I am currently a member of the 4TU-DeSIRE program on Resilience Engineering and a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Multi Actor Systems, TU Delft. I focus on understanding and measuring the unique characteristics of resilient cities and critical infrastructures. One of the topics that I am currently interested in is enhancing resilience for communities through investigating land use and transportation network interactions and finding resilient land use configurations and site selection methods for supporting urban resilience. Transportation network behavior under disruptions is of great importance for decision-makers to improve network resilience, mobility, and accessibility to critical services in case of natural and man-made disasters.
Previously, I have worked on designing decision support systems, collaborated with governmental agencies and senior data specialists to develop systematic solutions to improve the resilience of transportation networks. I have developed methodologies to model the transportation networks under natural disasters using limited data, complex networks applications, and spatial data analysis techniques to evaluate the resilience and recovery of rural and urban road networks. In addition, I am currently working on measuring the operational and structural resilience of urban water supply systems and effective strategies to recover from disruptions. As resilience is becoming a goal in many strategic plans and incorporated into future development goals by international governmental and non-governmental organizations, this project provides valuable inputs for utilities in providing resilient water infrastructures.