The risk sciences are an integration of several disciplines rooted in logic and plausible reasoning that have emerged for the purpose of quantifying and managing the risk of complex natural and engineered systems and processes.
The Selection Committee of the Decommissioning & Environmental Sciences Division for the W. Bennett Lewis Award, unanimously selected Dr. B. John Garrick as the 2019 recipient of The W. Bennett Lewis Award for Sustainable Energy and Development.
The B. John Garrick Institute for the Risk Sciences awards Haoran Zhou the Dr. Vincent Ho Scholarship for Risk Analysis.
Congratulations to Professor Yousef Bozorgnia! On March 7, Dr. Bozorgnia accepted the Bruce Bolt Medal at EERI’s Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada.
Physics- Based Probabilistic Model of the Effects of Ionizing Radiation on Polymeric Insulators of Electric Cables used in Nuclear Power Plants, Yuan- Shang Chang and Ali Mosleh, University of California Los Angeles. Published by U.S. Department of Energy. 30 January 2019.
Proceedings of the One Day Workshop on Quantifying Global Catastrophic Risks, B. John Garrick (Ed), Published by The B. John Garrick Institute for the Risk Sciences, University of California Los Angeles, Dec 2018
The Consortium of Strong Motion Observation Systems (COSMOS), Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) and SSA have selected Prof. Yousef Bozorgnia as the 2019 recipient of the Bruce Bolt Medal.
Dr. Mihai Diaconeasa represented the B. John Garrick Institute for the Risk Sciences at the UC Forum on Innovative Mobility organized by the UC Institute of Transportation Studies (UC ITS) in Sacramento on Friday, November 30th.
After two years of the PSAM committee coordinating this event, the PSAM conferences return to Los Angeles; where UCLA’s Garrick Institute for the Risk Sciences (GIRS) had the privilege to welcome several colleagues and their families, from all over the world, to the fourteenth rendition of the Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management (PSAM) Conference. GIRS was enthusiastic to host this event, since PSAM was founded by one of our very own Senior Fellows Dr. George Apostolakis. In 1991, the 1st PSAM Conference was organized in Beverly Hills, since then, the conferences have been held worldwide.
A one-day workshop was held in conjunction with the PSAM 14 International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management at the Luskin Convention Center on the UCLA campus September 16-21, 2018. The workshop was by invitation and involved approximately 30 scholars and practitioners from academia, research institutions, and the private sector to participate. The sponsors of the workshop were The B. John Garrick Institute for the Risk Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles; The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom; and the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute, USA.