Paolo Bocchini Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Programs Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Lehigh University
Dr. Bocchini is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Programs in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Lehigh University. His research is related to the application of probabilistic concepts, computational mechanics, operational research, and other analytical and numerical tools to civil engineering problems. Currently, his main focus is resilience assessment and optimal allocation of resources for the design, retrofit, and recovery of infrastructure systems subjected to extreme events. He leads large interdisciplinary teams and published his research in premiere archival journals; his paper on resilience and sustainability is the most cited in the ASCE-Journal of Infrastructure Systems.
March 25, 2021 Regional-level approach to resilience assessment
This presentation discussed possible solutions to the challenges that arise from regional analysis, such as the need for multi-scale models and the extensive use of accurate but efficient surrogate models, the necessity to go beyond site-specific hazard representations; the importance of capturing the role of humans-in-the-loop and their decision making, as well as the complex dependencies and interdependencies emerging among the various agents in these complex situations.