ERDC’s Research Accomplishments Cited in Risk Analysis, an International Journal

Published July 6, 2012
Dr. Linkov and Dr. Bridges

Dr. Linkov and Dr. Bridges

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VICKSBURG, Miss. – ERDC has contributed significantly to the field of risk analysis and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was one of the first agencies to embrace these tools. The Society for Risk Analysis is celebrating 30 years and their journal Risk Analysis, An International Journal will cite these research contributions.

As part of celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Society for Risk Analysis, a group of editors of the international journal recently selected the 10 most important accomplishments in risk analysis from 1980-2010.

ERDC Environmental Laboratory Dr. Igor Linkov’s paper, “Building the Capacity and Frameworks to Apply Multiobjective Decision Making to Complex Decisions that Trade Off Risk and Other Criteria,” was selected as one of the top 10. However, both ERDC Environmental Researchers Linkov and Dr. Todd Bridges’ papers were cited numerous times throughout the commemorative article.

The Society for Risk Analysis is a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, scholarly, international society that provides an open forum for all those who are interested in risk analysis. Risk analysis is broadly defined to include risk assessment, risk characterization, risk communication, risk management, and policy related to risk, in the context of risks of concern to individuals, to public and private sector organizations, and to society at a local, regional, national, or global level. Their goals include bringing together individuals from diverse disciplines, foster understanding and professional collaboration, facilitate the dissemination of knowledge, encourage application of methods, promote advancement of innovative research and education, and to provide professional advancement.