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Welcome to the Risk-Based Systems Analysis Laboratory within the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. The lab focuses on the development of theory, methodology, and application towards risk-based decision making in engineering systems. Primary areas of interests lie in (i) modeling the reliability, resilience, and interdependent economic impacts of disruptions to critical infrastructure networks and (ii) enhancing data-driven decision making for large-scale system sustainment.

Recent News

  • The OU School of ISE is hiring! We're particularly looking for someone who can contribute to the School’s growing research program in cyber-physical-social systems, particularly infrastructure and community resilience, interdependent networks, and smart cities. Check out more here!

  • Kash is proctoring an online engineering statistics course in the fall as part of the OU Gallogly College of Engineering's MS in Data Science and Analytics. He is also teaching engineering statistics at OU's campus in Arezzo, Italy in October. #pizza

  • Ph.D. student Mohsen Hosseini accepted an offer from the School of Construction at the University of Southern Mississippi to become a tenure track assistant professor beginning in the Fall of 2016. He will teach and advise students in the Industrial Engineering Technology program. An incredible opportunity for an incredible scholar!

  • M.S. student Mackenzie Whitman will join the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at Vanderbilt University for Ph.D. studies, working with systems lab graduate Dr. Hiba Baroud.

  • Dr. Hiba Baroud was awarded the OU ISE Outstanding Dissertation award in Spring 2016.

  • Kash was awarded an Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Presidential Professorship in April 2016.

  • Kash and Jose E. Ramirez-Marquez from Stevens Institute of Technology were awarded a grant from the Naval Postgraduate School Acquisition Program to study resilient supplier selection, commencing in the Summer of 2016.

  • Kash is on sabbatical in the Spring 2016 semester at Stevens Institute of Technology and ETH Zurich!

  • Kash is trying to use Twitter. Follow him @kashbarker!

  • Kash is leading a multi-university team of systems engineers, computer scientists, and social scientists to propose an area called “resilience analytics,” the data-driven study of interdependent physical, service, and community networks before, during, and after a disruption. We propose to primarily make use of community data (e.g., Twitter) to understand cyber-physical-social networks and their interdependent resilience. Team members include Andrea Tapia from Penn State University, James Lambert from the University of Virginia, Chris Zobel from Virginia Tech, Jose Ramirez-Marquez from Stevens Institute of Technology, Laura McLay from the University of Wisconsin, Charles Nicholson from OU, and Cornelia Caragea from the University of North Texas. Check out our project website,

  • #tenured. Beginning in the Fall of 2015, Kash will be an Associate Professor.

  • Ph.D. graduate Dr. Cameron MacKenzie will join Iowa State University as an assistant professor in the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering department in Fall 2015. Another incredible opportunity for another incredible scholar!

  • Ph.D. student Hiba Baroud accepted an offer from the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at Vanderbilt University to become a tenure track assistant professor beginning in the Fall of 2015. An incredible opportunity for an incredible scholar!


If you are interested in pursuing an undregraduate or graduate degree in the newly named OU School of Industrial AND SYSTEMS Engineering , or if you're interested in my research in particular, let me know!