy between ASME’s risk analysis division and the journal’s leadership.