This is the home page for the USC Group for Computational & Stochastic Mechanics. The group is under the direction of Professor Roger Ghanem at USC.
Our objective is to investigate the propagation of uncertainty in physical and engineered systems, and its effect on the performance of these systems. To that end we are investigating relationships between the uncertainty at the microscale and that at the macroscale. We also look at the system level and formulate decisions related to risk reduction and hazard mitigation. The sensitivity of these decisions to the uncertainty in different layers of the systems is quantified and experiments designed to optimize the allocation of resources aimed at further reduction of risk and hazard.
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