Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience North America




Polytechnique Montreal (engineering university)


Benoît ROBERT is a civil engineer, professor and director of the Centre risque & performance (CRP), a research centre dedicated to the integration of risks in the evaluation of the performance of critical infrastructure (CI). The Center specializes in the study of cross-sector interdependencies and domino effects between CI, namely the energy, telecommunications, water and transportation sectors. Professor Robert has developed an expert system of interdependency modeling currently being applied by the civil security authorities of the City of Montréal. Professor Robert has developed a resilience methodology for the critical systems of the Province of Québec with numerous governmental partners and organizational resilience indicators. In addition to his research activities, Professor Robert teaches technological risk management, emergency and business continuity planning and organizational resilience engineering.