Ph.D., Structural Engineering, University of California San Diego, December 2011
M.S., Structural Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Portugal, January 2002
Licenciatura in Civil Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Portugal, September 1998
Performance-based earthquake engineering, nonlinear structural analysis, structural reliability and risk analysis, structural dynamics, multi-hazard loss estimation, assessment of robustness and resilient design of building and bridge structures (reinforced concrete, steel, and timber), high-throughput computing, virtual reality modeling of engineering structures.
Structural analysis, structural dynamics, structural reliability and risk analysis, probabilistic methods applied to engineering, earthquake engineering, reinforced concrete structures, performance-based earthquake engineering.