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Ruggiero Lovreglio

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  • PhD Candidate
  • Politecnico di Bari
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Pedestrian modelingEvacuation modeling

About

I am a PhD student at Scuola Interpolitecnica di Dottorato, Polytechnic University of Bari, Milan and Turin (Italy). At the moment, I am a visiting research student at Edinburgh Napier University (UK). My studies embed human behaviour during emergencies. During my PhD, I am investigating decision-making of evacuees by using discrete choice modelling. This goal is achieved by analysing data from stated (i.e. Virtual Reality Scenarios) and revealed preferences (i.e. Real and Virtual Reality Scenarios). I am cooperating with researchers from several universities: Lund University (Sweden), Edinburgh Napier University (UK) and University of Cantabria (Spain). Please visit www.rlvr.tk for more information. I have a Msc in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Bari (Italy). My background includes Building Science, Geotechnics and Transportation. In particular I have a basic knowledge of anti-seismic engineering, concrete and steel building and geotechnical works such as tunnels, retaining walls and foundations. In my MSc thesis, I deepened Modelling in Transportation Infrastructures, Human Behaviour in Fire, Computational Modelling and Road Infrastructure Safety. I developed a sensitivity analysis of the Evacuation Model of FDS+Evac. To simplify this analysis, I developed two new software that allows to run automatically the FDS+Evac simulations and to analyze the great mole of data. The second step of this thesis is the modeling of choice of an exit with random utility models. I am keen on programming and developing simple and useful softwares using C# and VB.NET, that you can download from my website. I also develop website and online applications and questionnaires using PHP, Javascript (Ajax) and SQL. I have also a little experience as webmaster. If you are interested in programming for engineering solutions and you want to share information on this topic, do not hesitate to contact me at lovreglio.ruggiero@gmail.com.

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Publications

Illegal pedestrian crossing at signalised junctions in urban areas: The impact of spatial factors

  • Mayeux A
  • Lovreglio R
  • Saleh W
TRB 94th Annual Meeting, Washington (2015)
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A discrete choice model based on random utilities for exit choice in emergency evacuations

  • Lovreglio R
  • Borri D
  • Dell’Olio L
Safety Science (2014)
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Data-Collection Approaches for the Study of the Decision-Making Process in Fire Evacuations

  • Lovreglio R
1st SCORE@POLIBA Workshop (2014)
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The Role of Herfing Behaviour in Exit Choice during Evacuation

  • Lovreglio R
  • Fonzone A
  • Dell’Olio L
Social and Behavioral Sciences (2014)
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The validation of evacuation simulation models through the analysis of behavioural uncertainty

  • Lovreglio R
  • Ronchi E
  • Borri D
Reliability Engineering & System Safety (2014)
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Professional experience

PhD Candidate

Politecnico di Bari

January 2013 - Present

Education history

MSc in Civil Engineering

Politecnico di Bari

September 2010 - October 2012(2 years)

BSc in Civil Engineering

Politecnico di Bari

September 2007 - September 2010(3 years)