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UNIVERSITY OF LISBON, PORTUGAL
Rita Bento is Associate Professor, with Habilitation at the Civil Engineering Department of IST, University of Lisbon, Portugal. She holds an MSc in Earthquake Engineering from Imperial College, London and a PhD in Structural Engineering from IST. Her teaching and research areas are earthquake engineering and structural dynamics. More recently, she has been devoted to the assessment, testing and repair of historic buildings under earthquake actions, with an emphasis in nonlinear modelling
She is the Head of IST’s PhD program Analysis and Mitigation of Risks in Infrastructures, coordinated and participated in various national and international research projects and supervised more than 50 Master or PhD theses. She has co-authored over 150 peer reviewed publications.
Luis Jaime Castillo
PONTIFICA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DEL PERÚ
Luis Jaime Castillo is Professor of Archaeology, at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Luis Jaime got his PhD in Anthropology at UCLA. Since 1991 he has been director of the San Jose de Moro Archaeological Program which conducts research in the Jequetepeque Valley focused on the evolution of complex Pre Columbian societies, ideology and power, the political and geo political organization of the Moche, the collapse of the Moche, ritual and funerary practices, etc.
He has been member of the SAA Ethics Committee and Co Editor of Latin American Antiquity and visiting professor in several universities in the Americas and Europe. He has published books and articles on the archaeology of northern Peru and particularly about the Moche. He has also been, for 18 months, Vice Minister of Cultural Patrimony and Cultural Industries, in the Ministry of Culture, Peru where he had to deal, on a daily basis with the realities of Heritage Promotion and Preservation.
POLITECNICO DI MILANO, ITALY
Gabriele Milani is associate professor of structural mechanics at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. So far, he has authored more than 120 papers on international journals and edited a book. He is the second author in Scopus under the keyword “masonry”. He has been awarded an ICE Telford Premium, a most cited author by Computers & Structures and a Bathe award.
He is EIC of a journal on masonry (International Journal of Masonry Research and Innovation) and co-editor of a generalist journal (Open Civil Engineering Journal). He is in the editorial board of Computers & Structures and Structural Engineering and Mechanics.
José L. Torero
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, USA
Professor José L. Torero is the John L. Bryan Chair and Director of the Centre for Disaster Resilience at the University of Maryland, USA. He is a leader in the field of Fire Safety Engineering where he specializes in the behavior of fire in complex environments such as forests, tall buildings, historic buildings, novel architectures, tunnels, aircraft and spacecraft. He holds a BSc for the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (1989), and an MSc (1991) and PhD (1992) from the University of California, Berkeley. Prof. Torero is a Chartered Engineer (UK), a fellow of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (USA), the Institution of Fire Engineers (UK), the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) and the Royal Society of Edinburgh (UK).
A recipient of the Dayell, Guise and Rasbash Medals, in 2015 he was conferred a Doctor of Science Honoris Causa by the University of Ghent for his eminent contributions to the science and education of engineers. Prof. Torero joined The University of Maryland in 2017 after being the Head of the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Queensland following appointments as the Landolt & Cia Chair in Innovation for a Sustainable Future at Ecole Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne, BRE Trust/RAEng Professor of Fire Safety Engineering at The University of Edinburgh and Charge de Recherche at the French National Centre for Scientific Research.
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
Dr. Carlos Ventura is a Civil Engineer with specializations in structural dynamics and earthquake engineering. He has been a faculty member of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada since 1992. He is currently the Director of the Earthquake Engineering Research Facility (EERF) at UBC, and is the author of more than 480 papers and reports on earthquake engineering, structural dynamics and modal testing. Dr. Ventura has conducted research about earthquakes and structural dynamics for more than thirty years. Three of his most significant contributions in recent years are the development and implementation of performance-based design methods for seismic retrofit of low rise school buildings, a unique seismic structural health monitoring program for bridges in BC, known as the BCSIMS project, and the first network-based earthquake early warning system for schools and public institutions in BC.
These projects have contributed in a very significant manner to the seismic risk reduction efforts in BC. In addition to his academic activities, Dr. Ventura is a recognized international consultant on structural vibrations and safety of large Civil Engineering structures. The quality of his research work has been recognized by several national and international awards, as well as being appointed as member of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and of the Engineering Institute of Canada, and Fellow of Engineers Canada. He is also a member of several national and international professional societies, advisory committees and several building and bridge code committees.
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