Practical Risk Assessment Training

Mohammad Pourgol-Mohamad, Ph.D, PE, ASME Fellow
Associate Professor (adj), University of Maryland, College Park

This course will teach all the foundational of Risk Assessment on why study risk, sources of risk, overview of Risk Assessment and relation to Risk Management, relation to System Safety and Reliability Engineering; measures, representation, communication, overview of use of risk assessment results in decision making. The covered topics will be:

  • Terms and Definitions for Risk Analysis
  • Domains of Applications
  • Risk Metrics
  • Methods of risk scenario likelihood assessment
    • Qualitative Risk Assessment
    • Quantitative Risk Assessment
      • Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) process: detailed converge of PRA methods including methods for risk scenario development such as identification of initiators by event sequence diagrams, event trees, fault trees
  • Risk Acceptance Criteria
  • Uncertainty Quantification for Risk Calculations

Duration: 8 hours

Dates & Times: Thursday January 26 2023 1 pm – 5 pm / Friday January 27 2023 8 am – Noon


  1. Risk Analysis in Engineering: Techniques, Tools, and Trends 1st Edition, 2006, by Mohammad Modarres (Author)
  2. Class Slides

About the Instructor

Dr. Mohammad Pourgol-Mohammad is a risk/reliability analyst in multidisciplinary systems analysis and Associate Professor (adj) of Mechanical engineering at University of Maryland and was an Associate Professor of Reliability Engineering with Sahand University of Technology (SUT). He received his Ph.D in Reliability Engineering from University of Maryland (UMD. He is a senior member of ASQ, ASME Fellow and a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in States of Maryland and Massachusetts. He is a certified reliability engineer (ASQ CRE), certified six sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) and Manager of Quality/Organization Excellence (ASQ CMQ/OE). He has authored more than 160 papers and reports on his research and filed one US patent.