Rik van Hemmen is the President of Martin & Ottaway, Inc., a marine engineering company that has been in continuous operation since 1875, and primarily deals with rapidly developing ship disasters and risk assessment. He has a degree in Aerospace and Ocean Engineering from Virginia Tech and is a licensed Professional Engineer. He is widely published on many aspects of design. He first became interested in the application of Game Theory in engineering as the Chief Engineer on a 1987 America’s Cup campaign. He has presented and written about Game Theory matters in a wide variety of publications and venues.
For a sample of his interests see: https://martinottaway.com/author/rhemmen/
The basis of this course was a technical Paper he prepared with his daughter Hannah van Hemmen for the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers annual meeting in 2017. Hannah van Hemmen has an undergraduate degree in economics and environmental science and a Masters Degree in Systems Engineering from Columbia University. She is presently employed by Orsted in Offshore Wind development.