© 2017 by Luis Ceferino

LUIS CEFERINO

I'm a Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University, investigating the resilience of urban systems to natural hazards in large urban centers. I earned my Ph.D. in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Stanford University, where I evaluated policies to improve the resilience of cities to disasters using cutting-edge earthquake engineering, statistical and machine learning techniques. During my Ph.D., I also developed tools for effectively redistributing resources and transferring patients in hospital systems during an earthquake emergency response to minimize waiting times. I have also coupled models for distributed energy resources (DERs) with earthquake analytics in order to measure the increase in post-earthquake power accessibility due to solar panel adoption. My research projects have been benefited from collaborations with researchers at different institutions such as Caltech, Carnegie Mellon University, University of California Los Angeles, University of Pavia in Italy, and the National University of Engineering in Peru.

I also have consulting experience on seismic risk and structural engineering in Peruvian and U.S. engineering firms and more recently in the World Bank. More recently, I have developed a comprehensive platform for earthquake and tsunami risk visualization through my startup Yanapay in Peru.