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Luis Martins

Luis Martins

Physical Vulnerability Specialist


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Luis is a structural engineer with nearly a decade of experience in seismic risk assessment. He joined GEM in 2016 as a Physical Vulnerability Specialist, and his research focuses on the development and implementation of methodologies and algorithms to estimate losses due to earthquakes. Luis is primarily responsible for GEM’s Global Vulnerability Model, a model that currently provides vulnerability curves (both economic and human fatalities) for over three thousand building classes. He has also developed and implemented the tools and software necessary for the development of the vulnerability models. His research in the field of earthquake risk assessment and vulnerability modeling is well-documented with more than twenty publications in scientific journals and conferences and nearly five hundred citations.
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