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Dr Rino Lovreglio PhD

Senior Lecturer

School of Built Environment

I hold a PhD from Scuola Interpolitecnica di Dottorato, Politecnico di Bari, Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino (Italy). During my PhD, I have investigated evacuee decision-making by using discrete choice modelling. This goal was achieved by analysing data from stated preferences (i.e. Virtual Reality Experiments) and revealed preferences (i.e. Real and Virtual Reality Experiments).

 My studies/research embed:

- Decision-Making during Emergencies;
- Evacuation and Pedestrian Modelling;
- Human Behavior in Fire and Earthquakes;
- Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (Oculus, VIVE, Unity) 
- Data Collection and Data Analysis (R, MATLAB, SPSS, Ngene); 
- Discrete Choice Analysis (Biogeme, Nlogit);
- Building Information Modelling (BIM tools, Revit)
- Applied statistics for Medial Image Analysis.

I have experience in Agent Based Modelling, Evacuation Modelling and CFD using several tools: MATLAB, Unity, FDS+Evac, Pathfinder, STEPS, and Simulex.

I have published several papers on Evacuation Modelling, Human Behavior in Disasters (e.g. fires, bush-fires, and earthquakes), Serious Games and Virtual Reality as you can see on my Publications page. At the moment I am also reviewer for many International Journals in different fields, such as fire, safety and simulation research, applied mathematics and transportation modelling (e.g.  please visit my website for a comprehensive list: www.lovreglio.info). My publications are the result of collaborations with several universities, institutions and companies.

I am a Virtual Reality and Serious Game software developer and I have programming skills using MATLAB, R, C#, VB.NET (please visit my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/rugglovr). I also develop websites and on-line applications and questionnaires using PHP, JavaScript (Ajax) and SQL (see my Programming pages). I have also experience as webmaster.

I am a Senior Lecturer teaching BIM and Building Innovation Tools such as Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.
I obtain a doctorate in Civil Engineering investigating human behavior in Disasters using Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality tools. Please visit www.lovreglio.info 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.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: +6494140800 extn 49114
    Location: 19.C, 106
    Campus: Albany

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental and Land Safety and Monitoring - Inter-polytechnic Doctoral School: Polytechnic universities of Turin, Bari and Milan (2016)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Evacuation

Fire Emergencies

Earthquake Emergencies

Human Behaviour in Disasters

Virtual Reality

Augmented Reality

Building Information Modelling

Serious Games

Statistics

Decision-making

Modelling

Simulation

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Civil Engineering (090500): Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified (090599): Construction Engineering (090502): Earthquake Engineering (090504): Engineering (090000):
Other Technology (109900): Technology (100000): Technology not elsewhere classified (109999):
Transport Engineering (090507)

