EPICentre Seminars - Earthquake Risk Assessment: Current Challenges & Future Trends
27 January 2021, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
In this seminar Dr Vitor Silva from Global Earthquake Model (GEM) will discuss current challenges in existing risk models, as well as how big data and machine learning can be incorporated in the risk assessment process to improve the current practice.
This event is free.
Arash Nassirpour – UCL EPICentre / Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering
The expected damage for a single event?
Loss metrics considering all possible future events?
The impact at the urban level?
Our current knowledge on seismic risk modelling can shed light on these questions, but not without fundamental caveats, that must be understood by the risk modelling community. This presentation will discuss current challenges in existing risk models (www.globalquakemodel.org/gem), as well as how big data and machine learning can be incorporated in the risk assessment process to improve the current practice.
Please note that the session may be recorded and retained as per UCL’s retention schedule.
Photo Credit: Global Earthquake Model (GEM)
About the Speaker
Dr Vitor Silva
Risk Coordinator at GLOBAL EARTHQUAKE MODEL
Vitor Silva is the Risk Coordinator at the Global Earthquake Model Foundation and an Associate Professor at the University Fernando Pessoa at Porto, Portugal. He has coordinated several regional and international projects involving partners from the scientific community, governmental organizations and the private sector, that resulted in multi-hazard models for vulnerability and risk assessment. Dr Silva has published more than 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals and his contributions have been recognized by awards from the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute and the European Geoscience Union.More about Dr Vitor Silva