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Nasim Uddin

Nasim Uddin

Graduate Program Director, Associate Director of Engineering Research
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Dr. Nasim Uddin, PhD, PE, F.ASCE is a Professor and the graduate program director in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Professor Uddin’s research program focuses focused on the built environment and its relationship to the physical infrastructure, resiliency, and antifragile community. Among notable accomplishments, the World Bank highlighted his Research in a 2010 Report: Development and Climate Change. He has received more than $15 million in external funding from federal agencies including 10 NSF funded projects (including 3 active NSF projects). His current NSF projects include Mobile Automated Rovers Fly-By (MARS-FLY) for Bridge Network Resiliency (NSF-CNS-1645863); High Data Density Short Range Wireless Telemetry for Next Generation IoT Applications (NSF-CSR- 1813949), Aerodynamic Intelligent Morphing System (A-IMS) for Safety and Productivity in Severe Environments (NSF-S&AS-1849264); and Fly-By Image Processing for Real Time Congestion Mitigation (USDOT STRIDE 2018-046). He is the author/co-author of 7 books, over 250 papers and he has given over 25 keynotes Lectures worldwide. He has supervised 5 Post docs, 18 PhD Dissertations and 37 master theses/project to completion. He is a Faculty Fulbright Scholar, a fellow of ASCE, and served as the Chair of the Executive Committee of the ASCE Council on Disaster Reduction Management (CDRM) currently known as ASC Infrastructure Resilience Division (IRD). He is currently serving as the Chair of the ASCE Walter Huber Civil Engineering Research Award Committee and the Editor-in-Chief of the ASCE Natural Hazards Review Journal, Associate Editor of the ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, and Executive Committee Member of the ASCE Infrastructure Resilience Division (IRD). His diverse network of national and international partnerships include Harvard University, Georgia Tech, Univ. of California, Univ. of Maryland, Univ. of Florida, Univ. of Pittsburg, Florida International University, Tufts University, Arizona State University, Purdue University, Penn State University, Ireland University College Dublin, Queen University in England to conduct multi-year and multi-million dollar interdisciplinary collaborative research. Some examples of his collaborative efforts include - CAMPUS WIDE: “Birmingham 2020: Roadmap to a Model City”: a Grand Challenge finalist including over 30 faculty form all UAB Schools/colleges; STATE-WIDE: “Alabama Machine Learning Initiative in Sensing under Extreme Environments” including all 7 engineering and science programs in Alabama; and GLOBAL: USA-UK-Ireland Collaborative Research: “Infrastructure Health Management” (NSF 1645863 & 1100742). He has served as PI to organize NSF Sponsored International Workshop on Disaster Risk Mitigation, and US Chair for the US-Bangladesh Collaborative Workshop. He is currently serving as Technical Advisor, Training and Liaison for the Government of Bangladesh for the design and implementation of World Bank Funded URP/RAJUK/S-6: Establishment of Urban Resilience for the Capital City Project.