- Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2018
- M.S., Statistics, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2018
- M.S., Civil Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2014
- M.S., Civil Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran, 2012
- B.S., Civil Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran, 2010
- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
- Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
- The Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC)
Dr. Shokrabadi specializes in performance-based earthquake engineering, seismic hazard recognition and mitigation, and nonlinear modeling and analysis of various structural systems. Dr. Shokrabadi's work has focused on the design and implementation of efficient algorithms to tackle large-scale problems, improving the current seismic risk analysis methodologies and adoption of machine learning techniques for rapid post-disaster damage assessment.
While earning his Ph.D., Dr. Shokrabadi developed a probabilistic framework that allows explicit consideration of aftershocks in seismic risk analysis. The proposed framework integrates heightened seismic hazard following a major mainshock event with the increased vulnerability due to mainshock damage.
Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Shokrabadi was a post-doctoral scholar at the University of California Los Angeles where he characterized seismic risk in tall structures located in the subduction zone of Pacific Northwest using 3-dimensional fully-nonlinear models of the core-wall buildings located in this region. Dr. Shokrabadi developed a platform for selecting ground motions for nonlinear response history analysis utilizing the latest findings in parallel computing. This novel approach allows more comprehensive selection of ground motion suites by reducing computational effort by a factor of up to 200.
Dr. Shokrabadi is involved in various professional associations including American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) and The Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC).