Dr Vincent Ho






Email: vsho@g.UCLA.edu

Ir Prof. Vincent Ho is a risk management professional with over 35 years of experience in the transportation, nuclear, aerospace, and defense industries specializing in risk assessment and management, fire risk analysis, safety governance, system safety and assurance, corporate/ enterprise risk management, occupational safety & health, risk-based decision analysis as well as security analysis.

Prof. Ho actively promotes the applications of risk management in enhancing safety; he is the Founding Chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Risk Management and Safety, and the 52nd President of Institutional of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the world’s largest health and safety professional membership organisation with a clear vision: a safe, healthy and sustainable world of work. Dr Ho is a Past President of the International Association of Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management and the Society for Risk Analysis-Southern California, and a former Chair of the Safety Specialist Committee, the Mechanical, Marine, Naval-Architecture, and Chemical Division and the Nuclear Division of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, the Construction Industry Safety & Health Committee of OSHC-HK, and the IOSH, Hong Kong Branch.

Prof. Ho received his BS, MS, PhD, and MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a Professor of Practice at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and has been appointed Adjunct Professorship by the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Hong Kong, the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the City University of Hong Kong. Prof. Ho serves on various government boards and committees, including the Independent Police Complaints Council, Inland Revenue Board of Review, Daya Bay Contingency Plan Review Panel, and various appeal and disciplinary boards of safety-related ordinances.

Dr. Ho conducted research in probabilistic fire risk assessment, compartment fire growth, magnetohydrodynamic power generation, fire growth in microgravity environment, space travel, inherently safe nuclear fast reactors, man-machine-interface, artificial intelligence, and dynamic human action analysis. He volunteered as a Reserve Police Officer at the City of Pasadena in Los Angeles, participating in patrol and undercover operations, and received distinguished awards from Pasadena and the County of Los Angeles.


PhD, Nuclear Engineering, specializing in Risk Management and Safety, UCLA


MS, Nuclear Engineering, specializing in Probabilistic Risk Assessment, UCLA

BS, Magna cum Laude, Departmental Scholar, Mechanical Engineering, UCLA



Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering (CA-USA)

Registered Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering (HK)

Chartered Engineer (UK)

Certified Safety Professional (USA)

Safety Management Specialist (USA)

Fellow, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

Chartered Fellow, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

Chartered Fellow, Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Chartered Fellow, The Chartered Institute of Logistic and Transport

Registered Safety Officer (HK)

Safety Management Specialist (USA)

IRCA Trained Lead Auditor

Police Officer Standards and Training (CA-USA)


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