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Martina Caruso

Role: PhD Candidate in Understanding and Managing Extremes
Department: Science, Technology and Society
Supervisor: Rui Pinho, Federica Bianchi (Eucentre), Francesco Cavalieri (Eucentre)


I graduated in Building Engineering and Architecture at University of Pavia with a thesis on the “Design of a half-scale natural stone masonry prototype for shaking table testing” under the supervision of Prof. Andrea Penna and Dr. Ilaria Senaldi. During my undergraduate studies, I was a IUSS candidate in Science and Technology and I graduated with a dissertation on “Risk assessment of churches subjected to induced seismicity” under the supervision of Prof. Gian Michele Calvi. Since 2017, I am a PhD student in the IUSS “Understanding and Managing Extremes” programme. During the first years of my PhD, I investigated existing methods to quantify seismic risk in terms of Expected Annual Loss (EAL) and life-safety indices, with a particular attention to the selection of accelerograms for nonlinear dynamic analyses. My current research is mainly focused on life-cycle approaches aiming at the integration of energy and seismic aspects.

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