Vilas and James Mujumdar and Lambert
Vilas Mujumdar is an independent engineering consultant in the United States. He was the Program Director and Cluster leader for three Earthquake Engineering Research Centers funded by the US National Science Foundation. He coordinated integrated multidisciplinary research in earthquake engineering with other divisions of NSF, and public policy research for other Engineering Research Centers. Previously, he was Chief of Operations with the Division of the State Architect, State of California, for nine years. In this capacity he was responsible for seismic safety of all public schools, community colleges and state buildings. He received many awards for his work and several of his projects are published as feature articles in Engineering News Record. He served on and chaired numerous committees of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Concrete Institute, and Structural Engineers Association of California and has authored over forty-five papers on various aspects of multi-hazard risks and seismic engineering. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, and licensed Structural Engineer. He is a Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis, American Concrete Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers, The Prestressed Concrete Institute, and The Institution of Structural Engineers (UK) He is listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Industry and Who’s Who in the World.
James H. Lambert is a Research Professor in the Department of Systems & Information Engineering at the University of Virginia. He is a Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Member of the ASCE. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.). He is a founding Editor-in-Chief of the Springer journal Environment Systems & Decisions. He is the Engineering Area editor of the journal Risk Analysis. He is a coauthor of over eighty archival papers in Risk Analysis, Reliability Engineering and System Safety, ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems, Military Operations Research Society Journal, IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics, Accident Analysis and Prevention, and others. His research sponsors have included the US Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Aviation Administration, NASA, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Energy, President’s Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection, DoD Joint Program Office for Special Technology Countermeasures, US Department of Agriculture, National Science Foundation, Federal Highway Administration, and others.
Natural and Man-Made Hazards: Risk Analysis, Systems, and Emergent Conditions
Vilas and James Mujumdar and Lambert
Vilas Mujumdar is an independent engineering consultant in the United States. He was the Program Director and Cluster leader for three Earthquake Engineering Research Centers funded by the US National Science Foundation. He coordinated integrated multidisciplinary research in earthquake engineering with other divisions of NSF, and public policy research for other Engineering Research Centers. Prev...read more
In part 1 of this webinar, we describe how natural hazard risk is characterized by the probability of occurrence of a hazard event, the magnitude of the event, degree of exposure of a built environment to the hazard and the system vulnerabilities. While hurricanes may be regularly occurring, damaging earthquakes occur at long and irregular intervals. Codes of practice and regulations tend to treat these hazards similarly as they are developed to minimize the risk to occupants and provide safety for evacuation. As the focus of codes is a particular structure (building, bridge, etc.), the codes rarely address the system level (e.g., interdependencies of transportation and electrical networks. Though a particular facility may have low damage, the systems could have significant impairment. When extended to communities of engineering and socio-economic systems, the problem requires a complex systems approach. In part 2 of this webinar, we will address emergent and future conditions in risk analysis. Risk has variously been defined in recent history as the probability and severity of adverse effects, as the influence of uncertainty to objectives, etc. We present examples involving energy microgrids and transportation systems where risk is quantified as an influence of scenarios to priorities. Scenarios are comprised of emergent and future conditions. The conditions addressed will include commodity prices, climate, cyber attacks, regulation, ecology, etc. Webinar participants should expect to become acquainted with state-of-the-art progress in risk analysis by agencies, industry, and military.
Participants will learn:
- What the field of risk analysis might offer for reliability and quality engineering
- Tutorial applications including earthquake engineering and provisioning of energy microgrids
- Latest principles, applications, and tools of risk analysis
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