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Prof. Hans C. Björnsson

Prof. Hans C. Björnsson
Professor of Technology Management and the Vice Provost of University of California, Merced

Hans Björnsson is professor of Technology Management and the Vice Provost of University of California, Merced, where he is responsible for academic planning at the campus, including the development of the new Management School. During the past four years, he served as the Dean of the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts. He is an affiliate of Stanford University where he was part of the civil engineering faculty 1996-2005. In his research, he is modeling and analyzing building and infrastructure projects and risks involved with undertaking such projects. His research also concerns the use of information technology in the project based industries. Recent work focuses on decisions on investments in information technology and information systems and risks involved in such decisions. He is a former dean of the School of Technology Management & Economics at Chalmers (1990-1997). He has been the director of IMIT (Institute for Management of Innovation and Technology)(1984-88), director of CIFE (Center for Integrated Facility Engineering) at Stanford University (1997-2004) and on the faculty of Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.I.T., and the University of Southern California. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.