Marco Broccardo received his B.S. and M.S. in Civil and Civil Engineering from the University of Padua (Italy) and he was an exchange student during his M.S. at the University of California, San Diego (USA). In 2014, he received his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering with Designated Emphasis in Computational Science from the University of California, Berkeley (USA), where he also completed a minor in Statistics and a minor in Mechanics. His main research topic was focused on developing a novel linearization technique to study statistics of extreme response events of nonlinear systems under stochastic inputs. Other topics of interest were: simulation of time series excitations such as ground motions and Bayesian networks applied to civil systems.
Marco Broccardo joined the SCCER team at ETH in fall 2014. His main task in the project is to develop a holistic risk governance and community resilience framework for geo- and hydro-energy. In particular, he will work on calibrating tools for hazard and risk assessment, in the context of low probability-high consequences events.