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Babak Moaveni

Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Structural Health Monitoring

Babak Moaveni

Babak Moaveni

Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Structural Health Monitoring

Phone 617-627-5642
Anderson Hall
200 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
structural health monitoring, system and damage identification of civil structures, experimental modal analysis, signal processing, uncertainty quantification
Biography: 

Babak Moaveni is an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He obtained his Ph.D. in structural engineering at University of California-San Diego in 2007. Moaveni’s main research interests include vibration-based damage identification and structural health monitoring of real-world structures; finite element model updating; and uncertainty quantification.

Education: 
Ph.D., Structural Engineering, University of California-San Diego, 2007
M.S., Earthquake Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2001
B.S., Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 1999
Professional Experience: 
2014-present:

Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

2008-2014:

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

2008:

Research Engineer, MaXentric Technologies LLC

2008:

Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Structural Engineering, University of California-San Diego

Research Interests: 

Babak Moaveni's research interests include vibration-based structural health monitoring, system and damage identification of civil structures, experimental modal analysis, signal processing, finite element analysis and finite element model updating, structural dynamics, earthquake engineering, structural reliability and risk analysis, uncertainty quantification, and verification and validation of computational models.

Selected Professional Activities: 
Member, ASCE EMI Dynamics Committee
Member, ASCE EMI Structural Health Monitoring and Control Committee
Member, SEI Structural Identification Committee
Member, SEI Methods of Monitoring Committee
Professional Memberships: 
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM)
Teaching/Courses Taught: 
CEE-0123: Advanced Structural Analysis
CEE-0194: Structural Health Monitoring
CEE-0294: Random Vibrations
ES-0005: Introduction to Mechanics: Statistics & Dynamics