Masoud Ghandehari is on the Faculty of Civil and Urban Engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and Head of the Urban Observatory at the Center for Urban Science and Progress. Prior to joining NYU, he held a research appointment at the National Science Foundation Center for Advanced Materials, and The Center for Quality Engineering and Failure Prevention. He began university studies at Columbia University followed with consulting practice in New York City where he worked on various large infrastructure renewal projects. He did his graduate work at McGill University and Northwestern University with a doctoral thesis in full field optical metrology for imaging damage localization.
His academic research has focused on the application of advanced instrumentation and data analysis targeting the aging, health and performance of physical systems. Through the application of sensing, observations and system assessment, he is developing methodologies that generate multi-scale data on physical, environmental and human systems. This work is aimed at developing novel approaches for understanding the condition, interdependencies, and well being of cities and its inhabitants.
Funding for the research is from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Transportation, the industry, and various international agencies. His research in optical spectroscopy, sensing, imaging, and large data analytics has led to the development of applications and technologies suitable for diverse environments and multiple scales; ranging from the molecular to the urban landscape.
Professor Ghandehari is the founding investigator of the New York State Resiliency Institute for Storm Events, and founder of Chromosense LLC which is supported by the National Institutes of Health for innovation in environmental sensing.
Doctor of Philosophy, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Master of Science, Civil Engineering
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering & Applied Mechanics
Head, Urban Observatory
From: January 2013 to present
From: September 1999 to present
Post Dcotrol Fellow
From: December 1998 to July 1999
From: April 1989 to June 1991
From: June 1988 to April 1989
Sensing technologies and materials health diagnostics, applications to infrastructure, utilities and the urban environment. Multi-scale optical remote sensing and spectroscopic imaging. Data integration in urban engineering.