Pegah Farshadmanesh is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Socio-Technical Risk Analysis (SoTeRiA) Laboratory at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (UIUC). She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Her research during PhD focused on modeling fires at the local level, examining the ignition risk which is critical for informing ignition risk reduction strategies and for estimating the potential magnitude of emergency service response necessary following an earthquake. She also has nine years of structural engineering experience, working on diverse projects related to hydraulic structures.
Dr. Farshadmanesh’s research interest is in risk and reliability analysis with the application to complex systems, seismic risk assessment, human and organizational factors in the analysis of failure in systems. Currently, Dr. Farshadmanesh’s research in the SoTeRiA Laboratory focuses on seismic probabilistic risk assessment, enterprise risk management, and emergency response.