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Roger Georges Ghanem

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Gordon S. Marshall Professor of Engineering Technology and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering


  • 1989, PhD, Civil Engineering, Rice University
  • 1985, Masters, Civil Engineering, Rice University
  • 1984, Bachelors, Civil Engineering, American University of Beirut


Ph.D., Rice University,1989
M.S., Rice University, 1985
B.E., American University, Beirut, Lebanon, 1984

Research Summary

Probabilistic modeling and computational stochastic mechanics; quantitative models for the propagation of uncertainty in physical systems; structural dynamics and earthquake engineering; identification and control of dynamical systems; probabilistic multli-scale modeling.


  • 1993 International Association for Structural Safety IASSAR Junior Research Prize
  • 1996 Johns Hopkins Student Council Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education
  • 1998 Other Awards
  • 2000 ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize
  • 2005 Teaching Award
  • 2007 USNACM Fellow of Professional Society
  • 2009 International Association for Structural Safety IASSAR Senior Research Prize
  • 2009 US Association for Computational Mechanics USACM Computational Structural Mechanics Award
  • Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

  • KAP 254C
  • Kaprielian Hall
  • 3620 South Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 2531

Contact Information
  • (213) 740-9528
  • ghanem@usc.edu


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