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Department of Production and Quality Engineering Norwegian University of Science and Technology 7491 Trondheim

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Research groups

Competence/interests:

  • Maintenance management
  • Maintenance optimisation
  • Reliability Technology
  • Risk and safety analysis
  • Statistical methods
  • Risk influence modelling
  • Data analysis
  • Safety Culture
  • Societal security
  • Reliability of Safety Instrumented systems (IEC 61508)

Professional career:

  • 2002 -Professor, Dept of Production and Quality Engineering, NTNU
  • 2002 - Senior Engineer adviser at the Norwegian Rail Administration
  • 2002 -Scientific Advisor, SINTEF Safety and Reliability
  • 2000 - 2002 Associated Professor, Dept of Production and Quality Engineering, NTNU
  • 1997 - 2002 Senior Scientist at SINTEF Industrial Management, dept. Safety & Reliability
  • 1991 - 1996 PhD student at NTNU
  • 1987 - 1997 Scientist at SINTEF Industrial Management, dept. Safety and Reliability
  • 1986 - 1991 Lecturer, Dept. of Mathematical Statistics, NTNU
  • 1985 - 1986 Scientific assistant, Dept. of Mathematical Statistics, NTNU

Membership in academic and professional committees:

  • Coordinator of evaluation committee of Mary Ann Lundteigen (Professorship at NTNU)
  • Member of examination committee of Eirik Bjorheim Abrahamsen (PhD-work)
  • Member of examination committee of Vidar Kristensen (PhD-work)
  • Coordinator of evaluation committee of Leif T. Sunde (Professorship at NTNU)
  • Member of pre-examination committee of Tony Rosqvist (PhD-work)
  • Coordinator of evaluation committee of Lesley Walls (Professorship at NTNU)
  • Member of examination committee of Sigve Apeland (PhD-work)

Publications

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Teaching

MSc courses at NTNU:

  • TPK4120 Safety and Reliability Analysis
  • RAMS optimization

PhD courses

  • PK8200 Risk Influence Modelling and Risk Indicators

Continuing Education Courses:

  • Maintenance Optimization
  • Safety and Reliability in Railway Applications
  • Project Risk Management
  • Priorisation of Risk Reducing Measures - Modeling and Concepts

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Books

  • Hokstad, Per; Utne, Ingrid Bouwer; Vatn, Jørn. (2012) Risk and Interdependencies in Critical Infrastructures. A Guideline for Analysis. Springer Science+Business Media B.V.. 2012. ISBN 978-1-4471-4660-5. Springer Series in Reliability Engineering (VIII).
  • Reinertsen, Rune; Vatn, Jørn. (1996) Solution to selected problems in reliability engineering. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. 1996. ISBN 82-519-1217-2.
  • Vatn, Jørn; Åm, Gunhild. (1993) The scientific basis for safety science. 1993. ISBN 82-595-7189-7. SINTEF Rapport.

Part of book/report

  • Okstad, Eivind Halvard; Hauge, Stein; Tinmannsvik, Ranveig Kviseth; Vatn, Jørn. (2014) Monitoring the risk picture by using QRA and barrier based indicators. Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis: Beyond the Horizon :Proceedings of the European Safety an Reliability Conference, ESREL 2013.
  • Vatn, Jørn. (2014) Mathematical methods and approaches to PFD-calculation by the PDSTool. Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis: Beyond the Horizon :Proceedings of the European Safety an Reliability Conference, ESREL 2013.
  • Vatn, Jørn. (2014) Principles for dynamic updating and visualization of the risk picture with a QRA-basis. Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis: Beyond the Horizon :Proceedings of the European Safety an Reliability Conference, ESREL 2013.