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Mosleh, Dr. Ali

Ali Mosleh
Professor Emeritus of Reliability Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
0151F Glenn L. Martin Hall, Building 088
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Research Interests 

  • Risk and safety assessment
  • Reliability analysis
  • Decision analysis


Dr. Mosleh has made research contributions in Bayesian Methods for Data Analysis; Methodology for Use of Expert Quantitative Opinion, Reliability Growth Modeling, Probabilistic Reliability Physics, Common Cause Failure Analysis, Modeling the Impact of Organizational Factors on System Reliability, Dynamic Accident Simulation and Dynamic Probabilistic Risk Assessment, Human Reliability Analysis (Cognitive Modeling, Simulation and Data Classification), Methodology for Information Systems Security Risk Management, and Space Systems Risk Analysis. He has worked with nuclear, chemical, and aerospace industries.

He is the editor of four books, author or co-author of four source books and guidebooks, and over 140 papers in technical journals and conferences. Professor Mosleh was the organizer and/or chairman numerous international conferences and technical sessions, and panel discussions, and was the winner of 3 Best Paper Awards. He also serves as Co-Director, Center for Technology Risk Studies at Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland. He is Director of the X-Ware Systems Reliability Analysis Laboratory, which focuses on reliability of integrated hardware-software-human systems. He is an expert consultant to national and international organizations on risk and reliability issues.


  • Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles, 1981

Professional Memberships and Service 

  • Member, National Academy of Engineering
  • Chairman, Engineering Division of the International Society for Risk Analysis
  • Board Member, International Association of Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management
  • Member, Board of Editors for the Journal of Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Risk Analysis Methodology Committee, International Society for Risk Analysis
  • Program Chairman, Executive Committee of the Human Factors Division, American Nuclear Society

Related News 

Mechanical Engineering Welcomes Assistant Professor Katrina Groth
Groth researches computational models for risk assessment in energy systems and infrastructure. June 12, 2017

Student Awards, Fellowship Campaign Announced at Reliability Alumni Meeting
Faculty, staff presented awards, fundraising campaign for additional fellowship as part of next year’s 25th anniversary celebration. July 11, 2013

Mosleh Elected Fellow of the American Nuclear Society
Professor Ali Mosleh will be recognized at annual meeting in June. June 10, 2013

Alumna Zahra Mohaghegh Becomes Assistant Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mohaghegh will help further develop reliability engineering program at the university. December 18, 2012

Mosleh Delivers Closing Plenary Talk at PSAM-11 Conference
Professor and Center for Risk and Reliability Director speaks on Probabilistic Risk Assessment. July 17, 2012

Mosleh Attends White House Reception in Honor of Presidential Appointees
ME professor attends reception to honor membership in U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board. June 22, 2012

A Journey of Discovery II
Second Journey of Discovery: Annual Spring Break visit of women students from PI. April 20, 2011

Mechanical Engineering Professor to be Inducted into the National Academy of Engineers
Dr. Ali Mosleh chosen to sit among engineerng elite. April 5, 2010

Byeng Youn and Team Receive MIPS Grant
ME research team continue research to provide safer and more reliable batteries. October 27, 2009

Mosleh Re-Appointed to Nuclear Review Board
Pres. Bush taps mechanical engineering professor for second 4-year term. December 9, 2008

Gift Supplements Reliability Fellowship
$250,000 bequest supports women and minority graduate students, aids Great Expectations campaign. July 18, 2007

Mechanical Engineering Recognizes Faculty Accomplishments
Edward B. Magrab honored at reception recognizing distinguished service to campus and department. May 16, 2007

Cuddalorepatta & Mohaghegh Both Earn Amelia Earhart International Awards
Female mechanical & reliability engineering Ph.D. candidates recognized. April 26, 2007

Mechanical Engineering Remembers Willie Webb
Longtime Reliability Engineering staff member Willie Webb passes on April 10, 2007. April 20, 2007

ME Graduate Students Awarded
Mohammad Pour-gol-mohamad & Emil Rahim Recognized. June 15, 2006

2006 ME Research Review Day Highlights
Research Review Day held on March 20, 2006 at the University Inn and Conference Center. February 15, 2006

Mosleh Awarded Nicole Jurie Kim Eminent Professorship
Ali Mosleh has been awarded the Nicole Jurie Kim Eminent Professorship in the A.J. Clark School of Engineering effective August 23, 2005. August 23, 2005

President George W. Bush Appoints Ali Mosleh to the US Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board
Congratulations to Professor Mosleh for this prestigious appointment. August 15, 2004

Professor Ali Mosleh Awarded 3-year FAA Grant
Professor of Reliability Engineering Ali Mosleh has been awarded a $1.5M, 3-year project grant from FAA. August 15, 2004

Professor Ali Mosleh Appointed Director of Reliability Engineering Program
Professor Ali Mosleh has been appointed Director of the Reliability Engineering Program. June 15, 2004

Reliability Engineering Program Joins ME Department
On April 16, 2003, the Reliability Engineering Program was integrated into the Department of ME. April 16, 2003