Guru Madhavan


Guru Madhavan is the Norman R. Augustine Senior Scholar and senior director of programs at the National Academy of Engineering. He is a prizewinning author of essays and books, including Applied Minds: How Engineers Think. He lives in Washington, DC.

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The inverted miracle of accidents

March 18, 2024

A senior scholar at the National Academy of Engineering explains why human error is a symptom—not the reason—for most safety failures