Dr. Vagelis (or Evangelos) Plevris is an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology of OsloMet—Oslo Metropolitan University in Oslo, Norway. He serves as Chief Editor for Computational Methods in Structural Engineering, a section of the journal Frontiers in Built Environment, by Frontiers in Switzerland.
He holds a 5-year Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) with specialization in Structural Engineering. He also holds an MSc from NTUA on "Structural Design and Analysis of Structures", a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and a PhD from the School of Civil Engineering of NTUA. The title of his Doctoral Thesis was "Innovative Computational Techniques for the Optimum Structural Design Considering Uncertainties".
His research interests include (i) Finite Element Method (FEM); (ii) Static and Dynamic Analysis of Structures with FEM; (iii) Earthquake Engineering; (iv) Optimum Design of Structures; (v) Reliability and Probabilistic Analysis of Structures; and (vi) Neural Networks and their Applications in Engineering.
Dr. Plevris is married and has a daughter and a son. He speaks English, Greek, German, Italian and Norwegian.