Introduction to Uncertainty Quantification

  • Roger GhanemEmail author
  • David Higdon
  • Houman Owhadi
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Technology, in common with many other activities, tends toward avoidance of risks by investors. Uncertainty is ruled out if possible. People generally prefer the predictable. Few recognize how destructive this can be, how it imposes severe limits on variability and thus makes whole populations fatally vulnerable to the shocking ways our universe can throw the dice.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Social Decision Analytics Laboratory, Biocomplexity InstituteVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityArlingtonUSA
  3. 3.Computing and Mathematical SciencesCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

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