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Ruggiero Lovreglio

Senior Lecturer, Massey University

I am a Senior Lecturer teaching BIM and Building Innovation Tools such as Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. I am the recipient of the 2020 Massey Research Medal - Early Career and the 2020 College of Science Research Award - Early Career.
I obtain a doctorate in Civil Engineering investigating human behavior in Disasters using Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality tools. Please visit for more information.

My studies embed:
- Decision-Making during Emergencies;
- Evacuation and Pedestrian Modelling;
- Human Behavior in Disasters;
- Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (Oculus, VIVE, Unity)
- Data Collection and Data Analysis (R, MATLAB, SPSS, Ngene);
- Discrete Choice Analysis (Biogeme, Nlogit);
- Applied statistics for Medial Image Analysis.

I have published more than 40 journal papers and 25 conference papers on Pedestrian and Evacuation Modelling, Evacuee Decision-Making and MRI analysis (see
I am an Associate Editor for Safety Science and member of the Editorial Board of Fire Technology and Fire Safety Science.

I am also reviewer for more than 40 International Journals in different fields, such as fire, safety and simulation research, applied mathematics and transportation modelling.


  • –present
    Pre-doctoral researcher, Politecnico di Bari