Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou is a Lecturer in Uncertainty and Engineering at the Centre for Engineering Sustainability, School of Engineering, University of Liverpool, UK, and a member of the Institute for Risk and Uncertainty. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Civil and Environmental Engineering department of Rice University, TX, USA, under the supervision of Professor Pol D. Spanos. His primary research interests focus on the general area of Stochastic Mechanics with applications in Engineering. Uncertainty Quantification and modelling/analysis of complex systems exhibiting nonlinear/hysteretic behaviour and/or exposed to hazard/risk inducing conditions are of particular interest. Specifically, Dr Kougioumtzoglou has developed efficient and versatile approximate/analytical methodologies for the stochastic response determination and reliability assessment of nonlinear systems (e.g. Kougioumtzoglou and Spanos 2012; Spanos and Kougioumtzoglou 2012a). Further, he has utilized the localization properties of the wavelet transform to perform stochastic joint time-frequency analyses and to estimate/determine the time-varying frequency content of earthquake, wind and sea wave excitations (Spanos and Kougioumtzoglou 2012b). Dr. Kougioumtzoglou has been awarded several scholarships for outstanding academic performance from the National State Scholarships Foundation (Greece), the Eugenides Foundation (Greece) and the Hellenic Professional Society of Texas (USA). He has also received a Visiting Professor Scholarship from the São Paulo State Research Funding Agency (Brazil). He is a member of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI), an associate member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and a Registered (Licensed/Chartered) Professional Civil Engineer in Greece.