Faculty Profile

Hadi Meidani

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Hadi Meidani
Hadi Meidani
Assistant Professor
1211 Newmark Civil Engineering Bldg
205 N. Mathews
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 300-0828

Primary Research Area

  • Transportation Engineering


  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Southern California, 2012
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2012
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Southern California, 2011
  • M.S., Structural Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2005
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Iran, 2002


Dr. Meidani earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Southern California (2012). He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering (K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Iran 2002), a M.S. in Structural Engineering (Sharif University of Technology, Iran 2005) and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering (University of Southern California 2012).

After Ph.D. graduation, he has been a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at USC (2012-2013) and a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute at the University of Utah (2013-2014).

Academic Positions

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, University of Utah, 2013-2014
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2012-2013

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Research Statement

Dr. Meidani has research interests in uncertainty quantification and stochastic modeling for civil systems and structures. His primary research areas include stochastic multiscale analysis of complex civil systems, optimization and control under uncertainty, and robust data-driven management of infrastructure systems.

Research Interests

  • Infrastructure Systems
  • Stochastic Optimization
  • Model Reduction
  • Uncertainty Quantification

Selected Articles in Journals

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • H. Meidani and R. Ghanem (2013). "Uncertainty Quantification of Diffusion Maps" 11th International Conference on Structural Safety & Reliability (ICOSSAR 2013), New York, NY.
  • H. Meidani and R. Ghanem (2012). "Robust Decision Making for Markov Chains in Random Environment". Proceedings of the 2012 Joint Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute and 11th ASCE Joint Specialty Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability (EMI/PMC 2012), Notre Dame, IN.
  • H. Meidani and R. Ghanem (2012). "A Stochastic Modal Decomposition Framework for the Analysis of Structural Dynamics under Uncertainties". Proceedings of the AIAA 53rd Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Honolulu, HI.