Integrating Humans into Engineering Hazard Analysis

Nancy Leveson

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Nancy Leveson is Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). For the past 35 years, she has conducted research on all aspects of system safety including engineering design, operations, management, and culture. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and has received many awards for her work. Prof. Leveson has published over 200 research papers and is author of a book, Safeware: System Safety and Computers, published by Addison-Wesley in 1995 and translated into Japanese and a new book Engineering a Safer World published by MIT Press in 2012 and currently being translated into Chinese and Japanese.


To understand and prevent accidents, we need to consider the system as a whole. Despite calls for human-centered design that are at least 20 years old, this goal is still elusive. Too often, human factors experts concentrate... [ view full abstract ]


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