Overview

  • Dr. Gheorghe is Senior Scientist with the European Institute for Risk and Communication Management (EURISC), and Vice President World Security Forum (WSF), Switzerland.Dr. Gheorghe currently is Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, and Batten Endowed Chair on System of Systems Engineering with the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, Old Dominion University, Virginia, USA (starting March 2006).
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2017 Complex system governance for critical cyber-physical systemsInternational Journal of Critical Infrastructures. 168-183.
    2015 The nature and behaviour of complex system archetypesInternational Journal of System of Systems Engineering. 302-326.
    2014 A Method to Define Systems of Systems RequirementsInt. Journal of Systems of Systems Engineering.
    2012 Introduction to the Special Edition: Challenges, Solutions and ResearchInternational Journal of Critical Infrastructures. 91-94.
    2010 Dealing with next generation infrastructures academic programs complexity induced resiliency assessment" International Journal for Experimental Design and Process Optimization. 347-362.
    2010 Forensic ComplexityThe International Journal of System of Systems Engineering..
    2008 Critical issues with 'minor league'nuclear infrastructures: the back end of the life cycleInternational Journal Critical Infrastructures. 368-391.
    2008 Forest fire essentials; a cellular automation-wise, percolation-oriented modelInternational Journal Critical Infrastructures. 430-444.
    2008 Mining intelligence data in the benefit of critical infrastructures security; vulnerability modeling, simulation and assessment, system of systems engineeringInternational Journal System of Systems Engineering. 1-2.
    2008 Mining intelligence data in the benefit of critical infrastructures security; vulnerability modelling, simulation and assessment, system of systems engineeringInternational Journal System of Systems Engineering. 189-221.
    2008 Quantitative Vulnerability Assessment of Critical Infrastructures: watching for hidden faultsInternational Journal of Critical Infrastructures 2008. 144-152.
    2007 Critical infrastructures: the need for international risk governanceInternational Journal of Critical Infrastructures. 3-19.
    2007 Risk and vulnerability games. The anti-satellite weaponry (ASAT)International Journal of Critical Infrastructures. 457-470.
    2007 Testing Critical Infrastrucutre Vulnerability: An Essay in Probabilistic Resilience AnalysisThe volume Computational Models of Risks to Infrastrucutres, D. Skanata and D. M. Byrd (Eds.), IOS Press.
    2006 Another tool in the business of spatial framing of illicit/lost from account radioactive material: helping the AT (Anti-Terrorism) paraphernalia thriveInternational Journal of Critical Infrastructures. 347-356.
    2006 Risks in business design for critical infrastructures: the 'DASHBOARD' conceptInternational Journal Critical Infrastructures.
    2005 Aging Nuclear Critical InfrastructuresInternational Journal Critical Infrastructures.
    2005 Integrated Risk Assessment for Rail Transportation of Dangerous Goods: Decision Support Platform and an SBB Case StudyReliability Engineering and System Safety.
    2005 Integrated Risk and Vulnerability Management Assisted by Decision Support Systems. Relevance and Impact to Governance
    2005 On the vulnerability of critical infrastructures: ”seeing it comingIJCI. 216-247.
    2005 Reading vulnerability in phase portraits: an exercise in probabilistic resilience assessmentInt. J. Critical Infrastructures. 312-329.
    2005 Risks in Business Design: The DashboardInternational Journal Critical Infrastructures.
    2004 Complexity Induced VulnerabilityInternational Journal Critical Infrastructures.
    2004 Critical Infrastructures: Ubiquity of Digitalization and Risks of Interdependent Critical InfrastructuresIRGC - ETH Document.
    2004 Decision Support Systems for Risk Mapping: Viewing the Risk from the Hazard PerspectiveJournal of Hazardous Material, Elsevier.
    2004 Towards QVA - Quantitative Vulnerability Assessment: A Generic Practical ModelJournal Risk Research.
    2000 Electricity and Sustainability: Issues in DebateInternational Journal Sustainable Development.
    1999 Integration and Decision Support Systems for Energy Policy Management and Comparative Assessment StudiesInternational Journal Global Energy Issues.
    1999 Knowledge and Decision Support Systems for Energy Policy and MangementInter, Journ. Global Energy Issues.
    1999 Risk Engineering. Bridging Risk Analysis with the Stakeholders Values
    1999 Strategic Electric Sector Assessment Methodology under Sustainability Conditions (SESAMS). Knowledge Based Decision Support Framework, An Enhanced MethodologyInternational Journal Global Energy Issues.
    1998 Integrated electric sector planning and life cycle assessment methodologies for CO2 policy issuesFourth International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies.
    1998 Knowledge Infrastructures and Decision Support Systems for Integrated Modelling in Energy Management and PolicyInternational Journal Global Energy Issues.
    1998 Multicriteria Decision Analysis for Energy Public Policy ManagementInternational Journal of Technology Management.
    1998 Multicriteria Optimisation of Transportation of dangerous Goods in a Free Market EnvironmentPSAM 98.
    1998 Source Term Estimation Based on Plant StatusPSAM 4, New York.
    1997 Integration and Decision Support Systems. Applications within the Framework of Comparative Assessment of Energy SystemsPublic Policy Engineering Management, International Journal of Technology Management.
    1997 Risk Assessment and CommunicationEncyclopedia of Occupational Health and Safety,International Labour Organisation (ILO).
    1997 Source Term estimation Based on Plant Status. The Containment Module Technical SpecificationIPSN.
    1996 Dealing with technical risks in a regionInt. J. Environment and Pollution.
    1996 Development of a DSS to Assist Nuclear Authorities in the Early Phase Emergency Management in a Potential NPP AccidentInternational Emergency Management and Engineering Conference.
    1996 Heuristic approach to particle flow in complex terrainInt. J. Environment and Pollution.
    1996 Integrated Regional Health and Environmental Risk Assessment and Safety ManagementInternational Journal Environment and Pollution.
    1996 Integration von Fuzzy Logic fur eine regionale Umweltrisiko-Analyse
    1996 Risk assessment of large industrial complexes in Eastern Europe: a comparative prospectiveInt. J. Environment and Pollution,.
    1996 The role of risk assessment in obtaining technical information for emergency preparedness and planning due to major industrial accidents: view from a UN international projectInt. J. Environment and Pollution.
    1982 Applied Systems EngineeringJohn Wiley & Sons.
    1979 Systems Engineering – Methods and ModelsAcademy Publishing House.

    Books

    Year Title
    2018 Critical Infrastructures, Key Resources, Key Assets: Risk, Vulnerability, Resilience, Fragility, and Perception Governance.  Springer.

    Chapters

    Year Title
    2014 Complexity Induced Vulnerability Assesment: How Resilient are Our Academic ProgramsInfranomics. Springer.

    Conference Papers

    Year Title
    2017 Acquisition system development: A complex system governance perspective
    2017 Risk assessment of oil and natural gas drilling process by employing fuzzy sets and analytical hierarchy process (AHP)..  1.
    2016 Towards Trustworthy Smart Cyber-Physical-Social Systems in The Era of Internet of Things
    2013 Enhanced Integrated Safety Risk Management Through Central Composite Design
    2008 A cellular automaton approach to air flow dispersion in urban areas.  369-383.
    2008 Unmanned Aerial Systems Integration to National Airspace System
    2006 Critical Infrastrucutres at Risk. Securing the European Electricity Critical Infrastructures
    2006 Toward Guidelines for Regional Assessment of Vulnerability Against Service Disruption of Critical Infrastructures
    2005 Advance Modeling for Integrated Risk Assessment and Management
    2005 Advances in Vulnerability Assessment for Critical Infrastructures Interactions
    2005 Comprehensive risk assessment for rail transportation of dangerous goods: a validated platform for decision support.  247-272.
    2005 Critical Infrastructures Protection: From [(Systems) Engineering] to {(System of Systems) Engineering}. Use of Cellular Automata Modeling
    2005 Critical Infrastructures Risk and Vulnerability in the European Context
    2005 Critical Infrastructures at Risk. Securing the European Electric Power System
    2005 Critical Infrastructures. Ubiquity of Digitalization and Risks of Independent Critical Infrastructures
    2005 Daily Regional Vulnerability of Infrastructures to Obnoxious Agents How vulnerable are you today
    2005 Dealing with Integrated Risk and Vulnerability Management: Analytic Models
    2005 European Critical Electricity Infrastructures: Risk and Vulnerability
    2005 GIS: Pixels, Analytic Models Cellular Automata: A New Kind of Modeling
    2005 GIS: Pixels, Analytic Models Cellular Automata: Innovation in Science and Policy for Risk and Vulnerability Assessment of Critical Infrastructures
    2005 Integrated Risk and Vulnerability Management Assisted by Decision Support Systems. Relevance and Impact on Governance
    2005 Interdépendance: où sont les risques?
    2005 Pixel as a Source of Input; Pixel as a Support of Output
    2005 Quantitative Vulnerability Assessment for Critical Infrastructures: Bridging Risk Management to Safety
    2005 Quantitative Vulnerability Assessment of Critical Infrastructures: Watching for Hidden Faults
    2005 Risk and Vulnerability Assessment and Management
    2005 Risk, Vulnerability and Sustainability for Critical Infrastructures
    2005 Towards a Standard Model of Societal Vulnerability to Natural Disasters. The Katrina Paradigm
    2004 The International Risk Governance Council – The Ubiquity of Digitalization and Risks of Interdependent Critical Infrastructures
    1999 Integrated Decision Support Systems (IDSS) for Emergency Preparedness and Management
    1993 Key factors driving personnel downsizing in multinational military organizations.  10-29.

