Mehran Mazari

Mehran Mazari
College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
Department of Civil Engineering
Office Location: ET A-215
Phone: (323) 332-1823 Email: mmazari2@calstatela.edu

INTRODUCTION

Mehran Mazari is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at California State University Los Angeles. His research interests include Infrastructure Materials, Sustainable and Resilient Transportation Infrastructure, and Applied Data Science and Machine Learning. He has been actively involved in a number of federal and state-funded research projects. Mehran is the editorial board member of CSU Journal of Sustainability and Climate Change, and the handling editor for the Transportation Research Record (TRR) of the Transportation Research Board. 

Dr. Mazari is the faculty director of Sikand Center for Sustainable and Intelligent Infrastructure (Sikand SITI Center) and founding director of the Sustainable Infrastructure Materials Research Lab (SIM-Lab) at California State University Los Angeles. 

Mehran is a member of the Highway Pavement CommitteeSustainable Transportation Committee, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Transportation Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). 

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TEACHING INTERESTS

  • Civil Engineering Materials
  • Highway and Airfield Pavement Design
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Highway Engineering and Design
  • Communications for Civil Engineers

TEACHING EXCELLENCE

    • Excellence in Civil Engineering Education (ExCEEd) Fellowship Award – American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
    • Sustainability Across the Curriculum – Santa Clara University (SCU) Center for Sustainability
    • Building A Stronger Curriculum with Kiewit (BSCK), Kiewit University Relations
    • Professor Training Fellowship – National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) at Auburn University

    RESEARCH INTERESTS

    • Sustainable and Resilient Transportation Infrastructure
    • Infrastructure Materials and Pavements
    • Applied Data Science and Machine Learning

    HONORS AND AWARDS

    • 2018 - Best Paper Award, International Academy, Research, and Industry Association, The Third International Conference on Advances in Signal, Image and Video Processing, held in Nice, France, May 20 - 24, 2018. (co-authored with Pourhomayoun)
    • 2015 - Outstanding Younger Member Paper Award, “International Highway and Airfield Pavement Conference” from American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)/Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI)
    • 2014 - Paper Award, “2014 T&DI/ASCE-LTPP International Data Analysis Contest” from Federal Highway Administration and American Society of Civil Engineers
    • 2014 - International Road Federation (IRF) Fellowship
    • 2013 - Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
    • 2013 - Graduate Research Elevator Pitch Competition Award, University of Texas at El Paso, Graduate School
    • 2012 - Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
    • 2012 - Cotton Memorial Graduate Fellowship, University of Texas at El Paso, Graduate School

    PUBLICATIONS​ (Google Scholar Profile)

