Chapter 1. Introduction and Overview

  1. Nozer D. Singpurwalla

Published Online: 19 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470060346.ch1

Reliability and Risk: A Bayesian Perspective

Reliability and Risk: A Bayesian Perspective

How to Cite

Singpurwalla, N. D. (2006) Introduction and Overview, in Reliability and Risk: A Bayesian Perspective, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470060346.ch1

Author Information

  1. The George Washington University, Washington DC, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 4 AUG 2006

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics

Book Series Editors:

  1. Walter A. Shewhart and
  2. Samuel S. Wilks

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470855027

Online ISBN: 9780470060346



  • hazard, risk, reliability and survival notions;
  • risk management - risk analysis motivation;
  • reliability analysis and survival analysis;
  • situations of uncertainty;
  • ‘reliability’ and ‘risk’ - expression of uncertainty;
  • quantification of uncertainty and decision making under uncertainty;
  • objectives and prospective readership


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Preamble: What do ‘Reliability’, ‘Risk’ and ‘Robustness’ Mean?

  • Objectives and Prospective Readership

  • Reliability, Risk and Survival: State-of-the-Art

  • Risk Management: A Motivation for Risk Analysis

  • Books on Reliability, Risk and Survival Analysis

  • Overview of the Book