The course is designed to provide the fundamental principles of seismic hazard and risk mitigation. Basic concepts of seismology, earthquakes, and strong ground motion will be firstly presented to introduce procedures of deterministic and probabilistic seismic hazard analysis. Subsequently, methods for ground response analysis will be discussed in order to provide insight into problems as site effects and seismic slope stability. The course will end presenting procedures and systems for seismic monitoring and earthquake early warning.

The course presents a set of mathematical models and methods for solving decision problems with a particular reference to natural risk and emergency management. The purpose of this course is to provide the students with competences in using a set of models for problem solving. In particular, the course mainly considers optimization problems faced by mathematical programming techniques and problems on graph and networks.