Mohamad M. Hallal
Data Scientist • Geotechnical Engineering Researcher • Geostatistics Enthusiast
Eklutna Lake, Anchorage (09/2018)
I am an Assistant Teaching Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of California, Berkeley, specializing in data science and computation in the context of civil and environmental engineering. Our field is undergoing a quiet revolution, which is fueled by the proliferation of data, and the education of future engineers must match this perspective. As a teaching professor, I aim to equip rising civil and environmental engineers with state-of-the-art skills in data science and computation to address the most significant societal-scale challenges.
I am also a geotechnical engineering researcher and a geostatisitics enthusiast. I graduated with a PhD degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2022, along with dual MS degrees in Statistics in 2021 and Civil Engineering in 2019. My research focuses on integrating multidisciplinary tools to develop holistic methods spanning subsurface imaging and applications in natural hazards engineering with high societal impact.
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Honored to be the recipient of the Bright Spark Lecture Award from the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering during Geo-Risk 2023
I am starting a new position as a Teaching Professor of Data Science and Computation in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley in 2023!
Excited to share that I earned my PhD in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas with a dissertation on earthquake engineering and geostatistical modeling
Humbled to have been awarded the 2021 Roy E. Olson Award from The University of Texas at Austin for distinguished academic performance and contribution
It was amazing to join the 2022 Girl Day STEM Festival at UT Austin and present activities on: The Engineering "Magic" of Soil
Excited to have Kimberly Martin and Brian Freilich from Keller join us in our last Fall 2021 Geo-Institute Seminar Series
I am proud to share that I earned my MS from the Department of Statistics and Data Science at The University of Texas at Austin