Sam Savage

Executive Director, ProbabilityManagement.org

Dr. Sam L. Savage is Executive Director of ProbabilityManagement.org, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit devoted to the communication and calculation of uncertainty. The organization has received funding from Chevron, Lockheed Martin, PG&E, and others, and he is joined on the board by Harry Markowitz, Nobel Laureate in Economics. Dr. Savage is author of The Flaw of Averages: Why We Underestimate Risk in the Face of Uncertainty (John Wiley & Sons, 2009, 2012), and is an Adjunct Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. He is the inventor of the Stochastic Information Packet (SIP), an auditable data array for conveying uncertainty. He received his Ph.D. in computational complexity from Yale University.

My Sessions

Energy Panel: Risk and the Energy Industry: A Tightrope Walk

Mount Elbert A

Risk analysis and risk management are critical in the energy industry. What’s the past, present and potential futures of these practices especially with regards to safety, operational integrity, etc.?  Where and what further role can the elements of DQ play in the years ahead? Panel Chair: Jeremy Walker