Background and activities

Main fields of competence
•    Structural and mechanical engineering
•    Structural reliability
•    Hydrodynamics
•    Statistics
•    Stochastic mechanics

Teaching courses:

TMAS2009 Mechanical Engineering Design 2 (Spring 2017, 2018)

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Næss, Arvid; Olsen, Anna. (2005) Estimating failure probabilities of nonlinear dynamic systems subjected to coloured noise by an importance sampling procedure. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability.
  • Næss, Arvid; Olsen, Anna. (2005) Importance Sampling for Dynamic Systems. Modern Statistical and Mathematical Methods in Reliability.



  • Olsen, Anna; Lerfall, Jørgen; Bar, Eirin Marie Skjøndal; Thevik, Kristine; Rotabakk, Bjørn Tore. (2017) Developing an industrial scale processing line for muscle food using Soluble Gas Stabilization (SGS) technology. EFFoST2017 ; 2017-11-13 - 2017-11-16.
  • Næss, Arvid; Olsen, Anna. (2004) Importance sampling for dynamic systems by approximate calculation of the optimal control function. 4th International Conference on Mathematical Methods in Reliability . Los Alamos National Laboratory; Santa Fe, New Mexico. 2004-06-21 - 2004-06-25.
  • Olsen, Anna; Næss, Arvid. (2004) An importance sampling procedure for estimating failure probabilities of dynamic systems. 9th ASCE Specialty Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability . ASCE; Albuquerque. 2004-07-26 - 2004-07-28.