Giulio Cottone, Dr.-Ing.


Curriculum Vitae

  • since 2015: Ricercatore at DICAM, Università degli Studi di Palermo
  • 2011-2015: Research Assistant (Post-Doc) at the Engineering Risk Analysis Group, Technische Universität München
  • 2009-2011: Guest Scientist at the Engineering Risk Analysis Group, Technische Universität München
  • 2007-2011: Post-Doc Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy. Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale, Aerospaziale e Geotecnica.
  • 2005-2006: Visiting Student, Cornell University, USA. School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • 2004-2006: Ph.D. Degree, Università degli Studi di Palermo.


  • Fractional Differential Operators theory and applications in stochastic modelling
  • Non-linear random vibration, stochastic calculus, complex phenomena, non-Gaussian models, power-law distributions
  • Structural damage and parameter identification, meta-heuristic optimization
  • Non-local elasticity
  • Turbulent wind simulation, long-correlated phenomena


  • Computational Methods in Stochastic Dynamics (SoSe, 3ECTS, 3Wh/S). Note: It will not be offered in SS2015.
  • Introduction to Random Vibration (WiSe, 3ECTS, 2Wh/S)

Recent Publications

Cottone, G.; Scimemi, G. Fileccia; Pirrotta, A., (2014)
alpha-stable distributions for better performance of ACO in detecting damage on not well spaced frequency systems.
Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics Volume: 35 Pages: 29-36.

Cottone, G.; Gollwitzer, S.; Heckenberger, U.; et al., (2013)
Reliability-Oriented Optimization of Replacement Strategies for Monitored Composite Panels for Aircraft Structures.
Structural Health Monitoring, Vols 1 and 2 Pages: 2728-2735.

Runtemund, Katrin; Cottone, Giulio; Mueller, Gerhard, (2013)
Treatment of arbitrarily autocorrelated load functions in the scope of parameter identification.
Computers & Structures Volume: 126 Pages: 29-40.

Cottone G. (2011)
Statistics of Non-Linear Stochastic Dynamical Systems by under Lévy noises by a convolution quadrature approach.
Journal of Physics A: Math. Theor. 44 185001, doi:10.1088/1751-8113/44/18/185001.

Barone G., Cottone G., Di Paola M., Tamura Y. (2011)
Wind loads spectrum generation by the ‘H-fractional spectral moments’ decomposition
13th International Conference on Wind Engineering, July 10-15, 2011 Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Cottone G. Fileccia G., Pirrotta A. (2011)
Damage identification by a modified Ant Colony Optimization for not well spaced frequency systems.
Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Structural Dynamics, EURODYN 2011 (eds. G. De Roeck, G. Degrande, G. Lombaert, G. Müller). Leuven, Belgium, 4-6 July 2011. ISBN 978-90-760-1931-4

Cottone G., Di Paola M. (2011)
Fractional Spectral Moments for Digital Simulation of Multivariate Wind Velocity Fields.
International Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics 99(6-7) 741-747. Elsevier, doi:10.1016/j.jweia.2011.03.006.

Cottone G., Di Paola M., Butera S. (2011)
Stochastic Dynamics of Nonlinear Systems with Fractional Power-Law Nonlinear Term. Fractional Calculus Approach.
Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics 26(1) 101-108. Elsevier, doi: 10.1016/j.probengmech.2010.06.010.