Arghavan Louhghalam, PhD

Assistant Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering

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Education

2010Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MDPhD in Civil Engineering
2007Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MDMS in Civil Engineering
2002Tehran University, Tehran, IranMS in Earthquake Engineering
2000Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, IranBS in Civil Engineering

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Probability and statistics theories and application at the introduction and intermediate level. Topics include: discrete and continuous random variables and various distributions with an emphasis on civil and environmental engineering applications. Descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals and linear regression analysis are covered. This course is intended for undergraduate students who are engaged in research or plan to pursue a graduate education.

Probability and statistics theories and application at the introduction and intermediate level. Topics include: discrete and continuous random variables and various distributions with an emphasis on civil and environmental engineering applications. Descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals and linear regression analysis are covered. This course is intended for undergraduate and graduate students who plan to engage in experimental research.

Investigations of a fundamental and/or applied nature representing an original contribution to the scholarly research literature of the field. PhD dissertations are often published in refereed journals or presented at major conferences. A written dissertation must be completed in accordance with the rules of the Graduate School and the College of Engineering. Admission to the course is based on successful completion of the PhD comprehensive examination and submission of a formal proposal endorsed by the student's graduate committee and submitted to the EAS Graduate Program Director.

Research

Research Interests

  • Quantitative Engineering Sustainability, Design, Development and Maintenance of Sustainable Civil Infrastructures
  • Fracture Mechanics and Material Durability
  • Risk and Reliability Assessment of High-Performance Structural Systems
  • Dynamics and Random Vibrations
  • Application of Data Mining and Machine Learning Techniques to Civil Engineering Pro

Dr. Arghavan Louhghalam joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as an assistant professor. Prior to joining the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, she was a postdoctoral research associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub@MIT). She holds a Ph.D. and a M.S. in Engineering Mechanics from the Johns Hopkins University, a M.S. in Earthquake Engineering from University of Tehran, and a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran. 

Dr. Louhghalam’s research interests are mainly focused on interconnected areas of solid mechanics, material modeling and applied statistics with applications to the development of sustainable and resilient civil infrastructure. Her research on quantitative engineering sustainability aims at development of mechanics-based predictive tools to quantify the environmental impact of civil infrastructures and identify the key contributing factors to this footprint.

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