Paolo Bazzurro is an engineering professor at the University School for Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia and associate of the catastrophe Risk Modeling Company RED in Pavia. He earned his M.S., Engineer Degree, and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at Stanford University. Before joining IUSS, he gained more than 25 years of professional experience in Europe and United States dealing with risk assessment of monetary losses caused by natural events for corporate clients, insurance companies, brokers, governments and other institutions such as the World Bank.
He was the Deputy Chair of the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Scientific Board, a member of the National Great Risks Committee and of the Italian Seismic Hazard Maps review committee both appointed by the Italian Prime Minister office. He authored more than 150 refereed publications in different engineering areas.