Vitor Silva

Dr. Silva is a Seismic Risk Engineer at the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation (Pavia, Italy). He received his PhD from the University of Aveiro in Portugal in Risk Engineering, where he also obtained a MSc degree in Structural Engineering and a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering. Dr. Silva has conducted studies in structural vulnerability and probabilistic seismic risk assessment in countries such as Portugal, Turkey or Italy. Dr. Silva has participated in various national and regional projects (SHARE, SYNER-G, SARA, PRISE) and led workshops regarding earthquake loss estimation in Istanbul, Potsdam, Kathmandu and Bishkek. He currently serves as the Seismic Risk Coordinator at the GEM Foundation, where he is responsible for the development of the OpenQuake-engine (risk), and other supporting tools. In addition, he carries out research activities at the EUCENTRE, UME Graduate School and University of Aveiro where he holds a postdoc researcher position. More recently, he has partnered up with the USGS in the development of probabilistic human and economic loss maps for the whole globe.