Resume

NOVEMBER 2019 - PRESENT

Research Scientist

Conduct research and manage projects on autonomous systems safety, with a focus on the integration of human-software-hardware interaction in risk modeling; and on advanced Human Reliability Analysis methods and applications.

@ The B. John Garrick Institute for the Risk Sciences University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) - U.S.A.

MAY 2017 - JUNE 2019

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Developed research on risk of autonomous ships operation, with a focus on the human-system interaction and human factors of operators working on a Shore Control Center. 

@ Department of Maritime Technology – Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Norway

2012 - 2017

Risk Analyst

Performed quantitative risk analysis of over five oil refineries and pipelines for the main Oil and Gas Company in Brazil as part of a multi-disciplinary research team. Played a key role in calculating consequences and risks through EFFECTS TNO and RiskCurves TNO software. Co-authored six reports to the Environmental Agency to evaluate the Refineries operations.

@ Center for Risk Analysis and Environmental Modeling (CEERMA-UFPE) -  Brazil               

2012 - 2017

Ph.D.  Student

Developed an HRA methodology tailored for oil refineries and petrochemical plants operations through interviews with experts, analysis of past accidents, meetings with refinery’s personnel, and visitations to a refinery control room and operations observation. Funded by the Brazilian Agency of Oil and Gas (PRH/ANP) Excellence Program.

@ Chemical Enginnering Department, Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE) - Brazil

 

Publications

JOURNAL PAPERS

MACEDO, J.; MOURA, M.; RAMOS, M.; LINS, I.; ZIO, E. Machine learning-based models to prioritize scenarios in a Quantitative Risk Analysis: An application to an actual atmospheric distillation unit. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. May 2022. DOI: 10.1016/j.jlp.2022.104797

PACEVICIUS, M.; RAMOS, M.; ROVERSO, D.; ERIKSEN, C.; PALTRINIERI, N. Managing Heterogeneous Datasets for Dynamic Risk Analysis of Large-Scale Infrastructures. Energies. April 2022. DOI: 10.3390/en15093161

RAMOS, M.; SANKARAN, K.; GUARRO, S.; MOSLEH, A.; RAMEZANI, A.; ARJOUNILLA, A. The need for and conceptual design of an AI model-based Integrated Flight Advisory System. Journal of Risk and Reliability, March 2022.  DOI: 10.1177/1748006X221083379

LI, T.; HAN, X.; MA, J.; RAMOS, M.; LEE, C. Operational Safety of Automated and Human Driving in Mixed Traffic Environments: A Perspective of Car-Following Behavior. Journal of Risk and Reliability, October 2021.  DOI: 10.1177/1748006X211050696

RAMOS, M.; PATRIARCA, R.; PALTRINIERI, N. The social structure of 70 years of literature on Human Reliability. Journal of Risk and Reliability. October 2021. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1748006X211053122

YANG, X.; UTNE, I. B.; SANDØY, S.; RAMOS, M.; ROKSETH, B. A systems-theoretic approach to hazard identification of marine systems with dynamic autonomy. Ocean Engineering, v. 217, 2020. ;https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2020.107930.

PATRIARCA, R.; RAMOS, M.; PALTRINIERI, N.; MASSAIU, S.; CONSTANTINO, F.; DI GRAVIO, G.; BORING, R. Human Reliability Analysis: Exploring the Intellectual Structure of a Research Field. Reliability Engineering and System Safety, June 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ress.2020.107102

RAMOS, M.; THIEME, C.; UTNE, I.; MOSLEH, A. A generic approach to analysing failures in human – System interaction in autonomy. Safety Science, v. 129. September 2020. ;https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2020.104808.

RAMOS, M.; THIEME, C.; UTNE, I.; MOSLEH, A. Human-System Concurrent Task Analysis for Maritime Autonomous Surface Ship Operation and Safety. Reliability Engineering and System Safety, v. 195, March 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ress.2019.106697

RAMOS, M.; DROGUETT, E.; MOSLEH, A; MOURA, M. A Human Reliability Analysis Methodology for Oil Refineries and Petrochemical Plants Operations. Reliability Engineering and Systems Safety, v. 193, January 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ress.2019.106672

RAMOS, M.; UTNE, I.; MOSLEH, A. Collision Avoidance on Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships: Operators’ Tasks and Human Failure Event. Safety Science, v. 116, p33-44, July 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2019.02.038

