Markus Dann

Assistant Professor

Department of Civil Engineering

PhD

University of Calgary, 2012

Dipl.-Ing.

Technical University of Darmstadt, 2007

Contact information

Phone

Office: 403.220.5328

Location

CNRL Engineering Complex : ENF 256

Courses

Risk Analysis (ENCI 645)

Structural Reliability Analysis (ENCI 647


Preferred method of communication

Please contact me by email


Research

Research areas

  • Risk-informed decision making
  • Structural reliability analysis
  • Inspection and maintenance planning
  • Bayesian data analysis and machine learning

Biography

Dr. Markus Dann has been an assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Calgary since May 2014. He graduated with distinction in civil engineering from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. He joined Dr. Marc Maes’ risk and reliability research group at the University of Calgary in September 2007 as a research assistant to work on Hierarchical Bayes Models. He received his PhD in civil engineering from the University of Calgary in 2011. Afterwards, Dr. Dann continued his academic career in the same research group as a post-doc. In 2012, he joined Chevron ETC in Aberdeen, UK, as a reliability and integrity engineer to perform fitness-for-service assessments for pipelines and conduct research on pipeline integrity and risk assessment. 


Publications

Dann, M.R. and Birkland, M., 2019: “Structural deterioration modeling using variational inference” ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering
Vol: 33(1), Article No: 04018057, pp: 1-9, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000805

Haladuick, S. and Dann, M.R., 2018: “Genetic algorithm for inspection and maintenance planning of deteriorating structural systems: Application
to pressure vessels” Infrastructures Vol: 3(3), Article No: 32, pp: 1-12, doi: 10.3390/infrastructures3030032

Dann, M.R. and Maes, M.A., 2018: “Stochastic corrosion growth modeling for pipelines using mass inspection data” Reliability Engineering and System Safety Vol: 180, pp: 245-254, doi: 10.1016/j.ress.2018.07.012

Maes, M. A., Dann, M.R. and Caspeele, R., 2018: “The extraordinary in decision making: myth, apology, or opportunity?” Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure doi: 10.1080/23789689.2018.1469356

Haladuick, S. and Dann, M.R., 2018: “RBM framework for long-term decision making for corroded pipelines with finite service lives” ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering Vol: 4(2), Article No: 04018009, pp: 1-11, doi: 10.1061/AJRUA6.0000956

Haladuick, S. and Dann, M.R., 2018: “Value of information-based decision analysis of the optimal next inspection type for deteriorating
structural systems” Structure and Infrastructure Engineering doi: 10.1080/15732479.2018.1433692

Dann, M.R. and Huyse, L., 2018: “The effect of inspection sizing uncertainty on the maximum corrosion growth in pipelines” Structural Safety
Vol: 70, pp: 71-81, doi: 10.1016/j.strusafe.2017.10.005

Belvederesi, C. and Dann, M.R., 2017: “Statistical analysis of failure consequences for oil and gas pipelines” International Journal of Safety and Security Engineering Vol: 7(2), pp: 103-112, doi: 10.2495/SAFE-V7-N2-103-112

Haladuick, S. and Dann, M.R., 2017: “RBM planning for deteriorating pressure vessels with multiple defects” ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology Vol: 139, Article No: 041602, pp: 1-8, doi: 10.1115/1.4036428

Dann, M.R. and Dann, C., 2017: “Automated matching of pipeline corrosion features from in-line inspection data” Reliability Engineering and System Safety Vol: 162, pp: 40-50, doi: 10.1016/j.ress.2017.01.008

Maes, M.A. and Dann, M.R., 2011: “Assessing global change when data are sparse” International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management
Vol: 15(4), pp: 349-363, doi: 10.1504/IJRAM.2011.042673

Maes, M.A., Dann, M.R. and Midtgaard, A.K., 2009: “Spatial hazard rate modelling using Hierarchical Bayes methods” Australian Journal of Structural Engineering Vol: 9(1), pp: 45-54, doi: 10.1080/13287982.2009.11465009

Maes, M.A., Dann, M. and Salama, M.M., 2008: “Influence of grade on the reliability of corroding pipelines” Reliability Engineering and System Safety Vol: 93, pp: 447-455, doi: 10.1016/j.ress.2006.12.009

Maes, M.A. and Dann, M., 2007: “Hierarchical Bayes methods for systems with spatially varying condition states” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering Vol: 34, pp: 1289-1298, doi: 10.1139/L07-049


Awards

Teaching Excellence Award 2015
Presented by the Engineering Students’ Society at the Third & Fourth Year Engineering Dinner for teaching ENCI 551 in F 2015

Outstanding Teacher Award 2015
Presented by the Schulich School of Engineering for teaching ENCI 551 in F 2014

Teaching Excellence Award 2015 in Civil Engineering
Presented by the Schulich School of Engineering for teaching ENCI 551 in F 2014

Teaching Excellence Award 2014-2015
Presented by the University of Calgary Students’ Union for teaching ENCI 551 in F 2014

Teaching Excellence Award 2014
Presented by the Engineering Students’ Society at the Third & Fourth Year Engineering Dinner for teaching ENCI 551 in F 2014