    1. Nagrecha*, K., Fisher*, L., Mooney, M., Rodriguez-Nikl, T., Mazari, M., & Pourhomayoun, M. (2020). As-Encountered Prediction of Tunnel Boring Machine Performance Parameters using Recurrent Neural Networks. Transportation Research Record: Journal of The Transportation Research Board. doi.org/10.1177/0361198120934796
    2. Fathi, A., Tirado, C., Rocha, S., Mazari, M., & Nazarian, S. (2020). Incorporating Calibrated Numerical Models in Estimating Moduli of Compacted Geomaterials from Integrated Intelligent Compaction Measurements and Laboratory Testing. Transportation Research Record: Journal of The Transportation Research Board. doi.org/10.1177/0361198120912743
    3. Tirado, C., Fathi, A., Rocha, S., Mazari, M., & Nazarian, S. (2020). Integrating intelligent compaction technology and modulus-based testing for design verification. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Geotechnical Engineering, 1-12. doi.org/10.1680/jgeen.19.00199
    4. Satani*, S., Aval, S. F., Garrido*, J., & Mazari, M. (2020). Preliminary evaluation of using intelligent compaction for life cycle assessment and life cycle cost analysis of pavement structures. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Pavement. Roadway, and Bridge Life Cycle Assessment 2020, p. 460, CRC Press. (link)
    5. Abdollahnejad, Z., Mastali, M., Falah, M., Luukkonen, T., Mazari, M., & Illikainen, M. (2019). Construction and Demolition Waste as Recycled Aggregates in Alkali-Activated Concretes. Materials12(23), 4016. doi.org/10.3390/ma12234016
    6. Lucey*, J., Fathi, A., & Mazari, M. (2019). Predicting Pavement Roughness as a Performance Indicator Using Historical Data and Artificial Intelligence. Airfield and Highway Pavements 2019: Innovation and Sustainability in Highway and Airfield Pavement Technology, American Society of Civil Engineers. doi.org/10.1061/9780784482476.002
    7. Packman*, S., Lopez, S., Fathi, A., & Mazari, M. (2019). Using Soil-Moisture Active Passive Satellite Data to Evaluate the Performance of Transportation Infrastructure Foundations—A Feasibility Study. Eighth International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering (Geo-Congress 2019), American Society of Civil Engineers. doi.org/10.1061/9780784482124.029
    8. Pourhomayoun, M., Wang*, H., Vahedi*, M., Mazari, M., Smith, J., Owens, H., & Chernicoff, W. (2019). Real-Time Big Data Analytics for Traffic Monitoring and Management for Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Big Data, Small Data, Linked Data and Open Data, Valencia, Spain, pp. 24-28. (link)
    9. Rosalez*, J., Lopez, S., & Mazari, M. (2019). Evaluating the Feasibility of a Decision Support System for Transportation Infrastructure Resiliency in Response to Extreme Weather Events. International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 2019: Leading Resilient Communities through the 21st Century, pp. 69-77, American Society of Civil Engineers. doi.org/10.1061/9780784482650.008
    10. Blekhman, D., Shahverdi, M., Mazari, M., Pacheco-Vega, A., Haydel, B., Gachupin, C., Dray, M., & Underwood, J. (2019). Campus Sustainable Infrastructure as Living Lab at California State University Los Angeles. International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 2019: Leading Resilient Communities through the 21st Century, pp. 309-319, American Society of Civil Engineers. doi.org/10.1061/9780784482650.032
    11. Fathi, A., Mazari, M., & Saghafi, M. (2019). Multivariate global sensitivity analysis of rocking responses of shallow foundations under controlled rocking. Geo-Congress 2019: Foundations, pp. 490-498, American Society of Civil Engineers. doi.org/10.1061/9780784482094.045
    12. Fathi, A., Mazari, M., Saghafi, M., Hosseini, A., & Kumar, S. (2019). Parametric Study of Pavement Deterioration Using Machine Learning Algorithms. Airfield and Highway Pavements 2019: Innovation and Sustainability in Highway and Airfield Pavement Technology, pp. 31-41, American Society of Civil Engineers. doi.org/10.1061/9780784482476.004
    13. Fathi, A., Haeri, S. M., Mazari, M., Hosseini, A., Kumar, S., & Zhu, C. (2019). Estimation of rocking capacity of soil-structure systems using a hybrid inverse solver. Springer Nature Applied Sciences, 1(7), 703. doi.org/10.1007/s42452-019-0724-9
    14. Fathi, A., Tirado, C., Mazari, M., & Nazarian, S. (2019). Models for estimation of lightweight deflectometer moduli for unbound materials. Geo-Congress 2019: Geotechnical Materials, Modeling, and Testing, pp. 48-56, American Society of Civil Engineers. doi.org/10.1061/9780784482124.006
    15. Tirado, C., Fathi, A., Mazari, M., & Nazarian, S. (2019). Design Verification of Earthwork Construction by Integrating Intelligent Compaction Technology and Modulus-Based Testing, Transportation Research Board 98th Annual Meeting. (link)
    16. Rodriguez-Nikl, T., & Mazari, M. (2019). Resilience and Sustainability in Underground Transportation Infrastructure: Literature Review and Assessment of Envision Rating System. International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 2019: Leading Resilient Communities through the 21st Century, pp. 447-457, American Society of Civil Engineers. doi.org/10.1061/9780784482650.048
