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Shital A. Thekdi
University of Richmond
26Publications
10H-index
205Citations
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Abstract As modern infrastructure systems become increasingly reliant on cyber-technologies and continue to be integrated with physical systems, managing risks from deliberate and non-deliberate sources is a significant research challenge. Unlike strictly physical systems, cyber-enabled physical systems are influenced by dynamic and evolving technologies, environments, and attack mechanisms. As a result, vulnerabilities are rapidly changing and difficult to detect and manage. While there is rece...
#1Shital A. Thekdi (UR: University of Richmond)H-Index: 10
#2E.B. Abrahamsen and Terje Aven (University of Stavanger)H-Index: 48
Abstract Over the last century, management disciplines have struggled to define the concept of performance. From early manufacturing origins, performance was defined using quantities such as efficiencies and productivities, while later advancing to shareholder value concerns. With increased regulation, aspects of safety and risk took a preeminent and complementary role in organizational management. This left aspects of reliability and safety to be concurrently managed in the realms of both perfo...
#1Shital Thekdi (UR: University of Richmond)H-Index: 1
#2Samrat Chatterjee (PNNL: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)H-Index: 5
AbstractThe understanding of resilience is an emerging topic within the study of risks affecting distributed infrastructure systems. Although recent studies have explored the quantification of syst...
#1Shital A. Thekdi (UR: University of Richmond)H-Index: 10
#2Joost R. Santos (GW: George Washington University)H-Index: 21
It is critical for complex systems to effectively recover, adapt, and reorganize after system disruptions. Common approaches for evaluating system resilience typically study single measures of performance at one time, such as with a single resilience curve. However, multiple measures of performance are needed for complex systems that involve many components, functions, and noncommensurate valuations of performance. Hence, this article presents a framework for: (1) modeling resilience for complex...
#1Shital A. Thekdi (UR: University of Richmond)H-Index: 10
#2E.B. Abrahamsen and Terje Aven (University of Stavanger)H-Index: 48
Abstract There is an increasing need for organizations to evaluate aspects that are not easily quantified, such as alignment with organizational values, within their strategic planning decisions. These aspects are often insufficiently understood and are rapidly changing, with potential to cause severe negative consequences. Because there is no accepted methodology for characterizing these aspects, this type of risk is often neglected or given inadequate attention. This paper develops a methodolo...
#1Shital A. Thekdi (UR: University of Richmond)H-Index: 10
#2E.B. Abrahamsen and Terje Aven (University of Stavanger)H-Index: 48
Abstract There is increasing interest for agencies and industries to develop risk management processes for a wide variety of applications. Traditional risk management processes are motivated by controlling risk and avoiding losses. In contrast, other organizational processes focus on managing performance and value generation. In this paper we argue that risk management also adds an important contribution to these processes. However, this requires “proper” risk management extending beyond narrow ...
AbstractInvestments and policies for transportation infrastructure projects are influenced and possibly undermined by diverse stakeholders with limited incentive for coordination. Effective management of such systems requires agencies to prioritize capacity projects with consideration of potential stakeholder-divergence resulting from competing stakeholder values and budgetary constraints. Strategic prioritization of investment should consider the values of several stakeholder perspectives, such...
AbstractInvestments in transportation projects are typically justified by diverse potential benefits, including safety, environmental, energy savings, congestion mitigation, and others. There is a need for such benefits to be comparable early in transportation programming, to allocate scarce resources to preliminary engineering. This paper discusses quantitative methods to aid in prioritizing locations of future highway projects. The paper adopts 15 quantitative metrics including crash rate, eme...
#1Shital A. Thekdi (UR: University of Richmond)H-Index: 10
#2Joost R. Santos (GW: George Washington University)H-Index: 21
Disruptive events such as natural disasters, loss or reduction of resources, work stoppages, and emergent conditions have potential to propagate economic losses across trade networks. In particular, disruptions to the operation of container port activity can be detrimental for international trade and commerce. Risk assessment should anticipate the impact of port operation disruptions with consideration of how priorities change due to uncertain scenarios and guide investments that are effective a...
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