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  • Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Mon, Feb 03, 2020 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Ruggiero Lovreglio, Massey University, New Zealand

    Talk Title: Virtual and Augmented Reality Application for Human Behavior in Disasters

    Abstract: Abstract: Understanding how people behave during disasters is fundamental to enhance the safety of building from the design stage to the maintenance stage. To date, new technologies can be used to facilitate the investigation of human behaviour and training. This presentation will illustrate the Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) applications carried out by Dr Lovreglio et al. to investigate the evacuation behaviour in building fires and earthquakes and for safety training. The presentation will highlight the advantages and limitations of these technologies as well as possible future implementations of VR and AR.

    Biography: Biography: Dr Ruggiero Lovreglio (known as Rino) is Senior Lecturer at Massey University (New Zealand) where he teaches Digital Construction and Research Methods. He got his PhD in 2016 from the Scuola Interpolitecnica (Politecnico di Bari, Milano e Torino) on Human Behaviour in Fire. To date, he has been investigating human behaviour in several disasters such as building fires, earthquakes and wildfires. His research uses new technologies such as Virtual and Augmented Reality to investigate behaviours and training people. He has published more than 50 papers, 30 of them are journal articles. He is an Associate Editor for Safety Science (IF: 3.6), a member of the Editorial Board of Fire Technology (IF: 1.4) and co-author of the 6th edition of the SFPE Handbook. More info regarding Dr Lovreglio previous working experience and achievements is available at http://www.lovreglio.info

    Dr Ruggiero Lovreglio
    PhD, MEng, BEng
    Associate Editor, Safety Science
    Editorial Member, Fire Technology

    Host: Dr. Burcin Becerik-Gerber

    Location: Kaprielian Hall (KAP) - 209

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Evangeline Reyes


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