I obtained a master degree on safety of civil infrastructures in 2001. After the graduation, I worked in several national projects in design, system control and later on inspection for about 6 years. In 2006, I started my research on the use of prior information for reliability of infrastructures and accomplished a PhD from TUDelft in 3 years. I continued with this research during my postdoc at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada and conducted studies on European and American pilot sites. Then I started as an assistant professor in TUDelft focusing on the use of information to manage uncertainties in the course of product design. Moving to UTwente, my research attained focus on infrastructures and their engineering. I am serving two journals as associate editor, and I have organized or chaired special sessions in different conferences. As educator I am interested in design of smart products, system design, engineering and safety. I am also a member of the standardization committee for Safety of Machinery (NEC 44).