Investigation of Failure Propagation Mechanisms in Complex Systems
The aim of this project is to characterise failure propagation in various kinds of systems such as enterprises (human systems), software and hardware systems, mechanical systems and heterogeneous systems such as system of systems. The models are then used to characterise the fragility and robustness of these systems. The generated models are then put into the more general context of resilience engineering where various resilience engineering mechanisms are validated against characteristics of system responses to failure propagation.
This project requires considarable probablistic modeling knowledge and ability, and may suit a candidate with applied mathematics, and systems engineering background.
Contact Dr. Mahmoud Efatmaneshnik for further information.