The Chair provides training of highly qualified persons (HQP) in the areas of risk and reliability analysis, probability and statistics, life-cycle management, survival (lifetime) analysis, maintenance optimization, stochastic models, extreme value analysis and simulation methods.

Current team members

Visiting researcher / PDF (3)

  • W. Jiang (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)
    Seismic risk analysis of structures.
  • B. Li (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)
    Time series analysis methods.
  • J. van der Weide (Visiting Researcher)
    Stochastic models for reliability analysis.

Graduate students (7)

  • E. Higo (PhD)
    Inspection sample size for risk analysis.
  • N. Manzana (PhD)
    Stochastic modeling of degradation and hazard aggregation.
  • M. Rodriguez (PhD) 
    Modeling of non-destructive assessment of concrete structures.
  • F. Diaz (PhD)
    Stochastic field modeling of geotechnical assessment problems.
  • A. Jarvine (PhD)
    Stochastic modeling of corrosion.
  • G. Kang (MASc)
    Uncertainty analysis of nuclear system reliability assessments.
  • V. Madhusoothanan (MASc)
    Stochastic differential equations for corrosion modeling.

Past team members

Research staff / PDF (14)

  • Y. Deng (2015 - 2016) - PDF
    Modeling of stochastic degradation processes.
  • S. Sharma (2016) - PDF
    Uncertainty analysis of eddy current inspection tooling.
  • O. Daigle (2015 - 2016) - Research Engineer
    Probabilistic modeling of corrosion in coated pipes.
    Estimation of round white fish mortality in Lake Ontario.
  • L. Xin (dates) - Research Associate
    Statistical analysis of deuterium ingress and creep deformation in pressure tubes.
  • T. Cheng (2011 - 2014) - PDF
    Probabilistic models for life cycle management and scope of refurbishment projects.
  • B. Hazra (2010 - 2011) - PDF
    Probabilistic methods for system identification.
  • F.J. Tallavo (2010 - 2011) - PDF
    Probabilistic analysis of non-destructive evaluation methods.
  • S. Jain (2010 - 2011) - Research Engineer
    Reliability-based models for human performance assessment.
  • J. Zhou (2008 - 2009) - Research Associate
    Statistical reliability data analysis.
  • M. Wang (2007 - 2009) - PDF
    Bayesian methods for reliability analysis.
  • X.X. Yuan (2007 - 2008) - PDF
    Stochastic process modelling of piping failures.
  • S. Datla (2007 - 2008) - PDF
    Predicting the lifetime of steam generator tubing.
  • A. Mishra (2007) - PDF
    Optimization of safety systems in nuclear plants.
  • J. Deng (2006 & 2008) - PDF
    Statistical modelling of fracture toughness of pressure tubes.
  • N. Lind (2005) - Visiting Researcher

PhD students (25)

MASc students (13)

Under-graduate students (5)

  • D. Logtenberg (2016)
    Reliability analysis of nuclear fuel elements.
  • M. Predy (2016)
    Analysis of environmental data.
  • B. Kiefer (2010)
    Trained in simulation of reliability.
  • M.G. Kwan (2010)
    Trained in simulation of reliability.
  • R. Shankar (2010)
    Analysis of effects of radiation in nuclear plants.