Introduction to Transportation Risk Analysis
- Recommended background: Familiarity with probability/statistics
What is the course about? This course provides an introduction to transportation risk analysis.
What kind of materials are included? It covers risk management framework, and risk assessment concepts and methodologies using examples based on railroad hazardous materials transportation risk.
How long will the course take to complete? The lectures can be completed in about 3 hours. Students are highly encouraged to complete optional assignments specified in the lectures. This would require additional 2-10 hours, depending on the level of complexity of the student-chosen transportation risk scenario.
How is the course structured? There are a set of 5-15 minute video lectures with optional assignments. Students are encouraged to publish their assignments online (e.g. using Google Doc) and share the link using the Q&A board for specific lectures.
Why take this course? This course will provide an ultralight, express introduction to transportation risk. This course is particularly suitable for managers, planners, engineers, other professionals or students who are or will be involved in transportation supply chain. Upon completion of this course, students will feel comfortable to support a transportation risk analysis project. Additional resources are specified throughout the lectures if students want to learn more.
Level of instructor involvement/availability: Students are highly encouraged to post questions and comments, and respond to those from other students using the Q&A board. Instructor will check and address unanswered questions/comments at least weekly.
- Particularly suitable for managers, planners, engineers, other professionals or students who are or will be involved in transportation supply chain
- Introduction to Course03:03
- Course Syllabus2 pages
- Risk and Risk Management07:23
- Transportation Risk Management09:58
- Transportation Risk Key Definitions05:19
- Structuring Risky Scenario08:13
- Transportation Risk Assessment07:59
- Qualitative and Semi-Quantitative Transportation Risk Analysis05:59
- Quantitative Transportation Risk Analysis06:54
- Overview of Hazardous Materials Transportation09:31
- Hazardous Materials Shipment Supply Chain Process Maps8 pages
- Environmental Risk Analysis of Railroad Transportation of Hazardous Materials09:03
- Transportation Infrastructure Risk Reduction Strategy Optimization05:27
- ArcGIS Introduction01:17:52
- Consequence Analysis Tutorial12 pages
- Biases and Decision Traps in Risk Management08:38
- Course Conclusion03:21
Dr. Rapik Saat holds B.S. (2003), M.S. (2005), and Ph.D. (2009) degrees in civil engineering, all from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He teaches graduate-level courses in High-Speed Rail Planning and Multimodal Transportation Safety and Risk. His research interests are transportation safety and risk analysis, high-speed rail planning, railroad civil engineering economics, data mining and operations research.