Vicki Bier


Industrial & Systems Engineering

College of Engineering

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.

  • Security in the supply chains for food and agricultural products
  • Critical infrastructure protection
  • Security
  • Technology hazards
  • Risk analysis
  • Decision analysis
  • Operations research