NWTRB Board Member
|Ali Mosleh, Ph.D.
Dr. Ali Mosleh was appointed to the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board on September 10, 2004, by President George W. Bush.
Dr. Mosleh is Nicole J. Kim Professor of Engineering, director of the Reliability Engineering Program, and director of the Center for Risk and Reliability at the University of Maryland. He conducts research on methods for probabilistic risk analysis (PRA) and reliability of complex systems, and he has made many contributions to diverse fields of theory and application. They include Bayesian methods for inference with uncertain evidence; analysis of data and expert judgment; treatment of model uncertainty; risk and reliability of hybrid systems of hardware, human, and software programs; methods and tools for dynamic PRA; cognitive models for human reliability analysis; and models of the influence of organizational factors on system safety.
Dr. Mosleh is the developer of the Accident Precursor Analysis methodology and many of the methods currently used for the treating of common-cause failures in highly reliable systems. On these topics, he holds several patents and has edited, authored, or co-authored more than 250 publications. Dr. Mosleh has led numerous projects on risk, safety, and security assessments for the aerospace, nuclear, chemical, and information systems and telecommunication industries. He also led the design and development of more than 10 major risk and reliability analysis software programs currently used by various government agencies and the private sector.
Dr. Mosleh is a Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA), and the recipient of several scientific achievement awards. He has been a consultant and technical advisor to many national and international organizations on risk assessment and management. He has chaired or organized numerous international technical conferences on risk and reliability.
Dr. Mosleh received his Ph.D. in Nuclear Science and Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1981.
He lives in Columbia, Maryland.