Yonas Zewdu Ayele

Faculty of Engineering
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Associate Professor
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+4769608898
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Fredrikstad
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Brief Bio

Associate Professor Yonas Zewdu Ayele holds a PhD degree, specializing on the resilience and risk assessment of infrastructures, from the UiT The Arctic University of Norway and University of Maryland, College Park, USA. During his PhD studies, he was awarded an Emerging Leaders Program scholarship from The Research Council of Norway. His research interests include: resilience assessment of critical infrastructures, (dynamic) Bayesian networks and causal modelling, smart transport systems, road network dynamics, impact assessment, risk analysis, event sequence diagrams and influence diagrams, cost-effectiveness analysis, drilling waste handling, and cold-region engineering. He is a member of ASCE - American Society of Civil Engineers, Tekna - The Norwegian Society of Graduate Technical and Scientific Professionals, and EACE - Ethiopian Association of Civil Engineers. He is also a Licensed UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) Pilot; and, a Licensed Civil Engineer specialized in designing of infrastructures (buildings, roads, highways, etc.), reinforced concrete, steel and wood structures, and retaining walls.

He is a Leader of a Research Group named “Building and Environment” at the Faculty of Engineering, ØUC. He also leads a brand new Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure (𝑅e𝑆𝐼) Lab at ØUC, aiming for conducting research to address the emerging challenges related with resilience and sustainability of infrastructure, with primary applications in critical infrastructures. He has extensive experience in conducting individual or collaborative research projects, writing publications or disseminate research findings, evaluating research outcomes, as well as developing new concepts and ideas to extend intellectual understanding. In addition, he has been participating, leading, and administrating several projects funded by the EU Interreg and The Research Council of Norway. He has received research project grants for seven of his applications, as a Principal Investigator and Partner. These project proposals have been written with a close cooperation between more than 10 universities and, more than 50 organizations form Norway, Sweden, Finland, Italy, Russia, the UK, USA as well as Chile. He authored/co- authored more than 55 articles, including working papers, in international journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters. He is also the co- supervisor of three PhD students in Norway and, one PhD student in Sweden, as well as the main supervisor of several master’s students and, a number of bachelor students.

Academic interests

- (Critical) infrastructure resilience analysis
- Road & transport engineering
- (Dynamic) Bayesian networks to resilience analysis of transport networks
- Causal modeling
- Cost-effectiveness analysis
- Impact assessment of road infrastructures

Courses taught

Background

2013 – 2016:  Ph.D. University of Tromsø and University of Maryland, College Park, USA.

Awards

  • Academic Writing Scholarship 2018
  • Søknadsstipend 2018
  • Norwegian Research Council Grant to Emerging Leaders Program, 2013
  • Best Master Thesis of the year 2013 from Department of Engineering and Safety, UiT.
  • Addis Ababa University Distinction Award, 2008.

Appointments

  • 2018 - to date: Leader, Building and Environment Research Group, Østfold University College
  • 2016 - 2018: Board Member, Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Tromsø.
  • 2014 - to date: Member, Technical Program Committee for IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM).
  • 2015 - 2016: Member, Technical Program Committe for European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL)

Positions held

  • Visiting Associate Professor, University College London, London, UK, 2017.

PhD supervision

  • Co-supervisor for PhD research fellow Bjarte Rød together with Associate Professor Abbas Barabadi, UiT
  • Co-supervisor for PhD research fellow Rezgar Zakitogether with Associate Professor Abbas Barabadi, UiT
  • Co-supervisor for PhD research fellow Mustafa, Albara Mohamad Yazid Faisal together with Associate Professor Abbas Barabadi, UiT

Partners

National

- Statens vegvesen (SVV)
- Universitetet i Tromsø
- Universitetet i Stavanger
- NTNU
- UNIS

International

- University College London, UK
- University of Maryland, College Park, USA
- University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA
- University of Leeds, UK
- Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
- University of Chile, Chile.
- Tampere University of Technology, Finland
- Addis Ababa Institute of Technology, Ethiopia
- University of Oulu, Finland
- Centria University of Applied Sciences, Finland
- Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
- Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
- University of Birmingham, UK
- University of São Paulo, Brazil
- Murmansk Arctic State University, Russia
- University of Iceland, Iceland

