Bryce Canyon, Utah (07/2019)

Photo:  (another side of me) Conducting noninvasive seismic testing in West Texas to refine deep shear wave velocity models

I am an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of California, Berkeley, specializing in data science and computation in civil and environmental engineering. The surge of data is creating opportunities to study the link between the environment, built systems, and human activities in ways previously not possible. As a Teaching Professor, I aim to match this perspective by transforming the learning environment so that future civil and environmental engineers have the strength to respond to the world's most pressing challenges to the broader benefit of a resilient, equitable, and globally connected society. 

Prior to UC Berkeley, I received my PhD degree in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical) in 2022, in addition to two MS degrees in Statistics in 2021 and in Civil Engineering in 2019 from the University of Texas (UT) at Austin. Prior to joining UT, I completed my BE degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the American University of Beirut, during which I spent a semester as an exchange student at the University of New Mexico, and another semester as a researcher at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

In addition to my enthusiasm about data science education, I am passionate about natural hazards engineering and geostatistics research. My research lies at the intersection of geotechnical earthquake engineering, noninvasive subsurface imaging, and geostatistical modeling. Through the lens of theoretical fundamentals, field and laboratory testing, and computational modeling, I aim to bridge engineering with statistics to embrace uncertainty and develop holistic methods for the design of resilient infrastructure in the face of natural hazards.

All of the header photos are captured by yours truly while on hiking trails 


 Teaching Professor of Data Science in CEE


Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant


Lab, Teaching,  and Research Assistant 


Undergraduate Research  Assistant 


Research Assistant During Exchange Program



PhD in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical)

Aug. 2022

MS in 


May 2021

MS in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical)

May 2019

BE in Civil and Environmental Engineering

May 2017