RAMOS, M.; UTNE, I.; MOSLEH, A. . Comments to Wróbel and Montewka on collision avoidance of autonomous ships and human failure events. Safety Science, v. 121, January 2020. ;https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2019.05.018

RAMOS, M.; DROGUETT, E.; MOSLEH, A.; MOURA, M.; MARTINS, M. Revisiting Past Refinery Accidents from a Human Reliability Analysis Perspective: The BP Texas City and The Chevron Richmond Accidents. The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering 95(12), 2017. DOI: 10.1002/cjce.22996

RAMOS, M.; DROGUETT, E.; MARTINS, M.; SOUZA, H. Comparison of Possible Consequences of LNG Leakages in Offshore and Onshore Terminals: the Case of the Port of Suape in the Northeastern Brazil. International Journal of Modeling and Simulation for the Petroleum Industry - ISSN: 1982-6028. Vol 8, n 14. 2014

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Guest Editor,  Special Issue on Autonomous Systems Safety, Reliability and Security for the Journal of Risk and Reliability (JRR) (2020);

Co-Editor, Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Autonomous Systems Safety (IWASS), published by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and UCLA Risk Institute, 2019;

Co-Editor, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Autonomous Systems Safety 2021 (IWASS), published by The B. John Garrick Institute for the Risk Sciences, 2021.

 

CONFERENCES PROCEEDINGS

PISHAHANG, M.; RUIZ-TAGLE, A.; DROGUETT, E.; RAMOS, M.; MOSLEH, A. WISE: A Probabilistic Wildfire Safe Egress Planning Framework and Software Platform. Accepted for publication at: Proceedings of the Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management Conference PSAM 16, Hawaii, 2022

RAMOS, M.; PISHAHANG, M.; RUIZ-TAGLE, A.; DROGUETT, E.; MOSLEH, A.  Integrating Human Behavior Modeling into a Probabilistic Wildfire Egress Planning Framework. Accepted for publication at: Proceedings of the Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management Conference PSAM 16, Hawaii, 2022

CORREA-JULLIAN, C.; MCCULLOUGH, J.; RAMOS, M.; MA, J.; DROGUETT, E. Safety Hazard Identification for Autonomous Driving Systems Fleet Operations in Mobility as a Service. Accepted for publication at: Proceedings of the Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management Conference PSAM 16, Hawaii, 2022

RAMOS, M., MOSLEH, A.; NISHIONO, K.; UEDA, H.; HAMAGUCHI, Y. Phoenix Human Reliability Analysis Method: Application to a Feed and Bleed Operation. Proceedings to the Probabilistic Safety Assessment Conference 2021 (PSA 2021). DOI: 10.13182/PSA21-34421. 2021

RAMOS, M.; MOSLEH, A. Human Role in Failure of Autonomous Systems: A Human Reliability Perspective. 2021 Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS), pp. 1-6. DOI: 10.1109/RAMS48097.2021.9605790. 2021

RAMOS, M.; MOURA, M.; LINS, I.; RAMOS, F. The Use of Game Theory for Autonomous Systems Safety: An Overview. Proceedings of the 31st European Safety and Reliability Conference ESREL 2021. Angers, 2021

MAIDANA, R.; PARHIZKAR, T.; THIEME, A.; RAMOS, M.; UTNE, I.; MOSLEH, A. Towards Risk-Based Autonomous Decision-making with Accident Dynamic Simulation. Proceedings of the 31st European Safety and Reliability Conference ESREL 2021. Angers, 2021

RAMOS, M.; EKANEM, N.; MAJOR, C.; MOSLEH, A. Human Reliability Analysis for Oil and Gas Operations: Analysis of Existing Methods. Proceedings to the 16th Global Congress on Process Safety. 2020

RAMOS, M.; ALMEIDA, A.; MARTINS, M.R. Revisiting the FPSO São Mateus Accident from a Human Reliability Perspective Using Phoenix HRA Methodology. Proceedings of the ASME 2020 39th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering OMAE2020. Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA, 2020

RAMOS, M.; THIEME, C.; YANG, X. Human-System Concurrent Task Analysis: An Application to Autonomous Remotely Operated Vehicle Operations. Proceedings to ESREL 2020 PSAM 15, Venice, 2020