Research groups

Publications

  • Ayele, Yonas Zewdu (2020). In-line Wireless Vibration Monitoring Procedure for Bridge Damage Detection, Localization and Classification – A Case Study. Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems: Technology, Planning, and Operations.  ISSN 1547-2450. Show summary
  • Ayele, Yonas Zewdu & Griffiths, David (2020). Automatic UAV-based Damage Quantification for Improved Bridge Resilience Assessment. Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems: Technology, Planning, and Operations.  ISSN 1547-2450. Show summary
  • Ayele, Yonas Zewdu (2019). Drone-inspeksjoner kan redusere faren for brokollapser. Norsk Rikskringkasting.
  • Ayele, Yonas Zewdu (2019). Droner kan hindre at vegbroer kollapser. Våre veger.  ISSN 0376-7272.
  • Ayele, Yonas Zewdu (2019). Drones for inspecting aging bridges. International Conference on Natural Hazards and Infrastructure.  ISSN 2623-4513.
  • Ayele, Yonas Zewdu (2019). Impact assessment of road infrastructure: A holistic approach. WIT Transactions on the Built Environment.  ISSN 1746-4498.  182, s 15- 25 . doi: 10.2495/UT180021
  • Ayele, Yonas Zewdu & Barabadi, Abbas (2019). Marketing Management Challenges – A Nordic Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) Perspective. IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management.  ISSN 2157-3611.  2019-December, s 550- 554 . doi: 10.1109/IEEM.2018.8607309
  • Ayele, Yonas Zewdu & Droguett, E. L. (2019). Application of UAVs for Bridge Inspection and Resilience Assessment. Safety and Reliability.  ISSN 0961-7353.
  • Kobrich, Philip; San Martin, Gabriel; Droguett, Enrique López; Ortiz, Alejandro & Ayele, Yonas Zewdu (2019). Physics Based Deep Learning Model for Crack Propagation Prognostics. Safety and Reliability.  ISSN 0961-7353.
  • Aliyari, Mostafa; Ayele, Yonas Zewdu; Barabadi, Abbas & Droguett López, Enrique (2018). Risk analysis in low-voltage distribution systems. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part O, Journal of risk and reliability.  ISSN 1748-006X.  233(2), s 118- 138 . doi: 10.1177/1748006X18759806
  • Amare, Gizat Derebe & Ayele, Yonas Zewdu (2018). Effect of Negative Damping on Offshore Structures. International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (OMAE) [proceedings].  ISSN 1523-651X. . doi: doi:10.1115/OMAE2018-78715 Show summary
  • Ayele, Yonas Zewdu & Barabadi, Abbas (2018). Quantitative Risk Analysis of Components Under High Stress. IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management.  ISSN 2157-3611.  s 1232- 1235 . doi: 10.1109/IEEM.2017.8290089 Show summary
  • Ayele, Yonas Zewdu; Barabadi, Abbas & Yuan, Fuqing (2018). Mixture Lognormal Cox Regression Repair Model for Prediction of the Repair Time. IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management.  ISSN 2157-3611.  s 1155- 1159 . doi: 10.1109/IEEM.2018.8607572
  • Barabadi, Abbas & Ayele, Yonas Zewdu (2018). Post-disaster infrastructure recovery: Prediction of recovery rate using historical data. Reliability Engineering & System Safety.  ISSN 0951-8320.  169, s 209- 223 . doi: /10.1016/j.ress.2017.08.018 Show summary
  • Imoudu, Nelson Edoh; Ayele, Yonas Zewdu & Barabadi, Abbas (2018). The Characteristic of Cold Metal Transfer (CMT) and its application For Cladding. IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management.  ISSN 2157-3611.  s 1883- 1887 . doi: 10.1109/IEEM.2017.8290218 Show summary
  • Ayele, Yonas Zewdu & Barabadi, Abbas (2017). A practical guideline for human error assessment: A causal model. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering.  ISSN 1757-8981.  276(1) . doi: 10.1088/1757-899X/276/1/012019 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Ayele, Yonas Zewdu & Barabadi, Abbas (2017). Cold stress: Safety issues when working in cold environments. Proceedings - International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions.  ISSN 0376-6756.
