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Invited Talks/Keynotes (not including oral presentations at conferences)

  1. February, 2024: Invited talk on Engineering Earthquake Early Warning, UBC Structures Seminar (CIVL 597-004), University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus, Canada, February 8. 2024.
     

  2. February, 2024: Invited talk on Dynamic cities, dynamic natural-hazard risk: representing urban changes and hazard interactions in regional risk modeling for decision making under deep uncertainty, at the 2024 NHERI Computational Symposium, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA. February 1, 2024.
     

  3. January 2024: Invited talk on Urban growth and social vulnerability in the Kathmandu Valley, University of British Columbia, Himalaya Program, Vancouver Campus, Canada, January 24, 2024.
     

  4. December 2023: Virtual keynote lecture on Engineering Earthquake Early Warning, at the 4th International Forum of the National Facility for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NFEES) on the Latest Development of Resilient Cities (IFNFEES04), Tianjin University, China, December 3, 2023.
     

  5. November 2023: Invited talk on Forward-looking catastrophe risk modeling for resilience: recent advances and perspectives, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, USA, November 7, 2023.
     

  6. October 2023: Invited talk on Forward-looking catastrophe risk modeling for resilience: recent advances and perspectives, at the 2023 Joint Norther Hail Project (NHP) - Center for Multi-hazard Risk and Resilience (CMRR) - and Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) Multi-Hazard Risk and Resilience Workshop, Western University, London, ON, Canada, October 31, 2023.
     

  7. July 2023: Invited (online) talk on Integrating dynamic multi-hazard vulnerability and resilience into formal people-centered and forward-looking risk assessment, at the Technical Synergy Workshop between the C2IMPRESS, MEDiate, and Paratus projects funded by the European Commission, July 7, 2023.
     

  8. June 2023: Virtual keynote lecture on Dynamic cities, dynamic natural-hazard risk: representing urban changes in risk-informed infrastructure decision making, at the 1st International Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) Sustainable Futures Conference: Resilience to Extreme Events, Cambridge, UK, June 22, 2023.
     

  9. June 2023: Invited (online) talk on Forward-looking catastrophe risk engineering: recent advances and perspectives to several engineering editors of the Nature portfolio journals, June 8, 2023.
     

  10. June 2023: Invited talk on Modelling and managing tomorrow’s risks from natural hazards, ISTerre (Institut des Sciences de la Terre/Institute of Earth Sciences), Université Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France.
     

  11. May 2023: Invited talk on Modelling and managing tomorrow’s risks from natural hazards, Dipartimento di Strutture per l'Ingegneria e l'Architettura (Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture, DiSt), Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy, May 8, 2023.
     

  12. March 2023: Invited talk on Some research highlights of the DE|RISC Lab @ UCL, at the Embedding geoscience innovation into hazard, risk, and resilience workshop organized by the University of Oxford and supported through a UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) program Cross-Disciplinary Research for Discovery Science at Oxford, with contributions also from Reuben College, Oxford, the NATO Science for Peace and Security program, and the UKRI COMET (Centre for the Observation and Modelling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tectonics), Oxford, UK, March 21, 2023.
     

  13. March 2023: Invited (online) talk at the online seminar Earthquake risk modeling: Recent research advances from France and UK organized by the UK Young Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics (SECED) - Groupe Jeunes Association Française du Génie Parasismique (AFPS), March 17, 2023.
     

  14. December 2022: Invited keynote lecture (online) on Dynamic cities, dynamic natural-hazard risk: representing urban changes in risk and resilience modeling and decision making, at the 3rd International Forum of the National Facility for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NFEES) on the Latest Development of Resilient Cities (IFNFEES03), Tianjin University, China, December 10, 2022.
     

  15. December 2022: Invited talk (online) on Dynamic cities, dynamic natural-hazard risk: representing urban changes in risk and resilience modeling and decision making, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, December 16, 2022.
     

  16. December 2022: Invited talk (online) on Modelling and Quantifying Tomorrow’s Risks from Natural Hazards, Università degli Studi Gabriele d'Annunzio (Ud'A), Pescara, Italy, December 2, 2022.
     

  17. July 2022: Invited talk on Earthquake Early Warning in Europe at the Seismic Moment: From rupture to recovery international symposium, Aveiro, Portugal, July 14, 2022.
     

  18. May 2022: Invited talk (online) on Modelling and Quantifying Tomorrow’s Risks from Natural Hazards, Research Seminar Series on The challenge of resilient structures: from traditional approaches to Internet of Things (IoT) applied to Structural Health Monitoring of Critical Infrastructures, Brunel University London, UK, May 18, 2022.
     

  19. May 2022: Invited lecture (online) on Modelling and Quantifying Tomorrow’s Risks from Natural Hazards, PhD course on The resilience assessment of complex systems as a multidisciplinary approach for the prevention and disaster management, Universitá degli Studi di Genova, Italy, May 10, 2022.
     

  20. February 2022: Invited talk (online) on Modelling and Quantifying Tomorrow’s Risks from Natural Hazards, Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Seminar Series Winter 2022, University of California, Irvine (UCI), USA, February 4, 2022.
     

  21. November 2021: Invited talk (online) on Modelling and quantifying tomorrow’s risks from natural hazards for future urban development, ARUP University Italy | Research, Milan, Italy, November 16, 2021.
     

  22. October 2021: Keynote talk (online) on Modelling and Quantifying Tomorrow’s Risks from Natural Hazards at the 17th International Conference on Quality in Research (QiR), 2021 International Symposium on Infrastructure, Transportation and Environmental (IS - ITE), Universitas Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia, October 13-15, 2021.
     

  23. June 2021: Invited talk (online) on A Multi-Level Framework for Region-Specific Engineering Validation of Simulated Ground Motions at the 2021 Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) International Pacific Rim Forum on Regional Scale Simulations of Earthquake Ground Motions and Infrastructure Response for Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering, Berkeley, CA, USA, June 16-17, 2021.
     

  24. May 2021: Keynote talk (online) on New Technologies and Digital Tools for Assessing Multi-Hazard Risk of Community Assets at the 2021 Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines (ASEP) International Convention Structural Engineering: Getting Smarter to New and Future Challenges, Manila, Philippines, May 20-22, 2021.
     

  25. December 2020: Invited talk (online) and panelist on Efficient risk data sharing: A dedicated disaster risk data library at the 2020 Understanding Risk Forum, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), World Bank, USA, December 1, 2020.
     

  26. September 2020: Invited talk (online) on Safer Communities Through Safer Schools at the workshop on Post-disaster infrastructures for long-term social wellbeing: Dialogues with Ecuador, University of Leeds, UK, September 23, 2020.
     

  27. October 2019: Invited talk on Some recent advances and perspectives in earthquake risk engineering at École Polytechnique Fedérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, October 25, 2019.
     

  28. February 2019: Invited talk on Some recent advances and perspectives in CAT Risk Engineering for Earthquake, Wind, and Flood at Scuola Superiore Studi Pavia IUSS, Italy, February 15, 2019.
     

  29. October 2018: Evening Lecture on Safer, more resilient communities through safe and resilient schools at the Global Engineering Congress (GEC), Institution of Civil Engineers, London, UK, October 23, 2018.
     

  30. October 2018: Thematic Lecture on INSPIRE: Indonesia School Programme to Increase Resilience at the 11th Aceh International Workshop and Expo on Sustainable Tsunami Disaster Recovery (AIWEST-DR 2018), Tsunami and Disaster Mitigation Research Center (TDMRC), University of Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh, Indonesia, October 10-12, 2018.
     

  31. October 2018: Invited talk on (Some) Recent UCL projects on multi-hazard vulnerability assessment in ODA countries at FRAGILE Workshop on Earthquake Hazard Assessment and Rehabilitation, Centre for Structural Engineering and Informatics, University of Nottingham, UK, February 27, 2018.
     

  32. May 2018: Invited talk on Sequential hazard vulnerability, Willis Research Network, London, UK, May 2, 2018.
     

  33. February 2018: Keynote talk on Resilience of Filipino schools to multiple natural hazards at the 5th International Conference in Technology (InCiTE 2018), FEU Institute of Technology (FEU-Tech), Manila, Philippines, February 14-15, 2018.
     

  34. November 2017: Invited talk on Some recent projects on multi-hazard vulnerability in developing countries, ARUP, London, UK, November 29, 2017.
     

  35. November 2017: Invited talk on Some recent advances in CAT risk engineering for earthquake, wind, and flood at NatCat and Earthquake Modelling Workshop, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, November 24, 2017.
     

  36. June 2017: Keynote talk on Engineering applications of earthquake early warning at the 2nd Medway Engineering Conference on Systems, University of Greenwich, Chatham Maritime, UK, June 6, 2017.
     

  37. May 2017: Invited talk on EPICentre, the EEDM MSc & (Some) recent advances in catastrophe risk engineering for earthquake and wind, Gestión de Riesgos de Desastres en Infraestructura Social (GERDIS) at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), Lima, Peru, May 2, 2017.
     

  38. April 2017: Invited talk on Physics-based Ground Motion Simulation for Vulnerability and Loss Analysis at the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) – United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Vulnerability and Loss Estimation Workshop/Pushing the envelope in vulnerability and loss estimation, GEM Foundation, Pavia, Italy, April 4, 2017.
     

  39. April 2017: Invited talk on Spectral Shape Proxies and Simplified Fragility Analysis of Mid-rise RC Buildings at the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) – United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Vulnerability and Loss Estimation Workshop/State-of-the-art and challenges in vulnerability and loss estimation, GEM Foundation, Pavia, Italy, April 3, 2017.
     

  40. March 2017: Invited talk on Safer Communities through Safer Schools: the case of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines at the International Workshop on Community Resilience to Natural Hazards, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK, March 17, 2017.
     

  41. February 2017: Invited talk on (Some) recent advances in catastrophe risk engineering for earthquake and wind, Research Centre for Civil Engineering Structures, City University of London, London, UK, February 22, 2017.
     

  42. January 2017: Invited talk on The Catastrophe Risk Engineering Laboratory (CRE-Lab) at UCL, Willis Research Network, London, UK, January 18, 2017.
     

  43. November 2015: Invited talk on Towards engineering applications of earthquake early warning systems, Institute of Engineering Mechanics (IEM), China Earthquake Administration (CEA), Beijing, China, November 6, 2015.
     

  44. May 2015: Invited talk on Engineering Earthquake Early Warning, Pint of Science – Save the World, London, UK, May 20, 2015.
     

  45. May 2015: Invited talk on Advances and perspectives in catastrophe risk engineering, Università di Roma Tre, Rome, Italy, May 4, 2015.
     

  46. January 2015: Evening Lecture on Are simulated ground motions an option for earthquake risk engineering? Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics (SECED), London, UK, January 28, 2015.
     

  47. January 2014: Invited talk on Are simulated ground motions an option for assessing seismic risk to civil infrastructures? at the International Symposium on Sustainable and Resilient Urban Infrastructure, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea, January 17-18, 2014.

     

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