ragnarDr. Sigbjörnsson is the EERC Director and Professor at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Iceland. He is internationally renowned for his research on probabilistic and computational mechanics focusing on applications in earthquake, ocean and wind engineering.

His ongoing research projects deal with strong-motion monitoring and modelling; natural hazard and risk assessment; methods for estimation of structural and non-structural damage in civil engineering structures and lifeline systems; loss and casualty estimation methodologies; planning; risk management; and safety.