ECE DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES: Risk Analysis: Methods and Practical Challenges Through the Lens of Two Recent Applications

Nov 11

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Friday, November 11, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Ali Mosleh


Ali Mosleh, UCLA Distinguished University Professor, and Evelyn Knight Endowed Chair in Engineering, Director of the UCLA Garrick Institute for the Risk Sciences

Abstract: Methods and applications of risk analysis have gone through more than 50 years of evolution and advancements, and currently enjoy wide acceptance in many fields of science, technology, policy, and planning. Over the past two decades significant progress has been made in formalization of the foundational theories and introduction of advanced techniques for more comprehensive quantitative risk assessments and more effective support for risk-informed decision making. These advancements are seen in all sub-disciplines of risk sciences including reliability engineering, system safety, cyber-physical system security, and resilience engineering. The talk will offer an overview of the discipline and two recent applications: Wildfire risk management of California electric power network, and COVID-19 risk-informed mitigation decision support. Biography: Ali Mosleh is a UCLA Distinguished University Professor, and Evelyn Knight Endowed Chair in Engineering. He is also the director of the UCLA Garrick Institute for the Risk Sciences. Prior to joining UCLA in 2014 he was the Nicole J. Kim Eminent Professor in Reliability Engineering and the Director of the Center for Risk and Reliability at the University of Maryland. He conducts research on methods for probabilistic risk analysis and reliability of complex systems, holds several patents, and has edited, authored, or co-authored over 700 publications including books, guidebooks, and technical papers. He was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering in 2010, is a Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis and the American Nuclear Society, and recipient of several scientific achievement awards. He has served as technical advisor to numerous national and international organizations. Host: Kishor Trivedi ZOOM LINK: PASSCODE: 214955