Featured Research Assistant for July 2018: Ziad Georges Ghauch

Ziad Georges Ghauch is a PhD candidate advised by Professor Roger Ghanem. His research focuses broadly on uncertainty quantification and computational stochastic mechanics, and specifically to uncertainty management in multiscale composite systems.

During his PhD, he has worked on developing a theoretical and computational framework for decision making under uncertainty, with application to multiphysics and multiscale systems. He has been involved in research on a project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy with collaborations among other from General Motors Company, devoted to pushing the boundary of lightweight composites. The project received a distinguished achievement award, prior to completion, from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Before joining USC, he received his M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2014, and an B.S. in Structural Engineering in 2012 from the Lebanese American University. His M.S. thesis revolved around microstructural computational modeling of composite materials. He is expected to graduate in December of 2018.

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