University of Wisconsin-Madison Crest
Wisconsin Energy Institute

Vicki Bier

Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering



(608) 262-2064

Energy Expertise: 

Vicki Bier is a risk analyst and
decision analyst specializing in probabilistic risk analysis for
homeland security and critical infrastructure protection. Her current
research interests include the application of game theory to identify
optimal resource allocation strategies for protecting critical
infrastructure from intentional attacks. Other interests include: the
use of accident "precursors" or near misses in probabilistic risk
analysis; the use of expert opinion; the safety of nuclear power plants;
and methods for effective risk communication, both to decision makers
and to the general public.