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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.