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M.S. Earthquake Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, 2008
B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Tabriz, 2005
I received my first Master of Science degree in the realm of earthquake engineering from Iran University of Science & Technology (Centre of excellence for fundamental structural studies). Being passionate about the mathematics and fundamental concepts of topics in the engineering, I decided to concentrate on the more theoretical aspects of my research field. Thus, I chose to work on “Graph theoretical methods and Algebra methods for optimizing structural matrices” under supervision of Prof. Ali Kaveh who is a well-known for his theoretical researches on Structural Engineering. After studying graph theory and getting familiar with its concepts I could come up with some novel techniques which led to an improvement in optimizing structural matrices and implement a few of them. I also published a couple of papers in different journals from my thesis. What’s more, I got my second master of science in structural engineering from the University of Virginia. For my thesis, I proposed and worked on two structural mitigation systems. One of them was funded by NSF and finally became my thesis title. The other system I just wrote 26 pages of the proposal.
Engaging students and having them to care about a subject matter without memorizing the materials can be difficult, but it is crucial to my teaching philosophy. I believe that to teach mathematical courses to the students, a good candidate should not only have a great mathematical background, but also be familiar with engineering framework to convey the concepts more effectively. Having an engineering background helps me to look at the mathematics in a more sensible fashion rather than just an abstract concept and I believe that this viewpoint can be helpful to me to be a successful lecturer.
Awarded Scholarship, Engineering Systems and Environment (2016-2019)
Awarded Scholarship Teacher and Assistant, Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering, University of Central Florida (2015-2016)
Awarded member of National Elites Foundation, society of prominent students of IRAN (2010)
Awarded Scholarship, Civil and Environmental Engineering (2005-2008)