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Hi, hallo, hajimemashite, hei-hei,

Let me introduce myself, I was born in Brunswick (Germany) in 1962. In 1982 I moved to study at the University of Wuppertal, receiving an Engineer Diploma and a Doctor Engineer Degree in safety engineering 1988 and 1991, respectively. I was an associated professor at the Stord-Haugesund University College in Norway, and visiting researcher at the Technical University of Vienna and at the University of Tokyo. I completed my habilitation thesis in 1999 at the University of Wuppertal, where I was granted venia legendi in safety and reliability engineering in 2000.

The main emphasis of my work is the development, refinement, application, and validation of approaches to system safety analyses and reliability modelling. The objective is to achieve a detailed safety or reliability model, respectively, that is as close to reality as possible and that can be applied with excellent accuracy. In this context, one focus is the design of Reliability-Adaptive Systems; another focus is the discussion of Reliability Methodology and Soft Methods in safety and reliability engineering.

I was member of the former Section of Transportation System Safety at the University of Wuppertal from 1988 to 2000. Starting as a doctorate student (1988), I was assistant (1989), and post-doc (1991). From 1992 to 2000 I was appointed as assistant professor (German: Oberingenieur) at the same section. From 2000 to 2014 I was working as safety engineer in railway industry. Moreover, I was adjunct lecturer at the University of Wuppertal.
In 2014 I have received professorship for safety engineering at the Ruhr West University of Applied Sciences.

I am professional member of the IAASS (International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety), and member of the IEEE Reliability Society. In 1994 I joined Germany's primary reliability board, established in the 1960s as ATZ, which is a department of the VDI. From 2009 to 2016 I was vice-chairman of the board. Also, I am a full member of the commission K132 Reliability of the DKE (German Commission for Electrical, Electronic, and Information Technology; Frankfurt — a joined subsidiary of the DIN and the VDE).

Uwe Kay Rakowsky