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Bensi, Michelle

Assistant Professor
Center for Disaster Resilience
1143 Glenn L. Martin Hall, College Park, MD 20742

Research Interests 

  • Probabilistic assessment of natural and man-made hazards
  • Probabilistic risk assessment and risk-informed applications
  • Risk assessment of infrastructure systems
  • Structural reliability and systems modeling
  • Decision support for applications involving civil infrastructure systems
  • Application of machine learning to civil engineering problems
  • Bayesian networks and other applications of Bayesian methods


  • Ph.D. in civil engineering with designated emphasis in computational science and engineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • Master of Applied Sciences, University of Delaware
  • Bachelor of Arts in economics, University of Toledo