Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, 2015
  • M.A., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, 2012
  • M.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 2009
  • B.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvine, 2008
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer Civil, California, #85448
  • ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer
  • Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE)
Academic Appointments
  • Lecturer, University of California, Los Angeles
Professional Honors
  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellow 2011-2014
  • Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors of California (CELSOC) Scholarship 2008
  • Member of Tau Beta Pi since 2008
  • UC Irvine Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Fellow 2007/2008
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Civil Engineers

Dr. Glassman's expertise includes Software Development, Data Analytics, Civil and Structural Engineering, Reliability Engineering, and Emergency Management. He has years of experience leading cross-functional teams to solve complex data management and analytics problems, including identifying requirements, solution architecting, documentation, business intelligence development, and verification and validation. 

In his role directing product development, Dr. Glassman ensures that software quality, data quality, and satisfying end user requirements are reflected in the product design and release. He uses his multi-disciplinary training to advise public and private sector clients regarding digital transformation. Dr. Glassman also has multiple years of field experience investigating structural damage and collapse due to issues including adjacent construction, wind and seismic loadings, flooding, earth movement, construction defects, and fire.

As a member of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Urban Search and Rescue, Dr. Glassman is a cross-trained resource with field-tested experience responding to catastrophic incidents that overwhelm local, regional, and state resources. His technical specialties include structural collapse response, data analytics, communications, and mission planning and strategy. He is trained to work in accordance with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS).

Dr. Glassman is a Lecturer in the Civil & Environmental Engineering department at UCLA. His doctoral research focused on the fire performance of steel plate girder bridges, where he used nonlinear finite element analysis to evaluate how heat influenced the web shear buckling mechanism. From his research, he derived a new theory to predict more accurately the postbuckling shear strength of steel girder webs at ambient and elevated temperatures. Additionally, he has researched non-destructive testing methods to assess the protective integrity of military body armor, and conducted a seismic evaluation of a 16th-century, unreinforced masonry church in Almolonga, Mexico.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Glassman was an Assistant Instructor at Princeton University and a field engineer with Caltrans in the Office of Structure Construction.