Carmine Galasso

Prof. Galasso
Risk Working Group Lead

Carmine is a Professor of Catastrophe Risk Engineering in the University College London (UCL)’s Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering (CEGE), UK. His research focuses on developing and applying probabilistic and statistical methods and computational/digital tools for catastrophe risk modelling and disaster risk reduction. He is investigating risks to building portfolios and infrastructure exposed to multiple natural hazards, including earthquakes, strong wind, and flooding, with particular emphasis on low-income countries and community-based infrastructure (schools, hospitals, heritage assets). Carmine has authored >200 peer-reviewed papers; his research is funded by the UK Research Councils, the European Commission, the British Council, the Chinese International Centre for Collaborative Research on Disaster Risk Reduction (ICCR-DRR), the World Bank and its Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the Motorola Solution Foundation, and the Willis Research Network. He is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier) and Frontiers in Earth Science/Geohazards and Georisks; a handling editor for the Journal of Earthquake Engineering and Nature Communications Engineering; and the Executive Editor for Operations for Seismica (McGill University) a new community-driven, Diamond Open Access journal publishing peer-reviewed research in seismology and earthquake science.