Ahsan Kareem is the Robert M. Moran Professor of Engineering and the Director of the NatHaz Modeling Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame. He is elected President of the International Association for Wind Engineering (IAWE). He has been awarded numerous honors, including the Presidential Young Investigator Award from the White House Office of Science and Technology. A recipient of the Theodore von Karman Medal, James Croes Medal, Robert H. Scanlan Medal and Jack E. Cermak Medal and State-of-the-Art Award, inducted to the Offshore Technology Conference Hall of Fame and Distinguished Member of ASCE, Alan G. Davenport Medal of IAWE and Distinguished Research Award of IASSAR and the University of Notre Dame. He has served as a High-End Consultant to Tongji University and delivered 2013 Scruton Lecturer at the Institute of Civil Engineers England. He has been appointed Honorary Professor at several universities overseas, serves on the Editorial Board of several international journals and has recently co-authored two books. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering.