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Dr. Paolo Bocchini is an Assistant Professor of Structural Engineering at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Lehigh University, and works at the Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems (ATLSS) Engineering Research Center. He received his degrees and studied at the University of Bologna and Columbia University.
Dr. Bocchini’s research activity consists in the development and application of tools for probabilistic analysis, computational mechanics, operational research, and numerical simulation for civil engineering problems. Most of his current research is related to civil infrastructure systems, their interdependencies, and their ability to serve resilient communities in case of extreme events.
Dr. Bocchini has published the outcome of his scholarly work in more than 50 papers appeared in peer-reviewed international journals and scientific conference proceedings. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Defense, and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, among others. He is currently serving in several professional committees, including the Technical Council on Life-Cycle Performance, Safety, Reliability, and Risk of Structural Systems (ASCE-SEI); the Committee on Disaster Resilience of Structures, Infrastructures, and Communities (ASCE-SEI); the Probabilistic Methods Committee (ASCE-EMI), and the Risk and Resilience Measurements Committee (ASCE-IRD).