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Shah_thesis - PROBABILISTIC RISK ASSESSMENT METHOD FOR...

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PROBABILISTIC RISK ASSESSMENT METHOD FOR PRIORITIZATION OF RISK FACTORS A Thesis Submitted to the Graduate Faculty of the Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Industrial Engineering in The Department of Industrial Engineering by Jay Tarakkumar Shah B. E., Gujarat University, 2002 December 2004
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ii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to express my sincere appreciation to my major adviser Dr. Charles McAllister for his insight, suggestions, encouragement, support and availability throughout the research investigation and preparation of thesis. I am especially thankful to Dr. Glenn Sumners for allowing me to expand on his previous risk management work and his suggestions and support during the research In addition, I would like to thank Dr. Thomas Ray for reviewing my work and serving on my committee. I would like to dedicate my thesis to my parents Tarak R. Shah and Dipti T. Shah and my younger sister Dhwani for their support and sacrifice throughout my life. I also thank my family, my fiancé Urvi and my friends Abhinandan and Devraj for their continuous encouragement and moral support.
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