Mojtaba Mahsuli, Assistant Professor, Sharif University of Technology Mojtaba Mahsuli (مجتبی محصولی)
Assistant Professor

Tel: +98 (21) 6616-4217
Fax: +98 (21) 6601-4828
Mojtaba Mahsuli Email
Location: Room 511, Department of Civil Engineering

Last updated in August 2017
 
 
 
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  Professional Biography  
 
  Assistant Professor 2013 SUT: Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran  
  Killam Scholar 2009 UBC: The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada  
  Research Assistant 2007 UBC  
  Civil Engineer 2006 Iran Water and Power Resources Development Co., Tehran, Iran  
         
  Education  
 
  PhD 2012 UBC Probabilistic models, methods, and software for evaluating risk to civil infrastructure (Dissertation) (DOI)  
  MSc 2006 SUT The effect of soil-structure interaction on the inelastic behavior of structures with embedded foundation (Thesis)  
  BSc 2004 SUT    
           
  Awards and Honors  
 
  Outstanding Research Award 2015 8th International Festival on Research and Innovation in Urban Management, Tehran, Iran  
  Two Outstanding Paper Awards 2015 7th International Conf. on Seismology and Earthquake Engineering  
  “Bonyad Nokhbegan” National Award for Young Assistant Professors 2014 SUT  
  Nominee for the Governor General of Canada Gold Medal 2013 Department of Civil Engineering, UBC  
  Killam Doctoral Fellowship 2009 The most prestigious award available to graduate students at UBC  
  FYF Fellowship 2009 UBC  
  PhD Tuition Award 2007 UBC  
  Conference Travel Award 2010 EERI: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute  
  Brilliant Talent Award 2007 SUT  
  Graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Master's Program 2006 Ranked 1st amongst all Civil Engineering graduate students, SUT  
         
  Teaching  
 
 
  • 20-130 Structural Reliability and Probabilistic Modeling (Videos)
  • 20-164 Fundamentals of Earthquake Engineering (Videos)
  • 20-209 Loading of Structures
  • 20-925 Structures Seminar
  • 20-927 Earthquake Seminar
 
  Memberships and Appointments  
 
 
  • Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Member of Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
  • Member of Seismological Society of America (SSA)
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of 12th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, Vancouver, Canada (ICASP 12)
 
 
 
