Elizabeth Bismut, Dr.-Ing.

Room: N3625

Phone: +49 89 289 23017

E-Mail: elizabeth.bismut@tum.de

Office hours: by arrangement

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2016 - 2022 | PhD student at the Engineering Risk Analysis Group, Technische Universität München
  • 2018 (Jan-Apr): Visiting Researcher at the Advanced Infrastructure Systems Group, Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, USA)
  • 2012 - 2016 | Structural Engineer at Ramboll, London and Singapore
  • 2011 - 2012 | M.Sc in Advanced Structural Engineering, Imperial College London
  • 2010 - 2011 | Structural Engineer at Atelier One, London
  • 2008 - 2012 | Diplôme d’Ingénieur (Génie Civil), Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC), France


  • Deterioration processes in structural systems
  • Risk based inspection and maintenance planning with Bayesian networks
  • Markov decision processes
  • Stochastic optimization
  • Value of Information


  • Lecturer of the course “Probabilistic life cycle analysis and integrity management of infrastructures” (S18, S19, W20/21, S21, S22, W22/23)
  • TA for “Risk analysis” (W16/17, W21/22)
  • TA for “Risk assessment” (S17)

Supervised theses/projects

  • Master Thesis (2022): Reinforcement Learning for Inspection and Maintenance Planning - A Comparison of Neural Networks and Monte Carlo Tree Search
  • Master Thesis (2022): Risk-Based Decision Making in Geotechnical Engineering - Optimal Pre-Loading of an Embankment
  • Master thesis (2019): Sequential decision problems with uncertain observations: Value of Information with erroneous assumptions
  • Master thesis (2018): Stochastic methods for policy optimization in a decision problem: Investigating the efficiency of the Cross Entropy method for solving partially observable Markov decision processes (POMDPs).
  • Master thesis (2018): Optimizing quality assurance measures for flexible manufacturing scenarios via decision analysis (co-supervision/ Siemens)
  • Study project (2018): Cross entropy method and Reinforcement Learning applied to policy optimization
  • Master thesis (2017): Stiffness and damage identification by Bayesian updating of a multi-component steel frame under dynamic load
  • Master thesis (2017): Optimizing flexible infrastructure designs via partially observable Markov decision processes(POMDPs)