Dr. Mohammad Modarres selected as Program Chair for PSA 2019.

Dr. Mohammad Modarres, Director of the Center for Risk and Reliability, has been chosen as the Program Chair for the 2019 International Topical Meeting on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Analysis (PSA 2019). 

PSA 2019 will be held in Charleston, SC from April 28-May 3, 2019. 

Since 1978, the ANS biennial international conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Analysis has been a forum for communication of major probabilistic risk and safety topics worldwide, including issues, methods, applications, insights, policy, research, and risk-informed regulation experience. While traditionally the PSA conference has been of interest to those working in probabilistic safety applications for nuclear reactor facilities and some nonreactor installations, PSA 2019 in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina, has expanded the scope to include waste processing, decontamination & decommissioning, storage, and other parts of the nuclear fuel cycle.  The role of probabilistic methods in understanding uncertainties and improving the safety and security of nuclear facilities and activities is emphasized.

Over 50 oral paper and 15 panel sessions have been contributed to PSA 2019. Topics of discussion are include advanced and small modular reactors, multi-unit and full site PSA, the human-machine interface and human reliability assessment, waste cleanup reliability of systems/structures/components, natural phenomena, security, dry storage and fire risk, as well as many others. The PSA conference is expected to attract over 250 PRA practitioners from the U.S. and abroad.

More information about PSA 2019 may be found here.

Published February 1, 2019