01 CEE597 Introduction

01 CEE597 Introduction - CEE 597 Risk Analysis Management...

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CEE 597 Risk Analysis & Management Lecture 01 – Introduction 22 January 2007 Jery Stedinger Lecture 01 1
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The Engineer of 2020 Visions of Engineering in the New Century National Academy of Engineering © 2004 From Conclusions of Chapter 1 The engineer of 2020 will be faced with myriad challenges, creating offensive and defensive solutions at the macro- and microscales in preparation for possible dramatic changes in the world. Engineers will e expected to anticipate and prepare for potential catastrophes as be expected to anticipate and prepare for potential catastrophes as biological terrorism; water and food contamination; infrastructure damage to roads, bridges, building, and the electricity grid; and ommunications breakdown in the Internet, telephony, radio, and communications breakdown in the Internet, telephony, radio, and television. Engineers will be asked to create solutions that minimize the risk of computer failure and at the same time prepare backup solutions at enable rapid recovery, reconstruction and deployment 22 January 2007 Jery Stedinger Lecture 01 2 that enable rapid recovery, reconstruction and deployment….
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How Americans re living are living dangerously It would be a lot easier to enjoy your life if there weren't so many things trying to kill you every day. Shadowed by peril as we are, you would think we'd get pretty good at distinguishing the risks likeliest to do us in from the ones that are statistical long shots. But you would be wrong, and it's almost certainly something we can learn to do better. http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/11/26/cover.story.tm/index.html 22 January 2007 Jery Stedinger Lecture 01 3 Times Magazine: Nov. 25, 2006
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CEE 597 – Risk Analysis & Management Spring – 3 Credits – Mon./Wed./Fri. 10:10 – 11:00 Professor Jery R. Stedinger ur society requires a balancing of risk and benefits from alternative Our society requires a balancing of risk and benefits from alternative technologies, the use and generation of toxic chemicals, and regulation of industrial activities. What is the proper balance and how can it be found? This course develops a working knowledge of risk terminology, analytic modeling tools used for quantitative analysis of environmental and technological risks, and social risk management issues. Discussions consider risk in modern life, whether it is safer to fly or drive, historic accidents (Three mile island, Bhopal, Challenger shuttle, train wrecks and AIDS), statistical analyses and data presentation, dose-response models for carcinogens, model limitations, models for risk aversion, psychological and community perceptions of risk, risk communication, and environmental and health risk 22 January 2007 Jery Stedinger Lecture 01 4 issues in the media.
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CEE 597 – Risk Analysis & Management Intended for seniors and first-year graduate students in engineering and other technical and biological fields who are terested in risk modeling and the management of technology interested in risk, modeling, and the management of technology.
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2008 for the course CEE 5970 taught by Professor Stedinger during the Spring '07 term at Cornell.

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