Current Research Domains

  • Quantitative Risk Assessment
  • Probabilistic Physics-of-Failure of Mechanical Systems
  • Simulation-based Probabilistic Risk Assessment
  • Bayesian Data Analysis and Predictive Models
  • Uncertainty Characterization and Assessment
  • Human Reliability and Socio-technical Systems Risk 
  • Software Reliability and Cybersecurity
  • Microelectronics Reliability
  • Prognostics and Health Monitoring of Complex Systems
  • Risk-Based Design


  • RAFELHyP: A risk analysis framework for evaluating the safety, reliability, and economic implications of electrolysis for hydrogen production at NPPs, DOE-NE (PI: Katrina Groth) 
  • SUSTAIN: Supporting Strategic Training of Adaptable and Integrated Nuclear Workforce, DOE-NE (PI: Michelle Bensi) 
  • Resilient Maintenance of Maritime Unmanned Surface Vehicles Using Machine Learning and Optimization Techniques, ONR (PI: Shapour Azarm) 
  • SIPPRA: Modernizing Risk Assessment through Systematic Integration of Probabilistic Risk Assessment and Prognostics and Health Management, NSF (PI: Katrina Groth) 
  • Technology and Risk Assessment in Nuclear Engineering and Research (TRAINER) Scholarship and Fellowship Program, DOE-NE
  • Development of PHM capabilities for LH2 fueling on site storage technology, NREL (PI: Katrina Groth) 
  • An Acoustic Emission Approach to Assess Remaining Useful Life of Aging Structures Under Fatigue Loading, ONR (PI: Mohammad Modarres)
  • Development of a Generalized Entropic Framework for Damage Assessment, ONR (PI: Mohammad Modarres)
  • Study of the Implications of Multi-Unit Accidents in the Context of NRC's Quantitative Health Objectives, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (PI: Mohammad Modarres)
  • Risk-Based Path Planning Optimization for UAV Operations over Inhabited Areas, NAW-CAD (PIs: Herrmann and Azarm)
Title of Project Source
Using data to prevent failures of human-machine teams operating aviation systems Minta Martin Research Fund 
System-wide Risk & Reliability Assessment for Civil Works Infrastructure Army Corp of Engineers
Mission Assurance Partnership (Task Order w/ Cap, Lead: ARES Corp.) NASA GSFC
Science Based HRA INL
Cause Based CCF Methodology NRC
Model-Based Human Reliability Analysis NRC
RIAC-Partnership (Task Order) DOD
Level 2 Dynamic PRA Sandia Lab
Feasibility of Bayesian Methods for Space Flight Mission Assurance Data NASA GSFC
Probabilistic Models for Pipe Failure Rates in NPPs ScanPower 
Performance Shaping Factors Classification INL
Probabilistic Physics-of-Failure Analysis of Li Battery State of MD MIPS
Methodology for Incorporating Physics-of-Failure and Human Error into PRA Petrobas and Fed Univ. of Brazil
Technical Assessment of CATS Aviation Risk Methodology Netherlands Government
Use of Best Estimate and Probabilistic Assessment Tech. NRC
Development of an Integrated Framework for the Risk Analysis FAA
Hazard Analysis Methodology DOT-FAA
Nuclear Engineering Graduate Education Enhancement NRC
Methodology for Software Systems Reliability Analysis Cognitive Concepts LLC
Algorithmic Enhancement of QRAS Code Item Software
RIAC Course: Advanced Methods or Reliability Analysis Wyle Laboratories
NAVAIR Reliability and Maintainability Engineering Systems Engineering ManTech Corp.
Reliability Growth Prediction NAVAIR/ManTech
Reliability Analysis Infrastructure and Case Studies- Software and Training Emerson Copeland Corporation
Reliability Analysis Infrastructure and Case Studies Emerson Copeland Corporation
NAVAIR Reliability and Maintainability Engineering Course ManTech Systems Engineering
Exploring Possible Enhancements to HERA Data Base INL
PRA Methodology and QRAS Enhancement Project NASA GSFC
Hazard Analysis Methodology DOT-FAA
Probabilistic Assessment and Applications  NRC
Risk and Reliability Tasks under Space Vehicle Technology Institute  NASA-DOD
QRAS Software Review Item Software Inc.
Use of Best Estimate and Probabilistic Assessment Tech NRC
Model-Based Hazard Analysis and Simulation for Space Missions NASA Ames
NAVAIR RAMS Support Partnership (Task Order, Lead: ManTech International) NAVAIR/ManTech
Collaborative Research on PRA Methods NRC
Systems Approach to Automotive Reliability Ford Grant
Space Shuttle Risk Assessment NASA
Bayesian Reliability Prediction System for Automotive Applications Ford
Development of CCF Data and Methods INL
Modeling Organizational Factors in PRA NRC
Medical Systems Reliability GE Medical
Airport Security Risk Methods Evaluation FAA
Co-PI NASA Dynamic PRA (Grant) NASA
Cassini Space Mission Risk Analysis  Lockheed Martin
Methodology for Analysis of Information Systems Security Risk NIST
Risk and Reliability Tasks under Space Vehicle Technology Institute NASA-DOD
QRAS Software Review Item Software Inc.
TOPAZ Space Reactor Risk Assessment MIPS
Bayesian Modeling for Quality and Maturity of Software Processes and Products TI
Modeling Operator Errors of Commission in Dynamic Accident Sequence Analysis EPRI
Analysis of Reactor Operating Events Involving Human Error INL
Use of Accident Precursor Data to Improve PRA Models and Results NRC
Methods for Use of Accident Precursor Data to Estimate Rare Event Frequencies NSF
Consideration of Plant Specific Characteristics in Estimation of Common Cause Failure Rates NRC
Research on Safety Performance Indicators NRC
Integrated Dependent Failure Analysis SNL
Validation of Conceptual Framework for Computer Security Risk Management NIST
Methodology for Time Dependent Accident Analysis for Space Systems MMARF
Study of Effectiveness of Defensive Strategies Against Common Cause Failures GRB
Classification of Independent Component Failure Events PLG
INPO Fellowship for Nuclear Eng. INPO
Unrestricted Grant Baker Hughes, Inc.
Expert System Development Software (G2) for research  G3