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Umberto Alibrandi

Associate professor

Education and Qualification:

Mar 2006Ph.D Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Messina, Italy Dissertation: “Computational Methods in Stochastic Mechanics and Structural Reliability”, maximum grade
Jun 2002Civil Engineer, successful participation at the Qualification Exams for Engineers, University of Messina, Italy
Mar 2002Civil Engineer Master Degree, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Messina, Italy. Final grade: 110/110 cum laude and academic mention, Thesis: “Bounds of the probability of collapse of structures with stochastic strengths through equilibrium finite elements” (in Italian)

Employment history:

Nov 2018 - PresentAssociate Professor, Department of Engineering, Aarhus University
Nov 2017 - Oct 2018Senior Research Fellow, Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore Limited (BEARS) (100% research)
Feb 2015 - Nov 2017Senior Research Fellow, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), under the program SinBerBEST – Singapore Berkeley Building Efficiency and Sustainability in the Tropics (100% research)
Jan 2013 - Jan 2015Research Fellow, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore (100% research)
Sep 2010 - Dec 2012Structural Engineer, “De Cola Associates”, Messina, Italy
Jul 2009 - Jun 2010Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Messina (100% teaching)
Sep 2008 - Jun 2009Postdoc Researcher, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Berkeley (100% research)
Mar 2006 - Aug 2008Postdoc Researcher, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Messina (20% research, 80% teaching)
Nov 2002 - Mar 2006Research Engineer (PhD student), Department of Civil Engineering, University of Messina (30% research, 70% teaching)
Mar 2002 - Nov 2002Research Engineer, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Messina
Nov 1998 - Dec 1999Teacher of undergraduate classes
Nov 1992 - Nov 2001Developer of relational databases Teacher of undergraduate classes, private lessons

Research Experience:

Nov 2017 - PresentData Science and Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable and Resilient Urban Communities
Feb 2015 - Nov 2017Development of a Decision Support Tool (DST) for sustainable and resilient building design. Supervisor: Prof. K.M. Mosalam, University of California at Berkeley
Jan 2013 - Jan 2015Stochastic Dynamic Analysis and Reliability Assessment of Steel Catenary Riser. Supervisor: Prof. C.G. Koh, National University of Singapore
Sep 2008 - Jun 2009Nonlinear Stochastic dynamic analysis. Supervisor: Prof. A. Der Kiureghian, University of California at Berkeley
Mar 2002 - Aug 2008Computational Methods in Structural Reliability and Stochastic Mechanics. Supervisor: Prof. G. Ricciardi, University of Messina
Mar 2002 - Nov 2002Stochastic Limit Analysis. Supervisor: Prof. G. Ricciardi, University of Messina

Teaching Experience:

Jul 2017Hybrid System Design for Smart City, Tsinghua Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI), summer class developed by Prof. K.M. Mosalam and Prof. Lin Zhang (19-22 July)
Sep 2009 - Jun 2010“Static and mechanics of structures”, “Advanced mechanics of structures”, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Messina, Italy
Sep 2007 - Jul 2008 “Static and mechanics of structures” for one deaf student, Department DASTEC of the University of Reggio Calabria
Feb 2007 - Jul 2007“Static and mechanics of structures”, Department DASTEC, University of Reggio Calabria
Feb 2007 - Dec 2007“Mechanics of Materials”, Department ASTRA, University of Catania
Mar 2003 - Jun 2008“Computational mechanics of structures”, “Advanced Mechanics of Materials”, “Earthquake engineering”, “Theory of structures”, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Messina

Dec 2015 - Development of a first formulation of a GUI for the Decision Support Tool (DST) for sustainable and resilient building design

PhD Thesis supervised:

Mar 2010Febbraro F., “Optimal placement of dampers in multi-storey buildings”

Research Proposals (funded)

2018 PIA Data-Driven Optimization Approach to Improve the Resilience of the Singapore Mass Rapid Transit Network
2017Integrated Design, Prototyping and Testing: Experimental and Computational Platform for Novel Façade Concepts, SinBerBEST Phase 2, Theme C, Project 2. Integrating a Decision Support Tool with the Testbed, inBerBEST Phase 2, Theme E, Sample Project 5
2015Drilling Riser for Drillship and Drilling Semi

Research Proposals: (Pending):

2019Resilient Artificial Intelligence System Engineering

PhD Thesis supervised:

Mar 2010Febbraro F., “Optimal placement of dampers in multi-storey buildings”

Graduate Thesis supervised:

Jun 2010De Domenico D., “Reliability analysis of a bridge with dampers using the Independent Component Analysis”.
Apr 2008Gentiluomo V., “Stochastic Limit Analysis applied to arch bridges with stochastic strengths”. Master Thesis. Won the funding for a PhD studentship
Gulli S., “Post-Buckling Analysis of Structures with uncertain parameters”. Master Thesis. Won the funding for a PhD studentship.
Garufi E., “Uniform Design Support Vector Machines in Structural Reliability Analysis”. Master Thesis
Castriciano F., “Independent Component Analysis in Stochastic Dynamics”. Master Thesis.
Nov 2007Versaci C., “Experimental and analytical techniques in the design of base-isolated structures”. Master Thesis. Won the funding for a PhD studentship
Mar 2007Biondo L., “Structural Reliability Analysis in Arch Bridges with respect to the Ultimate Limit States of Plastic Collapse and Buckling”.
De Bella D. “Earthquake modelling through PSD with uncertain parameters and applications to a bridge with viscoelastic dampers”. Master Thesis. Won the funding for a PhD studentship
Mar 2005Femino R., “Shakedown Analysis of Structures with Stochastic strengths”
Carditello F., “Stochastic Buckling Analysis in Arch Bridges”
Mar 2004Award: lecture notes for a deaf student, funding (public exam), University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Mar 2003Giacoppo F. “Buckling Analysis of structures with random material properties”
Butto C., “Structural dynamic identification through ARMA models”
Malles K., “Lecture Notes in Advanced Mechanics of Materials and design of bending plates”
Mar 2002Castiglione G., “Computational Methods in Structural Reliability Analysis”

Undergraduate Thesis supervised:

Jul 2007Previte F., “Design of base-isolators in multi-storey buildings”
Mar 2007Settineri D. “Seismic analysis through dynamic shakedown analysis”

Programming Languages – Programming Tools:

MATLAB, Python, Tensorflow, Keras, Mathematica, R, Visual Fortran, Development of relational databases (in VBA)

Finite Element Software:

OpenSees, ANSYS, COMSOL, FEAP, SAP2000, ABAQUS, SeismoStruct, Nolian

Other Software:

Revit (BIM), Autocad 2D/3D, ArchiCAD, MS Office, LateX

Languages:

English, Italian (mother tongue)

Other Publications:

U. Alibrandi. P. Fuschi, A. Pisano, A. Sofi, Lecture Notes in “Static and Mechanic of structures” of the course held by P. Fuschi at the Department DASTEC of the University of Reggio Calabria, 2007.
U. Alibrandi. G. Ricciardi, Lecture Notes in “Advanced Strength of Materials” of the course held by G. Ricciardi at the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Messina, 2006