    17. Fathi, A., Tirado, C., Mazari, M., & Nazarian, S. (2019). Developing Transfer Functions between Intelligent Compaction Roller and Lightweight Deflectometer Data. Airfield and Highway Pavements 2019: Innovation and Sustainability in Highway and Airfield Pavement Technology, pp. 112-120, American Society of Civil Engineers. doi.org/10.1061/9780784482476.013
    18. Fathi, A., Tirado, C., Mazari, M., Rocha, S., & Nazarian, S. (2019). Correlating Continuous Compaction Control Measurements to In Situ Modulus-Based Testing for Quality Assessment of Compacted Geomaterials. International Conference on Information technology in Geo-Engineering, pp. 585-595, Springer, Cham. doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32029-4_50
    19. Wang*, H., Mazari, M., Pourhomayoun, M., Smith, J., Owens, H., & Chernicoff, W. (2018). An End-to-End Traffic Vision and Counting System Using Computer Vision and Machine Learning: The Challenges in Real-Time Processing. SIGNAL 2018 Editors, 13. (link)
    20. Martinez*, E., Hernandez*, J., Rodriguez-Nikl, T., & Mazari, M. (2018). Resilience of Underground Transportation Infrastructure in Coastal Regions: A Case Study. International Conference on Transportation and Development 2018: Planning, Sustainability, and Infrastructure Systems, pp. 223-230, American Society of Civil Engineers. doi.org/10.1061/9780784481561.022
    21. Packman*, S., Lopez, S., & Mazari, M. (2018). Evaluating the Feasibility of Using Soil-Moisture Active Passive Satellite Data to Evaluate Resilience of Transportation Infrastructures. International Conference on Transportation and Development 2018: Planning, Sustainability, and Infrastructure Systems, pp. 314-324, American Society of Civil Engineers. doi.org/10.1061/9780784481561.031
    22. Cruz*, H., Agarwal, S., & Mazari, M. (2018). Traffic Incident Prediction Using Wavelet Based Feature Extraction and Artificial Neural Networks, Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting, No. 18-05331. (link)
    23. Lim, J. S., Cruz*, H., Pourhomayoun, M., & Mazari, M. (2018). Application of IoT for Concrete Structural Health Monitoring. 2018 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence (CSCI), pp. 1479-1482. IEEE. doi.org/10.1109/CSCI46756.2018.00295
    24. Saravanan*, V., Pourhomayoun, M., & Mazari, M. (2018). A Proposed Method to Improve Highway Construction Quality Using Machine Learning. 2018 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence (CSCI), pp. 1218-1221, IEEE. doi.org/10.1109/CSCI46756.2018.00234
    25. Lemus, L., Fathi, A., Beltran, J., Gholami, A., Tirado, C., Mazari, M., & Nazarian, S. (2018). Geospatial Relationship of intelligent compaction measurement values with in-situ testing for quality assessment of geomaterials. International Conference on Transportation and Development 2018: Airfield and Highway Pavements, pp. 293-301, American Society of Civil Engineers. doi.org/10.1061/9780784481554.030
    26. Fathi, A., Tirado, C., Gholamy, A., Lemus, L., Mazari, M., & Nazarian, S. (2018). Consideration of depth of influence in implementation of intelligent compaction in earthwork quality management, Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting, No. 18-02100. (link)
    27. Olague, P. B., Nazarian, S., Kreinovich, V., Gholamy, A., & Mazari, M. (2018). How to estimate resilient modulus for unbound aggregate materials: a theoretical explanation of an empirical formula. Recent Developments and the New Direction in Soft-Computing Foundations and Applications, pp. 571-580, Springer, Cham. doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-75408-6_44
    28. Fathi, A., Haeri, S. M., Palizi, M., Mazari, M., Tirado, C., & Zhu, C. (2018). Performance Enhancement of Soil-Structure Systems Using a Controlled Rocking. arXiv preprint arXiv:1807.07657. (link)
    29. Tirado, C., Gamez-Rios, K. Y., Fathi, A., Mazari, M., & Nazarian, S. (2017). Simulation of lightweight deflectometer measurements considering nonlinear behavior of geomaterials. Transportation Research Record: Journal of The Transportation Research Board2641(1), 58-65. doi.org/10.3141/2641-08
    30. Mazari, M., & Nazarian, S. (2017). Mechanistic approach for construction quality management of compacted geomaterials. Transportation Geotechnics13, 92-102. doi.org/10.1016/j.trgeo.2017.08.001
    31. Mazari, M., Tirado, C., Nazarian, S., & Aldouri, R. (2017). Impact of geospatial classification method on interpretation of intelligent compaction data. Transportation Research Record: Journal of The Transportation Research Board2657(1), 37-46. doi.org/10.3141/2657-05
    32. Valenzuela*, Y. B., Rosas*, R. S., Mazari, M., Risse, M., & Rodriguez-Nikl, T. (2017). Resilience of Road Infrastructure in Response to Extreme Weather Events. International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 2017, pp. 349-360. doi.org/10.1061/9780784481219.031
    33. Mazari, M., Beltran, J., Aldouri, R., & Nazarian, S. (2017). Variability of intelligent compaction data on embankment and subgrade geomaterials. Geotechnical Frontiers 2017, pp. 75-83. doi.org/10.1061/9780784480441.009
