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Rouzbeh Ross Nazari

Rouzbeh Ross Nazari

Director, Sustainable Smart Cities Research Center
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Dr. Nazari is the Director of Sustainable Smart Cities Research Center (SSCR) and Associate Professor with a dual appointment in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering and School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His primary research interests are the application of remote sensing in water resources and environment, flood modeling and resiliency planning, community vulnerability and public health, and impact assessment of extreme weather events on the built environment.

Dr. Nazari is the founder and creator of NJFloodAlert.com as well as Planetary Resilience technologies (a startup company based on his patented work), the first high-resolution asset-based resiliency decision-making system that is currently in use by state and local officials and as well as residents. He has worked on New York and New Jersey Resiliency planning has been a pioneer in the damage and resiliency assessment of coastal infrastructures and community vulnerability to natural disasters. His research has been supported by NSF, USDA, FEMA, NJDCA, NJDEP, NY/NJ DOT, and American Water.

Dr. Nazari has over 50 peer-reviewed publications, served on the editorial boards of several journals, and has presented his work in national and international conferences as well as multiple media outlets and TV interviews.