Silvana V Croope received her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware. She also holds an M.S. in Geography and a B.A. in Business Administration. Silvana is currently employed with the Delaware DOT. Her work focuses on the integration of operations and planning, data interoperability and systematization, contracts procurement and bidding, ITS projects, research coordination with Universities, IT issues related to ITS risk and resilience, GIS projects and systems organization. Silvana is a member of the TRB Committees ABE20 on Transportation Economics and Critical Transportation Infrastructure Protection and has a role as the Co-Chair for the Transportation Research Board ABE40-2 Subcommittee on Risk and Resilience Assessment and Planning; the State of Delaware leader for the Delaware HAZUS User Group that discusses needs and uses of the HAZUS-MH standardized tool for loss estimation and damage assessment with FEMA. Silvana international activities include the ITS highway project that includes the development of an operational control center under the responsibility of the nuclear power plant called Eletronuclear.