Garrick Receives SRA's Highest Award
Source: The Society for Risk
Analysis' RISK newsletter,
Second Quarter 1995
Garrick, the president and chief executive officer of PLG
Inc., Newport Beach, California, was presented SRA's
Distinguished Achievement Award at the Society's 1994 Annual Meeting held in
Baltimore in December.
In 1968 while a graduate student in engineering and applied
science at the University of California-Los Angeles, Garrick
wrote a Ph.D. thesis on the topic Unified Systems Safety
Analysis for Nuclear Power Plants, which first
advocated what is now known as probabilistic risk assessment.
Initially focusing only on nuclear systems, most of his career
has been dedicated to building a comprehensive consulting
practice in quantitative risk assessment in many fields,
including space and defense, chemical and petroleum, and
transportation. His PLG teams were the first to present risk
results that included the quantification of uncertainties in the
logic models and also included the treatment of external
phenomena in the basic risk models.
Garrick was president of SRA in 1989-90 and was elected a
Fellow in 1991. He is also a Fellow of the American Nuclear
Society and the Institute for the Advancement of Engineering and
was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1993. He
recently directed a NATO advanced research workshop in Budapest,
Hungary, on the use of risk-based technologies for evaluating and
applying disarmament strategies.