    34. Mazari, M., Beltran, J., Tirado, C., Lemos, L., & Nazarian, S. (2017). Evaluating Stiffness Parameters of Unbound Geomaterial Layers Using Intelligent Compaction, Plate Load Test, and Light Weight Deflectometer. Airfield and Highway Pavements 2017, pp. 186-194. doi.org/10.1061/9780784480946.017
    35. Mazari, M., & Rodriguez, D. D. (2016). Prediction of pavement roughness using a hybrid gene expression programming-neural network technique. Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (English Edition)3(5), 448-455. doi.org/10.1016/j.jtte.2016.09.007
    36. Mazari, M., Abdallah, I., Garibay, J., & Nazarian, S. (2016). Correlating nonlinear parameters of resilient modulus models for unbound geomaterials. Procedia Engineering143, 862-869. doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2016.06.142
    37. Anjan Kumar, S., M. Mazari, Garibay, J., Aldouri, R.E., Nazarian, S. & Si, J. (2016). Compaction Quality Monitoring of Lime-Stabilized Clayey Subgrade Using Intelligent Compaction Technology, International Conference on Transportation and Development 2016, pp. 778-790. doi.org/10.1061/9780784479926.071
    38. Mazari, M., Rouse, D., Davis, B., Mustafa, M., & Yousuf, A. (2016). Visualization of Long-Term Pavement Performance Data. Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture Research7, 1541-1550. (link)
    39. Mazari, M., Beltran, J., Aldouri, R., Chang, G., Si, J., & Nazarian, S. (2016). Evaluation and Harmonization of Intelligent Compaction Systems. In International Conference on Transportation and Development 2016, pp. 838-846. doi.org/10.1061/9780784479926.076
    40. Mazari, M., Tirado, C., Abdallah, I., & Nazarian, S. (2016). Mechanistic Estimation of Lightweight Deflectometer Target Field Modulus for Construction Quality Control. Geotechnical Testing Journal39(6), 965-976. doi.org/10.1520/GTJ20150266
    41. Tirado, C., Mazari, M., Carrasco, C., & Nazarian, S. (2015). Evaluating influence depth of lightweight deflectometer through finite element modeling. Airfield and Highway Pavements 2015, pp. 789-800. doi.org/10.1061/9780784479216.070
    42. Mazari, M., Garibay, J., Abdallah, I., & Nazarian, S. (2015). Effects of Moisture Variation on Resilient and Seismic Moduli of Unbound Fine-Grained Materials. Airfield and Highway Pavements 2015, pp. 885-895. doi.org/10.1061/9780784479216.078
    43. Mazari, M., & Niazi, Y. (2015). Modeling the Effect of Filler Materials on Performance of Hot Mix Asphalt Using Genetic Programming. Airfield and Highway Pavements 2015, pp. 107-119. doi.org/10.1061/9780784479216.011
    44. Tirado, C., Mazari, M., Carrasco, C., & Nazarian, S. (2015). Simulating Response of Different Lightweight Deflectometer Testing Using Finite Element Modeling, Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting, No. 15-2228. (link)
    45. Mazari, M., Velarde, J., Lopez, A. L., & Nazarian, S. (2015). Investigating modulus-moisture-density correlations for compacted subgrade soils, Proceedings of the XVI ECSMGE Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure and Development, pp. 325-330. (link)
    46. Mazari, M., Navarro, E., Abdallah, I., & Nazarian, S. (2014). Comparison of numerical and experimental responses of pavement systems using various resilient modulus models. Soils and Foundations, 54(1), 36-44. doi.org/10.1016/j.sandf.2013.12.004
    47. Sotelo, M. J., Mazari, M., Garibay, J., & Nazarian, S. (2014). Variability of moisture content measurement devices on subgrade soils. Geo-Congress 2014: Geo-characterization and Modeling for Sustainability, pp. 1425-1432. doi.org/10.1061/9780784413272.139
    48. Sotelo, M. J., Mazari, M. & Nazarian, S. (2014). Evaluation of three moisture and density devices on unbound pavement materials, Transportation Research Board 93rd Annual Meeting, No. 14-4255. (link)
    49. Mazari, M., Navarro, E., Garibay, J., Abdallah, I., & Nazarian, S. (2013). Correlating the resilient modulus and seismic modulus of subgrade materials incorporating moisture and density Variations. Airfield and Highway Pavement 2013: Sustainable and Efficient Pavements, pp. 1328-1335. doi.org/10.1061/9780784413005.112
    50. Mazari, M., Garcia, G., Garibay, J., Abdallah, I., & Nazarian, S. (2013). Impact of Modulus Based Device Variability on Quality Control of Compacted Geomaterials Using Measurement System Analysis, Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Meeting, No. 13-3192. (link)
    51. Mazari, M., Navarro, E., Abdallah, I., & Nazarian, S. (2012). Role of Resilient Modulus Constitutive Models on Response of Pavements. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics, Sapporo, Japan, pp. 131-136. (link)

    PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

    • Faculty Advisor, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
    • Faculty Advisor, International Road Federation (IRF) Fellowship Program
    • Faculty Advisor, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 
    • Associate Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

    Research webpage: http://mehranmazari.wixsite.com/sim-lab

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