Sasha Asghari
Sasha Asghari, Ph.D.
Manager
Mechanical Engineering
Menlo Park

Dr. Asghari focuses on data-driven projects for developing and evaluating machine learning algorithms. Using her rigorous math, science, and engineering training developed through her prior experience in nuclear engineering, Dr. Asghari has assisted numerous clients in determining the optimal data metrics for their algorithms. She has assembled and led engineering teams to perform large-scale data collection to provide precise, accurate, and complete results. In addition, Dr. Asghari has extensive experience with  traditional project management tasks, such as scheduling, budgeting, and implementing metrics, as well as with technology-specific aspects such as data management, migration, and data-gathering protocols.

Dr. Asghari's academic background focuses primarily on scientific and engineering instrumentation and computation. She has a background in nuclear engineering and extensive experience with experimental design, setup, testing, and analysis. She has more than six years of experience with radiation detection and instrumentation. Her research includes developing radiation detectors at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, and at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2016
  • B.S., Physics, California State University, Sacramento, 2012
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship recipient, 2013

LANGUAGES

  • Russian

Publications

Asghari, A (contributing author).  Resilience: A New Paradigm of Nuclear Safety—From Accident Mitigation to Resilient Society Facing Extreme Situations.  Ahn J, Guarnieri F, Furuta K (eds).  Springer International Publishing, 2017.

Asghari A, Dazeley S, Bernstein A. Applications of water-based neutron detectors for nuclear safeguards and security. Proceedings of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management 56th Annual Meeting 2015

Dazeley S, Asghari A, Bernstein A, Bowden NS, Mozen V. Performance characterization of a water-based multiplicity counter. Proceedings of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management 55th Annual Meeting 2014.

Dazeley S, Asghari A, Bernstein A, Bowden NS, Mozin V. A water-based neutron detector as a well multiplicity counter. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 2015; 771:32-38.

Neher C, Lander RL, Moskaleva (Asghari) A, Pasner J, Tripathi M, Woods M. Further developments in gold-stud bump bonding. Journal of Instrumentation 2012; 7(2):C02005.

Woods M, Fields RG, Holbrook B, Lander RL, Moskaleva (Asghari) A, et al. Development of readout interconnections for the Si-W calorimeter of SiD. Journal of Instrumentation 2011; 6(12):C12050.

Presentations

Asghari A. Quantifying the Unmeasurable: Sensor Design for Consumer Experience. 4th Annual Sensors Summit 2018, San Diego, CA, December 10-12, 2018.

Asghari A, Dazeley S, Bernstein A. Applications of water-based neutron detectors for nuclear safeguards and security. Institute of Nuclear Materials Management 56th Annual Meeting, Indian Wells, CA, July 12-16, 2015. 

Asghari A, Egel E, Goldblum B, Suzuki E, Srinivasan S, Ureche A, Vidyarthi A, Weisz D. Looking forward: A framework for robust IAEA neutron detection capabilities. Security and Arms Control Webinar, June 11, 2015.

Asghari A. Looking forward: The need for alternatives to Helium-3 in IAEA safeguards. Summer Symposium on Science and World Affairs, Princeton, NJ, invited speaker, July 25-August 1, 2014.

Asghari A, Dazeley S, Bernstein A, van Bibber K, Bowden NS, Mozin V. Novel water-based neutron multiplicity counter. Symposium on Radiation Measurements and Applications, Ann Arbor, MI, poster presentation, June 9-12, 2014.

Asghari A, Egel N, Goldblum B, Morales L, Srinivasan S, Suzuki E, Ureche A, Vidyarthi A, Weisz D. Looking forward: Need for alternatives to Helium-3 in IAEA safeguards. University and Industry Technical Interchange, Walnut Creek, CA, poster presentation, June 4, 2014. 

Asghari A, van Bibber K, Bowden NS, Bernstein A, Dazeley S, Mozin V. Novel water-based neutron multiplicity counter. American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting and Technology Expo, Washington, DC, poster presentation, November 10-14, 2013. 

Prior Experience

Graduate Student Researcher, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 2012-2016

Graduate Student Instructor, University of California, Berkeley, 2012-2014

Professional Affiliations

American Nuclear Society (member)

American Physical Society (member)

Sigma Pi Sigma (inductee)

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2016
  • B.S., Physics, California State University, Sacramento, 2012
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship recipient, 2013

LANGUAGES

  • Russian