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  Journals  
 
 
  • Mahsuli, M., Haukaas, T. (2017) “Risk minimization for a portfolio of buildings considering risk aversion,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering (Submitted)
  • Khosravikia, F., Mahsuli, M., Ghannad, M.A. (2017) “Risk-based evaluation of soil-structure interaction provisions,” Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (Submitted)
  • Aghababaei, M., Mahsuli, M. (2017) “Component damage models for detailed risk analysis with structural reliability methods,” Structural Safety (Submitted)
  • Abtahi, S., Mahsuli, M., Ghannad, M.A. (2017) “Probabilistic evaluation of strength demands for multistory shear buildings,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering (Submitted)
  • Aghababaei, M., Mahsuli, M. (2017) “Structural reliability approach to detailed seismic risk analysis,” Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics (Revision)
  • Khosravikia, F., Mahsuli, M., Ghannad, M.A. (2017) “The effect of soil-structure interaction on the seismic risk to buildings,” Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering (Revision)
  • Yazdi-Samadi, M.R., Mahsuli, M. (2016) “Time-variant seismic risk analysis of transportation networks considering economic and socioeconomic impacts,” Journal of Earthquake Engineering (Revision)
  • Mahmoudi, F., Dolatshahi, K.M., Mahsuli, M., Nikoukalam, M.T., Shahmohammadi, A. (2016) “Steel moment resisting frames with nonlinear shear fuse: Experimental and numerical evaluation,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering (Revision)
  • Shirzad-Ghaleroudkhani, N., Mahsuli, M., Ghahari, S.F., Taciroglu, E. (2017) “Bayesian identification of soil-foundation stiffness of building structures,” Structural Control and Health Monitoring (Accepted)
  • Ghasemi, A., Mahsuli, M., Mortazavi, S.M.S. (2017) “Perception and communication of seismic risk: Design and implementation of a functional tool,” ASCE Natural Hazards Review (Accepted)
  • Talebiyan, H., Mahsuli, M. (2017) “Risk-based prioritization of a building portfolio for retrofit,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering (Accepted)
  • Nasrazadani, H., Mahsuli, M., Talebiyan, H., Kashani, H. (2017) “Probabilistic modeling framework for prediction of seismic retrofit cost of buildings,” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 143(8): 04017055 (DOI)
  • Khosravikia, F., Mahsuli, M., Ghannad, M.A. (2017) “Probabilistic evaluation of 2015 NEHRP soil-structure interaction provisions,” ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 143(9): 04017065 (DOI)
  • Mirzaie, F., Mahsuli, M., Ghannad, M.A. (2017) “Probabilistic analysis of soil-structure interaction effects on the seismic performance of structures,” Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, 46, pp. 641-660 (DOI)
  • Ghasemi, A., Mahsuli, M. (2016) “Web-based system for evaluation and communication of seismic risk,” Journal of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering, 18(2), pp. 79-90 (Link)
  • Mahsuli, M. (2016) “Resilience of civil infrastructure by optimal risk mitigation,” Scientia Iranica Transactions A: Civil Engineering, 23(5), pp. 1961-1974 (DOI)
  • Mahsuli, M., Haukaas, T. (2013) “Sensitivity measures for optimal mitigation of risk and reduction of model uncertainty,” Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 117, pp. 9-20 (DOI)
  • Mahsuli, M., Haukaas, T. (2013) “Seismic risk analysis with reliability methods, part I: Models,” Structural Safety, 42, pp. 54-62 (DOI)
  • Mahsuli, M., Haukaas, T. (2013) “Seismic risk analysis with reliability methods, part II: Analysis,” Structural Safety, 42, pp. 63-74 (DOI)
  • Mahsuli, M., Haukaas, T. (2013) “Computer program for multimodel reliability and optimization analysis,” ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 27(1), pp. 87-98 (DOI)
  • Mahsuli, M., Ghannad, M.A. (2009) “The effect of foundation embedment on inelastic response of structures,” Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, 38(2), pp. 423–437 (DOI)
 
