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Risk, Reliability and Resilience

Risk, reliability and resilience focus on improving risk assessment and predictability, as well as increasing reliability of systems, infrastructure and materials. It includes creation of technology with increased resilience.

 

Faculty involved in risk, reliability and resilience research:

Mark Abkowitz

Research Focus: Risk management, risk assessment, infrastructure resilience, freight transportation, spatial analysis, disaster preparedness
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Douglas Adams

Research Focus: Nonlinear structural dynamics and vibrations, structural health monitoring/diagnostics and damage prognosis, noise and vibration control, aerospace and automotive systems, energy systems, defense and security platforms
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Michael Alles


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Hiba Baroud

Research Focus: critical infrastructure systems modeling, risk analysis, statistical modeling, risk-informed decision analysis, resilience monitoring
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Prodyot (P.K.) Basu

Research Focus: Multiscale behavior of composites, rapid repair of damaged structures using composite patches, real-time health monitoring of bridge structures, and accurate modeling and simulation of complex high-performance material systems
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David Berezov

Research Focus: Tech-based entrepreneurship, finance and accounting, engineering economy
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John Bers

Research Focus: Technology strategy, technology marketing, enterprise systems design
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Bharat Bhuva

Research Focus: Computer aided design tools, radiation effects on integrated circuits, modeling of semiconductor devices and fabrication processes, and VLSI design
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Gautam Biswas

Research Focus: Modeling and analysis of Cyber Physical Systems, Model-based Diagnosis, Data Mining for Diagnosis, Intelligent Learning Environments, Educational Data Mining, Integrated Planning, Scheduling, Control, and Resource Allocation for Complex systems
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Kevin Brown

Research Focus: Life-cycle risk evaluation, model integration, and waste management issues related to proposed advanced nuclear fuel cycles and cementitious barriers for nuclear applications.
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Janey Camp

Research Focus: Spill management information system, geographic information system mapping, impacts of climate change on civil infrastructure
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Yuche Chen


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James Clarke

Research Focus: Chemical and nuclear waste management, human health and ecological risk assessment, sustainable and resilient approaches to the remediation of contaminated sites, long term stewardship of legacy hazardous and radioactive waste sites, environmental policy and environmental forensics.
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Abhishek Dubey

Research Focus: Dynamic and resilient cyber-physical platforms
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Ravindra Duddu

Research Focus: Computational solid mechanics, multi-scale and multi-physics fracture mechanics, constitutive modeling, cohesive zone modeling of fatigue delamination, extended finite element method and level set method, computational geophysics.
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Russell Dunn

Research Focus: Polymer and chemical technologies, plant-wide design and optimization strategies, chemical product and process safety, polymer product characterization and failure analysis, and process integration
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Daniel Fleetwood

Research Focus: Effects of ionizing radiation on microelectronic devices and materials, microelectronics reliability, defects and low-frequency noise.
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Daniel France


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Kenneth Galloway

Research Focus: Solid state devices, microelectronics, reliability, radiation effects
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Andrew Garrabrants

Research Focus: transportation of contaminants, subsurface environments, leaching methods, energy production residuals, construction waste reuse
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Gabor Karsai

Research Focus: Model-based visual programming environments, Model transformations and system synthesis, Integrated software and systems engineering, Complex systems and their formal models
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Amy Kauppila

Research Focus: radiation effects on integrated circuits, computers and ethics 
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Jeffrey Kauppila

Research Focus: Radiation-Hardened Circuit Design, Radiation-Enabled Compact Modeling, Simulation of Radiation Effects on Circuits and Systems, Layout-Aware Modeling, Near-Threshold Computing, Digital Circuit Design, Analog Circuit Design, Mixed-Signal Circuit Design
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David Kosson

Research Focus: Nuclear waste management, environmental remediation, leaching assessment and methods, management of residuals from energy production, contaminant mass transfer applied to groundwater, soil, sediment and waste systems.
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Xenofon Koutsoukos

Research Focus: Hybrid and embedded systems, cyber-physical systems, sensor networks
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Eugene LeBoeuf

Research Focus: Environmental engineering, water resources engineering, water and environmental security, advanced characterization of natural organic matter, systems optimization and management, and contaminant fate and transport applied to groundwater, soil, and sediment systems.
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Sankaran Mahadevan

Research Focus: Structural mechanics, materials durability, reliability and risk engineering, structural health diagnosis and prognosis, computational model uncertainty, optimization under uncertainty.
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Lloyd Massengill

Research Focus: Radiation-hardened circuit design, simulation of radiation effects on microelectronic circuits, soft error analysis, analog circuit design.
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Sandeep Neema

Research Focus: Embedded systems, design-space exploration, model integrated computing
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Caglar Oskay

Research Focus: Multiscale computational failure modeling of solids and structures, life prediction and performance assessment of structures, computational modeling of composites and other heterogeneous materials, modeling of multiphysics systems
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Sokrates Pantelides


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Craig Philip

Research Focus: Management and sustainability of freight transportation networks and operations, infrastructure resilience and application of risk management tools to public policy making, carrier safety management and regulation of 24/7/365 operations, water resource management and balancing multistakeholder interests
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Robert Reed

Research Focus: Radiation effects on electronics
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William H. Robinson

Research Focus: Computer Architecture, VLSI Design, Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), Reliable and Secure Hardware Design
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Douglas Schmidt

Research Focus: Mobile cloud computing, distributed real-time and embedded middleware, cyber-physical systems, software patterns and frameworks, and digital learning
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Ronald Schrimpf

Research Focus: Semiconductor device physics, radiation effects and reliability in semiconductor devices, microelectronic test structures, and simulation tools for microelectronics
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Janos Sztipanovits

Research Focus: Embedded software, Structurally adaptive systems, Model-integrated computing
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Lori Troxel


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Hamp Turner


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Manav Vohra

Research Focus: Optimal Experimental Design for Bayesian Calibration, Validation, and Quantification of Uncertainties in predictions of computational models for physical systems and engineering applications.
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Matt Weinger

Research Focus: Human factors, industrial and systems engineering; user-centered design, expert decision making, decision support systems, system safety & reliability
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Robert Weller

Research Focus: Radiation effects in semiconductor devices and materials, computer simulation of radiation effects and semiconductor devices, thin film materials and nanostructures
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Arthur Witulski

Research Focus: Radiation effects on electronic power semiconductor devices and power electronic converters, radiation reliability of complex systems in radiation environments such as satellites and robots in nuclear disasters.
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Enxia Zhang

Research Focus: radiation effects on microelectronics, RF devices and ICs 
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