    Research Overview

  • environmental protection, energy systems modelling and simulation, technology assessment, disaster risk and vulnerability management of nuclear power plants, smart energy systems, economics of renewable technologies, risk and resilience governance of critical energy infrastructures, risk governance of carbon sequestration technologies
  • Grants

  • Blockchain and Cybersecurity: Course Dev  awarded by National Security Agency 2017 - 2018
  • Multidisciplinary Investigation of Emerging and Complex Risks: Developing Integrated Risk Management Expertise  awarded by Multidisciplinary/Multi-Institutional Seed Funding from the ODU Research Foundation 2010
  • Advanced Security Research Assessment and Decision Support Capability  awarded by NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia 2007 - 2008
  • Infrastructures at Risk: Issues on Digitalization and Interdependencies  awarded by EC-JRC (European Commission – Joint Research Centres), Ispra, Italy and ETH Zurich 2004 - 2006
  • Regional Vulnerability Assessment  awarded by ETHZ 2004 - 2006
  • Ubiquity of Digitalization and Risk Impact on Critical Infrastructures  awarded by International Risk Governance Council (IRGC) 2004 - 2006
  • Strategic Electric Sector Assessment Methodology under Sustainability Conditions. Knowledge-Based Decision Support Framework: an Enhanced Methodology (SESAMS)  awarded by AGS (MIT, ETH, and University of Tokyo, Japan) 1995 - 2004
  • Electricity and environment / sustainability for a region in China, CETP (China Energy Technology Programme)  awarded by AGS – ETHZ and the ABB-International 1999 - 2003
  • Electricity and sustainability in Switzerland  awarded by Switzerland government 1995 - 2000
  • International programmes in the field of nuclear safety and emergency management e.g. RODOS  awarded by EC - STEPS Consortium 1998 - 1999
  • Process of analysing the use of nuclear energy: economic impacts, stranded costs and the competition/deregulation of electricity markets in Europe and Switzerland  awarded by SESAMS 1996 - 1998
  • Co-operative Vulnerability Assessment Project (CVAP): Leveraging International Research for Quantitative Vulnerability Assessment of Critical Infrastructures  awarded by U.S. Department of Homeland Security 2017 -
  • Center of Excellence for Border Security and Immigration  awarded by Department of Homeland Security 2007 -
  • Co-operative Vulnerability Assessment Project (CVAP): Leveraging International Research for Quantitative Vulnerability Assessment of Critical Infrastructures  awarded by U.S. Department of Homeland Security 2007 -
  • Initial Evaluation Of Cargo For Critical Transportation Infrastructure Vulnerability Assessment  awarded by Department of Homeland Security, Science &Technology, Infrastructure and Geophysical Division 2007 -
  • Center of Excellence for Border Security and Immigration  awarded by Department of Homeland Security 2006 -
  • Expertise Keywords

  • Blockchain
  • Complexity
  • Critical Infrastructures
  • Cybersecurity
  • Decision Analysis
  • Risk and Vulnerability Management
  • System of Systems
  • Education And Training

  • M.B.A. in Business Administration, Academy of Economic Studies 1985
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Bucharest Polytechnic Institute 1975
  • Ph.D. in Systems Engineering, System Science, City, University of London 1975
  • Full Name

  • Adrian Gheorghe