Research

This page introduces the five themes in which the Safety and Security Science Group research is organised:

1. Risk quantification

In which we focus on the probabilistic modelling of risks, including the use of Bayesian belief networks, in order to investigate the risks of systems and processes, how they arise, which factors determine whether they will manifest themselves and how their prevention and control can be designed and coordinated.

2. Human factors

In which we focus on the human behaviour and the large number of biases and errors with an impact on safety and security.  

3. Organisational – and management factors

In which we focus on the safety – and security management systems and the decision making under uncertainties and conflicting values (such as safety vs. security, privacy, economic costs, durability, etc)  

4. New threats and technologies

In which we focus on the impact of urbanization, ageing, budget cuts, climate change, robotics, remote sensing, digitization, internet of things, social media, artificial intelligence, on safety and security.

5. Risk- and crisis communication

In which we focus on alert systems, risk visualisation, risk perception, amongst others.

Our application domains are categorized to:        

  • Critical Infrastructures (Energy, Water, Cyber, etc.)
  • Process and Nuclear Industries (Incl. Transport of hazardous materials)
  • Transport Sector (Maritime, Aviation, Rail, Road)
  • Emergency Response (Fire Dept., Police, Medical, Defence)
  • Construction and Manufacturing Sectors
  • Health Care Sector