Charles Scawthorn, SE, D.Eng.
Academic background: Professor, Kyoto University (ret); D.Eng., Kyoto University, Japan; M.S.C.E., Lehigh University, PA; Bach. Engineering, The Cooper Union, NY.
Charles Scawthorn has 35 years of experience assessing risk and developing integrated mitigation programs for natural and technological hazards worldwide. Clients include FEMA, OES, the World Bank, Global 1000 corporations and insurance companies.
Keith Porter, PE, PhD
Academic background: Research Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2007-present; GW Housner Senior Research Fellow, California Institute of Technology, 2000-2007;
PhD, Stanford University 2000; MEng, UC Berkeley 1990; BS, UC Davis 1987
Dr Porter has 25 years of experience assessing earthquake and hurricane risk for insurers, commercial and institutional building owners, and local governments. His doctoral research prefigured and helped to lay the theoretical groundwork for PEER-style second-generation performance-based earthquake engineering methodology to assess probabilistic risk in terms of repair costs, casualties, and loss of use ("dollars, deaths, and downtime").