BIOGRAPHY:George Mylonakis is Associate Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at University of Patras, Greece. He specializes in earthquake engineering, computational geomechanics, and dynamic soil-structure interaction. He is a recipient of the Shamsher Prakash Research Award (2002), the City University of New York’s Performance Excellence Award (1999), and a Nominee for the 2001 Best Paper Award of the Japanese Geotechnical Society (2001). Over the past fourteen years, Dr. Mylonakis has authored or co-authored over 100 scientific publications (over 30 in peer-reviewed Journals), delivered over 30 invited lectures around the world, and refereed for 26 International Journals. He is currently serving as Editorial Board Member in the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE and the National Soil Dynamics Committee of ASCE. He is active member of several professional associations and a registered professional engineer in Greece.