Homayoon Dezfuli, Ph.D.
NASA Technical Fellow (System Safety)
Office of Safety and Mission Assurance NASA Headquarters


Dr. Homayoon Dezfuli is the NASA System Safety Engineering Technical Fellow and Manager of System Safety in the Office of Safety and Mission Assurance at NASA Headquarters (HQ) in Washington, D.C. In these roles, Dr. Dezfuli serves as a senior technical expert in the system safety discipline and is responsible for NASA's policies and procedures for system safety and risk management. He has been instrumental in developing and implementing advanced system safety and risk management techniques and processes for the agency, in addition to leading several major policy and technical procedure development tasks.

Dr. Dezfuli has over twenty five years of experience in system safety and Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) applications and methodology development. He co-authored the development of the NASA PRA Procedures Guide, NASA Risk-informed Decision-making Handbook, and NASA Systems Engineering Handbook. Dr. Dezfuli devised a safety goal implementation framework, the conceptual work he performed in this area helped shape the NASA safety goal policy being implemented for human space flights. He has authored many papers in the areas of safety, risk assessment, and risk management. He is currently leading several high priority projects at NASA HQ aimed at institutionalizing the risk-informed decision-making process at NASA.

Dr. Dezfuli has a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of Maryland.


December 13, 2010