I am a Senior Lecturer in Uncertainty and Computational modelling, at the Institute for Risk and Uncertainty, University of Liverpool and a honorary member of the National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. In addition, I am the co-investigator and and co-director of the EPSRC-ESRC Centre for Doctoral Training in “Quantification and Management of Risk & Uncertainty in Complex Systems & Environments” and Chair of the Technical Committee on Simulation for Safety and Reliability Analysis (ESRA - European Safety and Reliability Association).
I graduated in Nuclear Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano (Italy) in 1999. Later, I worked as an assistant researcher in the group of Professor Marzio Marseguerra and Enrico Zio at the same Institute. I then carried out his doctoral work in Radiation Science and Technology at the Polytechnic of Milan. In 2006 I moved as research associate at the University of Innsbruck (Austria) in the group of Professor Schuëller where I became the group leader in 2009.
I am leading an interdisciplinary research group focused on developing and apply efficient and robust tools for Risk, Safety and Uncertainty Quantification across different sectors able to deal with scarce data and vague information. Recent applications include the analysis and reliability of safety critical systems, resilience of power networks and smart grids and develop tool for decision making under uncertainty. I have published more than 200 peer-reviewed publications in International journals and in Proceedings of International Conferences and 4 book chapters. I have also supervised more than 20 PhD students on site and in collaboration with international partners (e.g. Dalian University and NTHU). I am a guest-editor on International journals (e.g. International Journal of Reliability and Safety and Structural Safety) and editorships Springer’s “Encyclopaedia of Earthquake Engineering”. I also organised multi-disciplinary international conferences in risk and vulnerability (ASCE-ICVRAM-ISUMA 2014), and probabilistic analyses (e.g. IPW2015, REC2018) and a number of Mini-symposia in different International Conferences.
Prizes or Honours
- Best presented paper at NAFEMS World Congress 2015 E. Patelli, M. Broggi, R. Rocchetta, University of Liverpool , UK: “Efficient Epistemic-Aleatory Uncertainty Quantification: Application to the NAFEMS Challenge Problem” (NAFEMS, 2015)
Other Personal Distinctions
- Certificate of appreciation for the "extraordinary effort organising the ICVRAM ISUMA conference' (ASCE , 2014)