Here is some information about me - my work and my hobbies. My detailed Curriculum Vitae and shorter Indexed Curriculum Vitae for major contributions are available for your use.


Posted on February 20, 2020

I am currently Professor Emeritus at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Western Ontario and Director of Engineering Studies with the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction. I am globally recognized for my unique interdisciplinary research in Systems Analysis and the development of deterministic and stochastic simulation, optimization, and multi criteria analysis decision-making methodologies for addressing challenging system of systems problems lying at the confluence of society, technology and the environment. My research has been applied with a sustainable development perspective in water resources management, hydrology, flooding, energy, climate change and public infrastructure. My main contributions include modelling risk and resilience of complex systems.

I am influencing academia, industry and government via teaching, publication of leading-edge research, mentoring of young people, delivering stimulating research seminars at institutions around the world, carrying out joint research projects, and consulting work. I received more than 50 awards for excellence in teaching, research and outreach. I published over 600 professional publications (241 in peer reviewed Journals) and three major textbooks (translated into Chinese and Farsi). I had been inducted to the Canadian Academy of Engineering in June of 2013. My Hirsh Index of 54, i10 Index of 20, and over 11,200 citations are excellent for my interdisciplinary field of research.

I beleive"If you really wish for something it will come true!"

Professional honors and awards

Posted on February 20, 2020

I have received a number of awards for excellence in teaching, research and outreach. The most significant honor I received in June of 2013 is fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Engineering. With this recognition I joined "the most highly accomplished men and women in the field of engineering in Canada" (quote from the citation). Read about the recognition in Western Engineering News, June, 2013.

You can access the detailed list of my honors and awards from here.