Matteo Pozzi is a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon. His research deals with risk analysis for civil infrastructure systems, using engineering models and sensor data. Particularly, his research is focused on probabilistic models for seismic vulnerability, deterioration, optimal planning for mitigation of extreme events, and maintenance and inspection scheduling. He received a Ph.D. in structural engineering from the University of Trento, Italy, and he was a post-doc researcher at UC Berkeley.

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Matteo Pozzi

Risk Analysis & Decision Making: Civil Infrastructure Systems


2007 Ph.D., Structural Engineering, University of Trento

2003 Laurea (M.S. + B.S.), Civil Engineering, University of Trento

Media mentions

CMU Engineering

The Value of Information

Research by Matteo Pozzi shows how improper regulation can unintentionally trigger dangerous behaviors of information avoidance from infrastructure managers.

CMU Engineering

Do sensors make infrastructure safer?

When should we apply sensors to monitor the state of our infrastructure in a way that could help predict and prevent failure?

Scott Institute

Eight faculty receive Scott Institute seed grants for energy research

The Scott Institute recently selected awardees from the College of Engineering for its seventh round of seed grants for energy research.

CMU Engineering

Escape from the heat island

New models of the urban heat island effect could inform the next generation of urban planners and help prevent hundreds of heat-related deaths occurring every year.

Popular Science and Associated Press

Pozzi quoted in AP and Popular Science

CEE’s Matteo Pozzi was interviewed by Popular Science and the Associated Press about the fatal bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy, as well as methods engineers use to analyze the conditions of bridges.

CMU Engineering


The NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a foundation-wide initiative, offering prestigious awards to encourage faculty early in their careers to serve as role models in research and education, and to build the foundation for a lifetime of leadership in their field.

CMU Engineering

Storms shouldn’t bankrupt your insurance company

When a storm puts a tree branch through your roof, or a flood damages your foundation, you turn to your insurance company to pay for the repairs.

CMU Engineering

Dowd Seed Fund for Fellowships

Some of the greatest innovations of our time started out with the riskiest ideas. But risky ideas often go unfunded—until someone is brave enough to trust in the researcher's dreams.

CMU Engineering

Department news

The initiatives underway in the College’s departments embody the value we place on progress. Here are some of our current projects and prides.

CMU Engineering

A smarter way to build things

Faculty and students in the College of Engineering are creating sensor-driven solutions to the problems ailing the structures and systems that literally support modern life.