PACEVICIUS, M.; RAMOS, M.; PALTRINIERI, N. Optimizing Technology-Based Decision-Support for Management of Infrastructures under Risk: The Case of Power Grids. Proceedings to ESREL 2020 PSAM 15, Venice, 2020

RAMOS, M.; UTNE, I.; MOSLEH, A. On factors affecting autonomous ships operators performance in a Shore Control Center. Proceedings of the Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management Conference PSAM 14, Los Angeles, 2018

RAMOS, M; MOSLEH, A., UTNE, I.; VINNEM, J-E. Accounting for human failure in autonomous ship operations. Proceedings of the European Safety and Reliability Conference ESREL 2018. Trondheim, 2018

RAMOS, M.; DROGUETT, E; MOSLEH, A; MARTINS, M. Revisiting Past Refinery Accidents from a Human Reliability Analysis Perspective. Proceedings to the XXI Brazilian Conference in Chemical Engineering. Fortaleza, Brazil. 2016

-               Selected by a panel to be a keynote address paper in the Conference

RAMOS, M.; DROGUETT, E.; MOSLEH, A. Human Reliability Analysis of an Oil refinery Operation using the PHOENIX HRA Methodology: A Hydrogen Generation Unit Case Study. Proceedings to the 13th International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management (PSAM 13). Seoul, Korea. 2016

RAMOS, M.; DROGUETT, E.; MOSLEH, A. Human Reliability Analysis of Past Oil Refinery Accidents using Phoenix Methodology. Proceedings to PSAM Topical Meeting on Safety and Reliability of Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Activities. Rio de Janeiro, 2015

RAMOS, M.; DROGUETT, E. Quantitative Risk Analysis of an LNG terminal using two-step Bayesian analysis. Proceedings to the European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2013). Amsterdam, Netherlands. 2013

RAMOS, M. ; DROGUETT, E. L. ; MARTINS, M. R. ; SOUZA, H. P. . Quantitative Risk Assessment and Comparison for Onshore and Offshore LNG Terminals. In: 1 Congresso Geral da Associação Brasileira de Análise de Risco, Segurança de Processos e Confiabilidade, 2013, Rio de Janeiro. Anais do ABRISCO 2013, 2013.

SILVA, E. C. S.; DROGUETT, E. L.; RAMOS, M. Metodologia LOPA-Bayesiana em Dois Estágios (“Methodology of Bayesian-LOPA in two stages”). In: 1 Congresso Geral da Associação Brasileira de Análise de Risco, Segurança de Processos e Confiabilidade, 2013, Rio de Janeiro. Anais do ABRISCO 2013, 2013.

RAMOS, M.; DROGUETT, E. L.; MARTINS, M. R. ; BARBOSA, C. Desenvolvimento de Metodologia Bayesiana de Análise Quantitativa de Risco para Terminais de GNL e Aplicação para um Terminal Offshore (“Development of Bayesian Methodology of Quantitative Risk Analysis for LNG Terminals and Application for na Offshore Terminal”). In: Simpósio Brasileiro de Pesquisa Operacional, 2012, Rio de Janeiro. Annals - XLIV SBPO, 2012.

RAMOS, M.; DROGUETT, E. L.. Análise Quantitativa de Risco de um Terminal Offshore de Gás Natural Liquefeito no Porto de Suape (“Quantitative Risk Analysis of an LNG Offshore Terminal in the Suape Port”). In: Encontro Nacional de Engenharia de Produção, 2012, Bento Gonçalves. Anais do Encontro Nacional de Engenharia de Produção, 2012.

RAMOS, M.; DROGUETT, E.; Martins, M.; SOUZA, H.. Quantitative Risk Analysis and Comparison for Onshore and Offshore LNG Terminals: the Port of Suape - Brazil Case. In: 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE), 2011, Rotterdam. Proceedings of the ASME 2011, 2011. p. 1-8.

SOUZA, H. P.; RAMOS, M.; DROGUETT, E. L.; Martins, M. R.. Análise de Risco de um Terminal Offshore de Gás Natural Liquefeito na Baía de Todos os Santos (“Quantitative Risk Analysis of an LNG Offshore Terminal in the Baía de Todos os Santos”). In: 6 Congresso Brasileiro em P&D em Petróleo e Gás, 2011, Florianópolis. 6 PDPETRO, 2011. p. 1-9.

