Enterprise Professor – Melbourne School of Engineering
Manager – Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety, The University of Melbourne
Prof. Greg Foliente is an Enterprise Professor at the University of Melbourne School of Engineering and the Manager of the Center for Disaster Management and Public Safety. He leads interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research, education, consulting and collaboration initiatives that advance innovation in the built environment and urban systems sectors, with a primary focus towards improved sustainability, liveability and resilience. He has an international reputation in diverse areas that include urban systems modelling, engineering safety and performance assessment under extreme events, quantitative risk analysis and system reliability, disaster mitigation, assessment of environmental and socioeconomic impacts, performance-based and resilient design, spatial diffusion of technology and innovation, and more recently, community wellbeing and resilience. Prof. Foliente is a strategic leader and facilitator, with a number of internationally recognised achievements and successful projects, including those undertaken with industry, UN agencies, the World Bank, AusAID and various levels of the Australian public sector.
Wednesday 23 November: 4.30pm-5.00pm – Researching to support the transformation of the mission-critical public safety ecosystem