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Welcome to the Risk-Based Systems Analytics 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

  • Kash is co-editing, with Jose Ramirez-Marquez of Stevens Institute of Technology and Giovanni Sansavini of ETH-Zurich, a special issue of Risk Analysis on "Resilience Analytics for Cyber-Physical-Social Networks." Check out more here!

  • The OU School of ISE has hired two tremendous scholars in the area of cyber-physical-social systems! Andres Gonzalez and Shima Mohebbi will be joining the School in the Fall of 2017!

  • Lab graduate Hiba Baroud was awarded the inaugural Littlejohn Dean Faculty Fellowship given to engineering junior faculty at Vanderbilt. Congrats to Dr. Baroud!

  • Lab graduate and Oxford researcher Raghav Pant was awarded the Lloyd’s Science of Risk Prize 2016 in Systems Modelling. Congrats to Dr. Pant!

  • 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 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,


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