Keynote Speakers

Integrating remote sensing and structural modelling for the assessment of historic heritage

Giorgia Giardina, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Giorgia Giardina is assistant professor at the Civil Engineering and Geoscience faculty of the Delft University of Technology. Giorgia’s research aims at increasing urban resilience through the evaluation of buildings and infrastructure vulnerability. By integrating remote sensing data, experimental testing and computational modelling, she analyses the response of existing structures to urbanisation, earthquakes and climate change effects. Her research interests include remote sensing and computational modelling, risk and damage assessment, heritage protection, seismic vulnerability, tunnelling and underground excavations, and settlement-induced structural damage. Prior to joining the TU Delft, Giorgia was a lecturer at the University of Bath, a visiting professor at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a research associate and a Junior Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, where she was awarded a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship. She is a member of the International Scientific Committee on the Analysis and Restoration of Structures of Architectural Heritage (ISCARSAH) committee, an associate scientist at the 4TU Centre for Resilience Engineering (4TU RE) and a member of the Heritage Under Threat group at the Centre for Global Heritage and Development (CGHD).