Hi there, welcome to the webpage of the Logic of Risk, the brand new “MOOC” I am preparing for you. The first class will appear on this page on May 1, 2017.
Each class will consist of a video focusing on a specific aspect of risk theory, reading materials and, from time to time, some simple exercise for you to solve, and whose solution will appear online with some delay. All videos will also be available on Youtube, for you to share and embed. You can reach the channel on thelogicofrisk.com I will post one class per week, on Monday morning (Amsterdam time).
My aim is to approach risk theory in a simple and - I hope - funny way. I will try to offer you something unusual, in the sense that we will discuss risk from a logical, philosophical, mathematical and applied point of view. A portmanteau course on risk! We will address questions like: What is risk? Is risk something subjective or objective? Can we always assess risk? What are extreme risks? What is a risk measure? How can we use it? We will discuss examples from different fields of science and life, from finance to physics, from engineering to medicine. I hope to see you soon on these pages. To receive the latest updates, you may want to subscribe to my RSS Feed here below.
FAQS When will the course start? May 1, 2017. Starting from May 1, I will post several materials, usually twice per week (on Monday and on Friday).
How long will the course last? My idea is to offer 2 or 3 modules, depending on the response from the audience. Each module will develop over 6 weeks. First Module: May-June 2017 Second Module: July-August 2017 Third Module: TBA. What is the average study load? About 2 hours per week on average (videos, readings, etc.)
How much does the course cost? Nothing. Completely free. Is this an official MOOC on platforms like edX, Coursera and so on? No. This is a course I am offering on my personal websites: www.pasqualecirillo.eu and www.thelogicofrisk.com. It is not linked to any external platform or institution. I have been working on this course in my free time. Will I get a certificate? Maybe. As I will better explain in a video, you could have the possibility of receiving a “certificate of attendance”, if you correctly complete some assignments. However, in any case, this certificate WILL NOT be linked to Delft University of Technology, edX or other academic institutions.
And if I only audit the course, without working on the assignments? In that case you will not get any certificate, but hopefully you will learn something interesting. More questions? Let me know, and I will answer here.