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Gabriel R. Toro

Lettis Consultants International
Senior Principal Engineer

Expertise: Probabilistic seismic hazard analysis, development of ground motion models, earthquake engineering, application of probabilistic methods to the analysis of natural hazards, applied statistics
About Me Publications
Dr. Toro is Senior Principal Engineer at Lettis Consultants International. Prior to that, he worked with William Lettis and Associates Inc. and Risk Engineering, Inc. He has more than 30 years experience in probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA), development of ground-motion prediction equations (GMPEs), probabilistic modeling of soil profiles and their effects on earthquake ground motion, and probabilistic modeling of other natural hazards. Dr. Toro has a Civil Engineering degree (with Honors) from the National University of Colombia, and Master’s and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering from MIT. He has published more than 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, and numerous technical reports to clients and funding agencies. His research and publications have earned him a Thesis of Merit recognition from the National University of Colombia in 1979, the OMAE Award from ASME in 1994, and the EERI Outstanding Paper Award in 2001.

SCEC Participation

SCEC Advisory Council, Member (2020 - 2024)