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Ruggiero Lovreglio

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  • PhD Candidate
  • Politecnico di Bari
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Recent publications

  • Investigating pedestrian navigation in indoor open space environments using big data

    • Ruggiero L
    • Charitha D
    • Xiang S
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  • People Choice Modelling for Evacuation of Tall Buildings

    • Aleksandrov M
    • Rajabifard A
    • Kalantari M
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Professional experience

PhD Candidate

Politecnico di Bari

January 2013 - Present


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)

Research interests


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 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

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