United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Homayoon Dezfuli

Dr. Homayoon Dezfuli is the NASA System Safety Technical Fellow and the Manager of System Safety in the Office of Safety and Mission Assurance at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.  In these roles, he serves as a senior technical expert for the Agency in system safety methodology and practice, and leads NASA's policy development initiatives for system safety and risk management.  Dr. Dezfuli has been instrumental in developing and implementing advanced system safety and risk management techniques and processes for the Agency.  He led the development of and co-authored the NASA Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) Procedures Guide, NASA Risk-Informed Decision Making Handbook, NASA Risk Management Handbook, and NASA System Safety Handbook.  He is also a co-author of the NASA Systems Engineering Handbook and is the author or co-author of many technical papers in the areas of safety, risk assessment, and risk management.  He devised a safety goal implementation framework that has helped shape the NASA safety goal policy for human space flight.  Dr. Dezfuli is currently leading the development of a risk-informed assurance case framework to unify system safety and mission success activities.  He is also leading the development of enterprise risk management methods for the Agency. Dr. Dezfuli has a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of Maryland.

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