Keynote lecture 4

Dr. Shi-Shuenn Chen

"The Simplified models for Seismic Soil-Structure analysis of Buildings"

Ph.D., Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of California at Berkeley. Former President of the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Dr. Chen, who received his doctorate in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley (1987), have been the President of the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech). He established the Taiwan Building Technology Center in Taiwan while pursuing a First-Class University to foster the development of building technologies at the cutting edge of research. Dr. Chen serves currently as the president of the Chinese Institute of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering, the president of the Chinese Association of Technological and Vocational Education, as well as the president of the Chinese Association for Cross-Strait Exchanges and Cooperation in Higher and Vocational Education. He is also the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Chinese Institute of Engineers. Dr. Chen served previously as a member of the Public Construction Commission, under the Executive Yuan, and of the Supervisory Board of Science Education, under the Ministry of Education of the ROC. Dr. Chen’s previous positions also include those of deputy director general in the National Expressway Engineering Bureau, president of the Chinese Association of Structure Engineers and managing director on the board of directors of the Association of National Universities. Honors received by Dr. Chen include the Outstanding Engineering Professor Award from the Chinese Institute of Engineers and the Excellent Research Paper Award from the Chinese Institute of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering, as well as being recognized as an Outstanding Civil Engineering Alumnus by the National Taiwan University. Dr. Chen has published extensively in his main areas of research: earthquake engineering.