  • Ayele, Yonas Zewdu & Barabadi, Abbas (2017). Human error probability estimation of maintenance activities in cold operating environment based on Bayesian network, In Lesley Walls; Matthew Revie & Tim Bedford (ed.),  Risk, Reliability and Safety: Innovating Theory and Practice : Proceedings of ESREL 2016 (Glasgow, Scotland, 25-29 September 2016).  CRC Press.  ISBN 9781138029972.  Human factors and human reliability analysis.  s 938 - 944
  • Ayele, Yonas Zewdu & Barabady, Javad (2017). Risk-based offshore facility design (RB-OFD) under arctic operational conditions. Proceedings - International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions.  ISSN 0376-6756.
  • Bergland, Espen; Ayele, Yonas Zewdu & Barabadi, Abbas (2017). Application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for inspection of complex production facilities, In Marko Cepin & Radim Bris (ed.),  Safety & Reliability, Theory and Applications.  CRC Press.  ISBN 978-1138629370.  Risk assessment.
  • Jensen, Sondre Finjord; Ayele, Yonas Zewdu & Barabadi, Abbas (2017). Fire safety aspects for underwater tunnels in cold climate. ISOPE - International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference. Proceedings.  ISSN 1098-6189.  s 1360- 1367
  • Marhaug, Andreas; Barabadi, Abbas; Stagrum, Espen; Olsen, Alf; Karlsen, Ketil & Ayele, Yonas Zewdu (2017). Criticality analysis for maintenance purposes of platform supply vessels in remote areas. Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering.  ISSN 0892-7219.  139(3) . doi: 10.1115/1.4035304
  • Nese, Tord; Dalsand, Raymond; Gudmestad, Ove Tobias; Solberg, Knut Espen; Barabady, Javad; Barabadi, Abbas & Ayele, Yonas Zewdu (2017). Identification of hazards during search and rescue operations in cold climate. Proceedings - International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions.  ISSN 0376-6756.
  • Qarahasanlou, Ali. N; Barabadi, Abbas & Ayele, Yonas Zewdu (2017). Production performance analysis during operation phase: A case study. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part O, Journal of risk and reliability.  ISSN 1748-006X.  232(6), s 559- 575 . doi: 10.1177/1748006X17744383 Show summary
  • Rød, Bjarte; Barabadi, Abbas; Ayele, Yonas Zewdu; Lange, David; Honfi, Daniel & Droguett, Enrique López (2017). Probabilistic metric of infrastructure resilience considering time-dependent and time-independent covariates, In Marko Cepin & Radim Bris (ed.),  Safety & Reliability, Theory and Applications.  CRC Press.  ISBN 978-1138629370.  Resilience Engineering.  s 1053 - 1060
  • Zaki, Rezgar; Ayele, Yonas Zewdu & Barabadi, Abbas (2017). Systems performance measurement in the Arctic using internet of things (IoT). Proceedings - International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions.  ISSN 0376-6756.
  • Aalipour, Mojgan; Ayele, Yonas Zewdu & Barabadi, Abbas (2016). Human reliability assessment (HRA) in maintenance of production process: A case study. International Journal of Systems Assurance Engineering and Management.  ISSN 0975-6809.  7(2), s 229- 238 . doi: 10.1007/s13198-016-0453-z Full text in Research Archive.
  • Ayele, Yonas Zewdu & Barabadi, Abbas (2016). Risk Based Inspection of Offshore Topsides Static Mechanical Equipment in Arctic Conditions. IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management.  ISSN 2157-3611.  s 501- 506 . doi: 10.1109/IEEM.2016.7797926
