Dr. Reilly is a civil engineer specializing in risk and resilience of infrastructure systems. She is particularly interested in characterizing the interplay between the resilience of infrastructure and individual decision-making. Recent projects include examination of investment decisions by managers of interdependent infrastructure systems and movement of hazardous materials under threat of terrorism.
Prior to her appointment at UMCP, Dr. Reilly was a research fellow in the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan and a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. In addition, Dr. Reilly was a research analyst for the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, a federally-funded research and development center in support of the Department of Homeland Security, in Arlington, VA.
Dr. Reilly completed her PhD in Civil Engineering at Cornell University, in Ithaca, NY. She holds an MS in Civil Engineering, also from Cornell University, and a BS in Civil Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. She is a member of the Society for Risk Analysis, INFORMS Decision Analysis Society, and the American Society of Civil Engineers.