Risk Assessment, Modeling and Decision Support

Strategic Directions

  • Ann Bostrom
  • Steven French
  • Sara Gottlieb

Part of the Risk, Governance and Society book series (RISKGOSO, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Ann Bostrom, Steven P. French
    Pages 1-4
  3. Charles Scawthorn
    Pages 5-81
  4. Robert V. Whitman, Amr S. Elnashai, Dennis S. Mileti
    Pages 83-100
  5. Rachel Davidson, Philip J. Schneider, Subrahmanyam Muthukumar
    Pages 117-133
  6. Ronald T. Eguchi, Hope A. Seligson
    Pages 135-170
  7. Stephanie Chang, Walter Gillis Peacock, Steven P. French
    Pages 171-183
  8. Mitchell J. Small, Bruce R. Ellingwood, Leonardo Dueñas-Osorio
    Pages 199-226
  9. Patricia Grossi
    Pages 227-245
  10. Laurie Johnson, Mary Beth Hueste, Robert B. Olshansky, Yang Zhang
    Pages 247-260
  11. Ellen Peters, Ann Bostrom, Susan Cutter
    Pages 295-318
  12. Ann Bostrom, Steven P. French, Sara J. Gottlieb
    Pages 319-321
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 323-332

About this book


The papers in this volume integrate results from current research efforts in earthquake engineering with research from the larger risk assessment community. The authors include risk and hazard researchers from the major U.S. hazard and earthquake centers and some from abroad as well as programmers and analysts from leading insurance and risk assessment firms. The introductory chapter provides an historical overview of the rise of risk assessment in the U.S., with particular emphasis on the role of seismic risk assessment. Four key components of risk assessment and decision support software are analyzed in detail in the remaining papers: treatment of uncertainty, loss assessment, modeling of seismic mitigation strategies, and visualization of risk and uncertainty. The volume lays out a road map for future developments in risk modeling and decision support and positions earthquake engineering research within the family of risk analysis tools and techniques.


Earthquake Loss Assessment Natural Hazard Risk Risk Assessment decision support development risk analysis science and technology seismic uncertainty

Editors and affiliations

  • Ann Bostrom
    • 1
  • Steven French
    • 2
  • Sara Gottlieb
    • 2
  1. 1.Daniel J. Evans School of Public AffairsUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Georgia Institute of Technology, Center for Geographic Information SystemsCollege of ArchitectureAtlantaUSA

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