Engineering Accident Analysis Through Memetic Decision-Tree Mapping

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  • Engineering Accident Analysis Through Memetic Decision-Tree Mapping

    On Thursday, October 28th at 6pm, David Koch of WSU will be giving a presentation on Engineering Accident Analysis.  Current practices for engineering accident analysis involve a series of tools collectively known as root cause analysis (RCA). RCA has proven invaluable in reducing the frequency of occurrences especially within the aviation, space, and nuclear industries. Despite the rapid increase in reliability, serious accidents do still occur (Fukushima, Shuttle Columbia). More challenging, these remaining accidents appear unique, seemingly having no single root cause.

    David will provide an overview of his research into this missing link. Starting with the axiom that all causal analysis is human analysis, these accidents are explored using models of human cognition and decision-making not traditionally utilized by root cause analysis.

    Graduating from Washington State University in 2010, David Koch has worked in both the aviation and nuclear industries. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Washington State University, where he also instructs undergraduate nuclear classes.

    Topic: Engineering Accident Analysis Through Memetic Decision-Tree Mapping
    Time: Oct 28, 2021 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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    Meeting ID: 856 4012 6840
    Passcode: 952696

    +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

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