Professional Activities

Education

University of Trento (Italy)
University of Trento (Italy)
University of Trento (Italy)
University of California, Berkeley

Civil Engineering Laurea (M.S. + B.S.)
Structural Engineering Ph.D.
Smart Structures Post-Doc
Berkeley Structural Reliability Post-Doc

2003
2007
2010
2012

Appointments

July 2017 - present :  Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Oct. 2012 - June 2017 :  Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Professional Qualification

Professional Engineer, registered at the order of engineers of the Province of Trento, Italy (since 2003).

Conference and session organization

Co-organizer of a mini-symposium for conference ICOSSAR 2017 (held on 6-10 August, 2017 - TU Wien, Vienna, Austria): “Value of Information in Structural Health Monitoring”.
Organizer of the 2016 Working Conference for the IFIP WG7.5 on Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems, to be held at CMU in May 2016.
Co-organizer of special session on Bayesian Networks and Decision Graphs for Engineering Risk Analysis at the next ICASP conference (Vancouver, July 12-15, 2015).
Co-organizer of Special Session on “Statistical Methods for SHM” at the 9th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Stanford University, CA. Sept. 10-12, 2013.
Co-organizer of two mini-symposia for conference ICOSSAR 2013 (held on June 16-20, 2013 - Columbia University, New York, NY): “Structural Health Monitoring: Uncertainty Analysis and Decision Making” and “Bayesian Networks for Engineering Risk Analysis”.

Seminars

at 1st Int. Workshop on Risk and Resilience of Industrial installations against natural threats and mitigation strategies, “Decision making, maintenance, operation and resilience ,” Prague, July 20, 2018.
at COST-TU1402 Training School on the Value of SHM Information, “VoI in spatially distributed systems,” November 8, 2017.
at Johns Hopkins University (CE dept.), “Adaptive Exploration of Infrastructure Systems: Inference and Optimization,” November 2, 2017.
at Trinity College, Dublin, IR, for the 9th WorkShop of the COST Action TU1402: “exploring infrastructure systems free and constrained sensing optimization,” May 29, 2017.
at Rice University (CEE dept.), “Adaptive Monitoring and Maintenance Planning for Infrastructure Systems,” November 18, 2016.
at University of Strathclyde (CEE dept.), “Optimal Learning for Infrastructure Systems,” November 10, 2016.
at Cornell University (CEE dept.), “Probabilistic Risk Analysis and Decision Optimization applied to Civil Infrastructures,” April 4, 2016.
at Tufts University (CEE dept.), “Value of information of monitoring infrastructure systems: from sensor placement to inspection scheduling,” April 1, 2016.
at Northeastern University (CEE dept.), “Value of information of monitoring infrastructure systems: from sensor placement to inspection scheduling,” March 31, 2016.
at Princeton University (CEE dept.), “how we should collect data for infrastructure management: assessing the value of information in sensor placement and inspection scheduling,” March 30, 2016.
at Columbia University (CEEM dept.), “Integrated monitoring and maintenance planning for infrastructure systems,” March 29, 2016.
at Lehigh University (CEE dept.), “Integrated monitoring and maintenance planning for infrastructure systems,” March 25, 2016.
at University of Notre Dame (CEE dept.), “Value of information for spatially distributed systems and for sequential decision making,” March 4, 2016.
at University of Pittsburgh (CEE Dept.), “Exploring infrastructure systems: sensor placement and inspection scheduling by assessing the value of information,” September 30, 2015.
at ETH (Switzerland), to the research group of A. Krause: “Exploration of infrastructure systems: sensor placement and inspection scheduling by assessing the value of information,” August 3, 2015.
at EPFL (Switzerland), to the research group of I. Smith: “Monitoring infrastructure systems: theory and practice of the value of information,” July 30, 2015.
at 4th International Summer School Smart Materials & Structures, University of Trento, July 6-9, 2015.
at opening day, Doctoral school in civil, environmental and mechanical engineering, University of Trento: “Optimistic vs pessimistic planning for infrastructure systems,” March 4, 2015.
at Structural Engineering Graduate Seminar, University of Michigan: “Learning and planning for infrastructure systems,” November 13, 2014.
at the Field Robotic Center retreat, seminar “Civil infrastructures for robots,” March 13, 2014.
at the CEE dept. seminar, CMU: “Learning and planning for infrastructure systems,” April 4, 2014.
at the “Reliability seminars” in the University of California, Berkeley:
July 21, 2010: “Bayesian updating for long-term monitoring of structures”
January 26, 2011: “How to assess the value of information provided by a monitoring system”
March 2, 2011: “Model-based and residual-based approaches to damage detection”
April 27, 2011: “The utility of sensors for post-earthquake decision support”
October 5, 2011: “Non parametric regression for estimating the Value of Information”
January 19, 2012: “Response spectrum analysis for floor acceleration”
April 5, 2012: “Bayesian network with Gaussian variables for post-earthquake emergency management”
September 11, 2013: “Optimal planning and learning for management of wind farms”
at Stanford University (CEE dept.) for guest lecture “Structural health monitoring and decision making using Bayesian networks” (Tue, May 22, 2012).
at the Institute of Engineering Mechanics - University of Innsbruck for guest lecture “Data analysis for structural health monitoring: the strain flexibility based method and the Bayesian approach to scenario selection” (January 24, 2008).

Grants

Awards

NSF CAREER award, 2017, from the "Civil Infrastructure Systems" program: "Infrastructure Management under Model Uncertainty: Adaptive Sequential Learning and Decision Making".

Best Paper Award at 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN 2009, SPOTS track), San Francisco, CA, April 13-16, 2009, for paper:  Ceriotti M., Mottola L., Picco G.P., Murphy A.L., Guna S., Corrà M., Pozzi M., Zonta D., Zanon P. “Monitoring Heritage Buildings with Wireless Sensor Networks: The Torre Aquila Deployment”.

Membership

SPIEASCE; EMI; ISHMIISRAScientific committee of the ICASP12 conference (July 12-15, 2015, Vancouver); Organizer committee for the International Bridge Conference in Pittsburgh; Editorial Board for journal “Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure” (Taylor & Francis); Review Editor for the topic of “Structural Sensing” of the “Frontiers in Built Environment” journal; Vice-chair of IFIP WG 7.5

 

Reviewer for

Earthq. Eng. & Struct. Dyn. (Wiley); Rel. Eng. & Sys. Safety; Eng. Struct.; Mech. Sys. & Sign. Proc. (Elsevier); J. of Bridge Eng.; J. of Comp. in Civ. Eng.; J. of Struct. Eng.; J. of Aerosp. Eng. (ASCE); J. of Civ. Struct. Health Monit. (Springer); Struct. & Infrastr. Eng. (Taylor & Francis); J. of Intell. Mat. Sys. & Struct. (SAGE); Smart Mat. and Struct. (IOPscience).