Keywords

Evacuation

Fire Emergencies

Earthquake Emergencies

Human Behaviour in Disasters

Virtual Reality

Augmented Reality

Building Information Modelling

Serious Games

Statistics

Decision-making

Modelling

Simulation

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 4 0

Research Outputs

Journal

Lovreglio, R., Kuligowski, E., Gwynne, S., & Strahan, K. (2019). A modelling framework for householder decision-making for wildfire emergencies. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 41
[Journal article]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Lovreglio, R., Kuligowski, E., Gwynne, S., & Boyce, K. (2019). Corrigendum to “A pre-evacuation database for use in egress simulations” (Fire Safety J. 105, 2019, (107–128), (S0379-7112(18)30221-2),(10.1016/j.firesaf.2018.12.009)). Fire Safety Journal. 108
[Journal article]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Bernardini, G., Lovreglio, R., & Quagliarini, E. (2019). Proposing behavior-oriented strategies for earthquake emergency evacuation: A behavioral data analysis from New Zealand, Italy and Japan. Safety Science. 116, 295-309
[Journal article]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Lovreglio, R., Kuligowski, E., Gwynne, S., & Boyce, K. (2019). A pre-evacuation database for use in egress simulations. Fire Safety Journal. 105, 107-128
[Journal article]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Ronchi, E., Mayorga, D., Lovreglio, R., Wahlqvist, J., & Nilsson, D. (2019). Mobile-powered head-mounted displays versus cave automatic virtual environment experiments for evacuation research. Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds.
[Journal article]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Lovreglio, R., Spearpoint, M., & Girault, M. (2019). The impact of sampling methods on evacuation model convergence and egress time. Reliability Engineering and System Safety. 185, 24-34
[Journal article]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Lovreglio, R., Gonzalez, V., Feng, Z., Amor, R., Spearpoint, M., Thomas, J., . . . Sacks, R. (2018). Prototyping virtual reality serious games for building earthquake preparedness: The Auckland City Hospital case study. Advanced Engineering Informatics. 38, 670-682
[Journal article]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Bosco, D., Lovreglio, R., Frassoldati, A., Derudi, M., & Borghetti, F. (2018). Queue formation and evacuation modelling in road tunnels during fires. Chemical Engineering Transactions. 67, 805-810
[Journal article]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Feng, Z., González, VA., Amor, R., Lovreglio, R., & Cabrera-Guerrero, G. (2018). Immersive virtual reality serious games for evacuation training and research: A systematic literature review. Computers and Education. 127, 252-266
[Journal article]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Ruggiero, L., Charitha, D., Xiang, S., & Lucia, B. (2018). Investigating pedestrian navigation in indoor open space environments using big data. Applied Mathematical Modelling. 62, 499-509
[Journal article]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Aleksandrov, M., Rajabifard, A., Kalantari, M., Lovreglio, R., & González, VA. (2018). People Choice Modelling for Evacuation of Tall Buildings. Fire Technology. 54(5), 1171-1193
[Journal article]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Dias, C., & Lovreglio, R. (2018). Calibrating cellular automaton models for pedestrians walking through corners. Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics. 382(19), 1255-1261
[Journal article]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Ballerini, L., Lovreglio, R., Valdés Hernández, MDC., Ramirez, J., MacIntosh, BJ., Black, SE., . . . Wardlaw, JM. (2018). Perivascular Spaces Segmentation in Brain MRI Using Optimal 3D Filtering. Scientific Reports. 8(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Rahouti, A., Salze, G., Lovreglio, R., & Datoussaïd, S. (2017). An Immersive Serious Game for Firefighting and Evacuation Training in Healthcare Facilities. International Journal of Computer and Information Engineering. 11(9)
[Journal article]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Gwynne, SMV., Kuligowski, ED., Boyce, KE., Nilsson, D., Robbins, AP., Lovreglio, R., . . . Roy-Poirier, A. (2017). Enhancing egress drills: Preparation and assessment of evacuee performance. Fire and Materials.
[Journal article]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Olander, J., Ronchi, E., Lovreglio, R., & Nilsson, D. (2017). Dissuasive exit signage for building fire evacuation. Applied Ergonomics. 59, 84-93
[Journal article]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Lovreglio, R., Fonzone, A., dell'Olio, L., & Borri, D. (2016). A study of herding behaviour in exit choice during emergencies based on random utility theory. Safety Science. 82, 421-431
[Journal article]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Ronchi, E., Nilsson, D., Kojić, S., Eriksson, J., Lovreglio, R., Modig, H., . . . Walter, AL. (2016). A Virtual Reality Experiment on Flashing Lights at Emergency Exit Portals for Road Tunnel Evacuation. Fire Technology. 52(3), 623-647
[Journal article]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Lovreglio, R., Ronchi, E., & Nilsson, D. (2016). An Evacuation Decision Model based on perceived risk, social influence and behavioural uncertainty. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory. 66, 226-242
[Journal article]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Lovreglio, R., Fonzone, A., & dell'Olio, L. (2016). A mixed logit model for predicting exit choice during building evacuations. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. 92, 59-75
[Journal article]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Lovreglio, R., Ronchi, E., Maragkos, G., Beji, T., & Merci, B. (2016). A dynamic approach for the impact of a toxic gas dispersion hazard considering human behaviour and dispersion modelling. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 318, 758-771
[Journal article]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Lovreglio, R., Ronchi, E., & Nilsson, D. (2015). A model of the decision-making process during pre-evacuation. Fire Safety Journal. 78, 168-179
[Journal article]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Lovreglio, R., Ronchi, E., & Nilsson, D. (2015). Calibrating floor field cellular automaton models for pedestrian dynamics by using likelihood function optimization. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications. 438, 308-320
[Journal article]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Lovreglio, R., Fonzone, A., dell'Olio, L., Borri, D., & Ibeas, A. (2014). The role of herding behaviour in exit choice during evacuation. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences. 160, 390-399 Retrieved from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042814062521?via=ihub
[Journal article]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Lovreglio, R., Borri, D., Dell'Olio, L., & Ibeas, A. (2014). A discrete choice model based on random utilities for exit choice in emergency evacuations. Safety Science. 62, 418-426
[Journal article]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Lovreglio, R., Ronchi, E., & Borri, D. (2014). The validation of evacuation simulation models through the analysis of behavioural uncertainty. Reliability Engineering and System Safety. 131, 166-174
[Journal article]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.

