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Anirudh Rao

Senior Seismic Risk Modeller


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Anirudh Rao

Anirudh is a Senior Seismic Risk Modeller at the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation in Pavia, Italy. At GEM, Anirudh works on developing and validation of earthquake risk models and on the architecture and scientific testing of the risk calculators of the OpenQuake engine. He has experience working in several countries worldwide in collaboration with universities, local and national governmental institutions, private sector engineering and (re)insurance companies, and multilateral agencies like UNDRR, the World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank, towards more robust earthquake risk assessment and risk-informed decision making. Anirudh obtained his BTech (2008) in Civil Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B). He earned his MS in Structural Engineering (2010) and PhD in Earthquake Engineering (2014) at Stanford University.
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