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 Roger G. Ghanem


University of Southern California
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Los Angeles, California 90089-2531

KAP 254
Tel. (213) 740-9528
Fax. (213) 740-2037

Academic rank: Professor, full-time


1989 Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Rice University
1985 M.S., Civil Engineering, Rice University
1984 B.E., Civil Engineering, American University of Beirut

USC Academic Positions:

2005-: Professor, Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

Other Professional Positions:

2002-2004: Professor, The Johns Hopkins University
1998-2002: Associate Professor, The Johns Hopkins University
1995-1998: Assistant Professor, The Johns Hopkins University
1992-1995: Assistant Professor, State University of New York
1992: Visiting Assistant Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo
1989-1991: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Rice University

Research Interests:

Risk assessment and mitigation, computational mechanics and computational stochastic mechanics, dynamics and identification, inverse problems and optimization under uncertainty, multiscale modeling; applications of these to problems in science and engineering

Selected Publications:

R. Ghanem and P. Spanos, Stochastic Finite Elements: A Spectral Approach, Springer Verlag, 1991. (Reissued by Dover Publications, 2002.)
R. Ghanem, "Ingredients for a general purpose stochastic finite elements formulation," Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 168, Nos. 1-4, pp. 19-34, 1999.
R. Ghanem, "The characterization and management of uncertainty in model-based predictions," in Modeling and Simulation-Based Life Cycle Engineering, K. Chong and S. Saigal, eds., Taylor and Francis, 2001.
R. Ghanem and F. Romeo, "A wavelet-based approach for model and parameter identification of nonlinear dynamical systems," International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics 36, No. 5, pp. 835-859, 2001.
R. Ghanem and B. Hayek, "Probabilistic modeling of flow over rough terrain," ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering 124, No. 1, pp. 42-50, 2002.
O. Le Maitre, M. Reagan, H. Najm, R. Ghanem, and O. Knio, "A stochastic projection method for fluid flow. II: Random Process," Journal of Computational Physics 181, pp. 9-44, 2002.
R. Ghanem and A. Sarkar, "Reduced models for the medium-frequency dynamics of stochastic systems," JASA 113, No. 2, pp. 834-846, 2003.
C. Soize and R. Ghanem, "Physical systems with random uncertainties: Chaos representations with arbitrary probability measure," Journal of Scientific Computing 26, No. 2, pp. 395-410, 2004.
Y. Zou and R. Ghanem, "Multiscale data assimilation with the Ensemble Kalman Filter," SIAM Journal of Multiscale Modeling 3, No. 1, pp. 131-150, 2004.

Professional Societies:

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
American Academy of Mechanics (AAM)
Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

Honors and Awards:

2000: ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize
1993: International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability (IASSAR) Junior Research Prize
1996: Excellence in Undergraduate Education, The Johns Hopkins University

Courses Taught:

Structural Dynamics
Finite Elements
Advanced Finite Elements
Random Vibrations
Probability and Statistics for Civil Engineers
Advanced Mathematics for Engineers
Theory of Structures
Structural Reliability
Advanced Numerical Methods for Engineers
Engineering Graphics and Design
Electrodynamics of Continuous Media
Theoretical Methods in Computational Mechanics
Wave Propagation

Recent Professional Development Activities:

Associate Editor, ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 2001-2004
Editorial Board of Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, 1998-present
Editorial Board of the International Journal of Multiscale Computational Engineering, 2002-present
Member of the Executive Committee of the Engineering Mechanics Division of ASCE, 2003-present
Chairman, Probabilistic Methods Committee, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division, 2004-present
Chairman, Dynamics Committee, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division, 2001-2003
Chairman, Programs Committee, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division, 1999-2003

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