     
  Conference Proceedings  
 
 
  • Shirzad-Ghaleroudkhani, N., Mahsuli, M., Ghahari, S.F. (2017) “Bayesian identification of soil-structure systems,” 12th International Conference on Structural Safety & Reliability, August 6-10, Vienna, Austria (10 pages)
  • Nasrazadani, H., Mahsuli, M. (2017) “Probabilistic quantification of community resilience using discrete event simulation,” 6th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Rhodes Island, Greece, June 15–17 (11 pages)
  • Mahmoudi, F., Dolatshahi, K.M., Mahsuli, M., Shahmohammadi, A., Nikoukalam, M.T. (2016) “Experimental evaluation of steel moment resisting frames with a nonlinear shear fuse,” ASCE Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Congress, Phoenix, Arizona, February 14-17 (11 pages) (DOI)
  • Khosravikia, F., Mahsuli, M., Ghannad, M.A. (2015) “Seismic risk analysis of structures considering soil-structure interaction,” 3rd International Conference on Materials and Reliability, Jeju, Korea, November 23-25 (2 pages)
  • Mirzaie, F., Mahsuli, M., Ghannad, M.A. (2015) “Probabilistic analysis of soil-structure interaction,” 12th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, Vancouver, Canada, July 12-15 (8 pages) (DOI)
  • Rahimi, H., Mahsuli, M., Bakhshi, A. (2015) “Reliability-based seismic hazard analysis,” 12th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, Vancouver, Canada, July 12-15 (8 pages) (DOI)
  • Ghasemi, A., Mahsuli, M. (2015) “Rapid web-based seismic risk analysis of buildings,” 7th International Conference on Seismology and Earthquake Engineering, Tehran, Iran, May 18-21 (8 pages)
  • Talebiyan, H., Nasrazadani, H., Mahsuli, M. (2015) “Probabilistic prediction of retrofit cost for masonry structures,” 7th International Conference on Seismology and Earthquake Engineering, Tehran, Iran, May 18-21 (8 pages)
  • Mahsuli, M. (2014) “Probabilistic models, methods, and software for evaluating risk to civil infrastructure,” Iran-U.S. Symposium on Resilient Cities, Tehran, Iran, September 15-16 (1 page)
  • Mashayekhi, M. R., Mahsuli, M., Vafai, A. (2014) “Probabilistic prediction of damage in reinforced concrete shear walls,” 2nd European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Istanbul, Turkey, August 25-29 (8 pages)
  • Haukaas, T., Allahdadian, S., Mahsuli, M. (2013) “Risk measures for minimization of earthquake costs,” 11th International Conference on Structural Safety & Reliability, New York, USA, June 16-20 (8 pages)
  • Haukaas, T., Mahsuli, M. (2012) “Reliability-based design optimization with uncertain cost,” IFIP Working Group 7.5 Conference on Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems, Yerevan, Armenia, June 24-27 (8 pages)
  • Mahsuli, M., Haukaas, T. (2012) “Sensitivity measures for minimizing model uncertainty in probabilistic analysis,” 5th International Conference on Reliable Engineering Computing, Brno, Czech, June 13-15 (15 pages)
  • Mahsuli, M., Haukaas, T. (2011) “Software for multi-model reliability analysis,” 11th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, August 1-4 (8 pages)
  • Mahsuli, M., Haukaas, T. (2011) “Regional risk by reliability analysis,” 11th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, August 1-4 (8 pages)
  • Mahsuli, M., Haukaas T. (2011) “Large-scale regional seismic risk,” 6th International Conference on Seismology and Earthquake Engineering, Tehran, Iran, May 16-18 (8 pages)
  • Mahsuli, M., Haukaas, T. (2010) “Methods, models, and software for seismic risk analysis,” 9th US National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Toronto, ON, Canada, July 25-29 (10 pages)
  • Mahsuli, M., Haukaas, T. (2010) “An example of regional seismic risk assessment with reliability methods and probabilistic models,” 9th US National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Toronto, ON, Canada, July 25-29 (10 pages)
  • Pathman, K., Chang, S., Mahsuli, M., Haukaas, T. (2010) “Examining earthquake-related transportation disruption in Metro Vancouver,” 9th US National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Toronto, ON, Canada, July 25-29 (10 pages)
  • Haukaas, T., Mahsuli, M. (2009) “Adaptive reliability analysis of regional infrastructure,” ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Rhodes, Greece, June 22-24 (10 pages)
  • Mahsuli, M., Ghannad, M.A. (2007) “The effect of foundation embedment on inelastic behavior of structures,” 9th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Ottawa, ON, Canada, June 26-29 (9 pages)
  • Mahsuli, M., Ghannad, M.A., Jahankhah, H. (2007) “Evaluation of kinematic soil-structure interaction with cone models and averaging methods,” 5th International Conference on Seismology and Earthquake Engineering, Tehran, Iran, May 14-16 (8 pages)
 
 
 
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  Interests  
 
 
  • Structural reliability and optimization
  • Probabilistic engineering mechanics
  • Bayesian system identification
  • Hazard and risk analysis
  • Risk-based decision making
  • Probabilistic modeling
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Software development
 
     
  Grants and Projects  
 
  Mitigation of Risk to Civil Infrastructure 2015-2018 SUT  
  Risk-based Prioritization of School Buildings for Seismic Retrofit 2013-2015 SUT  
  Infrastructure Risk 2007-2012 UBC  
  Canadian Seismic Research Network 2008-2012 Joint project between McGill, UBC, Toronto, Carlton, Ottawa, Western Ontario, Sherbrooke, and Polytechnique de Montréal  
  Reviewing the R-Factor for Conventional Buildings in Iran 2004-2005 SUT  
         
  Rt  
 
 
  • Rt is a computer program for reliability, sensitivity and optimization analysis with many probabilistic models
  • Rt is freely downloadable at www.inrisk.ubc.ca
  • To cite Rt, you may use: Mahsuli, M., Haukaas, T. (2013) “Computer program for multimodel reliability and optimization analysis,” ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 27(1), pp. 87-98 (DOI)

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