  • Ayele, Yonas Zewdu; Barabadi, Abbas & Barabady, Javad (2016). A methodology for identification of a suitable drilling waste handling system in the Arctic region. International Journal of Environment and Waste Management.  ISSN 1478-9876.  17(3/4), s 227- 250 . doi: 10.1504/IJEWM.2016.078596 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Ayele, Yonas Zewdu; Barabadi, Abbas & Barabady, Javad (2016). Dynamic spare parts transportation model for Arctic production facility. International Journal of Systems Assurance Engineering and Management.  ISSN 0975-6809.  7(1), s 84- 98 . doi: 10.1007/s13198-015-0379-x Full text in Research Archive.
  • Ayele, Yonas Zewdu; Barabadi, Abbas & Barabady, Javad (2016). Performance-Based Risk management Systems (PBRMS) in the Arctic Drilling Waste Handling Operation. IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management.  ISSN 2157-3611.  2016-January, s 1623- 1628 . doi: 10.1109/IEEM.2015.7385922
  • Ayele, Yonas Zewdu; Barabadi, Abbas & Droguett, Enrique López (2016). Risk-based cost-effectiveness analysis of waste handling practices in the Arctic drilling operation. Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering.  ISSN 0892-7219.  138(3) . doi: 10.1115/1.4032707
  • Ayele, Yonas Zewdu; Barabady, Javad & Droguett, Enrique López (2016). Dynamic Bayesian network based risk assessment for Arctic offshore drilling waste handling practices. Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering.  ISSN 0892-7219.  138:051302(5), s 1- 12 . doi: 10.1115/1.4033713
  • Garmabaki, Amir Hossein Soleiman; Barabadi, Abbas; Yuan, Fuqing; Lu, Jinmei & Ayele, Yonas Zewdu (2016). Reliability modeling of successive release of software using NHPP. IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management.  ISSN 2157-3611.  2016-January, s 761- 766 . doi: 10.1109/IEEM.2015.7385750
  • Ayele, Yonas Zewdu; Barabadi, Abbas & Barabady, Javad (2015). Effectiveness Assessment for Waste Management Decision-support in the Arctic Drilling. IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management.  ISSN 2157-3611.  2015-January, s 559- 564 . doi: 10.1109/IEEM.2014.7058700
  • Amare, Gizat Derebe; Ayele, Yonas Zewdu & Barabady, Javad (2015). Losses From Failure: RAMS Analysis in Extreme Cold Operating Conditions. Proceedings - International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions.  ISSN 0376-6756.  2015-January
  • Ayele, Yonas Zewdu; Barabady, Javad & Droguett, Enrique López (2015). Risk assessment of Arctic drilling waste management operations based on Bayesian Networks, In Luca Podofillini; Bruno Sudret; Bozidar Stojadinovic; Enrico Zio & Wolfgang Kröder (ed.),  Safety and Reliability of Complex Engineered Systems.  CRC Press.  ISBN 9781138028791.  Bayesian and statistical methods.  s 1907 - 1915
  • Ayele, Yonas Zewdu & Løset, Sveinung (2015). Drilling waste handling practices in low temperature operations: a risk perspective. Proceedings - International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions.  ISSN 0376-6756.  2015-January
  • Ayele, Yonas Zewdu; Barabadi, Abbas & Barabady, Javad (2014). A risk-based approach to manage the Occupational Hazards in the Arctic drilling waste handling practices, In Tomasz Nowakowski (ed.),  Safety and Reliability: Methodology and Applications.  CRC Press.  ISBN 9781138026810.  KAPITTEL.  s 1329 - 1334
  • Ayele, Yonas Zewdu; Barabadi, Abbas & Barabady, Javad (2013). Drilling Waste Handling and Management in the High North. IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management.  ISSN 2157-3611.  s 673- 678 . doi: 10.1109/IEEM.2013.6962496
  • Ayele, Yonas Zewdu; Barabadi, Abbas & Markeset, Tore (2013). Spare Part Transportation Management in the High North. Proceedings - International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions.  ISSN 0376-6756. Full text in Research Archive.

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