Prof. Svend Gade—Brüel & Kjær University
Prof. Gade joined Brüel & Kjær in 1980, where he is now working as an application specialist in the Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S. Currently he is an Associate Professor at the Brüel & Kjær University. His responsibilities include digital signal analysis, sound intensity, sound power, modal analysis, signature analysis, acoustic holography and Sound Quality. He has written more than 150 papers and articles and lectured extensively throughout the world including Japan and USA. Prof. Gade holds an M.Sc. degree from the Danish Technical University in Copenhagen in electronics/acoustics and is educated as a lecturer as well. He is a member of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering, INCE and SEM, the Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc.
Prof. Carlos E. Ventura— The University of British Columbia
Carlos Ventura is a Civil Engineer with specializations in structural dynamics and earthquake engineering. He has been a faculty member of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada since 1992. He is currently the Director of the Earthquake Engineering Research Facility (EERF) at UBC, and is the author of more than 450 papers and reports on earthquake engineering, structural dynamics and modal testing. Dr. Ventura has conducted research about earthquakes and structural dynamics for more than thirty years. In addition to his academic activities, Dr. Ventura is a recognized international consultant on structural vibrations and safety of large Civil Engineering structures. He is a member of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and of the Engineering Institute of Canada, and Fellow of Engineers Canada. He is also a member of several national and international professional societies, advisory committees and several building and bridge code committees.