Conference

Lovreglio, R.A review of augmented reality applications for building evacuation. . Tampere, Finland
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Zhang, T., Ghaffarianhoseini, A., Ghaffarianhoseini, A., Naismith, N., Rehman, A., & Lovreglio, R.Establishing a Knowledge-Base System (KBS) for Post-Construction Building Facility Maintenance. . Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Zhang, T., Ghaffarianhoseini, A., Ghaffarianhoseini, A., Naismith, N., Rehman, A., & Lovreglio, R.Developing an EEG-Based Building Management System to Enhance Built Environment Accessibility for Disabled Users. . Kuala Lumpur, Malasya
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Lovreglio, R., Claraidge, E., & Jackson, P. (2017). The status quo of computer evacuation modelling in New Zealand. , FireNZ
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Lovreglio, R., Dias, C., Song, X., & Ballerini, L.(2017). Towards microscopic calibration of pedestrian simulation models using open trajectory data-sets: The case study of the Edinburgh informatics forum. . Washington, United States of America
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Rohaouti, A., Lovreglio, R., Dias, C., & Datoussaid, S. (2017). Simulating Assisted Evacuation using Unity3D. Poster session presented at the meeting of Traffic & Granular Flow 2017
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Lovreglio, R., Gonzalez, V., Amor, R., Spearpoint, M., Thomas, J., Trotter, M., . . . Sacks, R.(2017). The need for enhancing earthquake evacuee safety by using virtual reality serious games. . Heraklion, Crete, Greece
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Ballerini, L., Mcgrory, S., & Lovreglio, R. (2017). Quantitative Measurements of Enlarged Perivascular Spaces in the Brain are Associated with Retinal Microvascular Parameters. Poster session presented at the meeting of Medical Image Understanding and Analysis (MIUA) 2017
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Rahouti, A., Datoussaïd, S., & Lovreglio, R.(2016). A sensitivity analysis of a hospital evacuation in case of fire: the impact of the percentage of people with reduced mobility and the staff to occupant’s ratio. . Torremolinos, Spain
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Carattin, E., Lovreglio, R., Ronchi, E., & Nilsson, D.(2016). Affordance-Based Evaluation of Signage Design for Areas of Refuge. . Nr Windsor, UK
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Gwynne, S., Boyce, K., Kuligowski, E., Nilsson, D., Robbins, A., & Lovreglio, R.(2016). Pros and cons of egress drills. . Windsor, United Kingdom
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Ballerini, L., Lovreglio, R., Hernández, MDCV., Gonzalez-Castro, V., Maniega, SM., Pellegrini, E., . . . Wardlaw, JM.(2016). Application of the Ordered Logit Model to Optimising Frangi Filter Parameters for Segmentation of Perivascular Spaces. Paper presented at the meeting of Procedia Computer Science
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Lovreglio, R., Ronchi, E., & Nilsson, D.(2015). A Mixed-Ordered Approach to Investigate Correlations Among Different Affordances in Fire Evacuation. . Cambridge, UK
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Lovreglio, R., Borri, D., Ronchi, E., Fonzone, A., & dell"Olio, L.(2015). The need of latent variables for modelling decision-making in evacuation simulations. . Bari, Italy
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Mayeux, A., Lovreglio, R., Saleh, W., & Fonzone, A.(2015). Illegal pedestrian crossing at signalised junctions in urban areas: The impact of spatial factors. . Washington DC, US
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Lovreglio, R.(2014). Data-Collection Approaches for the Study of the Decision-Making Process in Fire Evacuations. . Bari, Italy
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Lovreglio, R., Fonzone, A., dell'Olio, L., Borri, D., & Ibeas, A.(2014). The Role of Herding Behaviour in Exit Choice during Evacuation. Paper presented at the meeting of XI CONGRESO DE INGENIERIA DEL TRANSPORTE (CIT 2014)
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.
Lovreglio, R., Borri, D., dell'Olio, L., Ibeas, A., & Camarda, D.Planning exit choices during emergency situations: A random-utility approach. . Groningen, Nederland
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Lovreglio, R.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • English
    Last used: today
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • Italian
    Last used: today
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 2 0

Teaching

Human Behaviour in Fire

Evacuation Modelling

Research Methods

Statistics (SPSS, R, and MATLAB)

Building Information Modelling

Courses Coordinated

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Saman Lawe - Doctor of Philosophy
    Traffic flow control and optimisation

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