RAMOS, M.; DROGUETT, E. L. Análise de Risco de processos e Aplicação Comparativa entre Terminais Onshore e Offshore de Gás Natural Liquefeito (“Risk Analysis and Comparison of Onshore and Offshore LNG Terminals”). In: 6 Congresso Brasileiro em P&D em Petróleo e Gás, 2011, Florianópolis. 6 PDPETRO, 2011.

RAMOS, M.; DROGUETT, E. L.; OLIVEIRA, P. E. L.. Análise Quantitativa de Risco: Aplicação em uma Unidade de Hidrocraqueamento Catalítico de uma Refinaria de Petróleo (“Quantitative Risk Analysis: Application in a Hydrocracking Unit in a Petroleum Refinery”). In: XXX Encontro Nacional de Engenharia de Produção (ENEGEP), 2010, São Carlos. XXX ENEGEP, 2010. p. 1-10.

 

TECHNICAL REPORTS

Wildfire Egress Model And Simulation Platform. Prepared for: Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). Mohammad Pishahang, Enrique Droguett, Marilia Ramos, Ali Mosleh. April 2022. DOI: 10.34948/G4159S

Phoenix Human Reliability Methodology 2.0: Trial Calculations. Prepared for: Nuclear Regulation Authority, Tokyo, Japan. Marilia Ramos, Ali Mosleh. January 2022

Phoenix 2.0 Trial Calculations. Prepared for: Nuclear Regulation Authority, Tokyo, Japan. Marilia Ramos, Wadie Chalgham, Ali Mosleh. March 2021

Commentaries on ASME/ANS PRA Standards Requirements. Prepared Under Collaborative Research and Development Agreement Between The B. John Garrick Institute for the Risk Sciences at UCLA and Nuclear Risk Research Center Japan Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI) – October 2020. Contributors: George Apostolakis , Karl Fleming, Mardy Kazarians , Kenneth Kiper, Toshinobu Kita , James Lin, Ali Mosleh, Marilia Ramos, Yasunori Yamanaka

Human Reliability Analysis for Nuclear Power Plants using the Extended Phoenix Methodology: Dependency and Uncertainty. Prepared for: Nuclear Regulation Authority, Tokyo, Japan. Marilia Ramos, Mihai Diaconesa, Saeed Nozhati, Arjun Earthperson, Ali Mosleh. March 2020

Motor Vehicle Incidents Risk: Methodology and an Application to PG&E MVI Risk. Research collaboration between the Pacific Gas and Electric Company and The B. John Garrick Institute for the Risk Sciences at UCLA. Marilia Ramos, Ali Mosleh, Amruth Mohan, Glenn Lee, Steve Dumont, Detra Eining, Nathan Barber, Jordan Tyman. June 2020

A Human Reliability Analysis Method for Chevron Applications. Research collaboration between Chevron Energy Technology Company and the B. John Garrick Institute for the Risk Sciences at UCLA. Marilia Ramos, Nsimah Ekanem, Cesar Malpica, Ali Mosleh. Phase 1 – April 2018 ; Phase 2 – May 2010 ; Phase 3 – October 2019; Phase 4 – October 2020

Risk Assessment of the Abreu e Lima Refinery (RNEST), Ipojuca-PE. (“ Estudo de Análise de Riscos da Refinaria Abreu e Lima (RNEST), Ipojuca-PE. Projeto Detalhado”). Prepared for PETROBRAS. 2017

Risk Assessment of the Auxiliary Area of Itaqui Terminal, Premium-I Refinery (RPRE-I) (“ Estudo de Análise de Riscos Área Auxiliar do Terminal Aquaviário do Itaqui Refinaria Premium I RPRE-I”). Prepared for PETROBRAS. 2013

Risk Assessment of the Pipelines from the Itaqui Terminal to the Premium I Refinery (RPRE-I). (“ Estudo de Análise de Riscos da Faixa de Dutos desde a Refinaria Premium I até a Área Portuária do Terminal Aquaviário do Itaqui. Prepared for PETROBRAS. 2013

Risk Assessment of the Premium I Refinery (RPRE-I) – Process Unites and Auxiliary Units. (“ Estudo de Análise de Riscos da Refinaria Premium I (RPRE-I), Bacabeira-MA. - UPBs e Auxiliares”). Prepared for PETROBRAS. 2012