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Alice Cicirello


Alice Cicirello BEng, MSc, PhD

Visiting Fellow


Alice Cicirello is a Visiting Fellow in the the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. She is an Associate Professor and Head of the Section of Mechanics and Physics of Structures in the Engineering Structures Department at TU Delft. Alice is the founder and the Head of the Data, Vibration and Uncertainty Group (2017). Alice was a Departmental Lecturer in Dynamics and Vibration at the Oxford Engineering Science Department (Solid Mechanics & Materials Engineering Group) and a Career Development Fellow in Engineering Science at Balliol College (2017-2019).

Prior to these positions, she was a Senior Research Scientist at Schlumberger (2014-2017) , a Research Associate (2012-2014) and a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher (2009-2012) at the Cambridge University Engineering Department. Alice obtained her PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2013. Alice has held visiting positions at several research institutions, including MIT, Sandia National Laboratories, and the University of Auckland.

Currently she is a Honorary Lecturer at the Institute for Risk and Uncertainty, Department of Civil Engineering and Industrial Design, University of Liverpool. Alice was awarded the Bronze for Excellence in Teaching for the academic year 2018/19 in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford.

Research Interests

Alice's technical expertise covers Uncertainty Quantification and Machine Learning, physics-based modelling, and dynamic experimental testing, and their combination.

Her research aims at developing effective strategies for supporting decisions making on engineering systems under uncertainties in operating conditions and at the design-stage. Read more here

Current Projects

Alice is currently the lead supervisor of one DPhil student, and co-supervisor of two DPhil students in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford.

Other Work

Alice is a Committee Member of the IOP Applied Solid Mechanics group, and she is part of the organising committee of the International Conference on Modern Practice in Stress and Vibration Analysis (MPSVA 2022).