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Haugen, Stein

Visiting Fellows in Sciences

Research field

Risk analysis, human and organizational factor influence on safety, major accidents and operational risk.


Stein Haugen earned his MSc in Marine Technology from NTNU (then NTH) in 1984. He completed his PhD in 1991 under the supervision of Professor Torgeir Moan. In his PhD, he worked on a model for determining the probability of collisions between ships and offshore platforms, focusing particularly on the uncertainty associated with risk analysis models. From 1985 to 2010 he worked with the safety consultancy company Safetec. He held a variety of positions, ranging from Safety Engineer and Department Manager to Managing Director of the company. From 1998 to 2010, he worked with Research and Development, including a period as R&D Director of the company. While working with Safetec, he held a position as Adjunct Professor at Department of Production and Quality Engineering for 10 years, before being appointed as full professor in October 2010, at the same department. From 2015, he has been working as professor at Department of Marine Technology.

His main research interests are risk analysis, human and organizational factor influence on safety, major accidents and operational risk. Recently he has been focusing on developing a better understanding of how we need to do risk analysis in an operational setting. Risk analysis is traditionally performed to support long-term decisions about risk, aimed at minimizing average risk over long periods of time (e.g. the lifetime of a process plant or an offshore oil and gas installation). In day-to-day operations, average risk is not relevant, instead we want to understand what the risk is today or right now. Prof. Haugen has explored the implications of this for how we understand risk, how we present results and how we analyze risk.

From: May 01, 2018 To: May 31, 2018

Structure Department of Marine Technology (Full Professor )

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Trondheim,  Norway

Unibo reference

Prof. Valerio Cozzani

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali